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Newby question, stock injector limitations

I've searched but I'm not familiar or advanced with computers OR with all the lingo and acronyms associated with the components yet.

My question is what mods can/should be done before stock injectors just aren't good enough to keep up with the rest of the truck.

I've got a 96 SCLB 4wd. All stock other than a 4" intake. I know a 4" exhaust and down pipe are in her near future but as far as a tuner/goes and what tunes would be safe to run. I plan on buying a gauge pod as well so is it just a matter of letting pressures and temperatures of certain parts of the engine be my guide?

All information is appreciated as I'm new to the quest of more diesel power.
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Do the supporting mods before injectors.

Inake
3" down pipe
straight pipe
gauges
tuner
HPOP
Efuel
intercooler

Custom tunes are the way to go since you will need custom when the injectors get changed.

Automatic or manual? Trans will need beefed up too.

What are your goals/uses for the truck? Usage can greatly affect mods. No one wants a smokey, high EGT tow vehicle
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It's a 5 speed with 164xxx. The truck is my daily driver and I use my truck alot. If I got to haul, I haul. But nothing really heavy at all. No pulls and mudding at all. I want the truck to run as efficiently as possible. I want as much power as I can fetch without burning a tank of fuel every trip to work and back.
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So a 3" downpipe is suffice? Rather than a 4"? Would it still take some similar alterations to make it fit like the 4"? As far as beefin up the tranny, clutch kit from valair or SB do the trick orrrrrr?
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So a 3" downpipe is suffice? Rather than a 4"? Would it still take some similar alterations to make it fit like the 4"? As far as beefin up the tranny, clutch kit from valair or SB do the trick orrrrrr?
It will be a LOT of work to fit a 4" DP in an OBS. 3" takes some work, but it is much more do-able. You won't see any huge gain from the 1" gain, at least not enough to make it worth the extra work.

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OBS trucks are 3" at the turbo and go to 3.5" at the CAT and 3.5" all the way to the back. A 4" downpipe will require some good firewall work to fit. Cheers!

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Ok I assumed some work would be involved but I have seen a few threads that had step by step instructions that made it seem doable with a few 1" cuts down the firewall and a mallet to put a convenient roll into the firewall thus making room for a 4" downpipe. So would an extra 1/2" to the exhaust make a noticible difference? Or would eliminating the muffler be good enough. I've got 3 gauges in the mail an egt, boost, and fuel pressure. Are those the main ones I should be worried about with a manual tranny I assume I don't need to monitor trans pressure. What about hpop gauge?
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Trans temp is not needed for you but a water temp gauge is a good idea since the stock gauge is just a dummy gauge.

3"dp is all you need and getting rid of the muffler and cat will certainly help.
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4" exhaust is good to eliminate the stock piping and bends. 5" is just for a deeper tone.
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Ok sounds doable. Now as far as a chip goes, would a TS 6 position be serviceable to a stock clutch for any length of time is I stayed on the lower time until I was able to install an upgraded clutch? Or would it be burnt up in no time?
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