I'm getting premium built injectors from Jim at RDS, but i cant decide if i want to get 1's or 2's.
So far my truck is stock except for whats in my sig. I'm going to call my brothers friend this week and order a exhaust and gauges.
This winter i'm planning on installing a 17* HPOP, might intercool it, and depending on how much money i really want to put in my truck, i might get a BTS. As for tunes, i might just run stock for quite a while because if i get a BTS i will be flat broke.
My goal is to hit 400hp at the wheels, which is why i want 2's. But i also still want a reliable DD that is smoke-free, cool, and efficent when i'm cruising. I've been talking to Matt@Gearhead and he thinks my truck will be smokey and hot until i either intercool it or get a bigger turbo(more money). But he said that when i was talking about running a mild tune all the time.
And today my brother talked to a friend who's friend has a 7.3 with stage 2's, and said that it always smokes. Now most likely he's running a chip, but my brothers freaking out that i'm going to wash the cylinders and blow my motor or get piss poor mileage.
I think he's just worried that my 7.3 might actually be able to run with his 6.0 in a year or two.
So can 2's be ran without any problems on a stock-ish truck, and then when i'm ready to get tunes, be de-tuned enough to run like a set of stage 1's? And will the bigger nozzles kill my fuel economy? If its just going to run like crap with stock tuning and a stock turbo i'll go with 1's, but if it will still run fine stock with 2's then thats what i'll get.
97 F-250 ECLB 7.3/E4OD/4wd
, 216k miles: FFD 250/200%'s, stock turbo, built trans, e-fuel, Swamps IDM, shimmed 910's, Melling LPOP, welded cam gear/modified pick-up tube. Built and tuned by me
97 F-250 ECSB project truck:250/2's, Gen 3, S468, SD axles, studs/springs, ZF-6