i have 160/100s what rosewood called a stage 2. they were just under 1200. i have all the supporting mods and they are great, however i installed them before i finished all the other mods and ran with them detuned for 12K miles they were great that way too, like joe says to get everything out of them and keep them happy you need the supporting mods.
i guess it depends on what your end goals are for the truck
Funny you should say that... about goals.
This is what I have now:
1997 F350 Crewcab Longbed 4x4, OBS PSD, 7.3l DIT, Mod'ed Custom Auto. ACIM, big downpipe, dual exhaust, K&N big-air filter kit, Wicked Wheel turbo compressor wheel, Hydroboost brake assist... But I have 2 bad injectors in 1 & 3.
Short term goals- Running good... better performance, better fuel mileage, better towing performance. I pull my equipment trailers, horse trailers and a 26' fifth-wheel.
Mid-goal- I just ordered an Auto Enginuity Ford bundle, so I can check where I'm at with HPOP pressure and other benchmarks, to see if I need to upgrade the high pressure oil pump to support injectors. Would hate to add injectors and find there is not enough fuel (high oil pressure to get fuel) going to them to support them...
Later, I want to add a DP F6 chipset. I llke the idea that I could upgrade tunes myself... with room to grow, wiithout having to pull the chipset to update it... That would lead to my longterm goals.
Long-term- Better performance, fun and variety. I like to play and make things better. I'm a long-term performance buff. I used to be "General" NIASE certified mechanic- automotive, diesel and marine. I used to race NASCAR Unlimited Superstock (circle track) and NHRA straight line... I am also (since) a computer programmer. I'd like to figure out how to do my own tunes and tweak them myself.
So you are saying you went straight to stage 2's, ran detuned and did your supporting mod's later? What "supporting mod's" did you end up doing for your Stage 2's?