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Noob question--What am I going to regret?
About a year ago, I bought a 1996 California CCLB, 4x4, auto, 4.10 posi, 6" skyjacker lift, 35 X 12.5 (18" wheels) Toyo MT's, stock motor with about 113K miles. It was a local truck, and I am familiar with the two previous owners. I only intend to drive it about 2,000 miles/year, and rarely will tow more than 3000-4000 pounds (at least for now). I am installing my 3" downpipe and 4" DiamondEye right now. Also have on hand gauges (EGT, Boost,Trans temp), TruCool tranny cooler & lines, TS6 chip with Wildman tunes for my stock California injectors, Boost fooler, DIY 6637 intake, HX crossover, and Banks intercooler ready to install in no particular order...I basically want a fun, reliable truck, with significant more power than stock. Money is something of an issue, but I have been putting some away for additional upgrades.
Sounds good so far, right...?
Well, now it has developed a major leak which appears to be spraying out the back of the fuel pump straight toward the rear of the engine (pi$$ing like a race horse, really). I have removed the fuel bowl and the three hoses which attach to the pump. I've read the threads on fuel pump removal and understand it can be a PITA.
I intend to remove the turbo and pedestal in order to more easily R&R the fuel pump. I know many will say go with e-fuel at this point, and I'm half inclined to do so. If I stick with stock fuel pump, I am going to replace all the typical O-rings and hoses down in the valley.
What am I going to regret not having done while I have the stock turbo/pedestal/fuel bowl & fuel pump removed. On my best day, I'm only an average mechanic
IF I had $3K to $4K to spend, what thing or what combination of things should I next be looking to install, and keeping in mind my average mechanical ability...should I:
1) New turbo (perhaps D66) with ebpv-delete pedestal
2) Stage 1 type injectors
4) Something else?
Thanks for your thoughts, and thanks for all the advice I've been reading up to this point.
Save Clear Creek, and the Future of OHV
1996 California Truck
3" DP; 4" Exhaust
Tymar 6637; Boost Fooler; HX crossover
EBPV Delete Pedestal; EBPV Delete Housing
35"x12.5"x18" Toyo MT w/Gloss Black XD "Hoss" wheels.
On deck: 3 Gauge Pod; Banks IC; Tru-Cool; TW TS6 Chip
Someday: Injectors; HPOP; ???