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Old 11-29-2010, 06:28 PM
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Need opinions on what to do.

Ok so looks like I am gonna get the go ahead from the misses to spend a bit of money on the truck. I am not looking for gobbs of power just an upgrade. I have a 6637 intake, 4" exhaust, and gauges (boost, tranny, pyrometer) already. I have a couple grand budget (2k max) and the only catch is I have to convince her that the upgrades are helping with the fuel mileage. I have done a bit of looking and I think I want to do some stage 1 single shots and a chip from php. The trucks got 140k on the clock and seems to be solid. I figure going to single shots and custom running should get me better mileage, put some new life in the truck, and not jeopardize any type of reliability for years to come. Any and all opinions are needed and if someone can think of a better way to spend the money, or think I shouldn't because it would be a waste til I can do more please let me know. Thanks in advance.
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Old 11-29-2010, 06:41 PM
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i think you're on the right track with the sticks and tuning. i don't have either one so i can't offer the advice on which brand/tune to go with but i'm sure others will chime in
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Old 11-29-2010, 07:29 PM
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I always told myself that before I get new injectors I would do the in-tank mod, add a pre-pump filter and lastly, add a regulated return. I would want the cleanest fuel with little to no air running through my new injectors.
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Old 12-17-2010, 11:49 AM
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You could probably get that for around half your budget if you shop around for some good used injectors. Also a V.B. from BTS would help save your trans. your turbo may surge with the new tunes so look into a Wicked Wheel($100) I did and its great. Also look at the IDM Mod, foil delete(free), zoodad(free).

I have some 160cc/80% on the way and i'm putting in new glow plugs at the same time.
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Old 12-19-2010, 04:51 PM
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You should deff change out your injectors... they should be changed at 125k miles.

I would add:

-Stage 2's
-Custom tunes
-Regulated Return
-Valve body

400+rwhp setup and very reliable.

I am selling my 3,500 mile stage 2's as I am bumping up to some big sticks, they are still under warranty which is transferable till June 2011. I am asking $1050 shipped with brand new o-rings and I will need your cores. PM me if you are interested.
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Old 12-20-2010, 04:04 PM
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No reason to automatically change Inj's at 125k..plus stage 2's will kill a stock trans and turbo fast!
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Does your wife have a sister?
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Old 12-20-2010, 05:34 PM
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No reason to automatically change Inj's at 125k..plus stage 2's will kill a stock trans and turbo fast!
Only if you are racing it all the time and doing burnouts or launching it. With a valve body there is no reason it won't hold for a long time if you are not beating on it.
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Old 12-21-2010, 04:26 AM
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Would an aftermarket TC help anything if you get the right stall with stages II's ?
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There is no guide line when to change injectors in our motors, the say they last about 250 000km or 156 000Miles before they start to screw up, now ive seen them last as far as 400 000+ km.. if you treat them right and dont run water thru them and keep them clean with good fuel and change your oil etc they will last you a long time.. im sitting at 250 000km and guess what..stock injectors..and they run perfectly fine..

Single shots and some tunes from Bill will help alot, now remember your an 02 you have PMR's my friend, yes there strong but they can also be very un reliable, id be staying un or around the 400 mark max or you will start to have issues.

When you start up grading injectors theres a few things you should look at as stated about, return kits etc, cross over kits too. these will jsut help provide stable fuel and oil conditions for the new injectors.. the stock turbo should keep up but if you notice a lack in power and lots of black she may need to be retired and get a newer one.

Also your probably going to need a " wicked wheel " its just a compressor wheel out of an earlier turbo from our trucks, stops with surge and you may notice a 1-2psi drop, but if you ignore surge..good bye turbo.

Your trans is going to take a **** kicking...time for an upgrade to a BTS valve body and a TC..or youll be buying a new tranny, now a TC and valva body will run you over 2G most likly so its better off to just save and buy a new trans...

This subject will go on and on and on, and im sure ppl will argue with what im saying, but im telling you everything to the best of my knowledge.

You take care fo the truck with supporting mods, she'll take care of you..
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