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Old 01-15-2012, 10:41 PM
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help a noob with his performance parts list!

hi everyone im looking to upgrade my truck very soon. just got it today. i already have the chip i want picked out its from total diesel performance iirc. what else should i do? i obviously need gauges and exhaust before the chip. id like and mbrp 5 inch stainless as far as exhaust. thats where i am at for now. eventually i want twin turbos bigger injectors and alot of power but i want to do it in the right order. this truck is a toy but will be used for some daily driving and also trips to silver lake sand dunes btw.
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Old 01-16-2012, 03:18 AM
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Go with a high flowing intake let that baby breathe also
Tranny work would be in the near future before injectors and such
A good valve body and performance converter with a low stall
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If you're gonna go big might as well do your supporting stuff now.
Intake. Most do a DIY. I did it with a Baldwin PA2818.
Exhaust. Do the turbo back. DP and everything.
Gauges. Boost. EGTs mounted in the driver side manifold. Then for you, as long as big numbers are your plan, might as well get a high pressure oil gauge and/or fuel pressure. You can do all four.
You'll eventually need a clutch for your manual when it starts slipping.
Tony Wildman runs TDP and he's good.
This is where I'd start as far as performance. I'd also do all the maintenance stuff as well.
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Old 01-16-2012, 06:30 AM
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Welcome! If you're going to use your truck to head up to Silver Lake I assume you're from Michigan, or very close to it?

Welcome to the site, there's probably only one local guy (if very few others) that can and has stuffed a set of compounds under a 99-07 super duty hood
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Old 01-16-2012, 11:42 AM
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Yes I am from Brighton Michigan. Also my truck is a 6 speed. I believe I put that in my sig. There is a lot of work to be done to this truck before I drop the big bucks under the hood and everywhere else but I'm happy to know I have a site I can count on for any info! I did also plan on a full exhaust, I may be new to this truck but I'm no where near new to the diesel world.

Also I noticed today while driving my new truck harder than normal around 3/4 throttle I have a really big lack of power where the truck seems to fall on its face pretty bad. It happens right before I hit 2000 rpms and continues to struggle right up to 3000 rpms. It's only really during heavy throttle. It pulls pretty good untill it hits those rpms and then come back to life after 3000 rpm. It also seemed to have just a touch of white smoke during that time and only during that time. I would assume its a fuel related issue? Possibly LP? I'm not sure with this truck. Any help or ideas would be greatly appreciated!
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Running lean
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Old 01-16-2012, 03:16 PM
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Running lean? It doesn't have a carburetor.
To know what the problem is, you'd have to monitor things. Like seeing what your boost is doing in that band, fuel pressure, and ICP.
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Old 01-16-2012, 03:23 PM
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Now that you mention boost I may have a slight up pipe ( I believe that's the term ) leak before the turbo. If I do it's very minor. I just didn't think it would have the big of an effect on the performance. It's just a slight exhaust leak tick by the sounds of it. I don't have any gauges yet though so it will be hard for me to monitor boost. I'll have to get under there and check into it more.
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Running lean = not enough air or too much
Not enough fuel
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Sometimes a slight leak turns into a lot at WOT.

Sean, I know what you meant, I was just saying that cause usually when people say that they're using it as an old carb term.
Running lean is usually not enough fuel. That can happen two ways - low fuel pressure or low ICP.
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