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OEM injectors with med. oil vs Stage 1s and OEM oil?
I have a 2002 7.3 6-speed with 135k on it. Performance-wise, the truck sits as I bought it. 4" MBRP turbo back exhaust, ISSPRO gauges, and a Superchips 1705 handheld tuner. The truck runs ok I guess. My plans in the immediate future include a good intake (probably Ford AIS), a stouter clutch, and a good chip.
My somewhat near future plans are undecided. I know I want some extra punch, but am limited by PMRs and by my wallet.
Ideally I would like a set of stage 2 single shots, a medium oil class HPOP, and a 38R. I'm afraid that would be borderline too much for my PMRs, and more importantly my wallet.
I know from past experience that with a hot tune, the factory HPOP just doesn't cut it with the factory split shots.
My question is this: Knowing I will be using the factory turbo for quite some time, would I be better off running a stage 1 single shot (160-180) injector with the factory HPOP, or the factory split shots with an upgraded HPOP?
With appropriate tuning which setup would be a better long term, reliable, decently performing setup?