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I would buy as big an injector as I could afford and have tunes done for them. The horsepower bug bites hard and you'll probably want to start adding more in the future. I would suggest 250/200's or 300/200's. They can always be detuned and you won't have to buy new ones when you want to add more power after doing more upgrades. I learned this lesson the hard way.
I am currently running FFD's 250/100 remans and have a set of 400/200 remans waiting to go in the truck once I get a primary turbo for my compound set up. I have had an excellent experience with them and their customer service has been awesome. I wouldn't hesitate, for a moment, to buy anything from Swamp's. They make excellent products.
I'm not very experienced with the van turbo but, iirc, you should be able to get ~400+rwhp out of it.
For tunes, I recommend Matt@gearhead. I've ran DI and Bean's live tunes and like Matt's the best. They drive like a stock truck til you get over 50% pedal, then they haul ***. DI's and Bean's had touchy throttles, which I dislike, and were much, much smokier with much higher EGT's. I can't make my truck hit 1400*, pulling my 13,000# 5er with Matt's tunes. I just pulled that 5er from Forsyth, Ga. to Las Cruces, Nm. and it ran great. Matt also tuned my truck so that it keeps RPM's up when the tranny shifts so the truck doesn't fall flat on its face. I can hit an on ramp and be near highway speeds at the end of it pulling my trailer without blacking out the whole highway. The truck is also easier to drive in rainy or icy conditions.
Last edited by DocBar; 01-01-2013 at 08:33 PM.