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Old 01-01-2013, 01:17 PM
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my plans for 400-450hp tell me what you think

OK so I already have the mods in my sig. And I plan on adding. Injectors (not sure which ones ) 6.0 ic. Custom tunes. Valve body for the trans. Van turbo. X2 factory fuel pumps and rr. Anyone see any issues with my plans? With the right injectors could this setup get me 400+hp to the rear? What would u guys change? And what kinda injectors? Thanks.
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Both the "What would you change?" And the "What injectors?" questions can't really be answered unless we know what/if you have a budget.

On a budget you should get some reman stage 2's and have some fun.
With a bigger budget get hybrids and GT38 etc. and have some fun.
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Basically What joel said..

We can't tell you what you should do. without knowing your budget...

If you don't have a budget.. or its a large budget you do have..

like he said, get some hybrids injectors.. and a gt38r... That'll definitely put you above 400... But, You will need more than just a valvebody job for the transmission, With the 7.3's.. You definitely need a built transmission when your pushing 450.. Especially if when you drive it, you use that HP..
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I don't have a set budget. But It's not a big one. I'm still a college kid. I would like to stick with a stock tranny and van turbo. Due to budget. Is there any worries with reman injectors? And I'm gonna use the truck as a daily driver. Maybe a little drag racing. And I do haul on occasion. I tote my dads 16k backhoe around. Thanks for the input.
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I don't have a set budget. But It's not a big one. I'm still a college kid. I would like to stick with a stock tranny and van turbo. Due to budget. Is there any worries with reman injectors? And I'm gonna use the truck as a daily driver. Maybe a little drag racing. And I do haul on occasion. I tote my dads 16k backhoe around. Thanks for the input.


If thats the case, Then go with a set of stage 2's. That van turbo, personally I don't know much about.. But Maybe throw a wicked wheel into it.. And definitely do the Valve body... Maybe consider a better Torque Converter while your there..

I don't know if that'll get you to 400Hp.. But it should definitely get you a good "seat of the pants" feeling while your driving.. and you could probably just tell most people its pushing at least 425.. and they wouldn't know the difference :p

If your looking at towing 16k.. I wouldn't be going to extreme off the deep end..
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Any brand of stage 2s better then others or alkeep they all pretty much the same?
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Yeah give Matt at Full force diesel hes the man when it come to injectors. As far as a budget build if all you want is a little more you can pull with. Do stage 1s or 2s for a little more and throw a gen2 wicked wheel in your stock turbo. Do yo ur supporting mods with a good tuner. You should be ok for a while but when I went form 1s to 2s on my truck I lost my trans soon after. My brother did the same thing but he got 5months out his. I say stick to ones for you wanna feel safe running a stock trans. Im getting ready to jump to 250/200s but I thinkthe stg 2s ae all around fun.
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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.

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Throw some 160/100s or 180/100 and rock it. Don't waste money on the 6.0 ic its a waste.
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Dam....your stock trans will get killed by stage 2's, big Hybrids..no way even detuned its not the way to go. Then add in Head studs, valve springs etc...way out of your budjet

Your turbo won't even take stage 1's which with the correct mods will get you 400HP.

If you want to keep costs down stick to a set of stage 1's..then do not turn it up till you can get a 38r, better Tq converter and a VB..if your trans is in good shape it will last.

PM me if I can help we have everything needed .
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