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stage 1 or 2??

I have a 02 auto with 288k miles and it seems to be getting worse mpg. My injectors are factory and was thinking of switching to stage one singles, for the power and possible mpg. I want the truck to have driveability. I also tow a lot with this truck. So would a reman set of 160cc from full force or the 175/146 be better. or if their is a slightly larger injector with good power Im open ears. Being a 02 I have pmr. I was also thinking of upgrading to a 38r in the future. Any advice appreciated. I mainly want economy, longevity, and towing power.
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I have FF Stage 1's and love them. Wish I could have done the 238 Hybrids but $$$ limited me to the Stage 1's. I switched from my factory sticks with 273K on them and now have 303K. If you have the extra cash, get some hybrids and have them detuned until you get the new turbo

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I have FF Stage 1's and love them. Wish I could have done the 238 Hybrids but $$$ limited me to the Stage 1's. I switched from my factory sticks with 273K on them and now have 303K. If you have the extra cash, get some hybrids and have them detuned until you get the new turbo
Did your notice a fuel economy bump?
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Did your notice a fuel economy bump?
With the FF Stage 1's and the PHP Hydra Chip on 80 Econ I saw a real 2.5-3 mpg improvement. I only had this set up a month or so before I put on a 4" lift so I didn't get a long term analysis done. The lift took away about 2mpg but I expected that.
I plan on going to PHP this spring to get the truck live tuned to see if I can get the mpg up a little more
The performance alone was well worth getting the new sticks.

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Chat with Tim about a set of 160/30 or 160/100's... Should be about perfect for what your looking for.

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I would not go stage 2. I put stage 1s in my OBS and amazing difference. Either way (depending on your driving habits) larger injectors (more power) will decrease the life of your transmission. Larger power (stage 2) would make it go even quicker. Just my $0.02

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