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post #1 of 8 Old 06-04-2009, 11:56 AM Thread Starter
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Snow vs Labonte

What the difference between these kits besides $300 dollars on the price tag?Im considering water/meth as one of my supporting mods and also hoping to pick up some mpg

I know the Labonte Motorsports kit has a 250 psi pump and the Snow has a 150 psi pump. I think the Labonte kit is more or less universal for all diesels but the snow kit is motor specific. Any help or suggestions would be great. Thanks


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You won't gain any mileage...

I would look into the Water Injection, Methanol Injection, Alcohol Injection Systems | Coolingmist kits I have their stage II kit and it has been great. I just use it for cooling only!

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You will get some axle wrap with a heavy trailer, I can feel it when towing my gooseneck with some heavy equipment. My Deavers will wrap enough to make the tires rub the front of the rear fender well if I give it too much throttle on aceleration.
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the snow performance stage 3 max will give you better fuel econonmy... and snow performance is just higher tech, more money, more reliable.... but thats my opinion on it....

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the snow performance stage 3 max will give you better fuel econonmy... and snow performance is just higher tech, more money, more reliable.... but thats my opinion on it....
got any personal numbers to back that up?

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no personal numbers but they guarentee that... that is the main plus to the stage 3 max over the standard stage 3... they say something like 1-3 mpg's... which will pay for itself over time

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got any personal numbers to back that up?

I think for you to see any mileage benefit you must be seeing boost pressures above 10-14 psi otherwise it isn't turning on. If you are pulling a heavy trailer and seeing some consistent higher boost numbers then you might see something. but in that application I don't think I would be running meth... just plain water... LOL

Cruising down the highway at 7 psi or so isn't going to give you any gains.

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I dont know the specifics... I just got an email about the kit and glanced through it... I will read up more and post in a few mins if I deem necessary

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i've got the snow kit in my '76 idi. it's not the stageIII kit, but the stageI. i really like it. i haven't noticed any signifigant gains in milage but it gives a nice boost in power with just washerfluid in the tank. when the valve for the big nozzle opens boost gauge instantly jumps 5psi and you can defnately feel it. it does a good job keeping egt's under controll too. i added a couple of nozzles, some hobbs pressure switches, and some solenoid valves so i could have a multi-stage system.
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