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post #11 of 16 Old 06-19-2019, 09:53 AM
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If you contact KC Turbos directly, you'll get an honest answer. I contacted KC recently about my turbo and he talked me out of buying a turbo I did not need.
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I currently have the KC stage 2 on a completely stock fuel system and also run the SPD tune and their tow tune. I love it and had the intentions that you currently do. I figured get the most air moving so when/if I started adding fuel I already had the air. If I'm not mistaken you should be able to go up to 190/30s quite easily with that turbo. I personally didn't notice much difference in spool up time but I also very rarely used my truck in the kind of manner that that was an issue. I do tend to tow heavy whenever I am hooked up and I feel like this turbo and the tuning I had with it paired very nicely and hardly ever got high on the EGTs.
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I don't tow but there's always a chance I would and I'd just throw a tow tune on with a lower ficm tune if I had to. I don't beat the piss out of my truck but sometimes I do rip on it. Is the stage 2 louder than the stage 1?

To me it's worth the extra ~$200 for the stage 2 because then if I ever upgrade my injectors I'll already have it. I don't plan on upgrading injectors anytime soon, though. I'd rather have quicker spool and better mileage, but I also want the most power for the money.
Stage 2 is based off 03- early 04 10 blade and yes it is louder, stage 1 comes with 13 blade but can get the 10 blade. If you plan on upgrading whenever you need injectors then sure go right ahead. I ran Atlas 80 with GH tow tune on the stage 2 and egts were 1250 pulling a grade at 70-75 mph, weighing 24,000 and had plenty of power. The stage 1 with stock sticks is quicker off the line running the same tunes I never had them redone between the turbos. I will never go larger than stock sticks and stage 1 suits me better but I did enjoy the stage 2. Be ready to replace your intercooler I blew mine apart at 40+ psi of boost as have many. You really can't go wrong with either of them to be honest if you plan on upgrading go stage 2, if not then go stage 1 or if you plan on towing max weight go stage 1. I would consider changing up pipes at the same time, don't be surprised if you see yours have been leaking at the bellows when you pull the turbo.
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Or there is the stage 1.5.

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Part numbers will help alot too if they are not on our site.
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Or there is the stage 1.5.
Yes but they don't offer it in a 10 blade which I want for the sound.
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