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So you would say that he can run them on his stock pump?
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The stock fuel pump and stock hpop will run up to stage 1.5 just fine as long as they are healthy for everyday use. For extreme use, you would be pushing your luck. The issue is unless you check fuel pressure and hpop pressure and percentage demanded often, neither will give any warning when they start to fail. That said, to get rid of the extra fuel lines and fuel canister out of the engine valley is so worth the effort to change to e-fuel.
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I hate the stock fuel system on OBS trucks. Royal PITA to work on when getting into the valley.

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What he said.

I hate the stock fuel system on OBS trucks. Royal PITA to work on when getting into the valley.
I watched the video on the "home made" e fuel setup and it looks like it will work well for me. I'm just going to have to budget out these mods as they're starting to stack up a hefty bill. My biggest concern is still the transmission and how much abuse they can take

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Trans limits greatly depends on tuning. I credit my stock trans life to the custom Tony Wildman tunes. Done some heavy towing, long road trips, lots of abuse in 100 degree Houston weather and still drives today.
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I watched the video on the "home made" e fuel setup and it looks like it will work well for me. I'm just going to have to budget out these mods as they're starting to stack up a hefty bill. My biggest concern is still the transmission and how much abuse they can take
Hi tomginda73, I don't know a fraction of what these other individuals helping you do, but for what it is worth;

back at around 180k I needed new injectors so researched it and went with FF 160/0. Stock mech fuel pump at that point and installed 6 pos chip with FF tune. (mostly stock truck, except installed 3" downpipe). Mechanical pump handled it pretty well unless you got up around position 3 on the chip and kept your foot in it for longer than 5-10 sec.... 'occasionally' would get CEL and assumed it was from lack or fuel or HPOP press (always reset and never made the truck run badly). If you left chip in 'stock' or 'heavy tow' position, worked fine, no problems at all. (Just before all of this needed to rebuild trans, so did that with all current upgrades and installed cooler with external filter).

Since then have upgraded turbo to Corey's recommendations (drop in KC turbine wheel, 360 bearing kit, etc), installed 4" ss exhaust (cat/muf delete) and Fuga e-fuel. These upgrades made a BIG difference in performance.

I still need to complete an intercooler system to help with EGTs for towing (the 4" exh helped lower EGTs as well). The truck really runs well now (220k miles) and I tow 10k plus loads regularly on long trips.

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Hi tomginda73, I don't know a fraction of what these other individuals helping you do, but for what it is worth;

back at around 180k I needed new injectors so researched it and went with FF 160/0. Stock mech fuel pump at that point and installed 6 pos chip with FF tune. (mostly stock truck, except installed 3" downpipe). Mechanical pump handled it pretty well unless you got up around position 3 on the chip and kept your foot in it for longer than 5-10 sec.... 'occasionally' would get CEL and assumed it was from lack or fuel or HPOP press (always reset and never made the truck run badly). If you left chip in 'stock' or 'heavy tow' position, worked fine, no problems at all. (Just before all of this needed to rebuild trans, so did that with all current upgrades and installed cooler with external filter).

Since then have upgraded turbo to Corey's recommendations (drop in KC turbine wheel, 360 bearing kit, etc), installed 4" ss exhaust (cat/muf delete) and Fuga e-fuel. These upgrades made a BIG difference in performance.

I still need to complete an intercooler system to help with EGTs for towing (the 4" exh helped lower EGTs as well). The truck really runs well now (220k miles) and I tow 10k plus loads regularly on long trips.

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Hi tomginda73, I don't know a fraction of what these other individuals helping you do, but for what it is worth;

back at around 180k I needed new injectors so researched it and went with FF 160/0. Stock mech fuel pump at that point and installed 6 pos chip with FF tune. (mostly stock truck, except installed 3" downpipe). Mechanical pump handled it pretty well unless you got up around position 3 on the chip and kept your foot in it for longer than 5-10 sec.... 'occasionally' would get CEL and assumed it was from lack or fuel or HPOP press (always reset and never made the truck run badly). If you left chip in 'stock' or 'heavy tow' position, worked fine, no problems at all. (Just before all of this needed to rebuild trans, so did that with all current upgrades and installed cooler with external filter).

Since then have upgraded turbo to Corey's recommendations (drop in KC turbine wheel, 360 bearing kit, etc), installed 4" ss exhaust (cat/muf delete) and Fuga e-fuel. These upgrades made a BIG difference in performance.

I still need to complete an intercooler system to help with EGTs for towing (the 4" exh helped lower EGTs as well). The truck really runs well now (220k miles) and I tow 10k plus loads regularly on long trips.

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Thanks Scott I'll definitely take all of that into consideration. I'm taking my truck this weekend to my trans guy for a service and I'm going to see what he can tell me about the condition its in as far as wear is concerned. The truck just passed 100k which is nothing for these but I still want to make sure the trans is in good enough shape before I start adding power.

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Hey guys so I've been doing more research and I've seen a lot of recommendations for the Baby Swamps injectors and tuner. Anybody have any experience with that setup?

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Hesitant to answer because I don't want to take anything away from Corey!
I like my baby swamps and turbo setup. I will always wonder if I would notice a difference with 160's. Tuning is fine, but I have nothing to compare it to. Their Tow tune fits perfectly for me.

I'm not implying that swamps customer service is bad. In fact, it was very good. But, I've also gone through Corey for purchases, and his is excellent!

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Hey guys so I've been doing more research and I've seen a lot of recommendations for the Baby Swamps injectors and tuner. Anybody have any experience with that setup?
There are several great tuners out there but at this point I prefer Dp tuners and have used them on several occasions. My son's truck with baby swamps and swamps tunes where very smokey and just seemed to labor to make power. Changed to Dp tunes and exhaust cleaned up yet made more power.

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Hey guys so I've been doing more research and I've seen a lot of recommendations for the Baby Swamps injectors and tuner. Anybody have any experience with that setup?
There are several great tuners out there but at this point I prefer Dp tuners and have used them on several occasions. My son's truck with baby swamps and swamps tunes where very smokey and just seemed to labor to make power. Changed to Dp tunes and exhaust cleaned up yet made more power.
Can I get DP tunes for a hydra? Ideally I'd like to have both to see which ones work best for me but I took a look on their website and didn't see anything about purchasing just tunes

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