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Here's my new to me 99 24v. Mods listed in signature. Where should I go next performance wise? This truck is my DD and I want to maintain decent fuel economy but the more power the better. Also, I plan to add tow mirrors, new ... JOIN NOW TO REMOVE TRACER

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Old 11-19-2012, 04:42 PM
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Here's my new to me 99 24v. Mods listed in signature. Where should I go next performance wise? This truck is my DD and I want to maintain decent fuel economy but the more power the better. Also, I plan to add tow mirrors, new head and tail lights, and a road rhino front bumper shortly. Any other recommendations?


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How are your EGT's? Looks like you have the fuel to support a bigger turbo, or a second turbo.

Done head studs yet? Bet your boost it to a point where they are needed.

If you don't tow a lot, electric fans will help with both power and economy.

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How are your EGT's? Looks like you have the fuel to support a bigger turbo, or a second turbo.

Done head studs yet? Bet your boost it to a point where they are needed.

If you don't tow a lot, electric fans will help with both power and economy.

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EGT's are ~300 degrees when cruising and never any higher than 900 degrees under full throttle. No head studs yet, currently at 44psi. So, i guess i could do head studs, and more boost. Would you recommend a larger single or compound boost?
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Where is your pyro? Those numbers are way too low to be accurate.

An upgraded single is more cost efficient, but is typically lazier. Compounds are pretty much unbeatable, that's why most high HP rigs run them. I have great driveability, but still have LOTS of airflow to keep things cool.

Head studs are cheap insurance to keep a guy going.
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Where is your pyro? Those numbers are way too low to be accurate.

An upgraded single is more cost efficient, but is typically lazier. Compounds are pretty much unbeatable, that's why most high HP rigs run them. I have great driveability, but still have LOTS of airflow to keep things cool.

Head studs are cheap insurance to keep a guy going.
pyro looks to be tapped into the manifold. I'll pay more attention to it tomorrow on the way to school, but I've yet to notice it climb past 900 degrees under full throttle.
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I bet your actually 1400* or higher under WOT. With a Comp, and 150 injectors, that's A LOT of fuel for a stock turbo.

With 65 HP injectors, and a Comp, I could hit 1600* when the plug on my wastegate came out. HY35 turbo.
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I bet your actually 1400* or higher under WOT. With a Comp, and 150 injectors, that's A LOT of fuel for a stock turbo.

With 65 HP injectors, and a Comp, I could hit 1600* when the plug on my wastegate came out. HY35 turbo.
wouldn't surprise me as I tend to favor the fuel pressure gauge due to some problem I had early on. I'll definitely keep an eye on it tomorrow and report back to you. Assuming I do head studs and say a hx40 for now, what power levels could I expect and how much boost could i push?

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you were right, after watching the pyro today, i noticed 700-800 cruising and ~1250 under full throttle.

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Even 1250 seems a little low to me.

HX40's have weak shafts. With head studs, I would suggest a HX35/40 instead of a HX40. I've heard of 55psi of boost from theses turbos. Could get you into the 425-450hp range.
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