Alright guys, forgive me, but I have a couple questions to ask that have been beat to death. I've been searching, but can't find exactly what I'm trying to find out, and find a lot of differing opinions.
I've just ordered a 38r, and it will be installed by the end of the week. Of course, this only set the stage for injectors in the future
Funny story, when I got the truck, I wanted only exhaust and intake. Then I wanted a mild tune for mileage. Now look at my tunes and mods, and read on to what I'm wanting next. It's addictive lol.
Once I pay the turbo off, I will want to upgrade my injectors. I am having trouble deciding whether I'll want to go to stage 1, or stage 2 injectors. So, I have several questions/concerns.
1) My truck has 250,000, but uses no oil, and has very little black smoke, and no oilsmoke. I have no reason to believe it's not in excellent shape, it runs very strong, starts good in all weather, gets good mileage. Even with all these good signs, a chance stage 2's would be too much for so many miles?
2) How much of a power increase will stage 1's yield? Will it be enough of a noticeable difference to justify the price?
3) I've read stage two's will require an upgraded hpop. I've also read some people say they went stage 2's with stock hpop, and it was fine. So, stage 2 be fine with stock hpop, or not?
4) Would stage 2's absolutely require head stud/gasket upgrades, or will it be fine, as long as I have it tuned accordingly? I'm not trying to push 500 hp here, but 400/800 would be awesome. Close to that would be fine too.
5) Before I get injectors, I plan to put a gauge on my hpop, and keep an eye on it, and test the hpop somehow, if possible. If I have some reason to believe it is getting weak, and need an hpop anyway, then I think I'll certainly get the upgraded hpop from dieselsite(I saw it's only like 600$, which I was expecting to be much more), and if I need an hpop anyway, I'll certainly get stage 2's.
I understand that injectors will require tunes to be updated to match the injectors. I also realize injectors, especially stage 2's, can potentially give my clutch a very short life. I understand this, and know that they'll only kill my clutch as quickly as my right foot dictates. If I hammer it too much and slip my clutch prematurely, I'll make sure I'm prepared for a clutch upgrade at that time as well.
Sorry for all the questions and long post guys, but thanks for your time, and helping me research so I can help make this important decision