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Old 05-01-2017, 01:35 PM
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I've been looking hard at aftermarket injectors and turbos, and have pretty much decided on a set of 160/30 injectors. Mainly because I'm on a budget and I don't have the time or money to put into a ton of supporting mods at the moment. I'm pretty set on the drop in ball bearing turbo from Dieselsite for my truck since it is an early 99 and I don't have a lot of options other than a t4 mount which exceeds my budget. What I'm mainly looking for is people that are currently running or have ran some 160/30 injectors with no supporting mods or a lot of supporting mods (hpop, turbo, fuel system upgrades ect.) Did you like the setup? Did it meet, not meet, or exceed the kind of power you were expecting? My truck is currently a daily driver, and I tow a boat quite often in the summer, but the boat only weighs about 5k so not much of a load at all. I only want to do injectors once, and I don't want to be disappointed in the power from 160/30. Any help/advice is greatly appreciated!
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Old 05-02-2017, 09:34 AM
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The question really is what do you want? Going to single shots from splits is a nice upgrade and it a better use of the oil. Just bolting those in with decent tuning you should get you 350-375 on a max effort file. Compared to stock, it wont set the world on fire, but its a decent kick in the behind.

I wouldn't spend a lot of money on other upgrades for those injectors until parts die. Then upgrade the pump, turbo, etc.
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Old 05-02-2017, 09:48 AM
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I want to be right at or a little above 400 and from my understanding, I should be able to achieve that if I do all of the supporting mods. Do you think I'd be better off getting some small hybrids like a 238/80 and tuning them down until I get all of the supporting mods? I really don't want to have to stud it if I can help it.
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Old 05-02-2017, 12:09 PM
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200/80's would be perfect for what you want since you are upgrading the turbo.

And with that design you could easily hold 3k icp all day with the stock hpop.
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Old 05-02-2017, 03:28 PM
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I think I would enjoy the 200/80 a lot more, but I want to maintain as much reliability as I have now. I also don't want to have to put a ton of supporting mods in it like a whole new fuel system, studs, rods, springs. I like the idea of saving money on an hpop, but if I have to put it towards a ton of supporting mods, I'm not saving much.
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Old 05-02-2017, 03:57 PM
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The way I see it, you have 2 options: 160/xx, or bigger, but detuned until/in case you want more power. The only question is, will you have the funds and desire to chase more power?
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You won't need to do anything to the 200/80's they will run just fine on a totally stock truck. Supporting mods. will improve their performance even more, but they will be fine at stock.

Reliability wise, injectors from the guy that recommended them to you would be at least as reliable as the injectors that International put in there when they built the motor.
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Agreed that PIS is a good quality injector builder.

Stay away from the 175/xx if you want to run your stock HPOP. They require more oil than stock injectors.

I wanted more fuel than the 160's but did not want to much more. 175's sounded good. I wish I had stepped up to a 200 or 238 hybrid.

Now that I have a good pump my rig runs great but I could not maintain over 2,200 PSI with a stock pump or even a modified pump.
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My 200/80s and original HPOP holds 3k at 42% duty cycle at 3.2ms. I did springs and push rods while I was in there, but I don't have studs.
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With my php hydra cranked all the way to "extreme", I see about 2700-2800 at WOT, so I might need a new pump anyways unless the hybrids use a lot less oil. There's nothing wrong with the injectors now (knock on wood), so do you think it'd be best to put all the supporting mods on and then add the injectors?
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