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Old 01-08-2017, 09:00 PM
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Question to see what you would all do. I have a 2007 with a stage 3 powermax in it, motor is pretty well built, all the fuel components are there, and has stock size injectors.
I'm not sure if it's the turbo causing my towing issues, or the truck but I CANT tow. I can't even use cruise in my top gear at say 70mph with 8k behind me. Dogs out and starts loosing power and has to down shift and run at 2600rpm to go 70. It will than shift back up to 5th, and repeat. I can't even pull a small hill and not loose speed. Boost numbers cruising empty are higher than they are towing at the same speeds. Mileage is terrible.

What turbo would you pick that can still tow (in my top gear preferably), make good power (500+), and drive nicely? I plan on going bigger injectors, I would like to touch the 600+HP mark.

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Old 01-08-2017, 11:05 PM
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I would do a 190/30 and a stage 2 kc turbo seems to be a popular combo. But a stage 3 on stock sticks is pretty big. If i where to stay with stock sticks I'd just run a 1.5 kc turbo


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Old 01-09-2017, 03:32 AM
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I would do a 190/30 and a stage 2 kc turbo seems to be a popular combo. But a stage 3 on stock sticks is pretty big. If i where to stay with stock sticks I'd just run a 1.5 kc turbo


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This is the combo I have and I tow a 13k-15k (depending how loaded down we are) fifth wheel from job to job without a problem at all.


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This is the combo I have and I tow a 13k-15k (depending how loaded down we are) fifth wheel from job to job without a problem at all.


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How's mileage, power, towing manners, etc

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Old 01-09-2017, 07:05 AM
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A stage 1.5 or 2 KC or barder would tow far better with stock sticks than that stage 3 powermax. That stage 3 is far too big for the limited amounts of fuel.


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A stage 1.5 or 2 KC or barder would tow far better with stock sticks than that stage 3 powermax. That stage 3 is far too big for the limited amounts of fuel.


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Do you think that's my issue, or do I have something else going on as well. It's a DOG trying to tow. If I would upgrade injectors and keep the stage 3, would it tow better? EBP seems way high also. Almost always a 2:1 ratio, sometimes 3 or 4 to 1. Idle is EBP 3, boost 0. Light driving around town I see EBP 20, boost 5-8. 70mph I see EBP 29, boost 15. Wot EBP is 39, boost 29.

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Old 01-09-2017, 10:39 AM
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Could be a faulty ebp sensor not helping things either.
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Old 01-09-2017, 10:46 AM
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Could be a faulty ebp sensor not helping things either.
Anyway to test them or just throw it on and check for a change?

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Old 01-09-2017, 10:57 AM
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im on a stage 1.5 and stock sticks, love it. every part about it.

if for some reason i ever need injectors, ill bump to 190/30s and a stage two.
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Old 01-09-2017, 10:59 AM
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Anyway to test them or just throw it on and check for a change?

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for 35.00 i just throw a new sensor and tube on...
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