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Old 08-17-2014, 09:26 PM   #2791
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Talked myself out of the plx setup. Too much to spend and still have to purchase a fuel pressure gauge on top of it. Think I'll keep it simple and run an aem wideband and a glow shift fuel pressure along with my autometer boost gauge. Too many options out there for gauges and I'm terrible at impulse spending. LOL.

I did aquire an alternator and upper radiator hose for the cheap though.
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Talked myself out of the plx setup. Too much to spend and still have to purchase a fuel pressure gauge on top of it. Think I'll keep it simple and run an aem wideband and a glow shift fuel pressure along with my autometer boost gauge. Too many options out there for gauges and I'm terrible at impulse spending. LOL. I did aquire an alternator and upper radiator hose for the cheap though.
Fuel pressure and boost are two things I'm glad I went mechanical. Especially with a swap to get true numbers. Not saying it wouldn't work but it isn't like we swap the entire lightning PCM, wiring, etc so that's why I stuck with those two and a wide band. I think I had like $400 with my triple pillar and three gauges with the braided line to the fuel gauge. But it was peace of mind for me.
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Trucks running great @bobkyle2! That's one mean mudder! Pun intended. LOL

And thanks @fordmotorsport for the advice. I was a little wary of running a mechanical fuel gauge in fear of a leak. Do you happen to know what size the threads are on the fuel rail? Schroder valve would be the best port to attach to right?

Edit: never mind, hose is -4an & fitting is 1/8 npt. Kit comes with adapter. I should really research more before asking dumb questions.

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Trucks running great @bobkyle2! That's one mean mudder! Pun intended. LOL

And thanks @fordmotorsport for the advice. I was a little wary of running a mechanical fuel gauge in fear of a leak. Do you happen to know what size the threads are on the fuel rail? Schroder valve would be the best port to attach to right?

Edit: never mind, hose is -4an & fitting is 1/8 npt. Kit comes with adapter. I should really research more before asking dumb questions.
No problem, I know its illegal to run them inside the vehicle but I have done it multiple times..teflon tape and double check fittings. I've never had one leak. I would put it on the outside but then jealous people or thieves are a problem.
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Trucks running great @bobkyle2! That's one mean mudder! Pun intended. LOL

And thanks @fordmotorsport for the advice. I was a little wary of running a mechanical fuel gauge in fear of a leak. Do you happen to know what size the threads are on the fuel rail? Schroder valve would be the best port to attach to right?

Edit: never mind, hose is -4an & fitting is 1/8 npt. Kit comes with adapter. I should really research more before asking dumb questions.
Thanks! We are pretty much done with trying to make it faster this year. Thinking hard about turning it back into a bog truck. The guys in our class have wicked money.And or daddy footing the bills lol.
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@Jbrew do you still have the link for the fuel injector power limits and rebuild guide? Mind posting it one more time?
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So I'm thinking on getting a bigger trans cooler for my truck since even with the stock one I'm getting up over 200 daily now with that should I mount it behind the grill or in the hole in the valence and how big of one should I get and any brands to avoid
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So I'm thinking on getting a bigger trans cooler for my truck since even with the stock one I'm getting up over 200 daily now with that should I mount it behind the grill or in the hole in the valence and how big of one should I get and any brands to avoid
That is really hot. I never let mine get above 190. I believe mercon v literally goes bad and looses its lubrication properties if it gets much hotter. I run the heater if temps get near 190 worse case lol.
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