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The turbo thing is kind of true. In 01 dodge switched to an hy35 on the automatic equipped trucks. The hy is junk in many peoples opinion and comes with a smaller ex. housing, 9 cm Vs. 12cm. It makes for quicker spool up, but results in higher EGT's, and ultimately in higher drive pressures too, especially when pushing higher boost levels.
As for the larger injectors, yes you can go larger, but it will be more smokey, and your egt's will get significantly higher. with 120hp sticks you can expect to see 1500-1600 degrees with ease. However, it shouldn't be that hard to control. Also keep in mind though, that you won't have the air to be producing the power that they are capable of. The hx35 is pretty much tapped out at 32psi boost, it just starts pushing hot air at that point, which doesn't increase power and just causes EGT's to climb even higher. You will also want to upgrade your clutch as well, it won't last very long with sticks added.
As for running the comp on level 5 all the time. Yes it holds the fuel solenoid open farther and for longer, which some people say is a bad thing, but however, what I've heard from reputable sources is, that if it is going to cause any damage, it will usually do it in about 20minutes of running it on stage 5.
If it were me, I would think about what the ultimate goal for the truck is. Also, what injectors were you planning on running? You would gain more from an injector with an enhanced spray pattern Vs. one that just dumps more fuel. If you you plan on doing a turbo in the future, getting the 120hp injectors would probably work for you. If you don't want to get into it that deep, stick to something a bit smaller. Personally I love my Rv275's(bosch 300's) they are an inexpensive injector that adds a bit of power, and gives you better milage (in some instances, mine included) also they don't require a core. With all that said, and how much I like them, I have 200hp injectors getting mailed out, but thats for use with the twins.
2000 2500 reg. cab 4x4 auto 577hp
09 6.7L QC LB stick, 4x4.
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