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Lots of guys have built their own fuel systems, but they tend to do it differently than what your prolly finding online.
They are going with LARGE frame mounted fuel filters, upgraded pumps, regulator, and discarding all of the crap in the valley of the engine.
Also, if you ever decide to go with twin HPOP big oil setups, some require you to ditch the stock fuel bowl, others are just easier to install if the stock bowl is gone.
I have the ITP diesel kit, and I like it. Alot. I didnt realize how badly my truck was starving for fuel until I installed it, along with an electric fuel presure gauge for in the cab monitoring of fuel pressure.
The price your paying for the ITP kit is worth it. You get all the CORRECT fittings, all in one box. Otherwise its kinda a headache to get the right fittings, the right hoses, and ITPs kit has CNC bent stainless lines in any critical areas. Its a quality kit and I wouldnt hesitate to buy another one, just in frustration saving!
But that said, if you have access to a decent line and fitting company, and know your fittings pretty well, its not difficult to do yourself, but again, its the diesel safe regulator that costs so much.