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I haven't run one on my truck, but a friend of mine had one on his old 01. It was a solid pump, it came on the truck when he bought it, and had about 15k on it at that point, he sold the truck 50k later and it was still going strong without a glitch. A couple of things, the truck idled a little rough which I'm going to attribute to the pump because I have lots of friends with trucks that have similar size injectors (150hp) and don't get the rough idle. Also he didn't have anything like a cam in there, and its a pretty common change. Personally I really liked the sound of the rough idle but thats just me. It wasn't so lopey you though it would die, just had a little character to it. If you have a box, you won't gain nearly as much from it with the HR pump on there. With that set up the truck only dynoed about 30hp difference between stages 1 and 5 and also only ran .3 seconds slower on the 1/4 on stage 1 than it would on stage 5. For some people this isn't really a problem. However, if you're trying to tow with it, it kind of sucks. Its pretty much like you aren't able to turn your box off, and it will always run hot. Also, it makes it smoke a lot even with the box turned off, so you can't turn your box off or down and make the smoke go away. If you're shooting for high hp, and not going to be using the truck for towing, then I would say sure go for it. But IMO it kind of sucks driving a truck that always runs hot and smokey. I personally like being able to turn my box down and not worry about my EGT's breaking 1000*, you won't get that out of a hot rod pump. Hope this helps, a little.
2000 2500 reg. cab 4x4 auto 577hp
09 6.7L QC LB stick, 4x4.
TOTAL PERFORMANCE DIESEL 707-545-FUEL (3835)