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fuel plate removal

does anyone have their fuel plate removed completly? and i just ordered 4k springs. how much power do you gain? do you have to get 60lb springs?

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umm i heard of people removing it completley. just depends on the truck i "heard" i dont run that. i have the 4k Springs and i got a fair amount of power out of it. truck dosnt clear up at the top end just a little grey when floored. only problem i had but was said to be expected was i had to turn up my idle to like 900 becuase it would die, still have to hold the gas when i go in reverse. and about the 60lb. springs. i dont have them and i was told i dont need them but it couldnt hurt. my experince!

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you can remove to fuel plate and it will run. I wouldnt do it personally, I would put the #0 plate in, and personally i would also get the 60lb springs. thats just me better safe than sorry

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i agree. better safe then sorry. ive been lookin for a set.

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The only way to gain power is to add fuel. A plate allows more fuel at wide open throttle.
Warning! The oem trans and/or clutch can not hold the power potential of the Cummins. The auto trans will only hold about 50 more hp from stock, while the clutch will hold a little more than that before it slips.
Removing the plate is a bad idea, you risk damage to the pump and a runaway motor. Run a 0 or 100.
Get the springs with the 4kGSK, anything over 3400rpm needs them.
The GSK kit allows full fuel flow through the rpm range, rather than defueling at about 2600. It also allows faster acceleration of the motor.
If it doesn't idle properly, the settings are off.

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Motor; BHAF, #100 fuel plate, 5X.012 90hp injectors, Pacbrake 4kGSK, Loose starwheel. 306hp/743tq before injectors.
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get the springs and having no plate is almost identical to having a 0 plate..... i dynoed with and without one and there is no difference..... run the 0 or 100 plate.....

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im running no plate and love it

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I floated the valves above 3700 rpm and 58 psi of boost 60# springs fixed that but know my fuel pump floats there was a guy that took the cam plate out aroud here and his engine ran away and broke a rod.
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engines running away is the main concern..... if you do take it out..... take off the intake too so that if it does run away you can put a 2X4 across the intake to shut the motor off...... make sure that you have it ready of you can break a rod too.....

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im running no plate and love it

No plate and no afc, sounds intelligent
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I floated the valves above 3700 rpm and 58 psi of boost 60# springs fixed that but know my fuel pump floats

I'd love to here how your pump floats.
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You guys understand a true 0 plate is the same as no plate correct? And there is no way only removing the plate could cause a run away.
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