well my original post was a little misleading, i do have an aftermarket MBRP 4 inch turbo back straight pipe and a K&N air filter system. but thats what i have been reading, that the clutch may have to be upgraded to keeep up with the horse power upgrades? i definitely plan on doing some towing with it.
The recipe i have been considering is:
adjust the pre boost screw
turn star wheel
change fuel plate (not sure to which one yet im still learnign about it)
mack rack plug (first i ever heard of this in my research so still learning too)
and then this recipe also claims to upgrade the clutch... but i have no idea to what. i was looking at south bend and i guess upgrading it to a 400hp rated clutch would be fine? I assume this recipe is putting me somewhere around 300 horse?
Junk the K&N, run a good air filter, BHAF or other.
Pre boost screw and star wheel are part of tuning a pump.
10 plate is good for towing.
Forget the Mack plug, your not looking for that much fuel.
Boost elbow to get you 30+ psi boost, 35 is about max for your HX35 turbo.
Gauges should be near the top of the list just under KDP fix.
I tow heavy, normally grossing 24-28k lbs, have very similar setup with 3k gsk, 10 plate and aftermarket turbo.
For heavy towing a clutch up grade is necessary but doesn't have to be a big step.
I'm running a stock pressure plate with a kevlar/ceramic disc from a local clutch builder.
Only enough fuel to get it rolling and use low range in the tcase when backing loads upgrade or on soft ground.
I'm sure I could blow through the clutch with a high rpm launch but that's not what I built the truck for.
Mine-04 F-450 SCFB 4X4 drw,5.9 12v 215 Ppump,ZF 6,KYclutch,KDP fixed,gauges,5x12's,15deg,3k GSK,60#,AFC Live, Super B single,Pusher intake,D celebrator brake,07 coil spring front conversion.
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