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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 08-24-2019, 07:38 PM Thread Starter
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Blue chip Vp44

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So been doing some research on vp44s and who builds them, what they do, the whole Fedex thing, etc...

Seems like all the info i find is on the basic "rebuild" with a 1 year warranty. However I see on their website they have The Best rebuild option. For a whopping $2800 bucks with a 3 year warranty they claim to have a new computer, steel bushed sleeve, piston and diaphram, etc..

My question is has anyone ever actually dished out the cash for one of these pumps? I get that for the 3000 bucks most would see it as use the cash for a p-pump but im looking for more info to understand if the price tag is just for the exteneded warranty or if there is actually something better that's been done to these pumps.. Im not looking to p-pump my truck and my current (what i assume is) original vp44 is doing alright with 198,xxx on the clock. Definitely want to change it out before it decides to give me problems and it wont be accepted as a core. Im a fan of "pay for what you get" so if paying $2800 will get me a pump that is so to say "more reliable" "offers better performance/economy" and a 3 year unlimited mile warranty I wouldn't mind dishing out the cash. But if its just "advertisement BS" then i feel they shouldnt even list something like that..


Anyhow.. Any opinions or replies from anyone that has dealt with one of these pumps or has some more insight than i do would be greatly appreciated!


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Heres a screenshot of their post/price on Blue Chip Diesel's website.
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Just buy the so vp from DAP. Blue chip doesnt have a 815 test bench so they cant rebuild them anyways


If you paid more than $1000 for a vp you paid too much
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Just buy the so vp from DAP. Blue chip doesnt have a 815 test bench so they cant rebuild them anyways


If you paid more than $1000 for a vp you paid too much

Thats how i felt about it too. Being they dont have a test bench makes me feel awkward that they can ask that much over the comp and not even have it tested before it ships to a customer.

Ive read good things bout DAP and that's what i was leaning towards anyways just had me curious what the price was all about and if it actually offered on more reliablility/peformance over the average "rebuild"

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Dap so vp. I ran a monster Mike pump for awhile too

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Dap so vp. I ran a monster Mike pump for awhile too
Ive never really been sold on the monster/hot rod pumps.. But how did you like the monster?

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I liked it. Had 15,000 some miles on it iirc. Been a long time but made around low 600s but a so pump would have done that. It was a 2wd truck and was pretty rowdy as it sat. With bigger injectors and more air I could have put it to use

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Sweet. Drove a buddies a while back. Not sure what all he had done but ik for sure it was a 99 auto Hotrod vp ddp +75s and an hx35. 240,xxx miles. He had a smarty not sure if or what tune he had when i drove it. Anyways it had some power on a boosted launch and was fun but for a dd i didnt like it. Cold start it dumped smoke, loped 24/7 and rarely cleared up the smoke. Maybe 240k had taken its toll on the engine and had an influence. He gave the truck hell soo...

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Probabaly the hx35 not clearing up the smoke. Does he have bigger cross over tubes? Mine had a faster lope to it.

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Yeah for sure the hx played a role. No he had stock tubes and lines. I questioned that myself. The guys brother is running a Monster pump with +100s or +125s(cant remember if he was waiting for the 125s or of he had already installed) an s400 and modded crossovers. Took a cruise in the passenger seat and definitely had way more power and less smoke on the top end. Had an insane lope tho Ive always loved some lope in gassers but that truck was crazy loped tho. Didnt ask if he had a cam tho.

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The monster pumps lope to begin with then add in bigger lines and cross over tubes and bingo Bango el lope-oh. Cams dont make us lope really.

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Are you happy with the Dap now? Or is there anything you wouldve done different? Pump/injector wise

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