I'm not new to the diesel world or the aftermarket scene, and i'm more familiar with the VP44 cummins more than the common rails but my question is this - i know whats good for an engine(cummins) and whats bad but i want to know how to properly make big numbers from the common rail 5.9L by working on the fuel system(injectors, FASS, dual CP3??) and should i go with Edge or Banks, compound turbos or twins, etc... again i do know more about the 98-02 VP44 engines but i do know my fair share about the common rail. any suggestions/help is greatly appreciated.
Ill chime in. Dont waste money on Banks crap. Depending on what you want power-wise, depends on the need for dual pumps and the programmer/module you use. Big numbers can mean 500hp to one person and 1200 to another.
Twins is a loosely used term used when talking about compound turbos. Twins would be running two identical turbos, like dual Silver 62s. Compounds use a larger primary (i.e. S400 in various sizes) and a smaller secondary (i.e. stock turbo or 62/71/13)
If your going for big numbers, like 700+, Id go compounds (like the aforementioned 62/71/S400), dual pumps, Smarty/MP8 (or if an 03/04, Smarty/TST), F1 or DDP nozzles, and obviously studs and springs, and lift pump. Granted, gauges are a MUST before any of those should be added