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Which Airdog best suites me?

After all the reading I have done I am more confused now on which I should get. I put a fuel pressure gauge in and found that at wot fuel pressure will drop below 40psi. That is with ID Xtreme Steet. I use that tune as my DD. Thinking the Airdog II would do fine for me until reading about it failing. Most of the time my truck is used for hauling my toyhauler all over the place so now I am thinking of the Airdog 100 or 150 piggybacked off the stock pump in case the Airdog failed on me miles from home.
My questions are which one would be better 100 or 150?
Will I need to worry about fuel pressure drop with the 100 or 150?
I am running stock turbo and at the most I would install tow injectors in the future. Would I need anything else to go with the Airdog 100 or 150?
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Re: Which Airdog best suites me?

I think either 100 or 150 should suite you just fine. Regulated return and sump pump would be a nice thing to add to go with it althogh its ot required.
You drop below 40 psi which isnt good of course but how often do you really go wot with it? I find it very rare and a dog my truck? Fuel pumps are great insurance but not always needed but if going with a bigger injector ill vote for 150
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Re: Which Airdog best suites me?

My vote is Airdog 2. I wouldn't even consider anything else.

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You drop below 40 psi which isnt good of course but how often do you really go wot with it? I find it very rare and a dog my truck? Fuel pumps are great insurance but not always needed but if going with a bigger injector ill vote for 150
I rarely go wot. If I watch the fuel pressure gauge I can drive by that and pressure will stay above 55psi.
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Re: Which Airdog best suites me?

if you really want a pump and your choosing between the 2, then go 150. Other wise i would check the AD2
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The AD2 is a 165 pump... and has a built in adjustable regulator... I see no need in spending almost the same money for just a pusher pump. That's just me though...

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The AD2 is a 165 pump... and has a built in adjustable regulator... I see no need in spending almost the same money for just a pusher pump. That's just me though...
Im saying...im with you. But given the options...150. AD2 seems not to be in the cards.
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My reason for a pusher pump over the Airdog2 is I have heard of the Airdog2 crapping out. I spend a lot of time in the backwoods and would hate for that to happen. Atleast wwith the stock unit I can still drive out. Again being that I spend a lot of time offroad I would prefer not to do a sump as well. If the original Airdog will keep my fuel pressure in check then I am good with one of those.
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My reason for a pusher pump over the Airdog2 is I have heard of the Airdog2 crapping out. I spend a lot of time in the backwoods and would hate for that to happen. Atleast wwith the stock unit I can still drive out. Again being that I spend a lot of time offroad I would prefer not to do a sump as well. If the original Airdog will keep my fuel pressure in check then I am good with one of those.
I think they're pretty isolated incidents. Are you going to carry an extra set of 8 injectors in the truck, or a spare transmission? I mean we really can't plan around failures of parts. The Airdogs seem to be quite reliable compared to the older FASS units that everyone had issues with. I hear you, it would suck to be broke down out in the middle of no where. Tough call. I guess a pusher would work, but you're not getting that adjustable regulator like the AD2 offers. I believe you'd have to order internal springs to mess with that.

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Re: Which Airdog best suites me?

You do hear of them crapping out bu what you dont hear is about all the sucessful units
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