Just curious...have you owned a FiTech? Had bad experiences with their products? Please tell me you have a hands on experience to justify your calling them junk. Not just for justification, but also because I’m curious about any failures people are having. Also, I am running it exactly how I said it’s set up & my tags are current.fitech is junk and he can't run it anyway since he has to maintain CA emissions (which is the USA emissions standard now)
Best bet is to just leave the engine alone for now other than taking care of any maintenance. Fab up a turbo kit. All you need is a 70mm turbo. Check out the on3 kits for cheaper decent turbos. Could probably even modify one of their kits to make it a touch easier possibly.
You'd be looking $600 to get your ecu programmed with custom code to control the turbo correctly and still run on 87 octane. It will far exceed the fitech and run better than stock.
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The one I’m running works like a dream. Plus, I can now add boost which is my next upgrade this summer. A Vortech V3.
If there’s any doubt in FiTech setup, one could always go with the Holley Sniper...I believe.
To the OP, do whatever you want. You’ll find that so many think they have the best answer for you. What works for one, may not be what satisfies you, or some one else for that matter.
My opinion though is the stock 5.8 upper/lower intake and heads are junk and a major choke point. I swapped mine out for a new Edelbrock Truck Performer Upper/Lower, port matched the upper to a 61mm BBK Throttle Body, did the 6 liter tune up, etc... and still could barely notice any gains. After the AFR 165’s (they do have smog legal heads), the twin air gap, & FiTech, she now sucks me back in the seat which I love. The heads will make you smile. Even if you ran them with the Eddy Truck Performer. By the way, I haven’t even touched the cam yet. I’m not a fan of turbos on gas engines. On my diesel pickups it’s fine, but hate the lag. It’s not instant like a super charger. Also, you are speed density, as was I, Which is why I went FiTech. After pricing everything from Fiveology, etc, etc, the FiTech for a little over $900 was much easier on the pocket book.
Good luck with what ever you choose and most of all have fun. It’s a bronco and that’s what it’s all about!??