So finally sometime in about June, my truck just stopped doing this. I suppose it was the fuel supply since i live in a small town in a small state. It is likely that all the gas stations get their fuel from the same station and that they dilute the octane rating either knowingly or unknowingly during the winter and once summer comes around, the fuel gets good again. At least thats what I'm telling myself because it ran all summer like a raped ape. Just now, which reminded me to follow up on this article, has the fuel started to go to shit again and I'll have to park it for the winter. If i do get it out on a nice December day, I'll have to be certain to baby it until what i bet will be June of next year or so. The real solution here will be going to E85. My town in South Dakota has phenomenal E85. It is rarely as low as 75% which is pretty good. At some point i want to make the switch and I won't have to piss around with this anymore AND I'll be able to turn up the power and boost. The nice thing is that with all this troubleshooting I've done, the engine is in top shape and should be good for at least a few more years of consistent hammering. Fingers crossed. Hope someone finds the thread useful.