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post #1 of 12 Old 05-06-2010, 04:55 PM Thread Starter
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Difference between a tow file and a performance file

Why is it not advisable to tow with a performance file?

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i would think that your egts would get to high to fast because of the extra fuel but im not to sure

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i would think that your egts would get to high to fast because of the extra fuel but im not to sure
That's true. In addition, the tranny shifting is much sooner on a performance file and most performance files lock the torque converter, which is VERY bad for towing with a heavy load causing the clutches to have to accomodate the slippage. The torque converter is designed to slip, so when towing it is always advisable to use a tow tune.

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cylinder compression and timing. with a load you put more stress on the truck and temps go up. tow tunes back off timing and fuel which makes less power and save the components

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I tow with my smoke tune.. All the extra smoke cools everything

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I tow with my smoke tune.. All the extra smoke cools everything
whos smoke tune you got?? or who made the tune??

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whos smoke tune you got?? or who made the tune??
Lol. I was joking.
But you can get them from anybody.
Innovative, DP, Gear-head.. Anyone that custom tunes basically

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Dont tow in a dedicated race tune for all of the reasons mentioned here.

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Thanks guys, I'll use my tow tune.

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Lol. I was joking.
But you can get them from anybody.
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ok thats what i thought but what is DP they have a web site?? i run innovative diesel tunes now i might call them and see what they can do

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