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post #1 of 8 Old 07-16-2010, 12:50 PM Thread Starter
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towing on erics street tune?

is it safe to tow on erics street tune i want be towing anying heavyer then a bass boat and if i do ill put it on the tow tune. but what do yall think? idont have studs or a egr delete yet.

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I have the same tune and will be towing a 8K ski boat and been told it should be fine up to 10K but if you dont need that extra HP then use the TOW tune to be safe. Or use the street for a few miles see how your truck reacts and just go to the TOW tune if your not happy. I will be doing same when I hook up the boat.

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You should be completely fine. Most important just keep and I on your EGT's and water temp. I tow a ski boat, and enclosed bike trailer all the time with my truck in Xtreme street. Drive responsibly, not like a wild man and you will be just fine. If your EGT's are getting above 1100 consistantly I would switch tunes, but I doubt they will. Even in Xtreme Street I dont see anything above a 1000 unless I'm really getting after it.

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My question is what are you trying to accomplish by towing with a street file instead of a tow file? Ask yourself which one is safer. EGT's don't tell you everything.

That being said, a 2-3k boat and trailer wouldn't be much. You probably won't do any harm at all by running the street file (not an Xstreet, right?). I just have a hard time understanding why anybody would want to take unnecessary risks with expensive equipment. If the truck is your play toy and you can afford to break it or have it down then have at it. Just that most people don't fall in to this category.

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I wouldn't do it especially seeing that you don't have studs for one and the EGR delete is not on the truck yet. Why risk it. Your not gaining anything from having the extra 100 HP when you could do it in stock and not have the added risk. It only takes 3 minutes to load a tow file and load the street file when your done.

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I wouldn't do it especially seeing that you don't have studs for one and the EGR delete is not on the truck yet. Why risk it. Your not gaining anything from having the extra 100 HP when you could do it in stock and not have the added risk. It only takes 3 minutes to load a tow file and load the street file when your done.
I agree with this totaly 3 min to change tune or 3 weeks for possible hg job ( thats how long it took Ford to get mine done).


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You will be fine. I have towed a lot heavier with my race tune

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yeah i gree with yall i'm not going to be towing anything heavyer then a bass boat witch is not alot. but i wouldnt tow anythign heavy on street.

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