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post #1 of 8 Old 08-16-2011, 12:49 PM Thread Starter
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tow with performance tune

is it very wrong to tow with other tune than tow , if you constantly look at your gauges , and what can be damage . the tow program I have are so weak compare to performance , I feel it could go better towing with it .
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depends on what tunes you have, with my sct with custom tunes my egts get way to hot for me to tow in a performance tune. but with my edge i could put it in level 5 or 6 and just watch my egt's and eng temp, the only other thing is in a performance tune it might not lock up your torque converter and your tranny could get hot. and i notice it would hold a gear to long and get hot.

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yes, it depends on the tunes and how much you are towing. I use innovative street towing my 10,000lb 5th wheel.
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you can look at your gauges all day long, but they are not telling you cylinder head pressure, witch is increased when timing is adjusted in the tunes. Increased cylinder head pressure will be what ends your head gaskets. If your studded, go to town. If not, id stick with the tow tune.

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you can look at your gauges all day long, but they are not telling you cylinder head pressure, witch is increased when timing is adjusted in the tunes. Increased cylinder head pressure will be what ends your head gaskets. If your studded, go to town. If not, id stick with the tow tune.
Bingo... A lot more to it than just keeping an eye on exhaust temp. Also when towing, less HP is easier on everything else in the drive train. My truck is studded, deleted, etc, etc... and I still opt for the tow file when I hook up to something.

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yes, it depends on the tunes and how much you are towing. I use innovative street towing my 10,000lb 5th wheel.
this, the street tune is perfectly rounded for fun towing/plowing, and fuel economy. and it runs less preasure so its a safe tune as well


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My buddy towed his 4 place snowmobile trailer on x-race and cracked a piston. Sooo id say no.


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