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Work truck tow monster? Advice

Hello this is my first post here even thou ive been looking at your advice on here for awhile now.
What i have is a 2004 f350 cc lb automatic with 3.73 lsd stock height and tires.
I have fully bullet proofed the engine with egr cooler studs and engine oil cooler from bpd.
I have a landscaping business and tow 6 days a week trailer is 24ft long from coupler to tail weighs 2459lbs equipment it pulls the most combined weight is 3275lbs.
Before the truck went down i thought it did well with the canned sct tow tune.
Now i want more. Lol
So other than exhaust and gauges what combo should i use to get 1 more hp 2 quicker spool up 3 keep or get better mpg.
I was thinking turbo And injectors but what combo work well and size?
Is the 5" mbrp turbo back exhaust worth it or is the 4" good
If i do turbo and injectors will i have to do something with the fuel and what do i do.
Thanks for your help
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If you went with custom tunes, you'd be surprised in the difference.

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That ain't much weight at all. I think you would like a ficm programmer for your goals.

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SCT with custom tunes and some FICM tuning will do you right.


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Thanks guys i know 5,734 lbs doesnt sound like alot of weight but when your doing approximately 20 properties a day it starts to feel heavy.lol
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Safest way to add towing power is to regear. I know many people disagree with me since its expensive. But its very safe since you're not stressing the engine any more and you're actually making it easier on the transmission.

Just my opinion. I would rather pull at stock power with more gear than stock gear with added power. But thats just me...I need my truck to run 365...

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As a landscaping/ tree company owner who needs his truck to tow everyday my best advice would be BUY ANOTHER TRUCK. Best thing I ever did. The most impractical thing I ever did was trying to make big hp number with my work truck. Caused more problems and wasted money than anything. If I could do it all over I would have left it stock like all my buddies and had half the problems. Then I could have bought more cool work toys!

You can still have problems if your bulletproofed. I've blown gaskets twice bulletproofed on two different 6.0's

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X2.....I'd find a F350 7.3 .
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