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post #1 of 42 Old 06-06-2013, 08:36 PM Thread Starter
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what tune to tow with, studded truck

I am using vivians tow tune, but would like to know what everyone is using on studded trucks at or under 8000lbs

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I use Matt's 8k tune... I think he says 10k is okay with a studded truck but I might me wrong as I just recently did my bulletproof endeavor and I bought the tow tunes 2 1/2 years ago.

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I once crossed the scales (not at a weight station but a rock quarry) at 24,xxx and I was using his 8k tune. Only had to slow down once and that was because I was traveling up an 6% for about 4 miles and the EGTs where getting high.

05 F-250 Crew Cab Short Bed
ARPs w/OEM Gaskets
MTW Stage 2 w/batmowheel
BPD oil cooler w/ cold weather package
BPD Updated umm...Everything
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I might have to try matts tunes, I hear they are clean, my looney runs good but alot of smoke. Im also sending out the ficm for repair and the atlas 40.

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04 F250 6.0 FX4 CC SB
S&B intake
CFM+ INTAKE ELBOW
4" TURBO BACK STRIAGHT PIPE NO CAT
SCT W/ VIVS TUNES
ZOODAD MOD
SUPERCHIPS DUAL LAZER GAUGE (EGT&BOOST)
ford blue spring
banjo bolts
and heck its my slowest vehicle gotta work on that
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I just put MAtts unlimited tow on this morning.I have not towed with it yet,but next week we go camping.I also have Vivian's non aggressive tune,and honestly like it the best so far.

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I have the aggressive cause I dont ever tow over 8k. Its been great and maybe the ficm is way I feel like shes lugging a little

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04 F250 6.0 FX4 CC SB
S&B intake
CFM+ INTAKE ELBOW
4" TURBO BACK STRIAGHT PIPE NO CAT
SCT W/ VIVS TUNES
ZOODAD MOD
SUPERCHIPS DUAL LAZER GAUGE (EGT&BOOST)
ford blue spring
banjo bolts
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I run the Looney Wild with Atlas 40 while towing my boat. It gets the EGTs up but not out of control.


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I towed on my looney last weekend but she started running hot on the way home. Made me a little nervouse

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S&B intake
CFM+ INTAKE ELBOW
4" TURBO BACK STRIAGHT PIPE NO CAT
SCT W/ VIVS TUNES
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Matt's tunes (especially his SRL) are probably the cleanest tunes out there. Absolutely my favorite part about his tune.

05 F-250 Crew Cab Short Bed
ARPs w/OEM Gaskets
MTW Stage 2 w/batmowheel
BPD oil cooler w/ cold weather package
BPD Updated umm...Everything
BPD bypass oil filter
BPD FICM 58v
Spring Mod
Egr deleted
4" Duals
Edge CTS
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X3 w/Matts SRL+/SRLxx and Tow Tunes
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What is hot??? I will hold 1350 all day if needed.! I run Vivian's tow and agg tow. Great files! Her tow with jake I am pulling 17k & with her agg tow pull 8k.

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