Sorry to derail thread but what is dangerous EGT when towing ??
Thats not really derailing.... due to the fact of water/meth decreasing EGTS...
You dont really want your egts going over about 1250 for an extended ammount of time, after that damage can occure to your engine.
You really SHOULD take that water/meth fund and put it towards an EGR delete and Head studs/machine work. I run an AEM setup and it does what I need it to do (control EGTs towing) but there are many other performance mods I would put ahead of water/meth. A ported intake manifold or a billet wheel help a LOT with towing. I felt quicker spool up and cleaner exhaust with the added load of a camper along with lower cruising EGTs. The water injection really only helps me on acceleration and climbing hills.
However, if your truck still has TTY head bolts I wouldn't be towing with a tune (except a stock power/transmission tune). And if you're not towing with a power tune, EGTs should be manageable.
I was reading this and I was like. My egr is deleted its in my sig... but then I remembered I changed my sig
I'm really pushing the edge of what the headgaskets will take I think...
My EGTs are not outrageous. But sometimes going through the mountians going between home (south dakota) and back to my duty station (utah) there are some long climbs that drive EGTs up rather quickly. I do not use my "performance" tune when pulling, I do have a mild tow/daily tune that I use for that.
I do also have a few other things on my deployment wish list for truck parts, I was just currious as to what was thought of these kits and which of the three is really worth it? Like you said the price is a bit overboard with the Snows... But the one I'm looking at isnt really that bad. It has a good controller and it would do the job just like the others would do, but the controller does not seem to be as... customizeable i guess you could say.
Eventually when I get out of the military or go guard and go back to my home town some of my highschool shop buddies and myself want to start an auto shop. My truck has already been designated as the work tow rig possibly hauling a 30ft gooseneck with tools and possible broken down cars on the back. I'm looking to prepare the truck for that leg of its life and also the haul of all my stuff I will have to take when I move.
I know headstuds is a good investment and it is high on my priority list... I'm also trying to figure out if I want to have a shop do them or just do them myself and knock out some other things while i'm in there such as regulated return.. ect. I dont really want to do the work with the cab on, I would much rather take it off and have plenty of room to work. Has any one heard of or done it themselves of taking the cab off without a lift? Like along the lines getting 6 guys together and just lifting it up and moving it? I know that sounds redneck as all get out but thats what i'm seriously thinking about doing. Of course i would take out some of the extra weight, IE the seats.... I know taking the cab off is more work, but at the same time i'm 6'4" and work on small f16s all the time, I want to go home do this heavy work and have room to access everything I need.
Pro Fuzz... now that is derailing a thread =P