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SCT for towing??
The wife and I (and the dog, of course) took out our new toy hauler for it's maiden voyage, so to speak, this weekend. Truck is a stock 2006 F250 XLT FX4 4x4 CC standard bed. Trailer is a fifth wheel with a GVWR of around 14,500 lbs.
I would like to get more power out of the truck because going up and down grades in the mountains (I live in New Mexico) is a bit tedious - not to mention you get passed by almost every 18 wheeler out there! I would also like to help out the fuel mileage a bit; I got less than 10 mpg this weekend.
I've heard people here talk about the SCT tuners and would like to explore that as a possibility. I only tow about 6-10 times a year, so I would like to have something I can use to dial up the power when needed and then when I'm not towing to return it to a more economical mode. This is my first diesel truck (I've owned all gassers in the past) and it was bought with the intent of using it as an occasional tow vehicle.
Is this possible with these tuners? Do I HAVE to do any modifications to the truck in order to run the tuner? Replacement air cleaner, etc.?