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Old 11-03-2008, 11:07 AM
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Hot tunes in the Winter

Does it hurt anything to run a race file all year round even in the winter on my 6.0. What do you guys run in the winter.
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Shouldn't be as long as it's not well below freezing. You'll probably get extra white smoke, but that comes with the territory.
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Does it hurt anything to run a race file all year round even in the winter on my 6.0. What do you guys run in the winter.

I run Spartans Aggressive Street Economy year round without problems.

If it's under 40 degree's in the am I usually cycle the glow plugs twice and she starts like a champ.
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I ran my extreme street most of last winter...

there's a few problems you'll find....

first is if you dont let it warm up for a WHILE, it drives really weird at first. The timing will kick in and it tries to take off but it's cold... its just weird and I dont like it... if you let it warm up though its like normal. It does still start right up though, and I do cycle my plugs twice as well.

second is do you really need that much power in the snow? I had a freak snow storm here last week and we had almost a foot of snow on the ground in october... anyawys I drove home in extreme race in 4x4.... wasn't fun. It lit the turbo and spun all 4 tires and had me sliding everywhere. I prefer my towing tune, a little more power, but not so much it's uncontrollable. I will be switching back to towing soon.
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Shouldn't be as long as it's not well below freezing. You'll probably get extra white smoke, but that comes with the territory.
whats well below freezing?
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Old 11-03-2008, 05:23 PM
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my diesel guy says to take your sct or chip out in the winter on the 6.0's cause it will clog the hell outta your turbo. idk if its true or not but i turn mine down at least to play it safe. im runnin the dtreet tune now and its plenty power still. not enough to beat some fast cars and trucks but its good enough. also it runs like poop in the cold mornins untill its well warmed up. even the tranny doesnt wanna shift right.
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so like the tow tune? cuz it gets pretty cold her in mn
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Old 11-03-2008, 05:38 PM
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mine dont seem to start in the cold 40-50 F i might trying cyclein the glow plugs. my tranny shifted like it was retared just low throttel the engine surged real bad and shoved the truck when it shifted till it warmed up. i have it on stock at the moment till i get ID tunes.
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I ran my looney file all last winter... it always sat outside but i usually had it plugged in when it dropped below zero.... I have had to start it before at -22F not plugged in on looney... None of my guages (tach, speedo, and Quadzilla) worked for ten miles and that was even after 10 min of ideling..... It started very rough but smoothed out eventually
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Bottom line is it will work, but most prefer a less HP tune, like a towing or street tune. Most of the issues are just common diesel issues, harder to start when cold, and dont drive real well unless warmed good.
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