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Need info on tow tunes. My truck, 05 f-450 12' flatbed, Studded, Egr cooler delete, Cat & muffler delete, All ford upgrades. I load about 8000 on the deck and tow about another 8000 lb. Looking for a good tow tune. Was kind of wondering about a tune with built in exhaust brake? Do they work? Can they be shut off or are the on all the time? Mostly flat driving but sometimes a few grades.
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Vivian's tow w/jb are some of the better heavy tow files. Not alot of power gains but the shifting is firm... her jake brake is on all the time but you do not notice it as much when the t.h. is not on as the truck will not downshift while slowing. A j.b. file will make you loose a slight bit of mpg but they work great on grades..

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Gearhead. Recommend no JB function.

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What does the jb do?

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Innovative diesel has tow tunes w/jb. I just got the "tow" file w/o the jb, but haven't tried it yet

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i bought my truck to tow our 10,000 lbs trailer but i have not been able to haul our trailer anywhere yet and have not got a good tow tune yet.
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subscribed. Interested as well. Going to be making a 2500 mile trip next month hauling the wife's car along with many other things. Looking to be about 8k lbs or so.


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The "jake brake " on our trucks works off the turbo vane position ! Raises EBP but does help on deaccelrating !


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Just towed our toy hauler 5er this past weekend. Probably close to 11k loaded. Don't have a custom tow tune yet so used the pre-loaded SCT 50hp and 65hp tow tunes with "Jake Brake" and firmer shift options enabled. I was pleased with the tunes and being able to choose what options I wanted including turning the EGR off so I didn't get the CEL. The exhaust brake does help. As was mentioned, if you don't want the full exhaust brake effect, turn off tow/haul.

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