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lack of power going up hill
Hey guys, so there are a couple of big hills I go over on my way to work, the biggest being about a 1 1/2 mile long probably a 6% grade (quite a hill I know). When I'm going up the hill my truck just feels like its working hard to maintain its speed. I can only get up to about 60 mph unless I floor it in which case I only get 65-67mph and my turbo boost gets to the hig 20s. I've talked to friends that can cruise up the same hill at 75 no problem. My truck is lifted on 37s and still has stock gears, is this my problem? From what I've read I think 4.30s are the way to go. How much of a difference will the gear change make? Thanks!
'05 f350 FX4 CCLB
6" pro comp lift w/Fox shocks
37"x13.50"x20" pro comp Xterrains
4" MBRP turbo-back w/cat delete
Airaid cold air intake
Bulletproof diesel egr cooler and oil cooler