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Old 08-02-2009, 03:38 PM
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I loaded the 210 tune in and hooked onto a 24' toy hauler fully loaded and headed up donner summit. With my 37" Nittos I pulled the grade at 65mph and could excelerate anytime I wanted to...I could'nt believe it!! I averaged 10.5 mpg on the 300 mile journey Anyone freaked out about spartan just get it and dont look back

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Old 08-02-2009, 08:45 PM
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Those are some pretty good number for towing. What were you egt's running?
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Welcome to the Nor-Cal club!
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Good deal man! That is great mileage pulling a grade at 65 mph, and on 37's. I too would like to know your EGT's. I would like to see how comparable they are to running a grade without a trailer
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Old 08-07-2009, 06:07 PM
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EGT's were running around 1100-1300 when I had my foot stuffed in it, I got lucky and never got slowed down befor the grades so I never buried the throttle, the trailer had a slanted nose on it to so I think that helped me a bit. temp was around 60 outside.
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Old 08-07-2009, 06:22 PM
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you wern't by chance hauling a rock crawler were you?
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how warm was the tranny thats the biggest thing for me when im goin over a pass
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Old 08-07-2009, 09:36 PM
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you wern't by chance hauling a rock crawler were you?
no, just towed it up to stay in it the last month for work in sierraville/loyalton
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Old 08-07-2009, 09:37 PM
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how warm was the tranny thats the biggest thing for me when im goin over a pass
highest I saw was 121
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I towed with my truck for the first time going to Indy a 900 mile round trip. 210 program installed.

Needless to say Ive just spent 2 days at Suncoast having a transmission completely rebuilt with everything they offer. 6,700 miles total on the transmission. Oh and the rear main seal was leaking and they replaced that a well.

Their professional opinion is that the trans cannot cope with a 210 hp program and a 16-17k load. Might be fine pulling smaller loads and such etc but the overdrive plates were completely burnt from slipping! Just a fyi for the guys who actually pull a heavy load like I do. Mines a 40 ft toyhauler with race bike, spare engine and everything else for 4 days away.

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