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Old 07-12-2010, 07:47 PM
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Black Max tuning questions

hey guy's, recently got my black max, wondering what tune you guys run for towing? or has anyone had a custom one made? anything else i should know???
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Old 07-12-2010, 08:00 PM
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Let me know how you like your Black Maxx, I am looking to get one myself here sooner or later.
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Old 07-13-2010, 03:02 PM
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I just did my first tow with my Mini Max this past weekend. I towed in the "hot" setting(175hp.) It was great!! A major improvement over stock. My trailer weight is around 7,000# with 6 passengers. Egt's never got over 1,000 on a steep grade. Coolant and trans temps were also well with-in safe limits. Transmission tuning was also much improved over stock. All in all the MM made towing effortless and enjoyable...
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Old 07-13-2010, 03:37 PM
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So what settings come with the Black Maxx in HP-wise. Because if "hot" is only 175 then I would think the spartan would be a better choice with their 310 and 350 HP settings...
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H&S Mini Maxx W/O pyrometer

Dodge and GM are 175hp on the "out of the box" hot setting. Ford bumps it up to 250hp on the Hot. There is also a free download of the "hot damn" for the Ford that will take you 275-300hp over stock.

thanks for the good reviews guys!
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Old 07-13-2010, 05:34 PM
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Thanks for the answer bud, 250 is around the number i'm looking for, i'm afraid that anything much more will require more advanced upgrades to the motor and tranny.
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My 08' truck dynoed 542hp and went 13.1@103mph with the 'Hot Damn' tune in it.

To the OP, I do my towing in the Mild setting. Seems to be more than enough to keep the heavy trailer running 75mph no matter what the grade.
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H&S Mini Maxx W/O pyrometer

Dodge and GM are 175hp on the "out of the box" hot setting. Ford bumps it up to 250hp on the Hot. There is also a free download of the "hot damn" for the Ford that will take you 275-300hp over stock.

thanks for the good reviews guys!
Where do we download the Hot Damn Tune?
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Old 07-14-2010, 11:04 AM
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Where do we download the Hot Damn Tune?
Black Maxx 6.4L Powerstroke Software - H&S Performance

Download the Hot Damn files and your preffered shifting strategy then upload them onto your BM card.
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H&S Mini Maxx W/O pyrometer

Dodge and GM are 175hp on the "out of the box" hot setting. Ford bumps it up to 250hp on the Hot. There is also a free download of the "hot damn" for the Ford that will take you 275-300hp over stock.

thanks for the good reviews guys!
i figured you would be the one to ask if i had a question, how hard can i push my truck without getting the new head studs? i drive my truck on 3k mile round trips 3 to 5 times a year and it needs to be reliable....
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