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Need help with Minimaxx setup

Can anyone explain when downloading tuning from the H&S website what you guys are choosing. THe hot damn download for example, whats the difference between "firm" shift or choosing "race?" And what is the "lockup" speed. I want it to be driveable in town so what would I choose. It comes with the mild already downloaded. Is the Hot damn worth downloading? Im seriously close to purchasing the the Mini maxx but want to make sure I know what im getting in to. Also as a side note anyone with the mini maxx just using the OBD as the power source or did you connect to the purple wire under the dash? Lastly, when they say you have to relearn the trans, will it hurt to drive a couple of miles to the interstate to do it or do i need to relearn immediately. Back roads around here no way i can get to 80mph. Anything Eelse im missing before I purchase? One more thing, what about towing my camper with this? Thanks
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Firm means they will be quick and has the potential to give a little kick, race means hold on because it will slam from gear to gear. Lockup is when the torque converter stops slipping, earlier lockups can give you better mileage. The hot damn tune is a step above mild, a rather noticeable step, but it(egts) gets hot pretty quick. And as for towing with the HS tunes, keep an eye on your egts and kick down a power level if they get to high.
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so what speed would you choose for lockup in the firm shifting? And I would have no issue towing if I set it down to the lowest power setting of 80? Mainly I just want to ditch the regen process while towing. I have plenty of power stock to tow my 8000k TT. thanks
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If I remember correctly, the default is around 50mph, and most people are fine with that. The best thing to do would be simple trial and error testing for what you like best. You should be able to tow in nearly all power levels aslong as you keep an eye on your EGTs, but the safest bet would be one of the lower tunes.
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so you can download multiple "scenarios" not just one? It would be nice to have a tune that was for pure performance just to mess around with and another for every day driving. Thanks for the help, I think you have answered alot of my questions
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Yes on the purple capped wire under the dash. I followed the directions on the DVD, but with only two days under my belt....what do I do to make my shifts smoother?????? Pretty harsh right now. Love the "lockkup" icon on my screen. I will be towing 18K 5er in Tow/Haul. Posted this question earlier today. Now I can't find any responses to it((
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I run HS black max with Hot Damn, firm shifting and 45 mph lock up. Have about 20 k on it now and very happy with all. Shifts a little hard on light throttle but otherwise spot on. Got back today from a 5 hr trip from Manchester VT to Portland Me thru the mountains then 75 mph for 2 hrs on 95 and I got 18.4 mpg hand calculated. Very pleased. Hauls slide in camper with ease. Go ahead and do it!! shift on the fly is great. JIM

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