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Old 12-21-2012, 07:27 AM
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I've purchased a XRT Pro from the former owner of my truck and the only setting he ever ran it on was 80hp just to get rid of the DPF. I'm thinking after reading a lot of these threads that run it on the 300hp tune would be the best for gas mileage when its empty. What is the best setting to run safely when pulling a 4-5,000 lbs trail and there's no gauges to monitor it? I currently have a S&B intake and a DPF delete pipe with 35" tires and 3.73 gears.
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I've purchased a XRT Pro from the former owner of my truck and the only setting he ever ran it on was 80hp just to get rid of the DPF. I'm thinking after reading a lot of these threads that run it on the 300hp tune would be the best for gas mileage when its empty. What is the best setting to run safely when pulling a 4-5,000 lbs trail and there's no gauges to monitor it? I currently have a S&B intake and a DPF delete pipe with 35" tires and 3.73 gears.
Without having anything to monitor temps if run in the no power setting.
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Without having anything to monitor temps if run in the no power setting.
That seem a little crazy safe. I'm not going to be towing up any mountain or any thing. I would think the 80hp or even the 125hp setting would be fine but maybe I'm wrong.
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Leave the power low if you are towing with out guages. You would be surprised how warm these trucks can get with any sort of tune on them.
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I'm not sure if the xrt pro has the same things as the mini maxx but we have easy, medium and hot damn tunes and they all have 4 levels, no power, mild, wild, and hot. For light towing like my garden tractor or quads I will just run it on wild, for heavy stuff I run no power or mild all on the hot damn tunes. So if you have them settings on your xrt pro then that's what I would do.
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I run the same tuner on my tow rig. It's set in the Mild tunes, on the "No Power" setting at all times.
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all of my friends like the hot damn tuning because of the transmission tuning. you can adjust the power levels accordindly if needed for towing. Tranny tuning is great on all hot damn levels.
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all of my friends like the hot damn tuning because of the transmission tuning. you can adjust the power levels accordindly if needed for towing. Tranny tuning is great on all hot damn levels.
There is transmission tuning on all the tune sets: Easy, Mild, and HD.
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That seem a little crazy safe. I'm not going to be towing up any mountain or any thing. I would think the 80hp or even the 125hp setting would be fine but maybe I'm wrong.
You can tow in a higher power setting but without guages there would just be a little more risk. I run the hd300 in no power or mild for towing. If I had no guages I just wouldn't be as comfortable.
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There is transmission tuning on all the tune sets: Easy, Mild, and HD.
This is true, but I can only speak on what I know works with no issues. I havent had a truck yet that left here on less than the hd setting. I know that towing a 15, 000 pound tractor daily on mild power, hot damn setting, s1l trans. Setting works perfectly. And this is on a truck with 135, 000 miles. work truck!

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