XRT Pro towing Help - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
6.4L Performance Parts Discussion What has or has not worked for you?

User Tag List

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 5 Old 12-21-2012, 07:27 AM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Combs19's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 181
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
XRT Pro towing Help

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.

2008 F350 Crew Cab Harley Davidson

Early 99 (converted to Late 99) Sold!!!
F250 Crew Cab short box

Mods: S&B Intake, H&S Tuner, Delete Pipe, Newton 2 1/2" Leveling Kit with 5.5" traction bar blocks, 305/60R20 Goodyear Silent Armor Tires on Stock Harley Rims.
Combs19 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 Old 12-21-2012, 03:07 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
superduty6.4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Alberta
Posts: 1,362
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 3
Thanked 15 Times in 15 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by Combs19 View Post
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.

08 F350 JOB 1
H&S MINI MAXX HD300 W/S1M
SINISTER EGR/COOLER DELETE
6000K BEAMERS HID HEAD & FOGLIGHTS
KMC XD WHEELS W/NITTO TRAIL GRAPPLERS
2.5" LEVELING KIT
DIESELSITE COOLANT FILTER
ROTELLA EC-1 RATED COOLANT
5" DP BACK FLO-PRO EXHAUST
FLO-PRO CAC PIPE & INTAKE ELBOW
CCV MOD
AIR LIFT 5000LB AIR BAGS W/ONBOARD COMPRESSOR
AFE CAI
PMF TRACTION BARS
superduty6.4 is offline  
post #3 of 5 Old 12-21-2012, 05:45 PM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Combs19's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 181
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by superduty6.4 View Post
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.

2008 F350 Crew Cab Harley Davidson

Early 99 (converted to Late 99) Sold!!!
F250 Crew Cab short box

Mods: S&B Intake, H&S Tuner, Delete Pipe, Newton 2 1/2" Leveling Kit with 5.5" traction bar blocks, 305/60R20 Goodyear Silent Armor Tires on Stock Harley Rims.
Combs19 is offline  
post #4 of 5 Old 12-22-2012, 05:12 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
blackcloud2k's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Fort Collins, CO
Posts: 2,107
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 2
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via AIM to blackcloud2k Send a message via Yahoo to blackcloud2k
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.

2015 F350 Ruby Red Platinum, SRW CCLB, Color matched Ranchhands, rigids.


SOLD:
blackcloud2k is offline  
post #5 of 5 Old 12-22-2012, 07:28 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
travisH3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Cincinnati
Posts: 4,310
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 6
Thanked 41 Times in 40 Posts
Feedback Score: 13 reviews
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.

T-rav
2010 F350 6.4- H&S Single turbo kit, 5" flo pro,No limit SS cold side kit, No Limit intake, MPD billet CCV/oil filler, newton leveling kit, RED Newton traction bars, custom projector retrofit in oem lights and a bunch of LED lights LOL

Holderdown Performance #teamHDP

OUR FLEET: 2015 f450, 2014 Platinum F350, 2012 F450 6.7, 2010 F350 6.4, 2005 F350 6.0, 04 F450 6.0
travisH3 is offline  
post #6 of 5 Old 12-22-2012, 07:35 AM
Premium Member
 
SickStroke6.0's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Alabama
Posts: 5,691
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Thanks: 1
Thanked 13 Times in 13 Posts
Feedback Score: 9 reviews
I run the same tuner on my tow rig. It's set in the Mild tunes, on the "No Power" setting at all times.

Blake

2013 F-150 CCSB Oxford White FX4 EcoBoost
Loaded with every option...

2008 F-250 CCSB Dark Copper King Ranch 6.4L FX4
4" MBRP Exhaust w/ Muffler (DPF/DOC Delete), Modded Stock Intake, H&S XRT Pro
SickStroke6.0 is offline  
post #7 of 5 Old 12-22-2012, 08:04 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
08twinturbo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: n. augusta, s.c
Posts: 370
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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.

08twinturbo is offline  
post #8 of 5 Old 12-22-2012, 08:43 AM
Premium Member
 
SickStroke6.0's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Alabama
Posts: 5,691
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Thanks: 1
Thanked 13 Times in 13 Posts
Feedback Score: 9 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by 08twinturbo View Post
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.

Blake

2013 F-150 CCSB Oxford White FX4 EcoBoost
Loaded with every option...

2008 F-250 CCSB Dark Copper King Ranch 6.4L FX4
4" MBRP Exhaust w/ Muffler (DPF/DOC Delete), Modded Stock Intake, H&S XRT Pro
SickStroke6.0 is offline  
post #9 of 5 Old 12-22-2012, 09:42 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
superduty6.4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Alberta
Posts: 1,362
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 3
Thanked 15 Times in 15 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by Combs19 View Post
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.

08 F350 JOB 1
H&S MINI MAXX HD300 W/S1M
SINISTER EGR/COOLER DELETE
6000K BEAMERS HID HEAD & FOGLIGHTS
KMC XD WHEELS W/NITTO TRAIL GRAPPLERS
2.5" LEVELING KIT
DIESELSITE COOLANT FILTER
ROTELLA EC-1 RATED COOLANT
5" DP BACK FLO-PRO EXHAUST
FLO-PRO CAC PIPE & INTAKE ELBOW
CCV MOD
AIR LIFT 5000LB AIR BAGS W/ONBOARD COMPRESSOR
AFE CAI
PMF TRACTION BARS
superduty6.4 is offline  
post #10 of 5 Old 12-22-2012, 12:45 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
08twinturbo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: n. augusta, s.c
Posts: 370
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by SickStroke6.0 View Post
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!


Last edited by 08twinturbo; 12-22-2012 at 12:51 PM.
08twinturbo is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome