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Old 07-27-2009, 10:12 AM
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Question Is this normal?

First off id like to say hi, first post as you can see. I recently bought a 97 f-250 regular cab with the psd, auto, and 4:10 gears. And i have to say im a little disappointed with the power when im towing my skid steer and trailer probably around 10,000 pounds. From what iv seen that weight isn't nothing compared to some of you guys on here. Its cant keep speed going up hills and seems to be struggling all the time with it. Only other vehicle iv pulled the setup wtih is my dad truck (2007 Toyota Tundra /5.7L v-8) and i think i could walk circles around the psd with his truck... it just dosnt seem right that a half ton out pulls me. Both trucks are completely stock. I was just wondering is this normal. By the way love the forum and have learned a lot so far.
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Old 07-27-2009, 10:16 AM
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, how many miles on the truck?
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Old 07-27-2009, 11:09 AM
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Welcome, I really dont think the tundra should be able to out pull. Something my be wrong with the PSD. And i wouldnt go around saying that a toyota can out pull your 7.3l. haha. j/k
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and if its that bad then there may be a problem. the guys here will surely be able to help out. otherwise be sure to check your air filter, fuel filter and if you have a cat and your state lets you, remove it. or go with straght pipe exaust, let it breathe.

beyond that a TW or TS chip will help dramatically. but it should be able to out pull a 1/2 ton any day.

fill out your sig too, how many miles etc.

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Old 07-27-2009, 09:39 PM
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My truck has 143,000 miles on her, so not all that bad. Im not worried about something being wrong with my truck because the service manager of a local ford dealer had it, with every service record with it. On the other hand my dads truck (the tundra) has 381 hp compared to 225 and 401 tq compared to 425 so i figure would be fast and stronger out of the box. This is my first diesel and I have got the hook...i cant stop adding things to my wish list i love it. Thanks for the help and i love this forum!!!
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