Tired of going up a pass at 40mph...
Well since this is a chat thread, I'll shoot this out to you guys that have the knowledge and experience.
I have a 1997 OBS Powerstroke crew cab 4x4, auto, 4in lift, 4:10 gears, MBRP 4in back exhaust, AFE cold air intake, 275/70/18 wheels and tires. Truck runs great has 188K mileage. I just replaced all the glow plugs, and injector harnesses. Maintenance is up to date, new fuel filter and cleaned the FPR screen.
Here is what drives me crazy, When I pull our family travel trailer that is 30ft and weighs 7700-8000 loaded down, when I come to a hill pass I can start out at 60-65mph and then manually take off the overdrive at the first sign of speed loss. Then I just keep loosing speed and I shortly wind up at 38-40mph and sometimes having to pull down into second gear to keep her going!!. Maybe I'm just jealous of other newer trucks raving about passing people on hill climbs or having to slow down..Grrrr!
But I think I can do better or should be able to do better then 40mph...
So I've been contemplating spending the money for some stage 1 injectors, a TW chip and a Banks IC. Is this gonna help with my towing power? Or am I throwing my money away? The truck has tons of power alone, its only when I tow and go over hills that sucks. Flat ground no problem holding 60-62mph..getting 11.5mpg.. Thanks for any help guys.