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Old 02-10-2008, 07:13 PM
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towing? 1996 w/ 5spd

I have a 1996 f-250 with a five spd and 4:10 gears. I have yet to tow with the truck so I want to ask. how is it with that much gear? and how are the non-intercooled 7.3's at pulling? I have a superduty intercooler I plan on installing on the truck when I get the time.

I'm used to towing with my old 6.0
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Old 02-11-2008, 10:01 AM
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with a 5 spd and 410s your rpms are going to be fairly high at 70 mph, iirc my buddy runs 2400-2500 with that combo. The non intercooled do ok, but adding an ic makes a nice difference.
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how much of a diff would you notice with the cooler?
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with a 5 spd and 410s your rpms are going to be fairly high at 70 mph, iirc my buddy runs 2400-2500 with that combo.

Yeah tell me about it. I don't know what's in mine, but I'm running 2500 rpms at around 62mph.
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i run about 1950 at 60-62 and about 2200 at 65 -68
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with my 4.10s I run about 2,050 rpms at 60mph
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I like to tow around 70 so what do you guys think the rpm will be if I changed to a set of 3.55's of 3.73's.
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Old 02-11-2008, 05:49 PM
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how much of a diff would you notice with the cooler?
With stock injectors, i doubt you'll notice a huge power difference but it will drop your egt's alot which will help pull the hills better.
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my dad says towing with 4.10's should be fine
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Old 02-11-2008, 05:51 PM
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I like to tow around 70 so what do you guys think the rpm will be if I changed to a set of 3.55's of 3.73's.
Towing alot id go with 373's if you can get them for that rear end. We've got 373's in our superduty tow truck and its a great all round gear choice. 355's are good to tow with on the hwy IF you have enough power to make up for the taller gears.
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