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post #1 of 6 Old 02-16-2007, 04:32 PM Thread Starter
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how much is too much?

I bought a 99.5 F 250 with the 7.3 powerstroke and an automatic. I am going to be pulling around 24000 lbs with it. Will it do it stock or do I need a chip? The pickup also has 135K on it.
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Don't know if a chip would be the ideal first upgrade for towing 24k. I would look at things like bigger tranny cooler, 4 inch exhaust, big intake, some gauges, after those upgrades check out totaldieselperformance.com for a wildman 4 pos chip. If you plan on towing 24k regularly your trans proly won't last too long without a build up. Some other upgrades good for towing are a spearco 6L intercooler, and the turbonetics replacement turbo. You probably already have a way to stop all that wieght too right? Big brakes.
That would be the things that I would look at if I were in your position. Good luck

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and if all that upgrading doesn't work, you can always get out and push

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Look at some firestone riderites, and an exhaust break also.
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would the tuner be an advantage or would I tear things up?
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would the tuner be an advantage or would I tear things up?
It would sent the EGTS so hight it would melt the motor down.

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