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post #1 of 5 Old 09-26-2009, 09:47 PM Thread Starter
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How far can you take the 7.3

How far can you take a 02 7.3 and still have safe towing? like 20k towing. Where should you stop with mods?
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intake, exhaust, GAUGES And chip with at least a good tow tune. You can take it a long long ways. Easily 4-500k I'm sure (with proper maintenance)

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i've heard if your hauling anything over 10k to run a stock setting, which i can understand because ive seen 1200 egts and killed a transmission running stock while hauling 18k.

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-Truck use: Grocery getter, hauling play tows
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i shouldve been more specific...im about to have all the basics (intake, exhaust, gauges, tuner). I meant how far past these should you go? Not engine life....basically where should you stop modifications?
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weve towed 18,000 lbs from cordele, GA to Dalton GA about 5-6 hrs had to drive at 40-55 MPH and bley 4 itres on the trailer

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