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First time to pull with the 7.3 and was very disappointed. I had my 4wheeler loaded on my 16ft. trailer with cooler and ice and could not not pull a hill for nothing. Where should I try to keep my rpm's? I know it has more power than this, I did just install a 4'' TB and S&B CAI which help a whole lot but still. Those that tow often with their 7.3 help.
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I ust to do a lot of towing, but just pulling my 4wheeler i'd hardly feel it back there.

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Yeah that's not normal. Have the fuel filters been changed recently?

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Do you know what your boost and EGTs are?
Do you have a fresh fuel filter?


I pull a 12k 5er and can pull a med hill at 70 mph and 2100 rpm pretty easy.

When I pull my boat (about 4k) I hardly know its there. Something is not right with your truck.

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I just bought it so it has new oil and filters through out the truck. I didnt push it to hard but in overdrive it would be at about 1600 rpms, I had to really get into the fuel just to downshift so it would keep its speed. I wouldnt think it would have a problem pulling that small of a load in overdrive?
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did you check to see if the filters were changed or did you just take thier word for it??? if they are new i would check fuel pressure, and you screens might be plugged inside the fuel tank... with my 02 i can pull my 25K horse trailer all over without any problems...

ohhh do you have stock sized tires on it??
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Something is wrong!!! A F150 could pull that load with little to no effort. I would get gauges, you should have them anyway, I wonder how much boost you are able to pull? Check your intake boots for holes or tears and make sure the clamps are good n tight. I would also scan with a compatable scanner ( not OBDII ) and check for codes. You can PM if needed.

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