Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Sac, Ca.
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What do I need to tow 10k???
I bought my 2000 F250 w/7.3 to tow a fifth wheel. Loaded weight of the fifth wheel is just under 10k. My truck is basically stock w/147k miles. I've changed the diff fluid and transfer case fluid and replaced with synthetics, put in an AFE intake, did zoodad and ccv mod. Truck has stock exhaust, no cat, but full muffler.
I believe these trucks came stock with trans cooler, is this correct? Is the cooler enough, or do I need an aftermarket one?
I've got a boost gauge and plan on getting a trans temp gauge - or I might get the glowshift 3 in one gauge.
Do I NEED a trans cooler? Do I NEED the addtl gauges? Anything else I NEED?
Where is a good location for a trans temp gauge sensor?
I'll be towing the trailer rarely, but when I tow, it will probably be from Sacramento, CA, elevation 100 to Lake Tahoe, over a 7000 ft pass.
Thanks for any ideas/input.