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post #1 of 4 Old 04-08-2011, 07:04 PM Thread Starter
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Today I used my 7.3 to tow for the first time since i got. This was the first time I have pulled with a srw truck. I got to say the F350 really impressed me. I was pulling about 12,000 bumper pull with some pretty good hills. I never turned OD off and saw no issues, it did down shift for hills but that was it. The EGTs stayed around 600-800 hit 1000 a few times (probe is on downpipe). The truck seemed to have plenty of power over the hills, a little sluggish at low speeds but not bad. I got around 10 MPGs out of her too. I did see that I will need airbags, any thoughts on the Air Lift kit for these trucks? Was looking at the 57215 kit. Do you need to drill the frame at all? Any input on sway bars? Do they make any difference? Would a chip make any difference in EGTs or MPGs? Was looking at some of the custom ones out there.

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If your probe is in the dp and you hit 1000 that means its 1300 going into the turbo which is bad I do know this tony wildmans heavy tow tune de fuels the engine enough to keep egts low.
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glad you had a good tow but DEFINITELY get the egt probe in the right place so you know whats goin on.
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My probe is in the exhaust manifold, driver side up pipe. Never keep it below 1000* when towing on large hills. You need to move your probe as close to the Turbo as you can but on the hot or motor side.

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