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post #1 of 12 Old 08-06-2007, 05:38 AM Thread Starter
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First time towing with a diesel - holy crap, these things have POWER!

I just towed a tractor/loader/backhoe (about 6500 lbs) through the mountains in western North Carolina, and I'm happy as a clam that I bought a diesel. I had to watch my speed to make sure I wasn't accelerating UP all but the steepest mountains. My previous truck was a Chevy 3500 with a 454, and this PowerStroke just blows it away. The stock power is just outrageous. My EGTs got to 1200 degrees at most (and only for short bursts), and the tranny temps never got over 180.

Now I've just got to put on the MBRP exhaust I have sitting in the garage.

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wait until you put a chip on there... you'll soon forget your towing anything!

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Just got an Edge Evolution and installed my exhaust. On just the 60 tow setting it goes like a scalded dog.

2000 F250 Std Cab 4x4 7.3l, Autometer gauges, Napa 6637 intake, MBRP exhaust, Edge Evolution (60 tow) - http://picasaweb.google.com/dr.frank.tate/NewTruck

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YOUR HOOKED NOW!!!
It jus keeps get'n better dude!!!
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We forgot to mention that once you start putting bigger/better/faster toys on your rig, it only makes you want more!!! Glad you like the diesel man. Have fun!

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Great to hear it. Since you are in NC, we are having a GTG in November. Hope you can make it, and glad to hear you are loving your new truck.

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And bring the UNIMOG

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Your not gonna want to stop adding HP! once it gets into your veins your hooked for life.

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Great to hear it. Since you are in NC, we are having a GTG in November. Hope you can make it, and glad to hear you are loving your new truck.
When and where? I should have the new hydraulic steering on the Mog by then, so I'll be happy to bring it

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Awesome man!

Sounds like you're enjoying your truck - how do you like the exhaust??? I love the sound of my MBRP! and umm, that "hole" you drove into (with the Mog) looked more like a grave!!!
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