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Old 05-26-2012, 10:45 PM
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I have a 2001 F250 i use to tow my 28ft enclosed gooseneck. It weighs in right around 10k when its fully loaded. Problem i am having is that i lose all kinds of power i have when i hit any incline. I do most of my towing up donner pass and need to go faster than 45 dropped into 2nd. It even tows like crap in the stock setting. All the guys i talk to who have Duramaxs and Cummins say they can pull 75 all day long up.

EGTs are always high, checked the up-pipes and they are not leaking anywhere.
Boost max is 30lbs (i dont let it hit anything past it and i know that max for stock turbo is 25)
I get bad turbo surge sometimes right around 18-24lbs of boost (or what i think is turbo surge. but it doesnt happen everytime)
Tranny has been built to handle everything with the billet converter.

I dont understand why i cant pull any kind of grade, im pretty pissed off at the truck. I know others have pulled with fords and can cruise at 65 up grades with out EGTS screaming at you. So what could my problem be???

I dont want to dump more money into if it wont tow like i need/want it too.


Truck mods consist of:
Ts 6Pos chip with stock 50hp 75hp 100hp valet anti theft (pretty much just the canned tunes)
TS monitor system
K&N intake (i know about the problems but havent had any what so ever)
4in Diamond straight piped from turbo back no cat or muffler.
2in leveling kit


Help me figure this out before i trade it for a 2001 Dodge 2500 with a 6 speed.
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Old 05-27-2012, 06:19 AM
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Maybe the canned tunes are not helping? What setting are you pulling that pass in? Where are your egt probe and boost readings coming from? What gearing?
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Old 05-27-2012, 07:30 AM
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junk the k&n before it gets your turbo. DIY intake is cheap. send your chip in for custom tunes, it made a huge difference in my truck. i tried swamps and didn't care for them, so i went with beans. i have heard php is good but don't know. custom tunes are 250-300 if you send you chip in.
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Ya send your chip in to get reburned with some new tunes, like TW, tyrants, or PHP, and tell them you would like a tow tune for sure, get a wicked wheel bout 85 bucks, maybe a boost fooler to help out with SES light not coming on anymore.
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Old 05-27-2012, 07:52 AM
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Man, something don't sound right with that truck at all. Even in stock you should be able to maintain 55. I know Donner is a step pass but 10k lbs ain't that much for the trucks with the 7.3L. If all else fails think about a 6oh or a 6.4. With the proper deletes these motors are not that bad as most will lead you to believe. Cummins is a great motor to... just the rest of the Goat falls apart pretty fast IMO.
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Old 05-27-2012, 09:17 AM
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Egt probe is right on the driverside exhaust manifold at the bottom like it is suppose to be.
Im pullin the pass in the 50hp setting (thats suppose to be a tow tune)
I thought about gettin the chip reburned and getting a wicked wheel but if it isnt going to help why bother, but i guess ill never know unless i try it. I love the truck but its just not doin what i need it to.

And LilFarmrboy thats what i said. Even on te stck setting it should pull it fine. i doesnt make sense to me.
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Tunes and turbo, sd66 or 38r will drop egt significantly
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What's kinda gears ya got in that truck?


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Old 05-27-2012, 09:36 AM
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700xxmaniac
They are stock gears as far as im aware of

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Bruce51d
Just better tunes and a Turbo will decrease egts. but is it going to help with the only able to hit 45 up inclines with my trailer
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idk what kind of grade that pass is but with that turbo and a good 325 horse tow tune it shouldn't have any problems. set of 160's and an upgraded hpop wouldn't hurt either. tranny and fuel system mods as well. but no matter how much hp you make 350 horse is about the max the drivetrain can handle at that weight
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