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Ordering php Phoenix tomorrow, tow tune question

I was going to order this about a month ago and decided to get something the wife wanted instead. Well now I will actually be ordering this tomorrow. Here are the tunes I plan to order,
Stock
40 tow
80 tow
80 dd
100 perf
Whisper
My question is will the EGT and transmission be safer with a 65 tow tune rather than the 80 tow. I only tow a camper weighing around 6500. The 80 tow is rated for 7500 but if the EGTs and tranny will be safer with the 65 tow (rated 7500-10000) I will go with that. I don't tow heavy now but am getting the 40 tow tune (up to 12500 rated) just in case I do. What are your opinions? If you have actual EGT data that would be best. I do tow in the mountains if it makes a difference. Thanks.

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i would go with 40 tow and 80 tow.
i have 65 tow and the egts do not get hot at all towing stuff up hills.
that being said 40 tow would be a good idea if you tow something heavy.

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What weight did/do you tow with the 65? If it seems safer I may just get it.

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think the most ive done is 5000. i dont have any trouble pulling hills. i think 40 tow and 65 tow wouldnt be much of a difference.

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I think I'll go with 40 and 80 tow. I just found an edge with EGT probe for gauges for 150 so I'm going to pick that up tonight. That way I can keep an eye on things when towing.

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awesome!
it wasn't my favorite thing wiring in a bunch of gauges.
and the edge monitors are a neat little package that looks clean.

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Edge fell through. Would have had to rewire it and it didn't have egt probe. Guy didn't really know what he had. Quick question, so I'm ordering gauges any reason to get 60 psi boost gauge over the 35 psi gauge? I shouldn't see over 35 with just a chip and stock internals should I?

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Get a 35 PSI. Unless you plan on some major major upgrades to the turbo and engine. Even with that, you probably have PMR's which can't take huge upgrade HP numbers. With mine, I never see over 25-26 PSI (stock turbo and a PHP Phoenix and the 100 HP Performance).

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Awesome. Thanks bierguy. Exactly what I was looking for

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Just purchased a php phoneix last night. Waiting on my email confirmation still. Cant wait to get it in the truck.

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