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Chip Positions Question

So Im getting ready to order myself a TW 6 position chip. I know I want Economy, Street, Whisper, Smoke. Was thinking about high idle also. My main question is I probably only tow about twice a year, if that. Dont really want to waste a spot on tow mode if I dont use it. So are any of the other positions still good for towing if I need too? Thanks

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i would still throw it in there... i see your only thinking of getting a 4 pos chip...

if your willing to wait we are going to have the TW chips on sale this coming weekend.... youll be able to get a 6pos chip for the price of a 4 pos chip

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I got "Stock" as one of my six positions. I liked the idea of being able to switch it back instead of removing the chip if I suspected a problem. I have my knob "hidden" and I switch it to "Stock" when I leave it at a shop or tire store.

I have Tow and Heavy Tow. I can tell the difference but haven't towed enough heavy loads to really have an opinion.

My Economy is not as economic as Daily. Daily and Street are the two I use.

Smoke is just that...Smoke. Just wasting fuel as far as I am concerned.

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No i dont want a four position chip. Def a six, those four I mentioned were the definite ones I want. Still trying to choose between economy and daily. Any advice? The other two were either gonna be extreme or high idle. I literally never tow anything. Just a ton of pool chemicals around in the back of truck. Was seeing if it was alright to tow in like economy or street or something.

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i would still throw it in there... i see your only thinking of getting a 4 pos chip...

if your willing to wait we are going to have the TW chips on sale this coming weekend.... youll be able to get a 6pos chip for the price of a 4 pos chip

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wait, its going on sale????

might just have to get it then since i still dont have one.

my biggest want is mpg gain.

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wait, its going on sale????

might just have to get it then since i still dont have one.

my biggest want is mpg gain.
yup... 4th of July weekend sale

i should have it up by wed...
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it went went eco, daily, street, extreme, smoke and heavy tow but i shouldnt of went with heavy tow i shoulda just went with regular tow because its alil over kill for what i pull so i usally just turn the chip down to daily to tow since its less than 5,000 lbs

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whats considered a heavy tow? most of my towing is trailered vehicles. i was trying to decide between tow, and heavy tow. i have a 8500lbs 5th wheel camper, and a 22ft equipment trailer that is nearly 3k, plus whatever vehicle is on it. usually 4-7klbs.
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def daily over econo
Is there much of a difference between these two? I want the mpg gain and was debating on getting both of these, but don't want to if one will just be a waste compared to the other. Also debating on which tow mode. I plan on buying a bumper pull toyhauler (somewhere between 21-28 feet). Not sure if regular or heavy tow mode would be better?

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