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Heavy tow, or performance?

I have a Superchips 1855 flashpaq. I have been running the heavy tow mode and was wondering what happens if I switch to the performance mode while towing. The manual says "towing not recomended" in performance mode. Anyone tried this? I don't want to fry anything. I will soon be installing a turbo back 4" w/ muffler (Silverline), and a aFe stage 2 intake.
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wouldnt do it without a pyro. that being said i've grannied my truck in performance mode towing 3500 or so, nothin heavy.ha.
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wouldnt do it without a pyro. that being said i've grannied my truck in performance mode towing 3500 or so, nothin heavy.ha.
Yea, I was thinking that they put the warning on the info. sheet for a reason.
I just bought a '06 Keystone Rapor 37' and I want to be able to haul up mountains with it. Thanks. I'll leave it in Heavy tow mode.
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Do you always leave it in Heavy Tow mode? I just got mine from a member on this site a few weeks ago. I tried performance (I thought it was the lowest setting). Called superchips and they explained the different settings. I have a pyro gauge and flooring the gas pedal in performance got it to 900 degrees. Thats just to give you a baseline number in case you need it.
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Do you always leave it in Heavy Tow mode? I just got mine from a member on this site a few weeks ago. I tried performance (I thought it was the lowest setting). Called superchips and they explained the different settings. I have a pyro gauge and flooring the gas pedal in performance got it to 900 degrees. Thats just to give you a baseline number in case you need it.
I just bought the truck about a month ago. Then about two weeks ago, I bought the 37' 5th wheel. I'll probably keep the tuner in heavy tow mode because I won't be using the truck much besides towing. How much differents
was there between Performance and Heavy tow modes?
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performance made it take off funny. Kind of like I would give it gas and at 35mph I would already be in 5th gear so I set it to light tow or whatever the one right above the mileage xs is called. I have ran the mileage xs, light tow and performance and my tranny temps have never gone over 170 degrees (its 100+ where I live outside). Another thing is that you put that you want to get an intake but everyone I see and have met with these trucks keep saying the same thing to not touch the intake and instead get a really good air filter instead.
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Already have intake.

I have both the aFe stage 2 dry intake and the Silverline 4" turbo back T304
SS exhaust. I just haven't installed them yet. Tues., tomarrow I will install
the exhaust. It's 106 today here in Riverside CA. so tomarrow, I will get out there early AM and install it. I'll do the aFe the next day. It has a huge cone oval shaped filter and cool air box that seals inside the hood. The battery is mounted inside the air box! There is a new plastic tapered hose that goes from the filter to the flex hose at the turbo. It looks like it will really move some air. They say you can hear the turbo whine up with this set up.
I'll keep you posted. Wolfman
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