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Old 01-19-2012, 11:04 AM
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for all you guy with big hp i'm talking about 500+ can you use all that power towing a trailer. the reason i'm asking is i was talking to a guy about use able hp he said all power is use able, i don't thinks so do you guys think you can pull you (gvw)
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Old 01-22-2012, 01:43 PM
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I don't tow but I think when people refer to it being safe to tow on certain tunes and such is mainly egt's and strain on the drivetrain. I've everything is built up then why not. If egt's aren to bad running single turbo then cool. But you mainly need a smaller turbo for towing and that usually cause higher egt's and but with a compound set up a lot of people tow with cause of the lower temps. My 2 cents, I might be close but like insaid indont tow.
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Old 01-22-2012, 01:50 PM
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Like Nate said, with properly matched turbos its possible. An intercooler and water/meth wold also help, but yes very doable.
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Old 01-22-2012, 08:39 PM
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i think that same way there some many people that spending 5,000+ to get 500or 600 hp and that realy can't tow anything i think it's stupid
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Well i guess it's more what the operator wants to do with their vehicle. I dont want to tow and with the setup I'm doing now I should be able to now. I just like having the option. But if you just plan on going fast, yeah who cares about towin capabilities, but you buy a truck for the use as a truck and put so much into the engine that you can't utilize as a truck it does defeat the purpose. But like said above through a company that can recommend and tune to your wants with recommendations as to what size paired turbos to run can get the job done. For single turbo with a big turbine housing you should be able to get the job done considering weight but at the same time sacrificing response with lag... Pros and cons...
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