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need a rev limiter!

my truck is a 6 speed and sometimes when im horsing around or just reving it up to blow smoke i find myself red lining without realizing it. i was wondering if there was any way to put a rev limiter on it so it wont rev past like 2800?

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I've gotten mine to around 3300 when screwing around. You just gotta know it's gonna get up there when you rev it up and dump the clutch. if your just reving up in neutral, i wouldn't worry about it

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Why would you want a rev limiter? its a ford it'll handle it. more the better. I know the power band is not that high, but its cool to rev it up to 4grand drop the clutch and let the smoke roll. If the tires break loose or you could be fixin input shaft.
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Just ask venders of chips and have them program a setting for the desired rpms you wont to go up to.

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Why would you want a rev limiter? its a ford it'll handle it. more the better. I know the power band is not that high, but its cool to rev it up to 4grand drop the clutch and let the smoke roll. If the tires break loose or you could be fixin input shaft.
4000 rpm in a 7.3? That is not a normal tune for most peoples chips to have. That is reserved for the all out racers. This guy sounds like a hauler. Plus even revving it up to 3300 and dropping the clutch would prove you need psychiatric evaluation....LOL

To the OP, get your tuner to make a tune to keep the R's down to what you want.

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I see in your avatar you hooked to sled dont you need as many rpm as you can get going down the track?
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I do want as many R's as possible. I talked to Jody Tipton about it just three days ago and he said power drops off around 3400rpm. He said has finally convinced BBunting that he needed to keep the R's down to 3300rpm after two years of sled pulling at 3800rpm for over a year.

With that being true, and I assume he would not lie to me, then the trans has to be tuned for the shift points to keep 3000-3300rpm all the time. My truck makes peak power from 2600-3300rpm so that is where it stays while it sled pull tune. It shifts right at 3300 and drops to 2800 under full load with the TC unlocked to keep max torque to the track.

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yea your exactly right. I was thinking about a manual trans, and the high rpms maybe getting a little more speed down the track.
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What all have your done to your truck?

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Put a 2X4 under the go pedal.
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