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Old 01-29-2013, 05:29 AM
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Towing and tuner question

I have a 2002 F-250 with an automatic transmission and am getting ready to tow an 8000lb trailer thru the mountians of West Virginia. Would I be better off leaving the truck stock of would I benifit from installing a tuner. The last time I went thru the mountians, the truck seemed to strugle a little bit.
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I have a 2002 F-250 with an automatic transmission and am getting ready to tow an 8000lb trailer thru the mountians of West Virginia. Would I be better off leaving the truck stock of would I benifit from installing a tuner. The last time I went thru the mountians, the truck seemed to strugle a little bit.
you could get a ts chip and have some nice custom tunes.. there are tow specific tunes out there that will add power but not to the point that its dangerous.. i would give it a try
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if you don't already have them, trans temp and exhaust temp gauges are a great idea, especially if you install a chip.

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Towing and tuner question

Yep chip is a good idea as long as its tow specific for an auto.


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We can get you going with all you need to safely add some power.

I would recommend adding gauges when you start to add tunes. We have a unit that will tune and work as gauges(along with a lot of other things). It is called the Infinity and you can check it out HERE.

If you would like to watch some videos on it, they are available by going here...Infinity - DP-Tuner TV

Let me know if you need anymore help.
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I have all of the gauges along with intake and exhaust. I did have one of those handheld programers but, it seems like all it did was add more fuel so I sold it.
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I have all of the gauges along with intake and exhaust. I did have one of those handheld programers but, it seems like all it did was add more fuel so I sold it.
An off the shelf programmer and the Infinity are two different things. Our Infinity can hold our custom tunes, just like you would get on a multi-position chip. The off the shelf programmers have canned tunes and cannot hold custom ones.
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I agree. I'm leaning toward the F5 chip. Just have to wait for my tax return.
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I agree. I'm leaning toward the F5 chip. Just have to wait for my tax return.
Let me know if you have any questions or need any help.
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