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How is my tow rig set up?

Hey guys/gals, I have been building my tow rig for a few years now and wanted to see what you all think? Please help with ideas for further mods for towing. I tow a 13-15k toy hauler 5th wheel triple axle.

2002 f350, CC, SB, 7.3l, 4R100 4wd, lariat.

I got the truck 3 years ago bone stock with 89k on it. This is what I have done.

-Banks 4in from turbo back exhaust with warm up valve delete and garret non turbo valve pedestal.
-banks cold air intake
-ats ported turbo housing.
-bigger waist gate on turbo.
-turbo cool down timer.
-pryo, boost, trans.
-air bags in the rear.
6.0 intercooler and trans cooler swapped.
-oil Cross over mod.
-High pressure fuel spring mod.
-DP chip with 40hp tow, 90hp tow, 60 Ecco, 120 race, and high idle.
-Swapped the sterling 10.5 (3:73) for a Dana 80 (4:10)
-mag-tech tranny and rear diff cover.
-Swapped short bed for factory short bed dually.
-driving lights.
-amsoil bypass filter and oil in motor, tranny, t case, front/rear diff.
Billsstine shocks and steering stabilizer.

Thinks I have planned.
-Changing out my auto transfer case for the manual t case. Witch I picked up.
-Better manual hubs for 4wd.
-F550 dash kit.
-fuel return mod (frx?)

Am I missing much? I don't know much about bigger HPOP and injectors. Are they good for towing or not? I want a 38r turbo when I need to replace mine.
I also have the non forged rods, can I run bigger turbo, HPOP, injectors on my motor or asking for trouble? Tranny is the original stock with 120k and going strong. Wheels are 31 :10.5 for reference.

Sorry if this is in the wrong place but since the truck is now a dually it's seemed appropriate for you tow guys.

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I don't see a Fifth-Wheel Hitch listed. I would go with one that's rated for at
least 20,000LB. Make sure it's bolted to the frame. Sure others will have a lot
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You said you swapped out the 10.5 for a Dana 80. Did you change out the front axle or at least gears to match the Dana? If not, you NEED to do that if you ever plan on using the 4wd. Also you said your trans is going strong, I would at least looking into a upgraded torque converter and a few other internals, not sure how long it'll hold up to bigger power and lots of weight.

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I don't see a Fifth-Wheel Hitch listed. I would go with one that's rated for at
least 20,000LB. Make sure it's bolted to the frame. Sure others will have a lot
to add.
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Sorry, thanks for pointing that out. I have a B&W goose neck hitch under the bed marred to the B&W companion 5th wheel hitch. To tell at the truth, I can't remember what the companion is rated for. I think the in bed B&W goose is goo for 60k. Maybe that's way off too. I will check again.
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You said you swapped out the 10.5 for a Dana 80. Did you change out the front axle or at least gears to match the Dana? If not, you NEED to do that if you ever plan on using the 4wd. Also you said your trans is going strong, I would at least looking into a upgraded torque converter and a few other internals, not sure how long it'll hold up to bigger power and lots of weight.

Haha, I knew someone would point that out. Yes I changed the 3:73 for 4:10 in the front Dana 60. I was just seeing if you were paying attention. Thanks!
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Gear swap up front would be a good idea, and are you running the spacers up front to use 6 of the same wheel or stockers up front? Sounds like a good build so far, post piks, also the pmr engines will hold up to certain power levels, don't try and push it tho, they do have a limit, good luck and keep posting

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I don't see a Fifth-Wheel Hitch listed. I would go with one that's rated for at
least 20,000LB. Make sure it's bolted to the frame. Sure others will have a lot
to add.
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Ya 60k for the B&W goose neck hitch and 20k for the companion. Thanks for pointing that out.
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why did you swap to the dama 80? was the dana 80 as wide as the 10.5

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why did you swap to the dama 80? was the dana 80 as wide as the 10.5
To my understanding, the sterling 10.5 is a very good axle rated up to 7,500lbs. The Dana 80 is a 12k lb axle. It is wider to help with the dually rims but only by 3 inches if I remember correctly. It was a very easy swap. Every thing was bolt on. Only had to cut the drive line down due to the d80 bigger pumpkin housing. The truth was I really wanted the 4:10 gears over the 3:73. It was cheaper to buy a d80 with 50k miles on it and replace the front gears to match after I sold my 10.5 with 80k and the front gears. I was only out $100 bucks.

I ran the d80 with single wheels on a non dually bed for a year and only a few true truck guys ever asked about the rear axle being wider. It was sweet. If I was a single rear wheel guy and my 10.5 needed to be replaced I would look for a d80.
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If you using companion with a short bed, you using the slider hitch or a sidewinder pin box?

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