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I'm gonna be taking a fishing trip in about a month. It's about 500 miles each way, and I'll be pullin a 16ft alumacraft with a 40hp yamaha. With the trailer and everything I think the boat is roughly 3000 pounds, and I'll have about 500-750 pounds of gear, coolers, fire wood, etc in the box. There will also be 4 adults in the truck.

My question is should I run my Tow tune or will my extreme street be alright at this weight?
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You can try it, but keep an eye glued to the boost and egt gauge. Try your best to not got over 1,200 for a sustained period of time.

Do you have "Street"?
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Maybe it's just me not wanting to get stranded on the side of the road 100s of miles away from home. But I would put it back to stock. After a couple hours on the highway the engine is hot and I would fear that if you hit some big hills you could have a spike in temp. IMO not worth it.

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Tow tune. You could do the street tune, but temps climb too fast for my liking


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You can try it, but keep an eye glued to the boost and egt gauge. Try your best to not got over 1,200 for a sustained period of time.

Do you have "Street"?
I do have street. The tunes I have are extreme street, street, mileage/Economy, and tow. I'll probably end up going back to stock or Do the tow. Will I get any better mileage if I use tow over stock?

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yes. You will enjoy using a tune over stock. If you dont want to test out the xstreet and see how it does, use street.
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Cyclonestroker,, We head to Canada every year for pike season, it's a 360 mile trip one way. We town 16' alumacraft with a 115 yamaha, 4 big guys, bed full of equipment, along with coolers and gear in the boat. And you know what my truck weights empty

I use Erics street tune for that trip with out any issues, that tune tows that light of a load real nice. As long as you pay attention to your temps and use good ol' common sense, you'll be fine.

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Cyclonestroker,, We head to Canada every year for pike season, it's a 360 mile trip one way. We town 16' alumacraft with a 115 yamaha, 4 big guys, bed full of equipment, along with coolers and gear in the boat. And you know what my truck weights empty

I use Erics street tune for that trip with out any issues, that tune tows that light of a load real nice. As long as you pay attention to your temps and use good ol' common sense, you'll be fine.
Alright I'll give that a go. Were goin to lake table rock in Arkansas to do some bass fishin. We hit northern MN in July to do the walleye and northern fishin.

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I tow about the same amount of weight and tried it with my looney tune. It worked fine, but temps will rise quick. Have to be gentle on the peddle and if its super hilly forget it. I was also on 2lane highway at about 55mph oh yea and it was only 20degress outside. Interstate speeds temps rise really fast. My next interstate trip with the trailer I'll be doing tow aggresive so I don't have to watch the gauges as much.

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