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post #1 of 34 Old 12-15-2011, 10:33 AM Thread Starter
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Favored tow tunes

Just wondering what people like for tow tunes. I'm running matts 8k tow and it performs great just not the best mileage.

What ones do you prefer?

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I use his 8K tow for plowing. I do notice a fuel milage loss from the SRL though. Interested to see if anyone else has any they like.

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i use innovatives street tune for towing/plowing heavy stuff, if its light stuff i usually just leave the SRL on


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I prefer Vivian's Tow/Agg tune when towing. As far as MPG, I just don't worry about it, I'm towing the 5er to go camping and drink beer so it's not important to me.LOL!!

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For towing I use Matts 8K and Unlimited Tow tunes, depending on the weight I'm towing. I'm very happy with both of the tunes.

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I have only had Erics tow tune,my mileage seemed to be better even when not towing heavy ,like Lilpooh said really I cant worry to much my rv weighs 13k ,once I hook that thing up the fuel just goes.I like the tune though and it has the turbo braking.

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yea I run matts 8k tune and it drives nice but mileage is horrible, 10.5 pulling 5k pounds...

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I tow with my SRL.


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depending what I'm pulling I use one of Eric's tunes.

Heavy tow- brake unlimited
tow - brake 20k
street - 10k

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I like Matts 8k tow tune but he will not add the turbo braking on it.
I also have Erics, but the power is not that great.

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