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Old 04-06-2012, 03:23 AM
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Last Towing Trip With Tunes?

Today will be the day that makes me decide to turn my pickup back to stock or invest in some different tunes.

I need to haul my work pickup (about 10,000*), 75 miles to get some work done to it, I loaded the tow tune and am going to hope for the best.

I posted a short video a while back

2011 12 11 13 05 02 724 - YouTube

That is with the tow tune, I want to say that these are Erics tunes, I could be wrong though, it is who ever does the tuning for FCDP.

If I cant pull this pickup without EGT's skyrocketting then they can leave and I will just tune it back to stock.
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That's on a tow tune The tow tune shouldn't spike the egt's like that
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Old 04-06-2012, 07:25 AM
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That's on a tow tune The tow tune shouldn't spike the egt's like that
Yeah thats a tow tune. Those EGT numbers are more than acceptable for the amount of throttle hes using.

Tow tunes will hit 1300 with a load at WOT anytime
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Old 04-06-2012, 07:30 AM
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FYI returning to stock will get hotter at those throttle levels
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Lay off the throttle and you'll be fine.
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True that was at WOT. Pre-turbo those EGT's aren't that bad anyways.
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Old 04-06-2012, 12:13 PM
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I towed 8k yesterday afternoon with a tow tune, and even hit a 7% grade for a while. EGTs were fine, but I didn't go wot either. Going wot, I would hit 1200 too.

If you are still concerned, get a tow tune that is transmission only.
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I could be wrong but most tow tunes are set for a maximum of 8k. I would go back to stock.

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This is the pickup that I hauled.

I am pleased to say that there was only two times on big hills that it hit 1250.

I think that I can live with that!!!
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Old 04-07-2012, 07:34 AM
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I towed 8k yesterday afternoon with a tow tune, and even hit a 7% grade for a while. EGTs were fine, but I didn't go wot either. Going wot, I would hit 1200 too.

If you are still concerned, get a tow tune that is transmission only.
Just so you know, that video was taken unloaded.

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I could be wrong but most tow tunes are set for a maximum of 8k. I would go back to stock.

Sent from my Atrix
If the tow tunes are only good for 8K, then why even have a tune at all?
My camper alone is more than that, WAY more than that, then I hook a 17' trailer on behind that, if the tune cant handle it, I will tune it back to stock and sell the thing.
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