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Old 04-26-2012, 12:02 PM
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OK... Been reading till my eyes are red... I have a 2007 F350 Crew Cab Dually, we use it to pull our 15K 5th wheel. Truck is stock for now, just got my SCT and my 4" MBRP exhaust. Loaded up the 50hp tow tune that came of my unit. Drives nice, but have not towed with it yet... Or should I???

Is is safe to run the stock tow tunes from the sf3... on a stock 6.0? I know I need to get the head studs and egr delete, etc. (planning on it, just got to save up) Oh yea I know I need gauges too, just got to get the $$$...

Going to pick up my 5th wheel saturday from the dealer and want to test out the tow tunes if it is safe... Will be a fairly level pull at around 70 miles...

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Yea your tow tune will be fine
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Thanks for the quick response. I also meant to ask about the 65hp tow tune... Is that too much to ask from the stock engine?
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Your best best would be to get a custom tune from one of the many tuners on here.

Vivian@Quicktricks
Matt@Gearhead
Eric@innovative

Their is a night and day difference between any "canned" tune and a custom tune built just for your truck.

I wouldn't worry too much about head gaskets you should be fine as long as you watch your EGTs. Make sure your oil cooler is in good health and and EGR delete would be a very good investment.
Bottom line, as long as your truck is in good health a custom tune will not hurt it unless you yourself are abusing your truck (which i'm sure your not)
As far as canned tunes go, a 50 or 65hp SCT canned tune will not hurt it, its just that a custom tune is so much better!!
If you have any other questions please feel free to ask! We are like one big family here and if I can't help you out someone else sure will.
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Thanks for the quick response. I also meant to ask about the 65hp tow tune... Is that too much to ask from the stock engine?
The "canned" tunes form SCT are fairly safe. I would recommend at this point to stick with the Tow+50 for now till you get a data monitor to keep an eye on EGT's.
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Yep, custom tunes is what I want, but was thinking about getting my upgrades done first...
Thanks for the friendly welcome!
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I would be looking into a monitoring solution sooner rather then later


Its not the tow tune you should be worried about, its the deltas and EGT temp
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The "canned" tunes form SCT are fairly safe. I would recommend at this point to stick with the Tow+50 for now till you get a data monitor to keep an eye on EGT's.
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I would be looking into a monitoring solution sooner rather then later


Its not the tow tune you should be worried about, its the deltas and EGT temp
Thanks guys... more ammo to take to the wife? "honey I need to spend some more money" Looks like I'll getting the tractor out this weekend and looking for some side work...
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Welcome to the Org... I think we can all agree once you start on here you cant stop!!
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you can do some monitoring with the SCT and a laptop just to see some temperature spreads
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