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Old 11-05-2012, 05:36 AM
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Custom Tow "De-Tune"??

Been thinking about playing it safe when it comes to our motors and towing. I know most guys put their tunes on stock when towing but has anyone ever tried a "de-tune" tow tune that gives out less power and torque (egr shutdown also) similar to the chassis cab variants? I know international originally designed the vt365 for only 260hp range, so what are ya'll opinions on this?
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Old 11-05-2012, 09:19 AM
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I'm not sure I understand you. I believe mostof us with tuners use a tow tune. I pull a 17, 000lb trailor with a exhaust brake tow tune written by Vivian over at quick tricks.

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Old 11-05-2012, 09:28 AM
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Stock power is plenty safe to tow with, there is absolutely no reason to de-tune your truck for reliability. If you are worried then I wouldn't run a tuner when towing or run a trans only tune that would actually help your trans, not hinder it.
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I'm not sure I understand you. I believe mostof us with tuners use a tow tune. I pull a 17, 000lb trailor with a exhaust brake tow tune written by Vivian over at quick tricks.

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Sorry, what I was trying to say was less power=longevity..??
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Old 11-05-2012, 12:43 PM
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Sorry, what I was trying to say was less power=longevity..??
I'm not sure that less power equals longevity. At least not with these new type diesels. If I dont run the pi$$ oit of mine that's when stuff starts breaking or sticking.

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cab and chassis trucks are detuned but they're also geared better from the factory. Same with econolines. You could detune but you're gonna hate it with 3.73s or even 4.10s
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