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Towing with sct canned tunes

I know it's been asked 5000 times but I can't find anything with this app. I'm gonna be taking a spiral stair case out to our deer lease might weigh 2500lbs is that too much to tow with canned tunes? I don't have a towing one all the tuner had was a performance tune loaded. Thanks for the responses.


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Any time you tow with a tune I would recommend having and EGT gauge and keeping an eye on EGT's.

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I wouldn't suggest towing with a performance tune at all. It was not set up to tow it was set up to make the truck fast.


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2500lbs ain't nothing!! You'll be fine with a canned tow tune. I've towed plenty of times with my 8k camper in canned tow tunes, never saw EGT above 1200* on a steep incline.


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I don't have a towing one all the tuner had was a performance tune loaded.
Agreed with 2500 I would even run a Performance tune ..

but who's canned tunes don't have a TOW ??

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SCT canned "street" tune is good for light towing - 5,000 lbs is a number that used to be included in the quick reference. I have towed my 23' inboard with the performance tune without any problems, but it is flat where I live. I wouldn't do it with my horse trailer or for a long pull. That is why there is a canned tow-tune.

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I towed my race car and 24' enclosed with a looney tune for years with zero issues. BUT I always ha gauges to keep an eye on it.

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Just go for it. 2500 lbs isn't enough to hurt anything. I have towed my 23' Mastercraft with the canned tunes before and EGTs were not an issue.

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