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Old 01-02-2012, 04:54 PM
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Towing with h&s mini maxx

Just curious what people are towing and what setting? I tow a variety of weight from 5000-22000lbs just got my delete, its a h&s mini maxx with 5" flo-pro down pipe back. Wondering what settings are safe ect.
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I always tow on "No Power" setting. It's just personal, but here's why. I can hook on to anything I want (within reason), and set the cruise on any reasonable speed I want and it will pull without a problem. I never take off fast with a load because of the strain it puts on all the different components of the truck. I guess I get this from truck driving. If you have a ton of power, and put it down too fast, something will eventually give. Plus that, why in the world would I need to pull any heavy load fast? lol. Anyway, hope this makes sense.
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Better mpg?
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I always tow on "No Power" setting. It's just personal, but here's why. I can hook on to anything I want (within reason), and set the cruise on any reasonable speed I want and it will pull without a problem. I never take off fast with a load because of the strain it puts on all the different components of the truck. I guess I get this from truck driving. If you have a ton of power, and put it down too fast, something will eventually give. Plus that, why in the world would I need to pull any heavy load fast? lol. Anyway, hope this makes sense.
I Agree +1
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I always tow on "No Power" setting. It's just personal, but here's why. I can hook on to anything I want (within reason), and set the cruise on any reasonable speed I want and it will pull without a problem. I never take off fast with a load because of the strain it puts on all the different components of the truck. I guess I get this from truck driving. If you have a ton of power, and put it down too fast, something will eventually give. Plus that, why in the world would I need to pull any heavy load fast? lol. Anyway, hope this makes sense.
Well said, My uncle who drove trucks for "Hess Gasoline" for 16+ years i think always said it aint no race when your driving with a load on... Theres really no need for the extra power from the chip. The stock setting will handle the trailer fine.


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100% agree with what was said above. I tow on no power.
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Better mpg?
i tow in the wild setting.......much better MPG and easier on the truck not harder......you have a 110lbs girl drag a 125 pound skid weight across a field for 100 yards, you have a 240lb male pro athlete pull the same skid.... whose going to be f ed-up?

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yeah, but what happens when you give that 110lb girl a shot PCP and she can outpull that 240lb dude, but can't feel any pain? :p
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Well the only reason I asked was for mpg im not going to hot rod it. The truck pulled great even before mods but 8-9 mpg is right at what my v10 got just curious thanks for input.
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higher timing = better fuel mileage and lower EGT, but it also = higher piston crown temps
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