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Old 06-18-2012, 09:03 AM
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To tow, or NOT to Tow ?? I've had many conflicting reads and conversations about towing with a gear vendor. Consenus is, the Company doesn't want to warranty it so they say "NO Tow". Guys I've spoken with say "on flat open highway is fine". I hate to spend the bucks for the vendor, then a big repair bill on truck later....My 2003 7.3 F-550 with 4:88 is a diesel guzzlin Hawg !!...any input will be Greatly appreciated !
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Old 06-18-2012, 11:19 AM
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You can tow, but from my reads on a steep grade your gonna want that down shift to keep the speed up.
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Old 06-18-2012, 11:20 AM
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Welcome to the org, and btw their offices are located in so cal, el cahone IIRC
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i could be wrong, but my understanding was that the big killer is havin
g the GV in OD when engine braking/deaccelerating. other than that keep in mind that if the tranny and the GV are both in OD while towing there is an incredible load on the lockup clutch. if it slips the tranny will very quickly release the magic smoke
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makes sense.......thanks for reply
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Old 07-16-2012, 07:31 PM
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If you plan on maximizing its use shifting on the grades, it's not going to hold up.

Its good if its flat, or your empty, but not backing up, or being put in and out of gear towing, particularly on the grades over 20K gross.

I heard a lot of these reports, look a look at their unit, and what folks had seen. Recently, I sent a very specific email for my application, got no response from the company.
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