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Old 06-20-2009, 11:47 AM
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Tune or No Tune?

Are u guys running tunes when hauling a heavy load and if what tune are u using? Im hauling a 8.5 ft lance truck camper and towing a 19ft custom weld aluminum boat. The camper weighs in at about 2000lbs all load up and the boat around 3700lbs. Am just curious. Thks
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Im a 7.3 guy but yeah the 6.0 trucks and pulling fine with a tune, just keep an eye on your egts and you will be fine. What tune are you thinking? Also your pulling/hauling very light loads so I say no concern.
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you can haul with what ever tune you want just keep an eye on the EGTs
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i use to tow a 10k pd toy hauler with dj's looney tune. just gotta watch the egt's
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ya i def keep an eye on the egt's! i only have the preloaded tunes and have used the tow/haul tune but fuel mileage blew. getting better mpg's running stock.
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most people get the best mpg using the higher setting tunes. get custom tunes. you wont regret it
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is there anyone u would recommend for a good tow tune. i dont have head studs so dont want nothing too extreme.
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Watching your EGT's is fine, but they really don't mean much compared to the one thing that you CANNOT see when towing with a performance file. You can't see cylinder pressures, and believe me with extra fuel and advanced timing of the higher HP files your pressures will be up there. My advise is to tow stock or with a tow tune only. The loads you posted aren't much at all and in your case I wouldn't worry too much about running a tow file, maybe even a mild street file. But the safest bet if your heads aren't studded or your EGR deleted or blocked is to tow stock.
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Watching your EGT's is fine, but they really don't mean much compared to the one thing that you CANNOT see when towing with a performance file. You can't see cylinder pressures, and believe me with extra fuel and advanced timing of the higher HP files your pressures will be up there. My advise is to tow stock or with a tow tune only. The loads you posted aren't much at all and in your case I wouldn't worry too much about running a tow file, maybe even a mild street file. But the safest bet if your heads aren't studded or your EGR deleted or blocked is to tow stock.
thks. ya thats exactly what i was thinking and worried about while i was towing using a tune. i only have about 30k on the truck so am waiting to get the head studs and egr deleted
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