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Old 07-31-2012, 12:11 PM
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Towing some motorcycles, is EGT and Trans all I should watch?

Folks, I will be hauling four harleys on my 16' utility trailer this weekend to sturgis, I figure around 5k between bikes, trailer, and cargo. Is my EGT's and trans temp pretty well what I need to keep my eyes on? I have a CTS so it'll be no sweat, long as I dont break anything else......

Also, I have a canned X3, can I run the street tune if I keep an eye on the guages, or should I just run the tow tune? Finally, what is the difference between the aggresive and normal tow options on that tuner?

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Old 07-31-2012, 12:17 PM
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Get custom tunes and just run a street tune. My street tune is good for towing up to 10k. Never had an issue with EGTs but I don't act like an idiot with my foot against the floor when I tow lol
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Old 07-31-2012, 12:21 PM
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Keep an eye on ECT and EOT. You want to try and keep EGT's below 1100*.
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towing 4 bikes you dont need to watch anything. After towing heavy over 30k miles with 6.0, I have come to think the most important temp to watch is EOT, then ECT, then EGT. The stock dash heat gauge shows solely ECT and is fairly accurate in regard to warning you against overheat. With a stock or tow tune, EGTs will not be an issue. The tranny in 05-07s has no issue with heat that the earlier models did. I have overheated my 6.0 towing crazy heavy loads in insane heat of NV and AZ, tranny never has issues.
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I'd have to agree....i'd be concerned about the trailer and the setup
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