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Old 03-21-2015, 07:12 PM   #29
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I'm not a diesel engine hot rodder

I am a 20,000 pound 5th wheel puller and if 830 lb ft from a 6.7 Cummins won't get it done...I would buy a bigger truck...I have been reading quite a lot of bull---- in this thread about fuel mileage and HP improvements...I don't need my truck to be able to run 130 MPH so more HP is not needed for me 350-380 HP is plenty...Torque is what I'm more interested in and the current 6.7 Cummins in the Ram trucks are more then adequate for my application...A new 6.7 Cummins installed at a Ram dealer is $20,000 installed so go right ahead fellows put those smarty jr. tuners on your engine and void that warranty...I'll keep mine as is...One more thing 25 or 30 MPG pulling a 16,000 pound or greater 5th wheel is absolutely impossible it just can't be done...
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Old 03-21-2015, 11:17 PM   #30
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I am a 20,000 pound 5th wheel puller and if 830 lb ft from a 6.7 Cummins won't get it done...I would buy a bigger truck...I have been reading quite a lot of bull---- in this thread about fuel mileage and HP improvements...I don't need my truck to be able to run 130 MPH so more HP is not needed for me 350-380 HP is plenty...Torque is what I'm more interested in and the current 6.7 Cummins in the Ram trucks are more then adequate for my application...A new 6.7 Cummins installed at a Ram dealer is $20,000 installed so go right ahead fellows put those smarty jr. tuners on your engine and void that warranty...I'll keep mine as is...One more thing 25 or 30 MPG pulling a 16,000 pound or greater 5th wheel is absolutely impossible it just can't be done...
Wow.

So who said a word about pulling at 130, that 830 ft-lbs wasn't enough or that they were looking for 30mpg towing?

The only bull excrement I've seen thus far is quoted above.
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The Temps on the gauge are worth every penny, had a banks system first helped a bit and was able to monitor Temps and it felt better better driving. Went with an H&S tuner and would not be without one. I rarely use anything other than tow mode as I am not looking for a power increase.
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For me, one of the main advantages of an EFI Live tuned truck is having a turbo brake incorporated into the tow tune. Between that and the tow/haul mode, I hardly ever have to use the brakes descending long, steep grades. The slight extra HP with a cleaned up tune also seems to help keep EGTs low, I can usually stay umder 1150 F when towing up long grades on hot days.
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I know its mostly unrelated but my current truck has had a banks tuner on it for the last 100k miles. its a 99 7.3 F350. The previous owner had banks to a full install with exahust, tuner, turbo upgrades, gauges etc. Its a very mild tune compared to what available and i would not have gone with the banks had it not been on the truck already but its a good improvement over the stock tune. Even with the simple banks tune the EGTs get pretty hot, i keep an eye on the pyro and downshift when needed to cool it down.
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