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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-16-2007, 04:00 AM Thread Starter
 
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tow truck setup

i'm looking to modify the truck some more for more power for towing but keep fuel mileage and driveability in mind, thanks for the help
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How much do you wanna spend and what are your plans for the truck. Tow and daily drive only, or a little competition too.

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already stacked it today little power gain over puck the puck is a got product for the money.
i can get them cheap because i have a friend the is a dealer

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i'm flexible in my budget within reason and i use my truck as a daily driver and a tow rig but competition is outside my realm right now
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First off, what type of Tow Truck are you talking about? Towing a trailer or putting something in the bed to tow cars/trucks? Towing a trailer, just keep modding with the usual.

If you plan on towing cars/trucks, you need a 1 ton Dually to be legal with Federal DOT. Otherwise you will get pulled over and fined hugely.

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Either way your going to need gauges! If you dont already have them, I'd suggest the EDGE Juice w/ Attitude. This will save you some money. Or if you want mechanical gauges, I'd go with the EDGE Comp. Both are a up to 120 hp gain, and backed by a very good company. The are adjustable on the fly so when your driving around town you can put it up high and when your towing, you can put it down low...

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or and also I'd look into a different intake, the BHAF is really nice and good for the price (70 buck, napa #2790), and look into a different exhaust to get rid of those nasty EGTs!

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even if you got a smarty, they have incredible low end I have heard for the VP trucks. Plus there are many many other features included. I know it may be pricey and not deliver killer horsepower, but you won't want to have much more than 70 horse over stock for towing w/ out supporting mods. Exhaust, Intake and Clutch are all fairly nessicary if you are going to add much power. As are gauges

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even if you got a smarty, they have incredible low end I have heard for the VP trucks. Plus there are many many other features included. I know it may be pricey and not deliver killer horsepower, but you won't want to have much more than 70 horse over stock for towing w/ out supporting mods. Exhaust, Intake and Clutch are all fairly nessicary if you are going to add much power. As are gauges
And with the added low end, it feels like 120hp. But don't expect that kind of gain if you dyno it.

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but he loses the fly adjustability which is VERY nice when towing...no matter what make you have...

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