Id have to agree, stage 1's are the way to go. Stage twos will have significantly higher EGTs you won't want to mess with when towing. The extra power will cancel out with the headaches it eventually causes you.
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X3...you cannot tow heavy with any more HP-TQ than a stage 1 will get you.
You don't need a elect fuel system for stage 1's or a HPOP. A IC is a must!
Going to 4.10 would be best with 35" and towing with a auto.
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I agree with the others, stage 1 is the way to go. Look at my mod list and I still have to watch my gauges when towing my 7000lb trailer. Temps will get hot and I can overboost it if i get into it too much on a hill.
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i have been running stage 2` s for ever and no problem, been pulling a 10 ton trailer all over the u s and no problem and as aeyone will tell you if on a long mountian grade if you keep your foot in it even one with out mods will have high egt temps
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