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Truck is sick. Pulling 18k

I’ve heard y’all say to keep it in 5th and not 6th but with 4.33s I’m running crazy rpms.

Question is how does y’all trucks do running 18k up a hill. Going down a hill hitting 70 then going up the next one flooring it to go about 57mph..... needs something. I’ve got a turbo kit but maybe injectors to. Am I asking to much from this old truck?
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What is done to the truck. A set of stage one injectors would wake it up good.


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PHP Hydra chip worked wonders for me, but my 5'er is only about 11k loaded

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Ya she pulls 10-12k pretty good it’s just when you get into the heavier things. Then hay catches so much air it’s like dragging a tarp.

Truck only have exhaust, air intake and edge chip. I’ve got everything for a turbo upgrade just really need to get to it. 160/30 full force injectors right?
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Ive heard yall say to keep it in 5th and not 6th but with 4.33s Im running crazy rpms.

Question is how does yall trucks do running 18k up a hill. Going down a hill hitting 70 then going up the next one flooring it to go about 57mph..... needs something. Ive got a turbo kit but maybe injectors to. Am I asking to much from this old truck?
Yea, 57mph pulling 18k up a steep hill is about all I can do. You're probably gonna need the injectors plus the turbo kit.

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What are 'crazy rpms', in number form?

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5th gear 60 mph 2800rpm you’re not gonna see 70mph without getting into the 3 grand in 5th.
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I think it’s just underfueled needs a turbo build. I let someone drive it awhile back and he stalled it in 2nd... I can pull out from a stop light in second if it’s slightly down hill... but he was acting like it was a normal thing back when he m
Owned his 7.3 to skip first gear.... idk
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69 Mack my crazy numbers is 2800 rpm at 56 mph in 5th.... so there’s no way you’d be about to go 70mph without going into 6th gear.

I noticed this the other day pulling 8k of Fertalizer. I had my headphones in and just let it rip. Truck sounded like it was gonna blow up when I took a plug out of my ear but I just said oh well.

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Well redline is what, about 3300? I heard it's pretty hard to over rev these engines but yeah, I guess headphones and prayers are your best bet. lol

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F450-f550’s have to run 2800 just to drive on the freeway

Your not going to hurt it at 2800.

The max gvwr according to the owners manual is 20k
So grossing 25-26k only maintaining 57mph up hill is pretty good

Ditch the edge chip and get some better tunes.

160/30’s are going to require an upgrade clutch and definitely a turbo upgrade for towing heavy.
At a minimum a billet wheel and 1.0 turbine housing.

Also, towing wih more power just wears down the rest of the truck if your towing in a hot tune

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I forgot to add what do your egts look like foot to floor with 18k behind you going up a hill?

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Ya.... I’ve got a turbo kit in a box with the ebpv delete I’ve been been meaning to get to it but it won’t happen till winter. I’ll also be getting 160/30 single shots with a ts programmer for them from DP when I do the turbo..... but ya your other question, I’m not sure on egt, I rarely drive the truck and mostly just mess with adding things during the winter. I will say that the factory gauge was running hot, but soon as a sit at a traffic light for a few seconds it goes back down. I don’t believe it’s accurate. If it is I’m relying on the cast iron to keep everything together till I get my turbo stuff put on. I hear the edge chips run hot,I know it’s not the best. I just try to let off the gass going down hills to help the engine cool.
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If you don't have a true EGT gauge on this truck - you need to get one. Towing that heavy stock you need one and if you do ANY performance mods at all, you REALLY need one. Remember, aluminum melts at 1221 F., and you can get there pretty quick if you aren't careful.

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Ya that’s kind of scary towing that heavy with edge tunes.
I imagine you were 1500-1600 degrees for awhile lol

Your going to need a larger turbine housing. The 66mm diy kit isn’t enough.

And skip the TS with custom tunes. Most of the time you need revisions and you would have to send the chip back in meanwhile your truck is parked.

Get a hydra with custom tunes.
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Do the research. Not just on this forum. Powerstroke.org, Facebook groups, powerstroke nation etc etc you will find the recommended tuners very different than the old posts on this forum.


Your looking at 325 for the hydra then 100-200 bucks for tunes that will be emailed to you.

Then If you need revisions they email them to you for free

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