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Old 08-30-2012, 01:12 AM   #1
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Default first time towing with my Eco, and my edge tuner

I have a 2012 f150 screw lariat 4x4 Ecoboost with the edge tuner. my current tune is the 87 octane tune. should I install the tow tune and then use the tow/haul button, or use the factory tune and run the tow haul button.


any advice would be great.

it's an aljo trailer. 5400lbs dry.
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Use the tow tune with the tow/haul button. May want to use premium fuel as well.
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Tow/haul button changes the tranny's shift points. With your tow tune that may not be necessary, dunno.

But the tow/haul also keeps the Torque Converter locked up (almost always as far as I can tell). So your tranny stays cooler. Don't think your tune can do that.

And I think tow/haul also causes the tranny to downshift more agressively when decelerating.

All good reasons to use tow/haul along with your tune when loaded.
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Most performance tunes are not safe for towing. The tow tunes are safe for towing up to the max limit of the truck, but does not engage tow-haul mode. You have to do that.
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great guys. thanks!
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I have a 2012 f150 screw lariat 4x4 Ecoboost with the edge tuner. my current tune is the 87 octane tune. should I install the tow tune and then use the tow/haul button, or use the factory tune and run the tow haul button.


any advice would be great.

it's an aljo trailer. 5400lbs dry.

I have been towing with my Ecoboost alot with a 6,600lb Nash trailer, I've been over the Rockys in Co. and over other 8,800 ft passes with only a stock set up and 3;31 gears and have had no prorblems I can go 70mph
all the way and still have lots of power left to pass or get back up to speed if I get slowed down by someone. So you can do the 87 octane tune if you want. I run it on a stock set up, or if I'm in Co i run the midle grade of gas. with no problemsand LOTS of POWER!
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ok, my trailer was easy to pull. hardly felt it.. 6000lb 2005 aljo 2680! I did notice one. at wide open throttle on an acceleration. a different noise. like a floating type mechanical noise. but if I backed off the throttle it was fine.... any ideas?
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ok, my trailer was easy to pull. hardly felt it.. 6000lb 2005 aljo 2680! I did notice one. at wide open throttle on an acceleration. a different noise. like a floating type mechanical noise. but if I backed off the throttle it was fine.... any ideas?
Sounds like pre-det
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hmmmm, explain?
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