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Tow 10Klbs with F150 5.4L - Need HP

 
Old 12-14-2011, 04:35 AM
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If I missed it I apologize, but what about dropping a throttle body spacer ($70-$100) in there? A cheap augment to the CAI and exhaust.
A little more pricey but effective exhaust upgrade would be silver ceramic coated headers with new hi-flow cats to true dual exhaust system with an x-pipe crossover for pressure balance. Make sure the headers are also coated on the inside like Cyclone. These headers will improve performance by significantly reducing your engine bay temp while pulling that load. The coating will also keep looking good long after the only surface coating left on any other kind of pipes is rust. 2.5" all the way back until just past the mufflers then switch up into 3" pipes back to the last foot or two of the tail pipes, the take it up again to 4" for the exit. This gradual expansion will serve to keep the exhaust tone a little lower & more mellow with less ambient noise in the cab.
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Old 12-14-2011, 06:08 AM
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Better yet buy the Diesel 250 like most said and then you can ignore everyone's wish lists like mine with the exhaust. But first forget your own wish list that you get the 150 to pull a larger load than you already have trouble with (see transmission story) or survive the abuse long enough for your 250 timetable. Do it now while you can still get something back out of the 150. Tough to sell a broken truck and fixing again would make even less economic sense if you plan to continue pulling that load....I think.
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Generally illegal...if you get caught and weighed (which is that really gonna happen, not likely). I will say this, I have done 30,000 lb with a LB7 and LBZ Duramax (3/4 tons). They don't like it, but they will do it. Also done it with a stock 12 valve, they really don't like that.
Pulled that with my 7.3. It didn't like it at all. Definitely did not like stopping. Had to use my trailer brakes.
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Old 12-14-2011, 10:32 AM
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Pulled that with my 7.3. It didn't like it at all. Definitely did not like stopping. Had to use my trailer brakes.
I don't use the brakes unless I have to. Gear most of it down. The friend who's LB7 I did it with, hit a deer over the weekend while pulling about 20,000 lb. As he put it, there was no stopping for it. After making a hit contact with the Ranch Hand full replacement (which didn't budge) the deer bounced under and caught the drivers side A-arm...which tore free of the frame. Did I mention he was still going 70 after the hit? Took him across a 4 lane highway before he got the truck stopped. Hopefully the frame isn't bent, I was planning on buying that truck off him.
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