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04-03-2012, 12:27 PM #1
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What Towing Modifications Do You Have?
Now that the busiest time of the year is on us for towing - camping trailers, boats, utility trailers, etc. Let's get some feedback on what you have done to setup your rig for towing. Could be anything from a nice chrome ball on your bumper all the way up to a fifth-wheel receiver, heavy HD springs, towing air-bag (like our sponsor Total Load Control offers), or whatever.
What Modification Have You Made For Towing?
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04-03-2012, 12:51 PM #2
To help with Towing my Boat, I've done the Following Modifications,
......Larger Aftermarket Transmission Cooler.....a True Cool 40K Cooler
......Aftermarket Aluminum Finned Deep Transmission from Mag-Hytec
......Rear Air Bags from Air lift, also On-Board Compressor and the Cab the Controls-n-Gauge
......A Rear View Camera, a Great Feature
......Aftermarket Deep Rear Diff. Cover, from Mag-Hytec and running Royal Purple 75/90 Gear Lube
......Next week or two, I'm having a Transgo Shift installed
Of these Mods, the 2 that have been Without Question, the Best Mods, I've Done to help with Towing, are the.......Larger Aftermarket Trans. Cooler and the Rear Air Bags.
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04-16-2012, 07:35 PM #3
The only things I needed to do to my truck was get a decent (not expensive, just decent) trailer brake controller installed, have the 7 pin trailer plug installed on the rear bumper, and get a weight distributing hitch to help with the weight of our travel trailer.csltrains96
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04-16-2012, 08:30 PM #4
Programmed to run 92 octane and going to change shift points to get max hp out of every gear and for I'm hoping for at least some MPG back. Tires a little over-inflated to get some back and maybe coming soon could be a back up camera so I can stop dinging up my license plate and bumper . There could be some larger cooling equipment and fans to accompany them as well.
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