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    Default 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?

    What Modifications have you made to your Chevy Truck or SUV for Towing?
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    Last edited by ChevyFan; 04-03-2012 at 12:33 PM.

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    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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    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.
    Myself, my beautiful wife
    3 - boys
    3 - minivans
    1 - '89 Chevy K2500 Silverado Truck
    1 - 27 foot travel trailer
    Not enough family time!

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    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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