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mr.mindless

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Re: Tow Ratings
« Reply #105 on: May 07, 2017, 03:21:28 PM »
Look like a nice set of numbers!
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Tow Ratings
« Reply #106 on: May 07, 2017, 06:43:29 PM »
Pushed it at 70mph whole way down and got 9.3mpg. Did speed limit on the way home, grabbed 5th and did 60 on long pulls and got 10.7mpg.

Those numbers were about what I was getting with the stock tune or POS Edge, but with a trailer a foot shorter and 4000lb less gross combined... and 6th was useless in those days on anything but rolling hills.

Smarty Jr on high setting and I had all the power I needed anywhere above 1800rpm, EGTs rarely got over 1150 and were easy to control. Phone call to Smarty Resource said run it on the high setting if you have a clutch that can take it and avoid sustained EGTs over 1200.

Super please, feels like a real truck. Handled weight with no load bars without issue. Trailer was great too, able to keep Jeep inside during rain and still have room to live or house people for shelter. Plumbing install this week.

mr.mindless

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Re: Tow Ratings
« Reply #107 on: May 07, 2017, 06:52:45 PM »
Interesting. I should try the high setting sometime, then. I run tow.

overhead gave me ~10.5 with my enclosed, Corvette or not, to IN and back, and ~11.7 with my lowboy with 2 light rigs on it. Doing 70-73 (no cruise).
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Re: Tow Ratings
« Reply #108 on: May 07, 2017, 07:03:20 PM »
They claimed highest will yield best fuel economy. Also stated their tunes are pretty conservative from a motor longevity perspective if EGTs were kept in check. Mostly concerned about people blowing up their stock autos.

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Re: Tow Ratings
« Reply #109 on: May 08, 2017, 07:02:18 AM »
Out of everything I've towed; Mr.Mindless's enclosed trailer make my truck to ride super nice empty or loaded. I'll get one of my own one day. Nice trailer, Harris!

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Re: Tow Ratings
« Reply #110 on: May 08, 2017, 08:20:08 AM »
other than heavy, you cant tell my trailer is behind the truck. 

18wheelers flyin by you could feel a little with the 16" tires it came with, but now with the 19.5's its rock solid. 

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Re: Tow Ratings
« Reply #111 on: May 08, 2017, 09:13:33 AM »
Smike's enclosed is the nicest tow I've had.

Both of mine ride rougher.
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