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Old February 25th, 2013, 03:09 PM   #81
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My 3-4 shift is nice and crisp, slightly more so then before I installed the kit.

Yeah, don't get me wrong here, this is a $70 upgrade to the transmission, not a replacement for a $5000 built transmission. It will help it live, but it's not going to hold up to big power tunes and a lead foot.

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Kind of my understanding. Might delay the inevitable but if you are going to use a high power tune you will likely need a rebuild with stronger clutches eventually. Thanks for the clarification.

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Old February 25th, 2013, 08:56 PM   #82
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Anybody ever used one of these?
It's a Gooseneck to fifth wheel adapter

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Old February 27th, 2013, 08:50 AM   #83
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So when does the Engine brake kick in?
Just as soon as you Lift off the pedal? Or
Do you half do do something else ?
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Old February 27th, 2013, 09:06 AM   #84
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So when does the Engine brake kick in?
Just as soon as you Lift off the pedal? Or
Do you half do do something else ?
All depends on how the tune is written. It can be set up any way you want it to be.

My turbo brake kicks in mildly as soon as you let off the throttle in tow/haul mode with that tow tune selected. I don't notice it that much on flat land. It will build less than 5 psi of (negative) boost when casually coasting to a stop with my trailer behind me. But in the mountains is a whole new animal. It builds 20+ psi of boost and will make enough braking force with the engine alone to throw you forward in the seat. If you want more braking force, just downshift, and it will be more effective. I've crossed the Rockies twice with 10,000# behind me and rarely ever have to use the brake pedal. It will hold back the truck from gaining speed and slow it down (if you downshift) on any grade across Colorado. The turbo brake is the whole reason I switched from PPE to EFI, and I don't regret it one bit.

Just to prove a point to a friend, when I had the trailer pictured below behind me, I brought it from 70 MPH to 20 MPH on a 14% grade without ever touching the brake pedal. He has the same truck as me with a gas engine and when his trailer brakes failed going down that hill the year before, he almost flipped it on the switchback at the bottom of that hill. He thought I was telling stories before that, but I definitely made a believer out of him.

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Old February 27th, 2013, 11:33 AM   #85
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Is it bad on your engine or Turbo?
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Old February 27th, 2013, 12:00 PM   #86
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Is it bad on your engine or Turbo?
Considering GM and Ford both offer a turbo brake standard on their new trucks, I doubt it.
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Old February 27th, 2013, 12:21 PM   #87
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I've heard the EFI tuning for the turbo braking works quite well like Chris is saying and I know he's happy with it. I went the other route (it was cheap for me) and did the Fleece turbo brake. works great and you can turn it on and off whenever you like.

ran larges grades through CO while going to Moab and it works great when combined with manual downshifting. I typically have apprx 15,000# behind me.

might not be a worthy choice though unless you can get it fairly cheap (I know they charge a pretty penny for them)



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Old February 27th, 2013, 01:31 PM   #88
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And for anybody that doesn't know, Fleece's turbo brake does the same thing with the turbo as EFI does. The big advantage to it is it is adjustable, where the EFI tunes are not, at least not on the fly or easily.
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Old February 27th, 2013, 08:47 PM   #89
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Looks cool in the dash!!
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What fuel additives do you guys use in your trucks?
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Old February 27th, 2013, 09:30 PM   #91
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I use Amsoil now. Used to use the Stanadyne Performance Forumla one shot bottles, but they were too expensive.
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Old February 28th, 2013, 07:58 AM   #92
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I run PowerService Diesel Additive / Cetane Boost.

I work for the company that tests pretty much every automotive fluid out there, and after talking to some of the engineers that have been testing this stuff for years, that's the one they run in their trucks.

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Well called apf today. And this is what he's got for a stock trans.

Below is a list of the tunes available.

Optimized Stock
Economy
Heavy tow (8k+)
Light tow (Under 8k)
60
75
90
110
130
150
Anti theft (No start)
Valet (Rpm limited)
$250 for DSP5 tuning.

Have any of you guys use these guys?
I ask if this was Idaho Rob.he said no we sell his tunes.
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The real Idaho Rob:

http://atptrucks.com/
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Good to know ill tryn call him tommrow.
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I run the following on mine:

Optimized Stock
Tow (Around 40)
Economy (Around 80)
120 (Race)
150 (Break Shit!)

ATPtrucks.com

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Can someone help me out?
What is the phone number to. Idaho Rob.
Thanks
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208-685-1000 according to their website.

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What is the phone number to. Idaho Rob.
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Seriously? Instead of just clicking on the link I put up to their website and finding it yourself, you make a post here to ask? Are you completely helpless?
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Seriously? Instead of just clicking on the link I put up to their website and finding it yourself, you make a post here to ask? Are you completely helpless?
Ok. no sense in getting rude!!
I did click on the link, it's just not right their in the open
you just got to dig a little.
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