Towing Help!!! - Diesel Bombers

Chevy/GMC Duramax 04.5-05 LLY Discussion of Chevy and GMC Trucks with LLY Duramax Turbo Diesel Engines

Towing Help!!!

  #1  
Old 01-31-2012, 10:14 PM
Newbie
Thread Starter
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Towing Help!!!

I have a 05 2500 duramax and im pulling a 30 ft camper. my truck is stock so do i need to get some gauges to watch my EGTS, and boost? the muffler was cut of when i bought it. Im assuming it had a CAT but its not there anymore. I also have a Diablo Predator tuner that has some tow tunes would those really help me for MPGS or should i not tune it because i have no gauges. Any help would be appreciated. THANK YOU I dont have the tuner on my truck right know its just at stock setting
 
  #2  
Old 01-31-2012, 11:29 PM
2500HeavyDuty's Avatar
Super Moderator
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Houston, Tx
Posts: 14,872
Thanked 760 Times in 624 Posts
Default

nah, you would be alright imo
 
  #3  
Old 02-02-2012, 11:04 PM
BriteWhiteRam's Avatar
Diesel Bomber
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 1,070
Thanked 66 Times in 61 Posts
Default

towing a 30ft camper with a predator tune installed is probably not the greatest idea without having gauges, the EGTS will get hot real fast if you lay into the throttle too much when towing something that big
 
  #4  
Old 02-06-2012, 11:38 AM
Diesel Bomber
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Fool's Golden State
Posts: 1,188
Thanks: 0
Thanked 110 Times in 106 Posts
Default

the Diablo tuner should have a 40 hp setting that is made for towing. gauges are still recommended for anything over stock HP

Jason
 
  #5  
Old 02-06-2012, 11:21 PM
2500HeavyDuty's Avatar
Super Moderator
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Houston, Tx
Posts: 14,872
Thanked 760 Times in 624 Posts
Default

whos gonna run wot up a hill
 
  #6  
Old 02-06-2012, 11:21 PM
2500HeavyDuty's Avatar
Super Moderator
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Houston, Tx
Posts: 14,872
Thanked 760 Times in 624 Posts
Default

even stock the egts wont get that hot
 
  #7  
Old 02-08-2012, 12:16 AM
BriteWhiteRam's Avatar
Diesel Bomber
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 1,070
Thanked 66 Times in 61 Posts
Default

i have seen an LB7 hit 1600*f when towing a 26' travel trailer with a diablosport predator set on a 60hp tow tune
 
  #8  
Old 04-30-2012, 12:56 PM
toy4xchris's Avatar
Diesel Bomber
Join Date: May 2007
Location: lost
Posts: 2,413
Thanked 108 Times in 94 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by 2500HeavyDuty View Post
whos gonna run wot up a hill
I like to run WOT up hills but I have been told I am nuts though.....

As for running gauges it never hurts to run on the safe side and use some gauges I have seen 1500 on the egt in my old dmax climbing a grade but i had a bit more done to it.
 
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Diesel Bombers
Latest Automotive Industry News
0
09-27-2015 02:10 PM
JSATCT860
Towing and Hauling
0
06-15-2015 11:21 PM
Diesel Bombers
General Diesel Related
0
12-24-2014 08:10 AM
amztroyer
5.9L 24V Performance
6
12-22-2014 10:30 PM
Diesel Bombers
Latest Automotive Industry News
0
09-29-2014 12:40 PM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Towing Help!!!


Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.