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RE: Tuner like “5 Star Tune “

Tuners won't do anything for engine output on a normally aspirated gas engine. That's already been maximized by the manufacturer. All tuners do is give your subconscious a lead foot so you stomp on the pedal harder, say, "YEAH! I HAAAAAAVE THE POWERRRRRR!" to yourself, then find out three days later that nothing really changed and there's a hole in your wallet where several hundred dollars used to be. Not true for regular vehicles. Performance can be measured and the tunes increase HP and torque. You get marginal increases at WIDE OPEN THROTTLE. How often do you drive at WOT? Unless you're drag racing, almost never. That is not true. And the manufacturers increase HP and torque all the time with programming year to year. Do you truly believe every tune that leaves the factory has every ounce of safe performance programmed.
mich800 07/05/21 07:24am Tow Vehicles
RE: 7.3 twin turbo Godzilla

This is a towing forum and the comment is based on the manufactures recommended limitations.... Really? The forum is "Tow Vehicles" and the topic is 7.3 twin turbo Godzilla. That's slightly different that "Towing". BTW, turbo lag exists. It just doesn't exist as much as it used to. If the manufacture's were smart, they'd add an electric motor that spools up the turbo when it's needed, which is powered by a battery (making the truck a hybrid). The vast majority of what people perceive as turbo lag on a modern engine is actually drive by wire throttle programming. Unless you have a single purpose design like shoving a huge fixed vane turbo in a racing application, there is not enough lag to use as a justification between the different options.
mich800 06/08/21 12:56pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 7.3 twin turbo Godzilla

And I remember the towing spec on the Lighting. They were all limited to 5k lbs. So take that for what its worth with respect to the forced induction in that era. LOL. According to your logic, what the manufacture produces is all that it can do. :h did I say that? This is a towing forum and the comment is based on the manufactures recommended limitations. Nothing more. As far as power adders. If given the option I would choose the turbo option. I would rather have the power when it was needed rather than just the rpm the engine happened to be turning. Both types of forced induction are viable options. And with modern technology the turbo lag of yore is as much of an issue as your car stereo spitting out your mixed tape in the middle of your favorite MC Hammer song. :B
mich800 06/08/21 11:23am Tow Vehicles
RE: 7.3 twin turbo Godzilla

^ I believe you found the proverbial needle in the haystack.... How many "other" trucks have besides the Lightning/Harley, which were limited runs of only what 4 years? Cool trucks, but do you have any supposition why they went away, same as the TRD blower upgrade? And I remember the towing spec on the Lighting. They were all limited to 5k lbs. So take that for what its worth with respect to the forced induction in that era.
mich800 06/08/21 10:34am Tow Vehicles
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