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Old 08-30-2016, 09:04 AM   #1
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Need more power

Wondering if or what other people do to increase power in the v-10 recently drove up thru New England and 35 mph on the hills just won't cut it for me, Maybe need a pusher but just bought this Georgetown xl.
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Old 08-30-2016, 09:45 AM   #2
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I cant say Ive noticed significant increased "power" but I noticed significant improvement in the transmission shifting with the 5 star tune. I live in southern WV and tow a 2016 Ford explorer with my 2013 378. I top Flat Top mountain pulling North on I77 towards Beckley from princeton/ bluefield at around 48 to 50 mph. previous coach was a coachman cross country with a 300 hp Cummins and topped out no faster with it. The tune made a world of difference avoiding the 5th to 3rd screaming downshifts at every little grade on interstate.
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Old 08-30-2016, 09:46 AM   #3
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For any significant power gain be prepared to spend a lot of money.

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Old 08-30-2016, 09:53 AM   #4
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I believe what you see is what you're are going to get...

I spend a great deal of time in the Rockies, I find that I slow the vehicle speed and manually downshift to keep rpms high (3500-4000). I turn on the four way flashers, and enjoy the ride.

In the photo, I am climbing eastbound on I-70 at the Eisenhower Tunnel summit, Elevation, 11,200 ft. (west of Denver) . Note the four way flashers are on. the transmission is in 1st gear, Speed is about 25 mph, and the rpms are at 4000.
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Besides the Five Star or the expensive Banks system the only choice you have is to take a real burn to your backside on trading your gasser then dropping another 100K or so to move up to a diesel.
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Old 08-30-2016, 10:37 AM   #6
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That's another thing I hate no engine brake the power downshifts and 5000 rpm are not good
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I believe what you see is what you're are going to get...

I spend a great deal of time in the Rockies, I find that I slow the vehicle speed and manually downshift to keep rpms high (3500-4000). I turn on the four way flashers, and enjoy the ride.

In the photo, I am climbing eastbound on I-70 at the Eisenhower Tunnel summit, Elevation, 11,200 ft. (west of Denver) . Note the four way flashers are on. the transmission is in 1st gear, Speed is about 25 mph, and the rpms are at 4000.
Did you have a car in tow?
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That's another thing I hate no engine brake the power downshifts and 5000 rpm are not good
My 2016 with the new 6-speed does have engine braking. You also have tow-haul mode, correct? I believe it you use that it will also "engine-brake".
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Old 08-30-2016, 01:27 PM   #9
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If you dont like the high R's on the engine and the slower speed the only way you will improve the performance is to go pusher at a significant price increase.. Price and power go hand in hand.. I would say maybe more patience would be a lot cheaper..
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TakeItEasy;

Yes, I was towing a 2006 Camry on an Acme dolly, probably added 4000 lbs to the load.

ALSO , My V10 puts out about 310hp, the newer V10s put out 360hp.

AND - without turbocharging, that 310 hp at sea level is more like 200hp at 11,000 ft elevation.
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