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Old 04-23-2017, 04:17 PM   #1
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Need help in maintaining speed on inclines

We have a 2016 (early) 30DS. While others have spoken of plenty of power while driving up hills, this is not what I am experiencing. I am not towing but still on steep inclines it is not unusual for me to be chugging along at a top speed around 30 to 35 mph. How are all of you able to maintain speed on inclines?
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Old 04-23-2017, 04:42 PM   #2
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More motor with LOTS more torque. The other choice is to reduce weight.
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Old 04-23-2017, 05:55 PM   #3
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5 star running program made a big difference in my E450
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Old 04-23-2017, 10:53 PM   #4
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5 star running program

Not sure what you mean by "5 star running program." I do know the way my FR3 is "running" up hills is definitely not 5 star!
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Old 04-24-2017, 06:38 AM   #5
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They're speaking about a computer tune for the Triton V10 ECU. It comes down to torque when climbing hills. I'm not sure how steep the inclines are, but when we go over some of the steep passes in the Rockies, we'll drop down to 35-40 mph going up them. We don't get too concerned about it and just let the V10 sing. Only other option is to get a diesel, but thats $$$ for a small percentage of time that you actually need that torque.

Got a 1997-2010 V10 6.8L? - 5 Star Tuning
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Old 04-24-2017, 07:58 AM   #6
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Thanks Mike and Kenny!
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Old 04-24-2017, 08:56 AM   #7
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If you are not around 3500 RPM (or higher) step on the gas. The V10 makes a lot of power, but only at higher RPM's.
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Old 04-24-2017, 09:43 AM   #8
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If you are not around 3500 RPM (or higher) step on the gas. The V10 makes a lot of power, but only at higher RPM's.
Yup. Many a times on big hills i'm pushing 4 plus with the engine screaming but make it up no issue. Even towing a car. The V10's dont mind pushing the RPMS
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Notice a big difference on hills depending on how much gas and water on board. Like to have them close to full when windy.
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5 star running program made a big difference in my E450
Not a M/H but my F-150, 5.0 was helped by a 5 Star economy tune for towing.
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