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Old 05-19-2014, 10:48 AM
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Which chip/programmer to increase tow power on 2005 F150 4.6L?

I used to pull my 29ft camper with my 01 expedition with a 5.4L engine. I got a new truck last fall and we're getting ready for camping season. This is a 2005 F150 with only a 4.6L engine. I can tell just by pulling up my driveway to test, it's not going to have as much power on the hills as expected.

I don't have a large budget (really no budget but I will do what is necessary) so can someone recommend a chip or programmer that I will see decent results when towing, but that won't cost too much? I guess I'm looking for the best bang for my buck but I don't need to create a race car, just get my camper up the hill easier.

In addition to just being a less powerful engine, it seems like it never wants to downshift into "passing gear" when I'm pulling and above around 40mph. This may just be how the truck is geared but I'm not sure if that is something extra I need to worry about or not.

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Hate to break it to you but you can't program in more torque on a naturally aspirated(non turbo) engine, you can program higher shift points and get a little bit more peak horsepower but that won't make any difference at lower rpms.
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Which chip/programmer to help motorhome with V10?
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Anyone out there have a Motorhome with a V10?
I could use some help getting more perfomance out of it.
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