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Sunday, April 18, 2021

Upgrades to the tow vehicle

 We have made some upgrades to our 1999 Dodge Ram 2500 pickup for this towing season.

The first and most important was having a Pacbrake PXRB exhaust brake installed and even though I have not towed with it yet I love it already, I should have done it sooner.

This brake works awesome at slowing you down with out touching your brakes, this year I am not worried about smoking the brakes coming down off the mountain. And as a added benefit you gain a on board air compressor for airing up tires.

Next I added a boost elbow which is supposed to allow us to go past the stock 20 lbs of turbo boost to 30 lbs of boost, which means more towing power.

Next I replaced the stock air intake with a S&B cold air intake that provides 33% more air flow.

This was a pretty easy install but was a tight fit with the Pacbrake air compressor and I know there will be times in the future like oil change time when I am cussing it for being so big. But if it helps with fuel mileage, lower EGT's and better performance it is a good trade off.

And the last mod for now was also for the air intake system to help it breath better I replaced the stock air intake elbow or air horn with one from Sinister Diesel which is supposed to allow a smoother flow of air into the intake manifold over stock.

And it is prettier than the stock air horn so it must be better right ? HaHa.

More modes in the very near future will be a big line kit to improve fuel flow from the stock fuel filter to the injection pump and new boost and egt gauges to replace our old ones.

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