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Towing and overdrive

Do you tow in OD or you try to keep it in 3rd



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take it out of overdrive and also if im in stop and go traffic i'll take overdrive off its not healthy for the tranny
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take it out of overdrive and also if im in stop and go traffic i'll take overdrive off its not healthy for the tranny
Thats a great point about traffic, THX



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i tow in od. the tranny shifts when it has to. of course the 4.10's help a little to.

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i tow in od. the tranny shifts when it has to. of course the 4.10's help a little to.
Is there an option for 4.10's on the f150? I tried to build an 08 on ford's site, and I couldn't find an option for 4.10's for the f150 supercrew.
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my truck is the super cab longbox, heavy duty, with the 7 lug wheels. it's also an xl plane jane. comes with 4.10's standard with this configeration i think.

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Well I leave it in OD and tune to Level 2 with the F150

The F250 has a tow haul button(not the same as OD) I leave it off until I hit big hills (Lake Superior)it down shifts allot, nice for going up but if it kicks in going down hill and your not paying attention it will freak you out


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In town or step hill NO overdrive but long flat staight or highway with overdrive:icon_wink:
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With the f150 I can see the gas gauge go down as I'm driving with the Overdrive off


I only drive in the city, to get out of it!!!
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I tow my 5th wheel with the OD off and it doesn't really make much difference in gas mileage.
If towing in overdrive and it starts shifting up and down its not good for the tranny but then again most of your trucks have a V8 mine is just a V6
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