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I'm a heavy duty diesel technician and I can tell you from experience that these new vehicles today aren't your plane old school wire, switch, fuse, relay. Just and exaggerated story/example but here it goes. Wire starts at fuse then goes to the engine control module then back to the light switch then through the ignition then through 3 or 4 relays, that are scattered throughout the vehicle, then to the body control module then to the rear light and then finally to the puddle lights in the mirrors. And this complete circuit runs through 5 different wire harnesses.🥵🤣🤣🤣
Great post!
I'll only add that not only are all those "components" in play just to get the 12V current to the puddle light, but there's a substantial number of lines of code-logic at play as well.

Or put another way, on the latest vehicles the code can be overwritten with new code while you are asleep and the truck is parked in the driveway. The next day, without any new wires, relays, fuses, ever being touched, 12V current can be sent to the puddle light with completely different criteria.

Yesterday you had to unlock the truck to trigger the puddle light. But tonight you just have to approach it and when you are within 15' the light lights up and the running board deploys. Even though neither you or any technician has touched it since yesterday.
 

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His truck is now a tow-dedicated truck.
So even if he threw some money at tuning the beast, it's highly recommended to remove the performance tunes when towing. So I'm guessing he's not gonna bite. 🤣
 

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A tune specifically for towing is very different than what I meant when I stated:
"it's highly recommended to remove the performance tunes when towing" :)

Fellas chasing performance with Turbos and tunes and E85, 50, 40, 30..... Well, I don't think they are daily-ing a tow tune?
 

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The only risk that I see is the pursuit of maximum output rather than the pursuit of an already established safe limit.

A different way of saying what I mean is that if I were convinced that a said target of xxx Torque was safe for the motor, AND I knew that I would be satisfied with that target xxx, even if it was possible to squeeze more out of it, then it comes down to the various combinations of hardware, fueling, and software to reach the xxx target.

What is even more appealing to me personally is finding the healthiest/least-punishing way to meet the xxx target.

A conservative de-tuned 350HP is more appealing to me than a maxed out 350HP, if you know what I mean. One feels Effortless and smooth. The other feels like something might catch fire.
 

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^^^^ exactly

My first Turbo was a 1984 SVO Mustang.
We were just coming out of the post-muscle-car regulation purgatory that had the Chevrolet Corvette capped at 180HP.

Suddenly, the awakening of the sleeping giant: FUN to drive

You described that flavor of the new version of fun perfectly. :)
 

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I have always like that wheel as one of the nicest oem wheels. Especially if the accent color matches the truck in any way.

I think you should either black it out or white it out to match your theme. :)
 
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