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  1. john40
    07-18-2014 05:16 PM - permalink
    Since your trans is beefed up you could play with other settings, perhaps SW-2 (70 hp) and others. I didn't want to take a chance with my near stock 48re.
  2. studio5o
    07-18-2014 04:22 PM - permalink
    John thanks for the info...yes I know the grade ....was in the area when we were on our way to Pismo years ago...smarty jr and the settings you recommend it is then.
  3. john40
    07-18-2014 01:08 PM - permalink
    Get a Smarty Jr and set it at a mild setting, SW-1, TM-2, TQ-4. This was recommended by members far more knowledgeable than me. This is what it did for my '06 auto. Are you're familiar with the Cuesta Grade on U.S. 101 north of San Luis Obispo? Stock, pulling a 12,000# 5th wheel, the maximum speed was 50 mph. With the Smarty Jr, pulling the same load, the speed was 60 mph. But, more importantly to me, it reduced the EGT's over 200 degrees. When it was stock, pulling long grades, especially in hot weather, the EGT's would climb to 1450 and I would occasionally have to back out of the throttle the keep them safe. As a side note you will be able to set the Smarty Jr back to stock for our dreaded smog check. Be advised that some vendors do not sell Smartys to Californians. You could probably find a relative in another state. Just my two cents,
    Good luck John

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