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GEN 2 Anyone notice how smooth tow/haul mode can be?

Discussion in 'Ford F-150 Raptor General Discussions [GEN 2]' started by Toadster, May 30, 2018.

  1. Toadster

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    Tried tow/haul mode the other day - not towing - damn it’s smooth... shifts feel instantaneous too and no skip shift bs


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    I use it a lot without a trailer in the mountains because it keeps the truck from shifting into overdrive while coasting and allows better engine braking.
     
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    Sport mode doesn't skip gears, but it's hardly smooth.
     
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    Does your Whipple Stage 1 change the transmission or is it still the factory transmission tune?
     
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    I have tried it for daily use, but switched back to the regular mode due to the strong engine breaking. If I could eliminate the engine breaking, I would probably use tow mode exclusively for daily driving.
     
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    It's changed/upgraded with FoMoCo updates since the stock code - over 1200 tweaks applied


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    Yeah I wonder how well it would work at a dragstrip because the shifts are very short...


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    Traction control off in tow haul mode is legit, love how peppy the truck is and the truck goes through a smooth rpm range and it slows the truck down when you let off the gas so you don't burn through your breaks when driving fast, I have the TCM tune and it still skips gears in normal and sport mode, I just like the truck going through all the gears they way it does in tow haul mode and when you have a Borla Atak it sounds good too!
     
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    I’ve used it for towing. It works as it should.

    On its own, it’s like a shot of vitamins. Should be called Haul A$$ mode.
     
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    I need to try it. We have a suburban with the 10 speed and it shifts smooth al the time. Its night and day different.
     
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    Much different vehicle...different purpose, that being said while it was jointly developed w/ GM I feel like GM has had the greater “tranny building cred” than ford in recent history (not really saying much about either tho hence the JV) -& part of me wonders if GM didn’t hold back a few R&D hardware/software tweaks they learned along the way from previous 6/8 speed trannies....
     
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