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RE: Ram 2500 (coil spring) versus Ram 3500 (with opt air ride)

The performance can be quite a bit different when you look at the 2500 can't be gotten with the Asin and 900 lbft of torque. The 3500 can. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe that the Aisin and additional power is only available on a dually 3500. That is quite the cost jump from a 2500. No, my 2013 SRW has it. Honestly, this is the only reason why I don't have a 2500. We are wanting to get a new truck but we can't find a 3500 SRW the way we want it. We can find a lot of 2500's but they don't come with the Aisin/HO.
transamz9 04/20/16 05:42am Tow Vehicles
RE: Some Ford 6.0 Stories True

True you don't get interview a shop when down, but you do have a choice where to take it. I lost a fan clutch east of Rapid City and was able to arrange having the part available and waiting in Sioux City. Even without the fan, I was able to tow 11K lbs across SD by watching SG II temperatures and not running A/C verses going to smaller dealership closer that had less diesel experience. I would pay additional tow charges over having someone learn on my engine. Having a RV that is not a MH, you can even change plans and stay somewhere while repairs are done. My engine did fine and I would still be driving my F250 if I didn't want the additional payload my 5500 offered. If you wonder why I didn't go with a F550, it had more to do value for the money and the additional 25 HP of the CTD over the PSD in the chassis cabs. Funny, My parents just got the latest bill, $4000 for the HPOP. The dealer said they needed a fan clutch for another $700... $8,000 in less than 4 months. What the government and manufacturers did to diesels during that time period and sold to the public is a disgrace. Personally, and this is just me, I will never buy another diesel truck, period. Or another Ford for that matter. Just because. Gman HPOP is not the Governments fault. Neither is the fan clutch. It's the way the motor is designed. Instead of using a fuel pump to get the high pressures it takes for a diesel they used and oil pump to pressurize the fuel.
transamz9 04/20/16 05:29am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ordered new Ram truck

I went from my 2013 to the 16' because this is my retirement truck, (July 22nd, I turn 66).Wanted the truck for the newer updates, i.e. the extra TQ, (900), and the rear air assist..which works great...Also like the cargo camera..I'ts an excellent tool when hooking 5er up. The auto headlights and auto windshield wipers REALLY work...Nice touch. The leather is high grade, and all the amenities really wrap you in the "lap of luxury". whether cruising or towing....The truck towed the new TH effortlessly through the mountains of TN, VA,NC and WV...The EB is awesome..and the truck is smoother than my 13'..The medium duty Aisin tranny strapped to the medium duty Cummins is a great combination in a TV. The Pearl White color really looks good with all the chrome accents..(I'm old school...I like chrome:B) Jim I like bling too buddy. You can look at any of my trucks and tell that. I wish Ram would come out with a better looking wheel for the duallys though. LOL
transamz9 04/19/16 02:59pm Tow Vehicles
RE: I'm curios about the 6.7.

I feel like the people bitching about emissions and DEF don't actually own a modern diesel. These things are really non issues. I dump a gallon of DEF in its tank every few thousand miles for $10 and in trade maybe the earth will be around for my kids to enjoy and their kids after. About emission choked engine produces 800ftlb of torque at 1,700rpm. I am ok with that. Don't forget that you can get 21+ mpg on the highway with a DEF equipped truck. I love mine. Haven't had a single issue with my truck or the DEF system. Agreed. My dually doesn't get that kind of mileage but so far it has been completely reliable and pulls like a freight train. I'm a happy camper!:B X3... My diesel is my daily driver and now has 90k miles and not a single problem to date. I'm a happy camper as well. Having said that all the diesel's are more complicated than the diesels 10 years ago. The DPF will eventually need to be replaced, DEF injector will probably clog up and need to be replaced... etc...etc... The more hardware and sensors these trucks have the more opportunities for things to fail. Diesels have become exponentially complicated. I don't know that complicated is the right word. Complex, yes but not complicated. The diesel engines of today work and operate the same as the old ones it's just controlled differently. Now a gas engine on the other hand has gotten complicated. Two strokes even more so. LOL!
transamz9 04/19/16 02:56pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram 2500 (coil spring) versus Ram 3500 (with opt air ride)

The coils ride and handle noticeably better, and I think part of that is the rear swaybar. The payload difference between the two is substantial on the diesel trucks due to the GVWR class limitation, but the axle rating is only 500 lbs lower on the 2500. In terms of real world performance there's not much of a difference. The biggest difference may be the TPMS on the 2500, which can be a hindrance in setting the PSI where you want it without the idiot light going off (or getting the trigger points reset by a dealer). The performance can be quite a bit different when you look at the 2500 can't be gotten with the Asin and 900 lbft of torque. The 3500 can.
transamz9 04/19/16 02:51pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Full pics & some info... 2017 Super Duty

I remember going from my '01.5 Cummins Ram to my '03 Cummins Ram for the common rail Cummins. The ride with the new cheaper hydroformed chassis was jittery compared to the C-channel chassis of the previous Rams. I've never had the need or desire to drive my F250 loaded to capacity up a set of offset ramps to the point of hanging tires so I still prefer the C-channel chassis. But, Ford is finally following suit on stepping down to the "cheaper" manufactured hydroformed chassis. Good that they're not going with the spindly little aluminum control arm/dried up ball joint assemblies. :B That "test" was a huge farce. Other than the fact the odds of putting a vehicle designed to tow and haul in that scenario is slim, they intentionally loaded the Ford to have all the weight on the two cross tires where the Ram was balanced on three wheels. But made for good infotainment. I do believe all three trucks they did in the test were loaded the same. Where do you get your info from? Watch the video closely. When they pull down on the rear wheel of the Ram it hardly rocks because it is not directly pivoting on the left rear and right front but has weight on all three wheels. When they pull down of the Ford you can see they have it more so all the weight in on those two wheels. It pulled down easy. I am not saying the frame does not flex but this was a staged marketing commercial just like the other manufactures do. So all they accomplished was show what happens to the Ford with two wheels off the ground and what happens to the Ram with one tire off the ground. No, that is called center of gravity. The Ram is heavier in the front than the Ford.
transamz9 04/18/16 09:30am Tow Vehicles
RE: Full pics & some info... 2017 Super Duty

I remember going from my '01.5 Cummins Ram to my '03 Cummins Ram for the common rail Cummins. The ride with the new cheaper hydroformed chassis was jittery compared to the C-channel chassis of the previous Rams. I've never had the need or desire to drive my F250 loaded to capacity up a set of offset ramps to the point of hanging tires so I still prefer the C-channel chassis. But, Ford is finally following suit on stepping down to the "cheaper" manufactured hydroformed chassis. Good that they're not going with the spindly little aluminum control arm/dried up ball joint assemblies. :B That "test" was a huge farce. Other than the fact the odds of putting a vehicle designed to tow and haul in that scenario is slim, they intentionally loaded the Ford to have all the weight on the two cross tires where the Ram was balanced on three wheels. But made for good infotainment. I do believe all three trucks they did in the test were loaded the same. Where do you get your info from?
transamz9 04/17/16 03:45pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Full pics & some info... 2017 Super Duty

I remember going from my '01.5 Cummins Ram to my '03 Cummins Ram for the common rail Cummins. The ride with the new cheaper hydroformed chassis was jittery compared to the C-channel chassis of the previous Rams. I've never had the need or desire to drive my F250 loaded to capacity up a set of offset ramps to the point of hanging tires so I still prefer the C-channel chassis. But, Ford is finally following suit on stepping down to the "cheaper" manufactured hydroformed chassis. Good that they're not going with the spindly little aluminum control arm/dried up ball joint assemblies. :B I don't either but I did have my truck in a pretty hard twist last weekend backing the 5th wheel into the spot at the campground. Had to drop my right front wheel off the pavement down in a drainage ditch about 16" deep.
transamz9 04/15/16 07:15pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ordered new Ram truck

Let me know when you come through Ky Jim. Will do buddy... Just got finished mowing yard up here.. Push mowed a 1/2 acre or so... I'm whupped and very sore. But feel good about having done it Jim LOL! Yeah, I have to go push mow three acres when I get home tonight.......push them to levers on my zero-turn mower! Be safe bud and don't over do it. It's good for you but take breaks!;)
transamz9 04/15/16 08:54am Tow Vehicles
RE: Full pics & some info... 2017 Super Duty

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y165/OlBlueCJ7/Peterbilt/Peterbilt3.jpg A little frame twist never hurt anyone! I think the whole frame twist debate is way overblown. There are advantages to C channel. For one the whole rail is coated inside and out, whereas tubing may not be. I had a car trailer one time that was made out of box tubing and it rusted from the inside out. Also, there's the bend don't break school of thought. Skyscrapers, bridges and ships are designed to flex because if they were too stiff they would break. A good buddy of mine formally (up until December of last year) worked for Metalsa Frame Div., they build truck frames for Ford and others. He told me that Ford and GM have been having trouble with these new super stiff frames cracking. Their "fix" is to put some extra welds in the area where the cracks are known to occur. I understand the thought behind having a stiff frame, better suspension dynamics, less NVH, better handling. Same reason race cars use ultra stiff chassis, but then again race car chassis' are junk after just a few races. I think this is all just marketing hype, JMHO. The new frames still flex. They flex where the need to flex. The picture that you posted is of a truck that has near zero suspension travel and it also has no bed or sheet metal that it has to protect like a pick-up. It is also designed to stay on pavement unlike a pick up. A pick-up is designed to go off road also so the suspension is what needs to have the flex not the frame. If you run out of suspension then the frame needs to be strong enough to carry a wheel and not destroy the body work. Skyscrapers, bridges and ship are designed to flex just like the new frames. The are designed to flex in a controlled manner. What do you think would happen if a skyscraper flexed more than its design? It would break body parts like walls and windows.;)
transamz9 04/15/16 08:49am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2007 Ford 250 6.0 Diesel

Just a little info on the FICM. The job of the FICM is to take the 12v from the battery and quadruple it to 48v to fire the injectors. International used to mount the FICM in a different location but Ford chose to mount it nearly on the drivers side valve cover where it is subjected to tons of heat/cool cycles and vibration. Consequently the soldering on the boards in the FICM begins to crack and your 48v starts to slowly drop. Undiagnosed at startup when the FICM is only putting out <45v you start destroying your injectors. If you own a 6.0 the one thing you do need is an Edge Insight so you can watch your FICM voltage constantly...... Care to take a guess why I know all of this info? Full synthetic oil changes every 5k, fuel filters every 10k, and keep and eye on the difference in temp between oil and coolant. Once it creeps up to 15 degrees or so it's time for a new oil cooler. You batteries can also strain the FICM. After start up the electrical system is programmed to run off the batteries for a programmed time depending on temp. It can take up to two minutes in cold weather. Your batteries can have enough juice to start the truck fine but not hold enough to keep the voltage up while running until the Alt kicks in. If your battery voltage drops below 11.8 after start up then the batteries need to be replaced.
transamz9 04/15/16 08:31am Tow Vehicles
RE: Gear ratio advice 3:73 or 4:30 on Super Duty

I pull 20,000 (28,000 combined) with 3.42's and have no problems taking off from a start on hills or pulling down the road.
transamz9 04/14/16 12:14pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram 2500 Cummins Furel Mileage

Saw an article in Truck Trend where they reviewed the fuel mileage from a gasser and diesel, the upfront costs differences, and maintenance costs of each. They estimated it is close to 100,000 miles for the breakeven of owning a gasser over a diesel in terms of overall costs. I don't believe this was brand specific comparison, just overall general ownership costs. Mileage should be the LAST reason why you choose a diesel over gas. You buy a diesel because you want/need the pulling power. PERIOD! Trying to justify based on mileage is futile with all things considered. At around 65,000 miles a year put on some of our trucks the fuel mileage adds up pretty quick. Our President use to think the same as you until I showed him that the two GM 2500's with a 6.0 gas motor was averaging between 7&8 MPG the way they were loaded and now those two trucks have been replaced by 2 new Cummins 3500 cab chassis and returning 11&12 with the same load other than the new trucks are heavier from the git go. We did spend more money to get the diesel but we are also expecting to get 50% more miles out of them also and still be worth more on the back end. Those two 6.0 gasser really took a beating and held up really good but at 225,000 miles they were pretty sick.
transamz9 04/14/16 12:10pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ordered new Ram truck

Let me know when you come through Ky Jim.
transamz9 04/14/16 05:34am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram 2500 Cummins Furel Mileage

I don't have the figures on what my 2013 Cummins has used in gallons since new but I can tell you that towing 20,000# (Fifth wheel with boat behind) I get about the same mileage as you have overall. Empty my readout ranges between 16-19 everyday driving. My wife gets worse mileage driving it than I do. Here is a picture of my dash with 2,600 miles on a reset. Notice, this was after about a 2 hour trip at 75 MPH. Look at the MPG readout on the bottom left of the screen. That readout is for the 2 hour trip only. http://i968.photobucket.com/albums/ae169/transamz9/Fuel%20mileage_zpsrnsoml9x.png
transamz9 04/11/16 06:06am Tow Vehicles
RE: RAM 6.7 Cummins 2500 OR 3500

Pretty much what I'm seeing is that the 2500 gas trucks are 6000 but the 2wd crew cab diesels and Mega Cabs are 6500. The old thing is the 4wd crew cabs are 6000. Also I just realized the offer a 2500 cab chassis (bed off) truck now. It also carries the 6500 RAWR. The 3500 SRW trucks are 7000 across the board. The 6.4 and CTD trucks with 18/20" wheels are all 6,500. That's going to constitute the bulk of 2500s sold these days, or at least it's the vast majority of what I see out on the roads. This is mine. Crew cab short box 4wd Cummins. http://s16.postimg.org/8hx68fuud/image.jpg So, if my 3500 has the same tires and a RGAWR of 7K, RAM must think that the leaf springs can carry more weight than the coils? They also think/say my short box 3500 can carry 1700 more cargo. If it was a long box that number is 2300 more. Chris That 1700 and 2300 number you are getting is just because the 2500's GVWR is set at 10,000 pounds to keep it in the class classification. If they went above the 10,000# GVWR then it would be in the same class as the 3500. As far as the spring's capacity, I don't believe they set the rear weight capacity according to what the springs will handle. I believe they set it at the way they handle a load for the classification of the truck. In most cases the 2500/250 class trucks are bought and used differently than the 3500/350 class. I've seen mini vans with as much payload capacity as 2500's. Example: Look at the springs on a cab chassis 3500 compared to the springs on a 3500 pick-up.I have personally had the rear axle weight 13,000# on my 2006 F350 service truck and it was not sitting on the bump stops. Put 10,000# in the back of your 3500 and tell me how she looks.;)
transamz9 04/07/16 06:47am Tow Vehicles
RE: new truck cost!!

BTW... Do I need to start sending you recruits! No, I think we do just fine beings we are a construction company that did a Billion dollars last year. ;)
transamz9 04/05/16 06:54pm Tow Vehicles
RE: RAM 6.7 Cummins 2500 OR 3500

Pretty much what I'm seeing is that the 2500 gas trucks are 6000 but the 2wd crew cab diesels and Mega Cabs are 6500. The old thing is the 4wd crew cabs are 6000. Also I just realized the offer a 2500 cab chassis (bed off) truck now. It also carries the 6500 RAWR. The 3500 SRW trucks are 7000 across the board. The 6.4 and CTD trucks with 18/20" wheels are all 6,500. That's going to constitute the bulk of 2500s sold these days, or at least it's the vast majority of what I see out on the roads. This is mine. Crew cab short box 4wd Cummins. http://s16.postimg.org/8hx68fuud/image.jpg I see, so the wheel/tire upgrade is what's doing it. I was just going by Ram body builder. Makes since. The standard 17" tire is not rated high enough for the 6500. Boy, if I could get a 2500 with an Aisin I would be set!. A 3500 SRW Limited is impossible to come by without ordering. I have seriously thought about trading my 3500 for a 2500. If I could only get the Aisin/HO Cummins. I wish Ram would just let you choose what drive train you want in which truck.:S How come you're tempted to change your 2500 for a 3500? Empty ride quality? Because it is very hard to find a srw 3500 Limited that is loaded to the gills. 2500's are easier to find because that's what on the lots.
transamz9 04/05/16 06:31pm Tow Vehicles
RE: RAM 6.7 Cummins 2500 OR 3500

Pretty much what I'm seeing is that the 2500 gas trucks are 6000 but the 2wd crew cab diesels and Mega Cabs are 6500. The old thing is the 4wd crew cabs are 6000. Also I just realized the offer a 2500 cab chassis (bed off) truck now. It also carries the 6500 RAWR. The 3500 SRW trucks are 7000 across the board. The 6.4 and CTD trucks with 18/20" wheels are all 6,500. That's going to constitute the bulk of 2500s sold these days, or at least it's the vast majority of what I see out on the roads. This is mine. Crew cab short box 4wd Cummins. http://s16.postimg.org/8hx68fuud/image.jpg I see, so the wheel/tire upgrade is what's doing it. I was just going by Ram body builder. Makes since. The standard 17" tire is not rated high enough for the 6500. Boy, if I could get a 2500 with an Aisin I would be set!. A 3500 SRW Limited is impossible to come by without ordering. I have seriously thought about trading my 3500 for a 2500. If I could only get the Aisin/HO Cummins. I wish Ram would just let you choose what drive train you want in which truck.:S
transamz9 04/05/16 03:09pm Tow Vehicles
RE: new truck cost!!

They have to go somewhere to actually find skilled labor. That's they problem here in the states. We have been pushing so hard for many many years to keep our kids in school and telling them if you stay in school and get a good education then you will get a good paying job and be the boss. Well the problem with that is that not everyone can be the boss and not every one can start out with 6 figure incomes. The people in the states don't want to start out on the bottom and work their way up. They want to start out on top. Now we have people with degrees and nothing to use them for and the others just refuse to learn so they live on Obama. What ever happened to starting out breaking your back, learning how to actually do the work and working your way up? It's gone. We have raised all Chiefs and no Indians so the companies have to go to places where there are Indians that their Chiefs can actually get some quality work out of and not have to pay them Chief wages. We have plenty of skilled labor and labor to start at the bottom and work their way up. What these people need is the opportunity! I see it every day...I know... I'm a manufacturing manager and I have ~300 employees in my department. I have Manufacturing Engineers, Equipment/Maintenance Techs, Test Techs, Precision Parts Assemblers, Solders, Machine Operators, QA Inspectors, Documentation Control, Full Time Regulars to Temps. A lot of these people started as a temp and worked there way to a full time position because of their hard work and dedication. Some even became techs, solders, QA's etc with internal training... and even on to other promoted positions. I even promoted a production person that started as a temp in '10 to now a Group Lead this year. I see these highly skilled people evolve and take ownership and pride in the department we work in. They maintain a Lean 5S score of 5 each and every month, ISO audits always come back impressed all because these people had an opportunity and made it happen. We're not talking about BIL's , Uncles and friends of friends. How many temps have you gone through to get those 300 people? That's our problem in the construction world. We will go though 25 people before we will find one that is actually willing to learn and have enough common sense to be taught something. I'm not talking about putting a part in a press and pushing a button either. Repetitive work is one thing, actually knowing how to do something is a whole other game. Perhaps you should stop hiring friends and family! That's my point. The friends and family of the people that work here are the good ones. We use Temp to hire places when we have a project that requires more skilled labor than what we have on our payroll. We ask for specific skilled labor (concrete finishers,iron workers, carpenters and so on). and will go through 25 or so before we will actually get one that is skilled. Ninety percent of the time we will hire them full time on our payroll when we find one.
transamz9 04/05/16 03:02pm Tow Vehicles
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