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RE: Long Box Pick up trucks.

Me Again, what is the wheel base on your truck? Mine is 160.5 and a cc long bed is at 169.0 the last time I checked. WOW a whole 9" or less. Your right about the '83, my brother has an '85 cc long bed and it is a little shorter than my '04 QC LB. 149.5 wheel base vs long bed 169.5 237.3 length vs long bed 259.3 So wheel base in 20 inches less the LOA is 22 inches less. I park at Lowes, Homedepot, Wallmart, Costco etc and stick out more than most other vehicles, I would not want to stick out 22 inches farther. I have a camera in the grill so I can pull close to the vehicle across from me also, minimizing the amount that I stick out. Oh, and when we bought it we had a garage that would not hold a CC long box and now have a park model car port that could not handle the extra 22" and still allow one to walk in front of the vehicle. Here is how I handle towing a 5th wheel and having storage in the bed. http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj53/snoking1127/Towing%20Folder/f06d2c28-4f2f-4e95-85b9-b8455766e7bb_zpsomeljpzm.jpg http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj53/snoking1127/Towing%20Folder/c031a208-1ad8-4287-af26-ec4ebad95e47_zps2bnejylk.jpg John & Bet, it is a lost cause, I tried to convince Chris that a long bed CC wasn't that big or issue to drive before he bought the SB. I test drove a 2017 Ram CC LB and didn't seem that much bigger than my current Quad cab long bed. I believe that's what he's saying. The current cc lb is not that much bigger than your qc lb but it is quite a bit bigger than a cc SB. Something else to think about also is that your vintage truck's (3rd gen) steering is different and I believe turns sharper and responds quicker (don't have proof just my feeling) than the 4th gen trucks. I have an 05 qc sb and my 13 was a cc sb and the 05 is more responsive and easier to put in tight places. They both fit in the same space. The 05 is just easier to put it in. I had a Nissan Frontier Nizmo that would alway have to do a back up to make it into a spot that my 05 would make first shot.
transamz9 12/17/17 10:49am Tow Vehicles
RE: Long Box Pick up trucks.

Lol
transamz9 12/16/17 05:52pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Long Box Pick up trucks.

Park farther out and take up a couple of spots if needed. We have DRW and have at times taken up 4 spots because the spots were tight. X2. I have to usually park further away to find a spot that has 2 facing slots open. But walking further is probably a good thing for me. Also, I find it ridiculous that a 6.5 foot box is now considered a standard box and a short box is now 5.5 or less. I won't have anything but an 8 foot box. The rest are just pretend trucks that can't even carry a sheet of plywood! :) Pretend trucks? Hahaha! I have a feeling you would have a hard time in a real truck. You just have to be smarter than the plywood to drive a truck with less than an 8 foot bed. Lol, what do you do when you need to haul 10' lumber.
transamz9 12/16/17 04:39pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram Cummins Vs GM Duramax Ike Gauntlet

Torque without rotational movement is useless just like Coke without Crown is useless. Torque without rotation is not useless. What holds a truck still parked on a hill? How much hp does it take to hold that truck?
transamz9 12/15/17 05:00am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram Cummins Vs GM Duramax Ike Gauntlet

As a nearly 40 year automotive engineer and automotive engineering operation owner, I sure as hell do know what I'm talking about! Taught many classes and you'd be wise to attend such! Torque and only torque is what and the force that turns the wheels to make the vehicle move at all or to any desired velocity and keeps it at that velocity also. Especially apparent on an uphill grade where torque does it all, all the time. Simple, as if you do NOT have adequate torque to maintain a desired velocity, the vehicle will drop in velocity. Theoretical horsepower turns NO vehicle wheels nor does it apply one ounce of force to turn any wheel as horsepower is only theoretical calculation value. Torque is the only axle/wheel twisting force ever present! NO work is accomplished or done at all if there isn't adequate torque to make the wheels turn to any velocity. Try to deny this known well long time established FACT!!! You've got your units confused. Asking how much torque is required to move a 20,000 lb truck up a 7% grade at 60 mph is like asking how may feet of gasoline it takes to fill your fuel tank. Hp is a number used to tell you how much torque you need to produce at a rpm to achieve that speed. I think you guys are saying the same thing just have a different way of looking at the equation. How fast can you accelerate to 60mph up a 7% grade with 12.5k with 300hp? To answer the question you have to know how much torque you can apply through the RPM range. HP will just tell you the max speed it will achieve. If you don't have the ability to apply the torque needed to get the load to that max speed then max hp is useless.
transamz9 12/14/17 06:48pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram Cummins Vs GM Duramax Ike Gauntlet

So a 1000 ft/lb engine at 525 RPM will be towing beast? LOL It would be if if it had a flat torque curve and maxed out at 3,000 rpm.
transamz9 12/14/17 06:28pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Torque wars continue in the diesels

I’m making numbers that would eat this truck alive towing the same weight (I’d be over on the pin lol but I’d win lol anyway) also on a stock trans at its limits and the rest all has 377k and ticking but the TC issue is somthin that can’t be messed with with efi? Mine locks up but it seems to be if I switch to a higher tune from the next that it’ll stay locked but yeah you will notice it switch from what I have tunes 1-5 . It makes a big difference now can only imagine how it’ll be with new lift pump ??it’s nice to be able to pull pass semis that can’t be built as well while towing a large load Yes, the TC lockup strategy on the 68RFE can be manipulated as it is with my tune. However, when I talk about TC inefficiency, I am talking about when it isn't locked. Let me paint a scenario for you. Say you are making a slow turn to go up a hill. As you make the turn your truck remains in 3rd gear with the TC unlocked. As you start up the hill you press the throttle bot all your engine does is wail away at high rpms, but doesn't seem to be going anywhere fast. As you gain speed your rpms will start to drop as your TC starts to couple and eventually lock up giving you a rush of torque to power up the hill. The point at which the TC isn't locked and your just spinning uncoupled at high rpms not going anywhere fast is what I am talking about when I say that the stock TC is inefficient since it has a high stall speed(which I assume is to protect the trans). This not an issue for an aftermarket TC with a lower stall speed. There is not wailing away at high rpms waiting for the torque converter to lock since it is more efficient at giving more of the engine power even when not locked. This is one of the major reasoned why I believe the Aisin is so slow off the line(aside from torque management) as well from dead stop. The torque converter is not that efficient and is just wasting most of the engines power as it spins at high rpms. Best way I can explain it is this video. If you watch at 1:20 of the video when he drives their shop truck, you will notice how much more power was sent to the wheels even when the TC wasn't locked. Trust me, it is night and day on how much power is sent to the wheels when unlocked versus the stocker. How I RUINED My Diesel's Transmission... Don't Ever Try This! My Aisin locks the TC in 2nd in TH.
transamz9 12/05/17 07:03pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2017 F-150HD or F-250?

If a 250 is a bigger truck, comes with a long bed, pulls more, gets good mileage and lasts 3x times as long there is no contest. I know a half dozen people with diesel trucks that have 300 k miles or more on them. The trucks are holding together just fine. They need some repairs like trans, ball joints and glow plugs. The cost of ownership is low over that time period, and they work for everything. Couple edits; 1. F150s do come with an 8' box in Regular and Super Cab 2. 300k is not 600k 3. There are thousands of accounts of gas engines exceeding 300k miles. My 2001 V10 being one of them. 320,000 miles when I sold it and still going strong. I buddy of mine has a 2002 F250 that he still drives around daily. When I talked to him last week he was at 530,000. 3 transmissions , 3 sets of heads and a few other odds and ends. Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that it's a Triton 5.4. LOL
transamz9 11/28/17 09:44am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Listen buddy, nobody wants to hear your unwarranted personal slurs. Unwarranted personal slur? All I said was you must be one of the guys that scatter tire pieces down the road. You just answered that....... When I blow a tire I immediately head to the nearest tire shop. I do not sit right in the road or some other hazardous location waiting for a tire guy or tow truck. I don't know about where you are but around here big truck tire shops are not just right down the street. We call them and they dispatch a truck to put a new tire on, Super single or a standard tire. Either way, if you blow a tire you are broke down. Super single or not. BTW, I agree with ya on the caps. We run virgins also.
transamz9 11/27/17 07:19am Tow Vehicles
RE: Towing > 40ft - drw vs srw?

I agree with the dually guys: More tires make a truck more stable. I also agree with the SRW crowd: the new SRW trucks are stable. You no longer have to tolerate the disadvantages of a dually unless you have more than 3000-3500 lbs of pin weight. more tires give it the ability to carry more. The suspension gives it stability.
transamz9 11/27/17 04:01am Tow Vehicles
RE: Towing > 40ft - drw vs srw?

Wide track will do squat for sway if you have soft springs or stabilizer bar. Once you have sufficiently stiff suspension, then you start getting wheel lift at the vehicle limits - This is when a wider track will help you. Have you ever seen a built out 4wd with really wide track yet considerable body sway?If the two trucks have the same suspension setup, then the dually will be more stable simply because it has a wider track. If you ride around with the suspension bottomed out it will but in the real would if the suspension are identical they will have the same stability.A wider track means more stability to me. Well, we'll just have to agree to disagree on this one. Of course wider track means more stability. Transamz9 is anti-dually for some reason; I’ve had the same type of head slapping threads with him before......;) I’m in the 4 rear tires for me category. I’ve had both and know which one handles better. And strangely enough, manufacturers put higher tow ratings on them; must be coincidental! :) No, I'm not anti-dually. I drive one every day. My company truck is a Drw. They are needed when they are needed but unlike most I don't think they are the have to have for everything. Everyone always says it because there are two extra wheels is what makes them handle load better when all the two extra tires do is give it the carry more weight. The suspension is what handles the weight.
transamz9 11/27/17 03:59am Tow Vehicles
RE: Towing > 40ft - drw vs srw?

Wide track will do squat for sway if you have soft springs or stabilizer bar. Once you have sufficiently stiff suspension, then you start getting wheel lift at the vehicle limits - This is when a wider track will help you. Have you ever seen a built out 4wd with really wide track yet considerable body sway?If the two trucks have the same suspension setup, then the dually will be more stable simply because it has a wider track. If you ride around with the suspension bottomed out it will but in the real would if the suspension are identical they will have the same stability.
transamz9 11/26/17 07:49pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Towing > 40ft - drw vs srw?

For me, 40' is where I'd be looking to go up to a DRW mainly for stability. Between personally and work, I've towed extensively with both SRW and DRW. When we were shopping for our Momentum, we went with a 349M which is 39' and 16500 max weight. Many of the larger triple axle floorpans weren't that much heavier and still within the weight limits of my '17 F-350 SRW, but hauling 42'-43' I'd want a DRW not only for additional CCC, but stability. Guess I'm screwed then. Don't know how I hold it on the road. Lol
transamz9 11/26/17 04:17pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Oh sure we use ‘em on the front. You have to, to get the weight capacity. On the rear they do nothing but guarantee a wait for a tire guy to come to where you’re stranded when any one of them gets a flat. Yeah I get what’s good about them, but no thanks. Elon Musk knows technology but he knows nothing about the reality of running trucks and things like redundant reliability. Legally you blow a tire you are waiting on a tire guy. You must be one of the drivers that scatter tires up and down the highway. Bet you run nothing but virgin rubber all the way around too don't ya.
transamz9 11/26/17 04:13pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Towing > 40ft - drw vs srw?

If you want to feel real stability in a 3500 go get you a cab chassis and tow with it. Same tires as your truck but twice the spring. You can easily put any springs in any truck. Cab & chassis trucks have narrower rear axles. Exactly! More spring = more stability even with a narrowed track. Thank you
transamz9 11/26/17 01:00pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Cool. WHat are the advantages and disadvantages of super singles? Super singles are lighter and have less rolling resistance than duals, but duals are more stable, offer better traction and offer redundancy in the event of a tire failure. Super singles are becoming more common in over the road applications but are almost never seen in very heavy duty usage like dump trucks, cement mixers and heavy haul tractors. A lot of our mixers around here have supers all the way around. Most of our dump trucks have super single fronts and most heavy haul tractors if they are real heavy haul have super single fronts.
transamz9 11/26/17 12:40pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Towing > 40ft - drw vs srw?

I think people in the market trying to decide between a SRW and DRW really should listen a bit more to those who actually own a DRW. I have towed in some bad AZZ winds hitting on the side and at an angle even towing 75 mph, I never felt unstable or unsafe. My combined is 33K. Also my DRV is 13' 5" high and almost 102" wide. Some of us srw truck owners have and do own both. There are plusses and minutes to both. If a trailer is within a srw rating then the srw handles it just fine. I have never felt unstable in any of my srw trucks either. If you want to feel real stability in a 3500 go get you a cab chassis and tow with it. Same tires as your truck but twice the spring.
transamz9 11/23/17 06:24am Tow Vehicles
RE: Towing > 40ft - drw vs srw?

I think people in the market trying to decide between a SRW and DRW really should listen a bit more to those who actually own a DRW. I have towed in some bad AZZ winds hitting on the side and at an angle even towing 75 mph, I never felt unstable or unsafe. My combined is 33K. Also my DRV is 13' 5" high and almost 102" wide. Some of us are truck owners have and do own both. There are plusses and minutes to both. If a trailer is within a srw rating then the srw handles it just fine. I have never felt unstable in any of my srw trucks either. If you want to feel real stability in a 3500 go get you a cab chassis and tow with it. Same tires as your truck but twice the spring.
transamz9 11/23/17 06:23am Tow Vehicles
RE: Cummins to Hemi?

Mountains + towing = diesel Mountains + towing + gasser = lame Gasser = lame - diesel! Lol Your $ your choice. 6.4 is a nice truck, but I’d only do that if finances dictated I should. 20 years ago, who would have thought we would call 400 hp lame. 400 hp is not lame but 400 lbft is when you have double that available. That's like taking off half throttle every time.......Ain't nothin like feeling the left front wheel getting light when taking of at a stoplight. LOL
transamz9 11/22/17 11:00am Tow Vehicles
RE: Towing > 40ft - drw vs srw?

Two days ago I was driving the interstate solo in my DRV. It seemed like it might be windy because cars were being blown around and grass and trash and SRVs were also blowing in the crosswinds. I've had the same experience lashed to the 5er. Really a nice ride! So if a new SRV can perform the same as my 'ol DRV - just think how well a new DRV must handle. Why would the wind blow a SRW truck around more than a DRW truck? I would expect it to be the other way around. I travel a lot in the PalmSprings, CA area where the windmills are for good reason. When towing or solo with my 98 SRW you sure noticed when the wind was blowing. Same roads with my 11 and now 15 Dually I have to look at the foliage along side the road to see if the wind is blowing in most cases. The Dually is FAR more stable than the SRW trucks. There's a world of difference between a 98 model truck and how it handles than a 11 or 15. My 2016 SRW 3500 handles and drives in the wind a whole lot better than my 2006 3500 DRW that weighs 12,000#. I don't think I have ever felt the back of my truck get pushed sideways in a cross wind. It has always been the front end and have to counter steer the effects. It's been a couple months since I've looked at trucks but the last time I did they all have single wheels on the steer axle. Maybe it was because you didn't have the B&W in the back of the 98.
transamz9 11/21/17 10:01am Tow Vehicles
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