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Posted: 11/17/13 07:29am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

According to this site it struggled it lost speed and downshifted which the people on this site identify as the hallmark of a truck struggling on a grade.

Also it is a diesel and didn't go 65 mph up it in overdrive, I have been told over and over on this site that a diesel truck will go 65 up any hill in overdrive with the cruise on.

As far as the driver not knowing the truck, he held it to the floor the whole way, you would hope that the automatic transmission should be smart enough to know the driver wanted max effort.

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As far as the driver not knowing the truck, he held it to the floor the whole way, you would hope that the automatic transmission should be smart enough to know the driver wanted max effort.


That is REALLY BAD ASSUMPTION ... Programmed shift strategies are not designed to stay in gear up to basically the redline for power, but to shift for MPG reasons. When pulling a really hard grade I will get into direct and push this puppy up to 3K and keep it there if possible. I will never see 3K in any gear except OD and going way too fast to be towing regardless of grade.

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LarryJM wrote:

Taco wrote:



As far as the driver not knowing the truck, he held it to the floor the whole way, you would hope that the automatic transmission should be smart enough to know the driver wanted max effort.


That is REALLY BAD ASSUMPTION ... Programmed shift strategies are not designed to stay in gear up to basically the redline for power, but to shift for MPG reasons. When pulling a really hard grade I will get into direct and push this puppy up to 3K and keep it there if possible. I will never see 3K in any gear except OD and going way too fast to be towing regardless of grade.

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There is no programed shift strategies at WOT. That is why engines go into open loop at WOT. AT WOT it's all about power and engine and shift strategies are programed as such.


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Here's the video of a RAM pulling up the Ike Gauntlet at a little over 50% of it's towing capacity and the F150 Eco Boost pulling up the Ike Gauntlet at a little over 100% of it's towing capacity.

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F150 Eco Boost

Overall it appears the Ford Eco Boost is a strong performer with pulling at 100% of it's towing capacity while the 6.7 Cummins performance was less than spectacular!


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FishOnOne wrote:

Here's the video of a RAM pulling up the Ike Gauntlet at a little over 50% of it's towing capacity and the F150 Eco Boost pulling up the Ike Gauntlet at a little over 100% of it's towing capacity.

RAM '13

F150 Eco Boost

Overall it appears the Ford Eco Boost is a strong performer with pulling at 100% of it's towing capacity while the 6.7 Cummins performance was less than spectacular!


ROTFLMAO, well I hope so! At a third of the load and almost the same HP it doesn't take a rocket surgeon to figure out who is going to be faster up the hill!

I saw a 600 HP class 8 Pete struggle up a hill the other day because he was down to less than 30 MPH.

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So - what, where is this so-called gauntlet??

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crabbin cabin wrote:

So - what, where is this so-called gauntlet??


OK - just watched the video! Wrong, wrong going from Silverthorne CO(my former home for 13+ years), in Summit county, eastbound on I 70 you approach and go thru' the Johnson Tunnel!!
The Eisenhower Tunnel is westbound only and was completed several years before the Johnson!

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When I clicked on FishOnOne's F150 Eco Boost link, my computer shutdown. Something's fishy.


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If your talking about the I-70 Ike, I had no problem with it with my rig a few years ago. It down shifted like it should, I forget the exact mph and rpm now, but I passed an older Chevy 3+3 crew cab with a slide in camper and a small tow behind trailer. I assume it had 454 gasser so not surprised. Tranny didn't get hot nor did the engine. I was right at 19,700# combined weight. I am a happy RVer.


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The Dodge sounds loud and I am surprised that it doesn't have a gear indicator.


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