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RE: THE LONG AWAITED TRUCK IS FINALLY HERE!!!!!

I follow the door panel recommendations on tire inflation. Did it on my previous 3500 SRW, and did rotate regularily. Current truck I rotated tires twice in just under 40000 miles, but I am not convinced one way or another that there is a significant advantage to doing so once you consider the cost/time for breaking down the wheels and remounting the tires on a DRW with Alcoa rims.
Bionic Man 03/04/15 08:42am Tow Vehicles
RE: THE LONG AWAITED TRUCK IS FINALLY HERE!!!!!

I've had zero issues with the Generals:) My truck has about 38k on the clock. I haven't done a good job of rotating the tires, so I just replaced the fronts (Yokohamas). The backs still have a good 5000 miles or so. I know there are people on this thread that will claim 100k on tires, but that has NEVER been my experience on a 2500 + truck. 45000 miles is probably about as many as I have ever run a set of tires. So I am happy as well. Well I am here to tell you it pays to buy quality tires. These are MS2's and they were installed on my 11 I just traded in at 25K when the POS Generals had a big tread separation. The tires have 40K in the pics. I would guess 40% tread left? The General POS's were 2/3 worn out at 25K. http://i.imgur.com/ZNFIUxgl.jpghttp://i.imgur.com/NbkOwacl.jpg You can say what you want, but my experience is different. I wouldn't put General's back on my truck (as you can see from my post), but I don't personally know anyone who gets more than 50,000 miles on a set of tires on a 2500/3500 truck. That is me using BFGs and friend using Nittos and Michellin (the Michellin has a very bad reputation here for cracking). I hope that I prove myself wrong with these Yokohamas, but I am not holding my breath.
Bionic Man 03/04/15 07:58am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2015 F150 2.7L MPG

T&P is right about the octane levels at elevation. All octane levels are 2 points lower in mountain states. 85 octane is regular unleaded, 87 is mid-grade, and 91 is premium.
Bionic Man 03/04/15 07:51am Tow Vehicles
RE: Diesel Tahoe

You are more likely to be able to find a diesel Ford Excursion. I have seen a few Suburbans that people swapped a CTD into them as well.
Bionic Man 03/03/15 09:20pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Dodge built in trailer brake?

If the trailer has the one piece 7-prong plug, that is likely your problem. For whatever reason, the integrated controller doesn't like them. Had that same problem on my truck. Chased it for a year. Finally replaced the plug, and the problem went away. Not sure why this happens, but the guy that works on my trailers said it is pretty common.
Bionic Man 03/03/15 09:17pm Tow Vehicles
RE: THE LONG AWAITED TRUCK IS FINALLY HERE!!!!!

I've had zero issues with the Generals:) My truck has about 38k on the clock. I haven't done a good job of rotating the tires, so I just replaced the fronts (Yokohamas). The backs still have a good 5000 miles or so. I know there are people on this thread that will claim 100k on tires, but that has NEVER been my experience on a 2500 + truck. 45000 miles is probably about as many as I have ever run a set of tires. So I am happy as well.
Bionic Man 03/03/15 08:52pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram 2500 5.7 hemi mpg.....a bit disappointed

Looks like you experienced MPG ranging from 14 - 17. What was the average for the entire trip? Was that from the computer readout, or hand calculated? Reason I ask is that I have two vehicles where the readout is just about dead on, and two that are off (in both directions). Just curious where you came up with your expected numbers? Did you come from another HD truck, or is this your first? As others have stated, MPH has a big effect on MPG. As a point of reference, the few trips that I have taken my truck unloaded on the highway, I get around 14 MPG cruising between 75 - 80 MPH. The easiest way to get better MPG is to slow down. You might get around 20 MPG at 60 MPH. Have to decide, which is more important on the trip, MPG or time?
Bionic Man 03/03/15 08:54am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2015 F150 2.7L MPG

Can always throw stones based on a test, but at least they did a good job of laying out the procedures. I would like to see a comparison vs competitie engines (although I'm not sure exactly what those engines would be). 22.8 isn't much to complain about. It would also be interesting to also see a comparison vs higher speeds. I drive that route frequently, and 65 is SLOW. Not towing, I set cruise at 80 MPH and get passed regularily (as supported by his comment at the end about "pissing off truckers left and right"). I am sure they wouldn't do a run at 80, but they could do 75. Is 65 really a common speed in other areas? Non towing, that is very slow everywhere I travel in the West.
Bionic Man 03/02/15 10:32pm Tow Vehicles
RE: New truck deal today

Congrats on the new truck. I hope it serves you well.
Bionic Man 03/02/15 10:13pm Tow Vehicles
RE: My engine woes!

Hope the quality of the engine is better than the quality of their service. You deserve to catch a break.
Bionic Man 03/02/15 05:15pm Tow Vehicles
RE: THE LONG AWAITED TRUCK IS FINALLY HERE!!!!!

Careful with those photos. If you post one with the speedo set at 0 MPH and a check engine light on, people are going to start thinking you bought a Ford. :)
Bionic Man 03/02/15 05:13pm Tow Vehicles
RE: THE LONG AWAITED TRUCK IS FINALLY HERE!!!!!

Very nice!
Bionic Man 03/01/15 11:44am Tow Vehicles
RE: F150 2.7 Ike Gauntlet

MPG has proven to not be an advantage of the Ecoboost engines. Test after test, it gets no better MPG than engines it competes with (Hemi, GM 5.3/6.0). A V8 EB would be WAY too thirsty.
Bionic Man 03/01/15 11:32am Tow Vehicles
RE: F150 2.7 Ike Gauntlet

What's with all the obsession with a V8 Ecoboost. What's the advantage or draw? :h I have the same questions. Ford has tuned the 3.5 to over 600 HP. If there is a market/need for more power, why would they need to add cylinders? Still think the bigger question is why they won't put it in a 250/350. Even at current output, it has adequate power levels.
Bionic Man 02/28/15 09:36pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2015 Renegade vs Wrangler

I doubt there is a lot of cross shopping of Renegade vs Wrangler. Two very different markets.
Bionic Man 02/28/15 05:00pm Tow Vehicles
RE: F150 2.7 Ike Gauntlet

The 2.7 looks like it will be a winner in regards to power. My only complaint on the test is they use that black GMC as a chase vehicle to run interference for them, allowing the truck to change lanes freely as traffic conditions change. I would like to see how the truck accelerates when you get stuck behind an RV/semi, and have to drop down to 30 or 40 MPH. I am sure the truck would do well under those conditions, but it would be a more realistic test if that is what you are looking for.
Bionic Man 02/28/15 07:40am Tow Vehicles
RE: Left over 2014

Take a look at what a used 2012 is going for, I don't think you would get hurt with that purchase.
Bionic Man 02/28/15 07:05am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram ecodiesel problems?

Sorry Nutz. The 4 billion number isn't right. Maybe that was an error in the article, but you later wrote 28 billion. WAY off. It is very obvious you have an agenda. Give it a rest.
Bionic Man 02/27/15 10:17pm Tow Vehicles
RE: St. Vrain SP, Longmont, CO

You should be able to find a spot on a Thursday. Friday or Saturday, not so much. I would go a little further north, and stay at Boyd Lake State Park. Bigger campground, and not right off the interstate, so there won't be nearly as much auto noise.
Bionic Man 02/26/15 10:12pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: MPG test ecoboost vs ecodiesel

Hey Don, I have found the forum to be much more enjoyable when you use the block/ignore feature on the Troller......
Bionic Man 02/25/15 08:09pm Tow Vehicles
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