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RE: TV tire query

Love the Michelin LTX - Have them on my truck - no complaints. It may depend which LTX tire your talking about. I have the LTX AT/2 tires on my F350. These are the factory tires. After 6200 miles I have 6.3 mm of tread left above the tread wear indicators. New the tires have 10.3 mm above the tread wear indicators. That is 39% of the tread gone in 6200 miles. My last F350 had the same crappy tires on it and they wore out just as fast. I have done very little towing and 100% of the miles are on pavement. Additionally I am usually pretty easy on the skinny pedal.
4x4ord 06/27/16 10:19am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2016 vehicle quality ratings released

I see Hyundai is rated much higher than Acura. We had the misfortune of having to drive a brand new Hyundai Optima while our 8 year old Acura was in the body shop. We couldn't wait to get our Acura back.
4x4ord 06/23/16 09:55pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2019 Cummins in Ram: 2 significant & simultaneous milestones

Cummins supplies the ISC 8.3 for lots of class 6/7 truck/tractor/bus applications, including the F650/750 cab/chassis trucks and military 2-1/2 ton and 5-ton transport trucks and tractors, with multi-fuel system. The F650/750 can either be spec'ed with the 6.7 Powerstroke or a 6.8 liter V10 gas.
4x4ord 06/21/16 08:04pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2019 Cummins in Ram: 2 significant & simultaneous milestones

Cummins supplies the ISC 8.3 for lots of class 6/7 truck/tractor/bus applications, including the F650/750 cab/chassis trucks and military 2-1/2 ton and 5-ton transport trucks and tractors, with multi-fuel system. The F650/750 can either be spec'ed with the 6.7 Powerstroke or a 6.8 liter V10 gas.
4x4ord 06/21/16 08:03pm Tow Vehicles
RE: "Keen "to replace V6 with inline Gas engines

As others pointed out the torque is due to the longer stroke of many in lines rather than the angles between the pistons. Audi/VW used to run their 4-cylinder length wise in the engine bay even when they had a transaxle FWD. They eventually went transverse and even upped it to 5 cylinders but I think the nose would to long to do this with an in line five or six (as pointed out, it is too long to mount transversely) in FWD. Opposing cylinders are pretty smooth if you could fit a flat 8... The more fuel that can be used per stroke is what yields torque. So whether that comes from a larger bore, longer stroke, turbo charger, other supercharger or nitrous makes no difference. More fuel utilized per rev .... more torque. More fuel utilized per time ... more HP. If a 6.7 liter has a 4.88 inch stroke and small bore or 4.25 inch stroke and larger bore makes no difference on torque as far as the math is concerned. If both are given the same amount of fuel per rev then obviously the one which produces the higher torque value is the more fuel efficient engine.
4x4ord 06/21/16 05:21am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2019 Cummins in Ram: 2 significant & simultaneous milestones

This could possibly be what I had read.....6.7 litre Duramax.
4x4ord 06/20/16 10:55pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2019 Cummins in Ram: 2 significant & simultaneous milestones

I read somewhere that the 2019 Cummins will be a slightly larger displacement engine to compete with the upcoming Duramax and present (2017) Powerstroke which is rumored to be tuned to 1000 lbft of torque. As I said I spoke personally to the lady that is personally working on the 2019 Cummins and when asked if the engine was going to be a larger displacement she said no it will still be a 6.7. That sure is not what some of the Cummins haters have said in the past. They claimed the 6.7 was at the end of it's usefulness and the next Cummins would have to be a V8. Time will tell if the "LADY" spoke da truth! I am betting she did. I may be wrong on what I thought I read. Is it possible the upcoming Duramax is going to a larger displacement engine?
4x4ord 06/20/16 09:38am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2019 Cummins in Ram: 2 significant & simultaneous milestones

I read somewhere that the 2019 Cummins will be a slightly larger displacement engine to compete with the upcoming Duramax and present (2017) Powerstroke which is rumored to be tuned to 1000 lbft of torque.
4x4ord 06/19/16 03:29pm Tow Vehicles
RE: "Keen "to replace V6 with inline Gas engines

On naturally aspirated engines torque was a function of displacement and volumetric efficiency. The inline six may have had a natural tendency to be more volumetric efficiency than a V configuration at low rpm but today with superchargers and direct fuel injection engineers can very easily dial in whatever torque curve they desire with either an inline or V block and displacement can be replaced with supercharging.
4x4ord 06/19/16 09:52am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2017 F350

7 MPG..... OUUUUCH I think that is pretty darn good considering I am moving 33K at 75mph. My RV is 13'5" high and 101" wide. http://i.imgur.com/rB3GN6jl.jpg Sorry but that's terrible.... It is terrible but I don't think there is a pick up that will do any better pulling that kind of load. The strange thing is that the big trucks are capable of getting 7 mpg pulling 2 or maybe even 3 times that amount of weight.
4x4ord 06/19/16 08:32am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2017 F350

What puzzles me about Ford since they dropped the 7.3L International engine is this: They have had continual engine issues with their diesels and continue to change/tweak them constantly. Some years it must be said have a very bad reputation (warranted or not) So why on earth havn't they made a deal with CAT to produce a really good engine similar to the Cummins for light duty trucks? That CAT badge on the fender would not only look good but hark to a solid reputation for near perfect dependability. I like Fords and even though I have a Dodge...it was because of the Cummins engine. If Ford had had a similar CAT I would possibly have bought that...or at least given it consideration. This seems like a no-brainer marketing decision to me. PS: And when Mack decides to make a pickup...well the big three will all be in big trouble. I think Ford has got the pickup truck powertrain figured out. If given an opportunity to buy a new Ford with either the Cummins or Powerstroke engine I think I would choose the Powerstroke. Although if the Cummins proved to be better on fuel than the Powerstroke I might be swayed the other way. With all due respect, the Powerstroke is much better than previous engines to be but it still has a few glitches that can be major if they occur (the CP4 failure is one of the bigger ones). They are also such a complex engine that long term ownership costs will certainly be higher than the Cummins. Personally I would choose the Cummins hands down over the Powerstroke in a Ford if the choice was there. If Ford had started putting the Cummins in their trucks back in 1989 as Dodge did, there is no doubt in my mind that Dodge trucks would be extinct! By the time my Ford has 200,000 miles on it, it will likely be on its third or forth owner and be next to worthless regardless of how much life might be remaining in the engine, These days I think it is pretty hard to find an engine that won't give 200,000 miles of trouble free service. I actually own an old 1990 Dodge with the 5.9 Cummins that only has about 70,000 miles on it. It has been parked in the weeds for over a decade. Back then they were so loud and rough that it was driven as little as possible. As far as I was concerned I disliked that stinky noisy engine every bit as much as I disliked the rest of the truck. In my mind the Duramax was the leader in pick up truck diesels.
4x4ord 06/18/16 08:34pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2017 F350

What puzzles me about Ford since they dropped the 7.3L International engine is this: They have had continual engine issues with their diesels and continue to change/tweak them constantly. Some years it must be said have a very bad reputation (warranted or not) So why on earth havn't they made a deal with CAT to produce a really good engine similar to the Cummins for light duty trucks? That CAT badge on the fender would not only look good but hark to a solid reputation for near perfect dependability. I like Fords and even though I have a Dodge...it was because of the Cummins engine. If Ford had had a similar CAT I would possibly have bought that...or at least given it consideration. This seems like a no-brainer marketing decision to me. PS: And when Mack decides to make a pickup...well the big three will all be in big trouble. I think Ford has got the pickup truck powertrain figured out. If given an opportunity to buy a new Ford with either the Cummins or Powerstroke engine I think I would choose the Powerstroke. Although if the Cummins proved to be better on fuel than the Powerstroke I might be swayed the other way. The Cummins does get better mileage from my experience as well as pretty much all testing I've read. It seems to me as though Ford must tune their trucks with the 3:31 diffs differently. My over all average fuel economy, after 6000 miles, with 3:55 gears is only about 12.4 mpg. About the best I see driving mostly highway with no trailer is 17-18 miles per US gallon. I know people with the 3:31 gears claim significantly better numbers. I think the Ram gets about the same as the 3:31 Ford.
4x4ord 06/18/16 06:16am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2017 F350

What puzzles me about Ford since they dropped the 7.3L International engine is this: They have had continual engine issues with their diesels and continue to change/tweak them constantly. Some years it must be said have a very bad reputation (warranted or not) So why on earth havn't they made a deal with CAT to produce a really good engine similar to the Cummins for light duty trucks? That CAT badge on the fender would not only look good but hark to a solid reputation for near perfect dependability. I like Fords and even though I have a Dodge...it was because of the Cummins engine. If Ford had had a similar CAT I would possibly have bought that...or at least given it consideration. This seems like a no-brainer marketing decision to me. PS: And when Mack decides to make a pickup...well the big three will all be in big trouble. I think Ford has got the pickup truck powertrain figured out. If given an opportunity to buy a new Ford with either the Cummins or Powerstroke engine I think I would choose the Powerstroke. Although if the Cummins proved to be better on fuel than the Powerstroke I might be swayed the other way.
4x4ord 06/17/16 07:06pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Just bought a Dodge Ram 2500 Diesel 6.7 and I'm confused

Ford outlines a very similar, if not identical, procedure in thier owners manual.
4x4ord 06/17/16 08:12am Tow Vehicles
RE: Just bought a Dodge Ram 2500 Diesel 6.7 and I'm confused

For all you people saying that reading the owners manual will tell you everything. Tell me the page number to where it tells you how to disable the seat belt chime on a Ram truck. That seat belt warning is required by law, there is no way a manufacturer is going to publish how to disable it. Wanna bet? Interesting. Which manufacturer publishes in their operating manual how to disable the seat belt warning? Ford outlines the procedure for us. I've disabled both this truck and my previous. Problem is it doesn't silence all the annoying warning chimes......I have yet to figure out how to shut off the one that generally sits over in the passenger's side seat. Still don't know why you would want to silence them? People who use their truck around a farm, construction site, or campground, often jump in the truck to drive 300 ft and they don't want to be bothered with buckling and unbuckling all the time. Driving with the exhaust brake on all the time to avoid brake wear doesn't seem necessary to me. I never looked at the brakes on my last Ford. It never had an exhaust brake and after 90,000 miles the brakes were still performing like new. The purchaser of our last Duramax (no exhaust brake) wanted a mechanical inspection done prior to purchasing the truck. The shop said the original brakes had 60% brake wear remaining after 110,000 miles.
4x4ord 06/17/16 07:23am Tow Vehicles
RE: Just bought a Dodge Ram 2500 Diesel 6.7 and I'm confused

For all you people saying that reading the owners manual will tell you everything. Tell me the page number to where it tells you how to disable the seat belt chime on a Ram truck. That seat belt warning is required by law, there is no way a manufacturer is going to publish how to disable it. Wanna bet? Interesting. Which manufacturer publishes in their operating manual how to disable the seat belt warning? Ford outlines the procedure for us. I've disabled both this truck and my previous. Problem is it doesn't silence all the annoying warning chimes......I have yet to figure out how to shut off the one that generally sits over in the passenger's side seat.
4x4ord 06/16/16 04:58pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Just bought a Dodge Ram 2500 Diesel 6.7 and I'm confused

You're the first guy on this forum who bought a new Ram to admit that you're a bit confused??.....sorry I just couldn't help it. I only turn the exhaust brake on while towing. I seldom use tow haul. Often on steep grades I manually select the gear I want. I sometimes lock out 6th gear while towing at speeds below 65 mph. I'm not certain but I think my fuel economy may at times improve running in 5th vs 6th. (This will depend on gear ratios, travel speed and weight of the load.
4x4ord 06/16/16 07:46am Tow Vehicles
RE: Changing just rear tires for higher load rated tires?

Your expectations may be unrealistic. Have you towed tag trailers in the past with a 1500 series truck that felt significantly better?
4x4ord 06/16/16 07:18am Tow Vehicles
RE: Michelin Tires

Ok, I'm only going to say this once because to me it feels like I'm saying I made love to a goat last night. :B The next set of tires I'm going to put on my Dmax is going to be Mic...........the next set of tires I'm going to put on my Dmax is going to be Michelins. There, I said it. I had to make my fingers type that. They didn't want to, and it makes me sick to my stomach to type that. My truck needs a new set of tires and I went and talked to my tire guy the other day. I told him I wanted a price on some Toyo's and Bridgestones and a few others. My friend ask me what I wanted in a tire. I told him and he said I want a set of Michelins. I threw up in my mouth a little bit after he said that. I told him about the 10 or so tires I had blow up in my driveway and all the cracking issues they had. He said that Michelins did have BIG problems years ago but that is a thing of the past. I trust this guy. We raced together and he is a straight up guy and not a salesman. So I guess Mic.............Mich..........Michelins it is. (still makes me sick to my stomach to type that) :R Don't go for the LTX A/T2's.... because they come as original equipment on Ford F350's I am watching my second set wear at an unbelievable rate .... same as the first set. We ran Bridgestone Duravis (can't remember the model number) on our Duramax and got about 70,000 miles out of a set.....almost 3x what we can get out of A/T2's. I would say the Duravis have similar ride, handling and traction characteristics.
4x4ord 06/14/16 10:57am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2017 F350

I'm going to guess 475 HP and 930 lbft of torque and a platform that will be designed to go on from there. It's getting crazy but I like it. Problem is torque and horsepower numbers get downgraded for the heavier F650-750 etc That's true for good reason, but, Its much safer to put 500 HP under the hood of a little pick up truck because it will rarely make use of it. A big truck can use over 500 hp all day long.
4x4ord 06/14/16 01:04am Tow Vehicles
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