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RE: Ford 6.7 owners

275/70R18 has a diameter of 33.3" 275/65R20 has a diameter of 34.1" in my case the 295/60R20's that I'm running have a diameter of 33.9" so its somewhere in the middle. Don't want to change the subject but what tire are you running? I've been looking around at different tires for when I do need them and I think I might step up a size width wise but don't want to go much taller. You can convert tire size to diameter if you understand what the numbers refer to: The first number say 295 is the width of the tire in millimeters. The second number is the aspect ratio expressed as a percentage. So 60%. It is the distance from the top of the rim to the top of the thread divided by the tire width and multiplied by 100. The R refers to radial and the 20 is the rim diameter in inches. So a 295/60 R 20 tire will be 60/100 x 295 = 177 mm rim edge to top of tire x 2 because you have rim edge to pavement as well. Divide that by by 25.4 to get inches. So a total of 13.94 inches of sidewall plus 20 iches of rim yields a tire diameter of 33.94 inches. A narrower 275/65 R 20 works out to be a fairly similar diameter 65/100 x 275 x 2 /25.4 + 20 = 34.07 inches.
4x4ord 09/22/16 11:47am Tow Vehicles
RE: Doing manual re-gen

I just drive it to where I'm going and shut it off when I get there. If it starts a burn 2 minutes before I arrive I still just shut it off when I get there.
4x4ord 09/18/16 07:47am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2017 2500HD versus 3500HD SRW

I don't understand why the 3/4 ton diesel market exists. I think the 1500 should be for people who want a nice riding truck to use for getting groceries, picking up a new fridge and light trailer pulling (10,000 lbs or less). The current 3/4 ton should be discontinued and the one ton SRW should be badged 2500. The step up to a 3500 should include duals. To me it makes no sense whatsoever to design a truck capable of pulling a house and then reducing its payload to that of a 1/2 ton by not putting any springs in the back. The payload reduction has nothing to do with the rear springs. The payload reduction is entirely a function of the class max 10k lb GVWR. The rear axle rating on most 3/4 tons, which accounts for the difference in springs, is typically within 500 lbs of the equivalent 1 ton. There are valid reasons for having a heavy duty model with a max 10k GVWR, because above that commercial vehicles get into a lot of DOT hoops, registration can be higher and other expenses and restrictions can come into play. What you're asking for is available from Ford in the way of a no charge option for a phoney 10k lb GVWR door sticker on their F350's.
4x4ord 09/13/16 03:05pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2017 2500HD versus 3500HD SRW

I don't understand why the 3/4 ton diesel market exists. I think the 1500 should be for people who want a nice riding truck to use for getting groceries, picking up a new fridge and light trailer pulling (10,000 lbs or less). The current 3/4 ton should be discontinued and the one ton SRW should be badged 2500. The step up to a 3500 should include duals. To me it makes no sense whatsoever to design a truck capable of pulling a house and then reducing its payload to that of a 1/2 ton by not putting any springs in the back.
4x4ord 09/13/16 06:05am Tow Vehicles
RE: Who all is into performance mods on their TV ?

Mud flaps, B&W hitch and weather tech floor mats
4x4ord 09/12/16 05:35am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2005 2500 HD

I wouldn't think about paying anywhere near that amount of money for a 12 year old truck. I still own and use my '03 Duramax and although I might consider buying a new GMC my particular Duramax has been a piece of junk. The engine still runs alright but it overheats. The transmission goes into to limp mode when it is used hard. The radio, power door locks, power windows and interior lights don't work. The battery goes dead if the truck is not used for a few days and I don't disconnect the battery. The truck only has about 150,000 miles on it. Mine probably wasn't the only lemon made. Anytime you buy an old vehicle you need to be prepared to spend some money on it in up keep no matter what the mileage is. The engine in the '05 had injectors that could be replaced much easier than my '03 and the transmission might have been slightly stronger (not sure of that). The "06 was a better truck .... it gained the 6 speed automatic and additional power.
4x4ord 09/11/16 09:30am Tow Vehicles
RE: Diesel owners Question

My 03 Duramax has had the fuel filter changed a couple times I think. Although the thing is a POS it still runs fine. I changed the primary fuel filter twice in the 5 years and 100,000 miles I owned my '11 King Ranch. If you get dirty fuel, a filter can clog within a very short period of time regardless of whether it was changed yesterday or 50,000 miles ago. I own about 20 diesels and as a rule they get fuel filters changed if they experience a lack of power. I believe a new clean filter will let larger particles of contamination through it than a used filter. I've never had an injector or fuel pump failure on any of these engines. I expect I could have said the same thing if I had changed filters on each engine once or twice a year instead of once or twice a decade.
4x4ord 09/08/16 07:00am Tow Vehicles
RE: Why no Duramax announcement yet

Is there any logic to GM's engine numbering.....LB7; LLY; LBZ: LMM; LML; I might have missed some and now L5P. Do any of the letters or numbers represent anything meaningful?
4x4ord 09/07/16 07:43am Tow Vehicles
RE: Why no Duramax announcement yet

The guys with fleet numbers were able to place orders mid August. Unfortunately I don't have enough pickups to qualify as a fleet customer but the numbers were leaked out and the pickup will have 900 foot pounds and I think he said 425 hp. What I really wanted to know was the tow ratings, they did not have those. The specs are supposed to be released at the Texas State Fair. I have no idea why there but that is what I know. 425/900 is probably enough to get the Chevy to the top of the mountain in first place.
4x4ord 09/06/16 11:38pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Why no Duramax announcement yet

Some speculation The article suggests maybe 445 HP and 850 torque.
4x4ord 09/06/16 05:15am Tow Vehicles
RE: Anyone use a BedSaver for their hitch

If your paranoid enough to be considering a bed saver you are likely careful enough that you don't need one.
4x4ord 09/04/16 07:30am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2016 RAM Super Ike Gauntlet

Look, a squirrel...!!! That's not a squirrel it's a Ram.....there back on topic.
4x4ord 09/03/16 08:40pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Still can't decide between DRW or SRW?

I've never had a flat tire on a my truck. ...other arguments for duals are feeble as far as I'm concerned. Neither had I, until I did. Point of my post was that I was glad I had the extra capacity at that time, or I might have been in a bad situation. "Feeble" wouldn't have been the first word to come to mind. Glad you're happy with your srw. Depends how you look at it. I would say in this particular case you were in a bit of situation because you had a dually.....had you had a srw the outside tire wouldn't have been there to go flat. But I get your point that's why dialling up the front might be appealing to some. I have dualled wheel trucks that I have had flat tires on and had no idea I was running on one less tire. I find it interesting that people claim there is this huge difference in the added sidewalls yet I've never heard of anyone saying "my outside dual went flat on the Twisties and I immediately felt the truck become unstable.
4x4ord 08/30/16 05:24pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Still can't decide between DRW or SRW?

I've never had a flat tire on a my truck. I guess having the front blow out would be much more concerning than the back. The manufacturers are missing out .....there may be a huge market for front wheeled duallies. Plus all the passenger cars that could be dualled up for those of you paranoid about getting a flat tire. Bottom line is that duals are necessary for pin weights over about 3500lbs other arguments for duals are feeble as far as I'm concerned.
4x4ord 08/30/16 07:42am Tow Vehicles
RE: Difference between 4.30 & 3.55 gears

May I inquire what you're pulling? Yes you may: 2014 Bighorn 15800# and 2016 Palomino T/C with loaded weight of 3950# (which includes tongue weight of 10' utility trailer and Super Truss Hitch system) Hope this answers your questions. Also, to all who have responded, many thanks. I was told by Ford salesman that the higher the number on rear end gears, the better the fuel mileage. I tend NOT to believe everything I am told, thus the question for those with actual over the highway experience. Lakeside Why are you considering an F450? In my mind the F250; F350 and f450 are all basically the same truck. The f250 should be discontinued as it has nothing to offer. The f450 has 4.30 gears because it is designed for towing 25000 to 32000 lbs. The truck designed for your trailer is the F350. I take it you want dual wheels? According to Fords build and price on their website, the gear ratios available in the dually are 3.55 and 4.10. unless your towing extremely heavy or spending much time off road the 3.55 gears will be better suited and give better fuel economy especially when not loaded.
4x4ord 08/29/16 07:31am Tow Vehicles
RE: Difference between 4.30 & 3.55 gears

275/65r 20 are approximately 34.1 inch diameter.
4x4ord 08/29/16 06:02am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2017 F-450

I don't recall ever seeing an RV heavy enough to warrant a 4:30 rear axle. I think the F350 is almost always a more suitable choice for RV use.
4x4ord 08/24/16 06:38am Tow Vehicles
RE: 1956 F100 what can it pull?

I have a C6 that I put in a piece of farm machinery that sees heavy use. 22000 lb gvw It spends it's time off road. I used the rear planetary gear set from a 4 speed overdrive transmission to get a lower first gear and a Hughes Performance torque converter to couple it to a 535 cid stroker. It has a very low speed final drive....top speed us about 60 mph. It has worked well.....nothing like a 6 speed behind a new diesel but I would think it would handle 15000lb truck and trailer combo. You'll want a big transmission cooler.
4x4ord 08/23/16 07:06am Tow Vehicles
RE: Switch From Diesel to Gas.

The diesel engines that work in our equipment, work in extremely dusty conditions. The engines will typically be going through about 25 gallons of fuel per hour. A Cat C13 for instance holds about 34 liters of oil. Depending on the manufacturer oil change intervals are recommended at anywhere from 250 - 600 hours of operation (and they are not specifying synthetic). So even at 250 hours the oil is changed every 6250 gallons of fuel which is every 184 gallons of fuel per liter of engine oil capacity. If I applied this line of logic to my Ford which typically burns about 4 gallons of fuel per hour I would be changing the oil every 640 hours or about every 25,000 miles of operation. I use synthetic and change it every 15000 miles.
4x4ord 08/20/16 10:51am Tow Vehicles
RE: Switch From Diesel to Gas.

... I see people talking about how a diesel oil/fuel filter change costs a lot more, but they (purposely)fail to mention that diesels have two to three times longer fluid change intervals. ... True, but the CTD also has a minimum 6 months oil change interval. IOW they want you change your oil 2x per year at a minimum. My Ecoboost didn't have this requirement and I typically only changed it 1x per year. That, plus the fuel filter changes mean that my annual maintenance expenses will increase from ~C$100 to probably ~C$700, as I'm getting just too old and lazy to do that stuff myself. But we knew all that when we bought the CTD. Dunno if the other big diesels have similar maintenance regimes or not. The other way to look at that 6 month oil change interval is to say "I'm going to change my oil once a year and if I only get 20 years out of the engine as a result ... Oh well."
4x4ord 08/19/16 08:35am Tow Vehicles
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