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RE: Ram Goes to Stunning 900 lb-ft of torque

I was waiting for this, and wondering where it will all stop. Have the big three manufacturers reached a point where the engines are more capable than the trucks they are putting them in? I think that happened a decade ago. The engines haven't been a limiting factor regarding what you can tow in a long time. True, but the newer trucks are far stronger (frame, axles, brakes) than they were a decade ago so payload and towing has been able to increase. The massive power is more of a bonus safety feature. How is more power a safety feature? Ever here of some one say in a wreck they wished they had more HP? probably not. Usually more braking, could not see around a corner, going too fast for conditions etc. running a red light, not paying attention......... There are right hand lanes for going slower than the rest of the folks on hills etc. I've run out of low gearing and stalled rigs on too steep of hills. But never had too little HP, including rigs with as little as 105HP std in a C2500 with a BIG 6 cyl. Out pulled a 454 up a steeper grade! Including pulling up the 12k loaded 3500 dually up said hill as it did not have the correct gearing. Marty Marty, if you don't think doing 30mph is dangerous when everyone else is doing 65-80mph then I don't know what to tell you. Speed differential is the cause of many fatal accidents. More power and the ability to drive to the speed limit and accelerate is obviously safer provided the driver has a degree of common sense. If you were ever driving in Montana during the time that they did not have a speed limit, you know this to be true. The traffic in some areas varied from below the old posted speed limit to 100 mph, that left a lot of blood on the road. Had the no speed limit been just on the Interstate it may have worked, similar to the Autobahn, which can be scary in itself, but in Montana with the major secondary roads not having a speed limit was too much, and that is something I would have never thought I would say about not having a speed limit.
ksss 07/03/15 07:41am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tires for Ram 3500

I am running the Nitto Crosstec. I have about 15000 on them and not a sign of wear and they are a good ride. I have 11K on a set of Nitto EXO Grappler. I am impressed so far with the ride, traction and wear.
ksss 07/02/15 07:36pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Test drove some Rams over the weekend

I have never driven a Ram 6.4 but I have 11K on my 2015 Chevy 3500 with a 6.0 that I picked up in Feb. I have been pulling 29600 combined for most of this last month (didn't realize it was that much until I went over some scales for the heck of it the other day) and it handles that weight very well. The 6.0 is an old motor compared to the other two, but it flat pulls a load, especially with 4.10's and the 6 speed tranny. The new GM HD's are nice trucks (as are the others I am sure) don't look past the 6.0L.
ksss 06/29/15 10:42pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram Goes to Stunning 900 lb-ft of torque

Truck Trend prnewswire.com autoblog.com As far as who gets to the top first, if that is all you have to hold on to you can have it, the Ram will settle with being to the top a few minutes after you. Don Who gets to the top first is kind of the point isn't of all that power? I mean on one hand you are bragging that your truck OEM has a pickup that makes 900 foot pounds but on the other hand you don't care when you makes it to the top of hill, that seems contradictory to me. Why then feed all that power? Why offer a pickup that specs so great, but gets owned by trucks with considerably less impressive spec sheets. Kinda like the 6.4 gas, stomps the competition in every measurable stat except pulling a load up a hill. Suddenly then it becomes less important how fast you can get up hill, cause you know, it isn't race.
ksss 06/22/15 11:32pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram Goes to Stunning 900 lb-ft of torque

Amazing how Ram now has Ford and GM playing catch up. Ford will likely be next to go to 900 plus pounds of torque and then it starts all over again. Ram seems to beat everyone on paper, usually being the first to achieve the higher ratings, unfortunately not often do they win going up the hill. Maybe this time will be different. The new higher rated Duramax will not be available until 2017 it sounds like, so now would be a good time for Ram to raise it's leg a little higher on the fire hydrant.
ksss 06/22/15 08:53pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Specific Tire question

I put 50k on a set of ATMs on a 2500HD with about 50% of the miles were towing. I think they are a good tire especially if you don't go off road much. They wore really well. The Duratracs are more offroad orientated than are the ATMs. I currently have a set of NITTO EXO Grappler. I have 8K on this set of tires on a 3500HD. So far very happy, offroad traction is very good both snow, ice and mud. No noticeable wear but would not expect any. Might be something to look at as an alternative to the GY. I have a set of Kelly TSRs on my 3500 DRW good traction but wearing fast, that is loaded 100% of the time and loaded heavy.
ksss 06/17/15 11:08pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Comparing shocks

I put the Rancho 9000s on my 06 3500 DRW. I really like these shocks, I would buy them again.
ksss 06/15/15 07:38pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tire and wheel experts???

I used 235/85/16's on the factory wheels on my 2010 TEII. Great set up, no issues and reasonably priced . If you want to spend some money on your trailer, reinforce the bracing that holds up your water tank. Common failure here on the those trailers, including mine.
ksss 06/07/15 10:05am Toy Haulers
RE: 2014 Silverado 2500HD MPG

A couple weeks ago I took 17K up a 6 mile 6% grade (2015 3500 6.0), crested the hill at 40 mph, the dic said I was getting 4 mpg, elevation was about 6500 at the top of the grade. Overall on the 150 mile trip I averaged 8 mpg with that load. My LBZ would have gotten 9-10. The tranny heated to 210, ambient temp was about 65 degrees. As a side note, I had just gone through a DOT inspection at the bottom of hill, there was no running start.
ksss 06/01/15 07:23pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2011+ Duramax owners

That is a great deal for the Cognito/Fox shocks installed. I would do that deal as well.
ksss 05/30/15 09:28am Toy Haulers
RE: 2011+ Duramax owners

Level empty = Cali lean towing... Get air bags I ordered the 10800 GVW option on my 3500 and I don't see a need for airbags. I have a 13K excavator sitting on a 31' gooseneck equipment trailer (24K GVW)and sits almost level with considerable tongue weight on the trailer.
ksss 05/29/15 04:24pm Toy Haulers
RE: 2011+ Duramax owners

I did the Cognito kit on my 3500HD, I went with the shock extensions to use the Rancho shocks that it came with. I have some friends that did the Fox shocks but personally my arse is not so dialed in that I can tell the difference between the Fox and the Ranchos. I think the Cognito kit is excellent. I would not want the pickup raised any higher (as far as going with a full lift kit). It rides level and even with a heavy gooseneck load it stays pretty level. I turned the stock keys on my 2011 2500HD and I will never do that again. That is why I went with the Cognito set up this time. The ride is excellent and it looks excellent, I dare say OEM quality. The Cognito stage I bought was only like $750, the next stage up with the Fox shocks was $1100. only 1100 with the fox shocks, that is a hell of deal!! i was looking to level mine and was told 3k for the UCA, keys and shocks, installed and aligned. just to get the fox 2.0 shock it about 550-600 for all 4 to the OP it all depends on your budget. there are awesome leveling kits out there. if you read around the duramax fourm there is a ton of info. congito is thought of as being the best. check out norcaltruck.com they have alot of different kits to level based on your budget. if i remember right fox made a shock that is just for the cognito kit. That is way to much money. I bought the Cognito kit off of Norcal, I had a speed shop install it, $250 dollars and a 60 dollar front end alignment.
ksss 05/29/15 04:20pm Toy Haulers
RE: 2011+ Duramax owners

I did the Cognito kit on my 3500HD, I went with the shock extensions to use the Rancho shocks that it came with. I have some friends that did the Fox shocks but personally my arse is not so dialed in that I can tell the difference between the Fox and the Ranchos. I think the Cognito kit is excellent. I would not want the pickup raised any higher (as far as going with a full lift kit). It rides level and even with a heavy gooseneck load it stays pretty level. I turned the stock keys on my 2011 2500HD and I will never do that again. That is why I went with the Cognito set up this time. The ride is excellent and it looks excellent, I dare say OEM quality. The Cognito stage I bought was only like $750, the next stage up with the Fox shocks was $1100.Cognito Leveling Kit or Congnito Lift Kit? Leveling kit.
ksss 05/29/15 04:16pm Toy Haulers
RE: Are Toyo Open Country HT Good Tires

NITTO may be an option, made by Toyo. I have been working in axle deep mud the last three weeks, and the EXO Grapplers are proving to be excellent tires offroad. A coworker after seeing these things has bought himself a set as well. Their road manners are good as well. I have 8k on them now with zero noticeable wear hopefully they hold up. So far so good.
ksss 05/28/15 10:40pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2015 Silverado opinions

I have a 2015 3500HD, I also get a ton of compliments on the looks. It is really a nice pickup. Any complaints I have are really minor, like someone else mentioned the layout of some of the controls are not intuitive at least to me. I have put like a million miles in several GMT900's so when the door unlock changes its location on the switch stack from bottom to top it bugs me. Overall though, the interior is outstanding in my opinion. The interior is stone quiet, everyone that rides in it, comments on how quiet they are. I pull the guts out of mine and have put 8k on it in the last 3 months, and zero reliability issues. When the new high hp Duramax comes out in 17 I am buying another one.
ksss 05/28/15 10:31pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Chrysler cutting Warranty

They are following the lesser brands like GM. it sounds as if the Cummins will still have it`s 100k mile warranty. I`ve never known anyone other than GM owners to need more than a basic warranty. That is pretty funny this "lesser brand" comment.
ksss 05/28/15 10:19pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2011+ Duramax owners

I did the Cognito kit on my 3500HD, I went with the shock extensions to use the Rancho shocks that it came with. I have some friends that did the Fox shocks but personally my arse is not so dialed in that I can tell the difference between the Fox and the Ranchos. I think the Cognito kit is excellent. I would not want the pickup raised any higher (as far as going with a full lift kit). It rides level and even with a heavy gooseneck load it stays pretty level. I turned the stock keys on my 2011 2500HD and I will never do that again. That is why I went with the Cognito set up this time. The ride is excellent and it looks excellent, I dare say OEM quality. The Cognito stage I bought was only like $750, the next stage up with the Fox shocks was $1100.
ksss 05/28/15 10:09pm Toy Haulers
RE: Interior swap for 07 GMC 2500 Classic Crew Cab

There are a lot of pickup accessory businesses that also install leather. Here for a bucket seat equipped GM pickup it would cost about 1200 to convert to leather. The aftermarket leather tends to be of better quality than the OEM leather.
ksss 05/26/15 06:33pm Tow Vehicles
RE: new 2500hd

I am another happy 3500 HD 6.0 customer. I pulled 17K up a 6 mile 6% grade at 6K feet last week. She pulled like a champ. I had to start the pull from a dead stop ( had to go through a DOT check point at bottom of the hill). I was impressed with how well it pulled. The quietness of the cabs is very impressive, great capacity, there is not much not to like with these pickups. They are selling a lot of the GM HD's here.
ksss 05/18/15 07:29pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2015 RAM Rebel

I think Honda had a small street bike called the Rebel.
ksss 05/17/15 08:24pm Tow Vehicles
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