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RE: 2020 Powerstroke 0-60 @ 5000' elevation

I just tried out my 2017 F350 and it takes 7.5 seconds 0-60 in 4wd. Based on that the 2020 is significantly more powerful.
4x4ord 01/24/20 09:41am Tow Vehicles
2020 Powerstroke 0-60 @ 5000' elevation

TFL test the Super Duty against the Ranger
4x4ord 01/23/20 11:32am Tow Vehicles
RE: GM wants to improve trailer brakes

"trailer manufacturers would need to get on board." Hahahahahaha It appears that GM wants trailers to be equipped with disc brakes. Like that's ever going to happen. We can't even get self-adjusting drum brakes on our trailers let alone disc brakes. I'll bet GM still makes vehicles with rear drum brakes.Nothing wrong with drum brakes in the right application. Seen many semi's with disc brakes? Properly working electric drum brakes are excellent .... however, they often don't work properly. On the other hand, my experience with electric disc brakes is that they always work properly.
4x4ord 01/22/20 06:21pm Towing
RE: Cruise testing, I would be uncomfortable

When the highway death toll drops to insignificant numbers, when tailgating and road rage are a thing of the past, when speeding doesn't exist, you will wish this happened sooner. Not a chance. Some prefer the experience of driving. Not just a means of getting to point B. I will never be the market for that technology. I would have said something quite similar to you prior to experiencing auto steer on farming equipment. Now I have a hard time having to manually steer the lawn mower.
4x4ord 01/22/20 09:11am Tow Vehicles
RE: Check Me....I am OK with this set-up

You are fine with those weights but even if you were to overload your truck by 1000 lbs or so it's not like the wheels would fall off. I certainly wouldn't recommend doing it but I've had 11,000 lbs of pin weight on the back of my SRW with no ill effect.
4x4ord 01/21/20 04:45am Tow Vehicles
RE: just saw my 1st 2020 F-350's

I have not paid a lot of attention to my transmission temperature but today at minus 2 degrees F I watched as a cruised down the highway with no load. After about 40 minutes of driving the engine temp got up to 203 degrees before it rapidly dropped to 190 degrees and started slowing climbing again. I think the truck must have a 200 degree thermostat. The transmission just slowly and steadily rose till it reached 190 degrees. My guess is that the engine coolant warms the transmission fluid.
4x4ord 01/18/20 07:03pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Auto slider or manual

I would never get a manual slider. I am happy with my B&W in my short box but if I was worried about hitting my back window I would go autoslide.
4x4ord 01/18/20 02:30pm Towing
RE: Would I ever be happy towing with a half ton truck

I pulled 8000 lbs in the 80's with a heavy half and a 3 speed transmission. I'm quite sure I could be totally satisfied with a new half to if all I was towing was 8500 lbs. GM, Ram, Ford doesn't matter, they can all handle that kind of weight. Just relax and enjoy the drive.
4x4ord 01/18/20 10:53am Tow Vehicles
RE: just saw my 1st 2020 F-350's

Trans fluid life is directly related to fluid temps. I would like to hear the driving type at that temp. Does transmission oil last longer at 160F than at 192? Amsoil used to have graph that showed tranny fluid life at different temps. I don't know that is that drastic going from 160 to 192 but I think the moral of the story is the hotter the fluid the less longer it lasts. I think you're right, however, if Ford has designed the transmission to run hotter they may also spec a synthetic transmission fluid to withstand the hotter temperature. I really don't know much about it. The fluid life of the 6r140 is 150,000 miles.
4x4ord 01/17/20 06:33pm Tow Vehicles
RE: just saw my 1st 2020 F-350's

Trans fluid life is directly related to fluid temps. I would like to hear the driving type at that temp. Does transmission oil last longer at 160F than at 192?
4x4ord 01/17/20 06:00pm Tow Vehicles
RE: just saw my 1st 2020 F-350's

The truck I drove, the transmission quickly came up to 192° But it stabilized there Seems on the high side. Was that in City driving? Depends how you look at it. Having it run at 192 degrees when it's not working could be a good idea. Hot thin oil could provide for better efficiency. The engine coolant might be heating the transmission oil up when the trucks not working.
4x4ord 01/17/20 04:39pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2020 Silverado 2500

Howdy! You may want to consider going to a Reece Goose Box instead. With it you change the pin box and use a gooseneck ball. Leaves you with a clean truck bed. I did it las year an I’m very pleased with the way it tows and we are fulltimers. Reece Goose Box “Happy Trails” Chiefneon How do I check to see if this is compatible with my lippert frame? My buddy converts his to gooseneck and he likes it. But I've read they can do damage to the frame. This one says it's compatible unlike others. Howdy! The Reece Goose Box is different from the typical gooseneck. It has a airbag and shocks in goosebox pin box. It is the only one approved to be use by Lippert to not void the warranty. https://www.etrailer.com/question-158663.html “Happy Trails” Chiefneon Maybe Lipert figures the reduced shock stress provided by the airbag somehow makes up for the added torsional stress due to the extended torque arm.
4x4ord 01/17/20 02:34pm Tow Vehicles
RE: The TFL guys bought a 7.3L

I just did some quick math and figured if I were willing to drive a 15 year old depreciated out truck and trade it for another 15 year old depreciated out old truck every few years and if I invest the money I save wisely I might be able to accumulate another $500,000 by the time I drop dead in 30 years. I think I'm going to trade my 2017 in on a new 2020 sometime over the next year..... probably get a diesel.
4x4ord 01/17/20 07:20am Tow Vehicles
RE: Freightliner M2 106 Sport Chassis (tow weight)

That Freightliner might not have the balls to handle a trailer like that. You might have to get new F350 to haul that thing. Maybe even a dually ... just to be safe.:)
4x4ord 01/16/20 09:40am Tow Vehicles
RE: My Amazing 12-year old battery...

4x4ord 01/15/20 02:08pm Tow Vehicles
RE: My Amazing 12-year old battery...

Yup at 12 years old it's time to replace the truck.... might as well do it before you change the battery.
4x4ord 01/15/20 01:52pm Tow Vehicles
RE: BMW vs KTM vs Triumph vs Honda Adventure motorcycle

I enjoy my cruiser and carry it on the back of my fiver. It works for the little bit of gravel that I ride on. For my next bike I wrestle with whether to go full touring such as a Goldwing or something like the BMW R1200GS. I think if off road was a significant part of my riding I'd go with the Africa Twin. https://i.imgur.com/WpyVbRXl.jpg "border=0" https://i.imgur.com/m3zZPvb.pngClick For Full-Size Image.
4x4ord 01/15/20 12:21pm Around the Campfire
RE: Ford Increases GVWR for 2020 Trucks

The gvwr of the crew cab long box diesel 4x4 is 12400 lbs vs 11,500 lbs for the short box. The added length adds 250 lbs to the truck so the payload of the long box grows by 650 lbs. RAWR is the same on both.
4x4ord 01/15/20 03:25am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford Increases GVWR for 2020 Trucks

The 2020 F350 crew cab diesel long box has an increased payload as well. The GVWR of the long box is 12800 but the short box F350 remains at 11,500. The funny thing about this is that the rear suspension on both the long and short box is rated to 7230 lbs. Edit: GVWR of long box can be as high as 12400 lbs not 12800 lbs.
4x4ord 01/14/20 03:57pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Summer fuel at minus 42

Shouldn’t you be in the south (southern US) by now?!!!!! Probably..... it's about time for us to get on that program.
4x4ord 01/14/20 11:40am Tow Vehicles
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