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RE: Blow-out ...

Good write-up and ask if you do a lot of slow maneuvering on pavement ? and some noodling for thought over the never ending ST tire debates How level is your setup ? Meaning does both or all axles share evenly...or nose down will have the front axle take more...and if nose high, the rear axle will take more Have always thought that low speed maneuvering, on pavement contorts the tire carcass and the plys of both tread & sidewall, over time, begins to separate and/or are weakened where the cords lose rubber adhesion Also wonder if single axle trailer have similar number or percentages of ST tire blow outs. As when they maneuver on pavement, the tires do NOT contort. They just pivot like the TV's steer tires would with power steering
BenK 07/06/20 12:19pm Towing
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Based on share price times shares One DOT/NHTSA recall might topple Tusk's empire Tesla overtakes Toyota to become world's most valuable car maker "However, Toyota sold around 30 times more cars last year and its revenues were more than 10 times higher."
BenK 07/01/20 09:05pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 8.1L Muffler Recommendations

Had a Magnaflow dual in, dual out on my 7.4L for years and years Finally rusted out and became very loud like your description of yours Now have a Magnaflow SS dual in, single out. 2 inch single with a SS tip LIke it better than the dual in, dual out...as this one is quieter, but not OEM level
BenK 06/26/20 02:10pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Confusing a Burger King sign w a stop sign... https://electrek.co/2020/06/25/tesla-autopilot-confuses-burger-king-stop-signs-ad-campaign/ https://electrek.co/2020/06/25/tesla-autopilot-confuses-burger-king-stop-signs-ad-campaign/
BenK 06/25/20 07:47pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Classic Tusk...tell your employees it is okay to stay home because of Covid-19 ..them fire them for staying home... Way to go Tusk...builds loyalty right ? https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2020/06/25/tesla-plant-firings/ Also agree...more systems and sub-systems (higher complexity) increases the potential of failures Then highly integrate them together to increase the complexity even more... And...Dodge has come a looong way and think foriegn ownership infused higher QA/QC mindset
BenK 06/25/20 01:31pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Dead last in the 2020 JD Powers ratings https://arstechnica.com/cars/2020/06/teslas-are-the-most-unreliable-new-cars-in-the-us-survey-finds/
BenK 06/25/20 07:17am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

The giver...is giving tax paying people's money away
BenK 06/22/20 12:28pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Need tow vehicle - preferably under 10k

Full sized, 3/4 ton van Burbman...how long did it take to sell your Suburban ? Rare as hens teeth, so must have sold in a flash
BenK 06/06/20 03:53pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

IMHO...it's about Tusk and his promises...and his credibility
BenK 06/04/20 08:20am Tow Vehicles
RE: Advice - tires again

that is one of the differences between intelligence and smart... snip.... . . . never confuse education with intelligence
BenK 06/03/20 12:28pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

When losing the argument...deflect...change the topic...then play the picked on victim...
BenK 06/02/20 03:55pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Turtle, here is the rest of the story to the image you posted...really got me interested how it could have crashed into an already turned on it's side truck Was wondering if it was or wasn't in auto pilot moce Tesla Model 3 Drives Straight Into Overturned Truck In What Seems To Be Autopilot Failure . . . . and this one from the opposite angle...brake lights didn't come on from what I can see https://twitter.com/jsin86524368/status/1267305509297758209
BenK 06/01/20 07:02pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Still no news on why it exploded a couple of days ago... popularmechanics By Jennifer Leman,May 29, 2020 SpaceX's Starship Prototype Just Blew Up https://hips.hearstapps.com/hmg-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/images/screen-shot-2020-05-29-at-4-27-20-pm-1590785370.png?crop=1.00xw:1.00xh;0,0&resize=768:*
BenK 05/31/20 03:19pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Hemi Camshaft Failure Mystery Explained

Like that guy ! This is exactly why we always had the interns and new, young hires teamed with an old time physicist...and coined green light/red light designers. This guy will know much more and/or be able to figure things out a super computer won't find...until they reload a new DB that has 'that' metric...but then the other stuff will have to come as they figure it out Wonder if there is enough room for a spray system to shoot oil up there. Of course an electric pump with enough PSI & GPH to do the job. That used to be something racers who had the money would do...to both cool the piston bottoms and provide extra lube to those components. That is what Ford has done with the Eco gassers...wonder if the other OEM are likewise with their small displacement with huge amounts of boost do Also, why I love Molybdenum Disuflide in all my ICE's. Even lawn mowers, chain saws, line trimmers, etc. It naturally plates a layer or more of Molyb on surfaces and if/when it goes dry...the coefficient of friction is still very low..pretty near what a dino oil film would provide
BenK 05/31/20 03:14pm Tow Vehicles
RE: F250 3.73 to 4.30 axle ratio

Most diff gear ratios are about 10% from the one higher and lower So the torque multiplication is around 10% more or less A 3.73 is about 10% lower (numerically) than a 4.1...therefore about 10% less torque multiplication Truck labels only tell what it left the factory with. Some folks like me, have changed the gear set to a different gear ratio The string method doesn't care what the label says...
BenK 05/30/20 01:07pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Drier sheets, magic Eraser and glass

Waterless hand cleaner Biodegradable, or at least the one I use Tough buggers...scrape the waterless hand cleaner with an old credit card Then use the washer fluid and wipers (am assuming out on the road where a hose isn't available)
BenK 05/30/20 01:04pm Tow Vehicles
RE: F250 3.73 to 4.30 axle ratio

Mark the drive shaft or tape a length of string on the drive shaft Roll the vehicle one tire valve rotation Then count the number of sting wraps on the drive shaft, or have someone count the chaulk marks on the drive shaft Whole turns is the first, whole number of the diff ration...3 turns...4 turns, etc equal 3.xx or 4.xx Fraction of a string wrap will be the fractional portion of the diff ration...3/4 turn, then X.73, etc Remember to remove the string Got some folks yelling at me on another forum...guess they didn't remember to remove the string...
BenK 05/29/20 02:34pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2012 Ram diesel with over 1million miles

Most of the wear is from extended off time, where the oil film drips off of surfaces As long as whatever oil used has enough film strength for that start...it won't be dry start Today's dino oil is much better than just a couple of decades ago...when folks who cared and/or knew installed pre-oiler systems before synthetics were the norm Just IMO...
BenK 05/29/20 02:30pm Tow Vehicles
RE: PSI of LT tire after upgrading from P rated tire

Know won't help much...but have to try... As an example...consider going from a LT class tire to a lower class tire...like P class Using the current posted logic...would it then make sense to air up your new P class tire using the higher class LT tire's PSI's ? The P class might blow up...
BenK 05/24/20 10:03am Tow Vehicles
RE: New Heavy Chevy!

Boy does this bring back memories Another thing to check out is the steering box to frame rail for cracks on the frame rail Mine cracked and made up my own bolster plate out of 3/16” plate and welded it to the frame Recall or was it a TSB...factory booster plate between the steering box and frame rails There are some upsets that you’ll have to make room for. They are the mounting points to the frame and is to keep the steering box off the frame a bit (don’t their need, but they designed it that way). Their booster plate had holes to have the steering box mount directly to the plate, which mounts directly to the frame rail Mine cracked early, as found that with the 33” tires, could move boulders out of the why with turning the tire against them. Also, hill climbing...zig zagged the steering wheel all the way up...that got the tire tread edge to bit more/better K5, so think a higher GVWR would put more stress
BenK 05/23/20 11:27am Tow Vehicles
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