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RE: Anyone towed with the new Chevy Gasser??

I found this video tonight. Guy bought a 6.0 and was not happy with it pulling 8000lb tt over a pass in CO, and traded for the 2020 gasser, and pulled the same pass. https://youtu.be/PVd7p91rBjc There was something wrong with his old truck. He even mentioned having to pull off because it was getting hot. I agree, I have pulled 2.5 times that much weight to 8K' and never had to pull over. It never got hot.
ksss 10/11/19 12:22pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford 6.7L 1050 ft lbs TQ at 1,600 rpm, 475 HP at 2,800 rpm

A better comparison would be tow truck's total GAWRs vs total towing weight. A tractor typically have 44k rears with 13k fronts. That's 57k for 80k combined weight. A dually has 10k rears and 6k fronts, at best. That's 16k for 40k+ combined. So the semi tractor has a much better running gear toughness to GCW ratio. Most trucks are 12K fronts with 40K rears. Note Roy J is in Canada. Most class 8 tractors do run 12+40. But a 12K front would be called too light for the operators of most class 8 trucks. (My last 3 trucks, 20 front, 20 lift, and 46 rears. My last tractor, 12 front, 46 rears) What was thought behind 12K fronts and 46 rears? It would seem that you would over on the fronts before you got to take advantage of the 46 rears? I am not sure I have seen that combo before.
ksss 10/06/19 05:55pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram overtakes GM

Dont kid yourself, any price advantage there is by building in Mexico isnt going to reduce the price. That price difference goes into their pocket, the consumer is not benefiting from that. The price is set on what the market will bring.
ksss 10/06/19 05:50pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford 6.7L 1050 ft lbs TQ at 1,600 rpm, 475 HP at 2,800 rpm

Its hard to find heavier speced trucks for construction applications. Most everything is 12/40 on highway trucks at least in the US. I had a 378 Pete that was 20/46, my current Mack is 14/44. The heavy spec trucks bring good money when you can find them. By far, 12/40 is the norm.
ksss 10/06/19 04:07pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford 6.7L 1050 ft lbs TQ at 1,600 rpm, 475 HP at 2,800 rpm

A better comparison would be tow truck's total GAWRs vs total towing weight. A tractor typically have 44k rears with 13k fronts. That's 57k for 80k combined weight. A dually has 10k rears and 6k fronts, at best. That's 16k for 40k+ combined. So the semi tractor has a much better running gear toughness to GCW ratio. Most trucks are 12K fronts with 40K rears.
ksss 10/06/19 03:36pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Experience/Opinions on a 2008 F450 for Towing

It is hard to find many supporters of the 6.4L. The lawsuit paperwork spells out that the 6.4 was thought to inferior to the 6.0 if you can believe that is possible. IH built some great engines in their day, the 466 being one of them along with the 6.9 and 7.3, but they have had their share of mechanical disasters. The 6.4 is certainly at or near the top of that list. At the end of the day, you still have to depend on it and be able to afford to keep it running. Every dollar spent on keeping a 6.4 running is a dollar you will never see back. Expensive to own (both in mpg and repairs) and have horrible resale value. I dont know what the best options are for you, but a Cummins conversion certainly could be a possible solution. Buy a 450 with a 6.4 for salvage price and then make it how you want it. Personally having an 09 Ford F450 and whatever year Cummins and what ever one off parts list that makes the two work together would not interest me. It works for some people though.
ksss 10/02/19 09:24pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford 6.7L 1050 ft lbs TQ at 1,600 rpm, 475 HP at 2,800 rpm

The issue is Ram doesnt offer a 10 speed. The day they do, and 12V98 owns one which will be very close to the same time, all will be better here on this forum. He knows that more gears is generally better, Ram is 4 gears short of the other two, currently. Since Ram is behind the curve in this respect, the only option for him is to discredit the guys with more gears. Its important to him that Ram leads in every aspect. So until there is gear parady, and Ram owns the IKE this will continue. Once they make runs at full capacity if Ram wins, then we will hear about Ram domination regardless of having 4 gears tied behind its bumper. If GM and or Ford beat Ram, but the win is not dominate enough (he decides what that is) then the winner (s) are not legit because the gap was too close given the gear advantage. Interesting world he lives in.
ksss 10/02/19 08:35pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Jeep Rubicon Gladiator vs the Rubicon Trail

I dont think it is the most capabable midsize pickup. The ZR2 is more capable by way of electronic locking front and rear diffs, DSSV shocks, better approach and departure angles gas and diesel options. The only thing that the Gladiator has over the ZR2 is more tow capacity, but as far as stock offroad capability, it is not even close.
ksss 10/01/19 06:38pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Jeep Rubicon Gladiator vs the Rubicon Trail

The Falcon is decent tire, not sure about rock climbing but they sell a lot of them here. I have a set on a ZR2. Gonna try a set on a 3500 next year. There is nothing wrong with the spotters in this video. I have watched other videos with the Gladiator and they all come to the same conclusion. Without a lift kit and bigger tires, it really isnt the right tool for that job. Your putting 10 pounds of poop in a 5 pound bag. Spend an afternoon on the internet with a credit card and you could buy yourself more off road performance.
ksss 09/30/19 08:23pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Diesel truck issues - thinking of going to gas

No problems with engine, no, but it's one thing after another. AGAIN - I love it regardless and will have another Dodge. One of us is confused... You are having lots of problems with the RAM (Dodge doesn't make trucks anymore...), but none of those problems are with the engine. Your solution is to get rid of the engine (the one thing that isn't causing a problem), but to stick with the manufacturer who created the overall truck that is causing you issues. Am I understanding your position correctly? I wondered the same thing, I just didn't want to go there. However not uncommon, there are a lot of IH 6.0 buyers who got burned, who lined up to buy a 6.4 and got burned again, and have bought 6.7's.....a lot of them.
ksss 09/25/19 11:21pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2020 Ecodiesel Fuel Economy Tests

Heck even if it ends up at 35 mpg that sets the bar high.
ksss 09/24/19 10:41pm Tow Vehicles
RE: GM Strike

I can't believe they went on strike. I read what GM offered them and it was very generous. It seems that GM offered them lump sum profit sharing bonus, but they wanted a set in stone regardless if it is a down year or not. I would have to side with GM on this especially since it was partly those set in stone increases and pensions that made them go bankrupt in 2008. I think it is fair for a bonus to be based on profits and can fluctuate depending on the economy. Yeah, you may not get as much on a down year, but at least the company will not go bankrupt and you have a chance to make more once the economy goes up instead of being out of a job. I felt the same way. I haven't educated myself totally on the issues, but when I read GM's offer, I too thought that it was quite generous. I am not sure what the Union is holding out for, but based on what I have read, they don't seem to be reasonable. It appears they are trying to bleed out the hand that feeds them. Just in case some here might have missed it, the Union chose to go after GM first, likely due to the money they have made. However FORD and FCA will be getting theirs as well. GM was first up, but it doesn't stop there.
ksss 09/24/19 07:41am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2020 Chevy 2500HD Gas

I had an '11 and a '15 HD 6.0 and I thought it pulled very well. I have weighed it from time to time and combined 31K. I took them over my passes (except Teton) and was very happy with the performance of the 6.0. Never pulled a half ton to compare. I would just say that it might be that skid steer your pulling weighs more than 5K. There are of course many different sizes but only the smallest models weigh 5K. My tracked machine weighs over 10K (CASE TR340) and my wheeled machine weighs 9K (CASE SV340). Perhaps that is the reason the 6.0 doesnt feel as strong by comparison.
ksss 09/24/19 07:33am Tow Vehicles
RE: Wierd Marks Appearing On Tires

Those marks are Canadian for they will s uck in the snow. Yes they will, time for new shoes regardless.
ksss 09/23/19 09:16pm Tow Vehicles
RE: The best mid-size truck for 2019? Honda!

I like CAR and DRIVER for their articles about cars. Probably one of my favorite auto rags. Their name says it all. Doesnt surprise me a bit they like the Ridgeline....its a car. If your baseline is what is more car like, the Ridgeline certainly is that and that can be enough for some buyers. I cant stand the looks them, frame or no frame. The dealer here has some with wheel flairs and bigger tires trying to move them and they look even more pathetic. I see more Nissan XDs than I do new Ridgelines here. I imagine in more urban areas they are more appealing, although lookings at the sales numbers, they arent selling that great nationwide. I think like the XD it is a niche vehicle. The difference is the Honda name can sell the niche.
ksss 09/23/19 09:02pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Towing with my new Honda Ridgeline

Well its Unibody construction is based off their SUV, so the fact that it has a bed doesnt make it truck. That said, you dont need a truck to do what your doing obviously. I see SUV's pulling RZR's and the like everyday here. A Colorado has more towing capacity and more payload than does the Honda and depending on the engine, better MPG. Some would say that isnt a real pickup truck either. All that matters is that you feel you got your monies worth, regardless of what anyone else thinks. When you come to towing forum and ask opinions everyone has one based on their experiences and prejudices and that is on full display here every day.
ksss 09/18/19 07:26pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2020 GMC HD in the Wild

I thought the maroon color was really eye catching. The truck was stunning in that color.
ksss 09/17/19 07:36am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2020 GMC HD in the Wild

Spent the day at the local Chevy dealer repairing the parking lot, stared at the new HD's all day. I decided that I like the looks of them.
ksss 09/16/19 06:56pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2021 Jeep Wagoneer

Looks like a mildly restyled Durango to me.
ksss 09/15/19 07:38pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2020 GMC HD in the Wild

Seeing quite a few around now, few GMC's in the wild. Whatever the reason, they do look better when your looking at it in real life. I would like to see some two tone paint make a return.
ksss 09/15/19 07:25pm Tow Vehicles
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