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Old 12-29-2011, 05:17 PM
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How does touching equal rubbing? Rubbing I can see generating heat due to friction, so how is heat generated by touching (without friction)?
They will rub because they bulge in the bottom and change shape when rotating.

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Speaking of tires. My F350 Dually has 235-85-R16E that are in need of replacement. I just ordered 285-75-R16E. That will give me an increase of overal diameter of 3" and a better foot print. Prolly more peace of mind also.

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What size rim are you running? The 235/85-16 tires are for 6"-7.5" rim width and the 285/75-16 tires are for 7.5"-9" rim width.
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Oh darn.......you quoted facts! offshorexcursion won't like that.
I love facts and if you look back I responded. Manufacture ratings still dont prove anything, already addressed that. Chit the tow rating for a SLT is less than a ST just cause the trucks heavier!

Click the link and you will see what automatically comes up, the site automatically sets at 3.42 gear ratio for drw and 3.73 for srw 2500. No biggie, I did not spend enough time looking!

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There actually is a ton of heat generated when the tires touch just from going down the road, over bumps, etc.... On my old Chevy dually I had tires that barely touched and it wore a pretty good groove in the sidewall after about 500 miles. I would never run with tires that are too close together, especially if you have a load on the truck.
I guess since no pair is exactly the same, same pressure, same load, same wall stress.......they would flex differently and therefore have some friction when touching.
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hey, by any chance is this from anyone here before i open it???:
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Old 12-29-2011, 05:41 PM
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As good a place as any to post my tow rig! Yup it's a dually but an old school dually, matches the old school scarab!

It's been lowered 5/7, removed overload and 3 other leafs and installed a 5000 lb air bag system in the rear. Installed a class V hitch and wired it for EOH brakes. I love towing the boat with it (it's stable and just plain looks cool) and when not towing the boat it is a hot rod! A few pics!


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One emotion to sum it all up - this thread has been allot of fun, a good way to end the year with some smiles, hiding behind couches, drinks and LOL's -

DRW or SRW who gives a [email protected] this has been great to be a part of!

I wish all of you a good New Years, it's my son's 17th birthday Saturday (31st) so I have to put up with him driving now and BTW he has a DRW Honda Civic!
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Old 12-29-2011, 09:49 PM
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Awesome rig! Lowered duallys look so sweet.
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Awesome rig! Lowered duallys look so sweet.
Thanks man! Next step is to paint it white with matching boat graphics and some bolt on 19.5 rims!
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You probably would know my old truck it was a Dodge dually with triple turbos it was on the cover of Diesel Power, Diesel Tech, and Diesel World mag. My new truck was in Diesel World H&S did a little sponser deal for a full write up in Diesel World. I am on the WOP race team they just built a set of triples for the H&S race truck that flow 4200 CFM...
Yes Jared I remember that truck. I read the article in Diesel Power mag iirc. I loved the triple turbo setup and all the rest of the mods you did. The best tow truck setup I had ever seen up to that time. What do you have now got pics and specs?

I traded my 06 dually for a 300 Hemi so I'm out of the truck world at the moment...
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