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Old 11-15-2004, 01:55 PM
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Anyone have any experience with the V10 Dodge's ? There seems to be some good deals out there on those. I have always had Fords, but damn even with 100,000+ miles guys want 25K or more for 4 wheel drive Super Duty diesels.
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to me its not towing its stoping
Tom hit it on the head here...

I just traded my '00 GMC crew dually 4x4 for my 2500 4x4 Duramax extended cab..

The 3/4 ton stops the boat/trailer twice as well.

The 3/4 tons use the same brakes as 1 tons...

The old body style GMs handled and towed great (I had three of them). ALL had shiz for brakes.

It does you no good to have 400hp and 650 lb/tk if you are scared when you have to stop...

I pull my Pantera with my 2500 and it does a wonderful job. My boat&trailer is 8500, and the brakes don't work. I wouldn't hesitate one bit putting 12k behind it.

I pull this about every other day- It's my Demo for wok.. Boat on trailer is 8500lb. Brakes on one axle.

The biggest/most valuable improvement I have made on all trucks is to switch the shocks. I have used the Rancho RS5000 with great results. (most stock shocks are rebound damping only)

I'm going to change the shocks and tires on my new truck (it just flipped 4250 miles today)
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Old 11-15-2004, 05:40 PM
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I'm going to change the shocks and tires on my new truck (it just flipped 4250 miles today)
Let me know if you need shocks. I've got a set of RS9000's that I got for my truck, but they won't work because I have the torsions adjusted to clear the 285's. I got them from a guy who used them for a month and then lifted his truck. $150 plus shipping.

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Jordy,
I'm trying to figure out if I'm going 265 or 285... I just don't want to go too tal and loose towing performance. Too tall a tire can really fuk a truck into nothing but a beauty queen.
This truck has to get the job done.
Did you get the truck alligned after cranking up the bars, or did you just put three turns on each side and call it done??? Do they rub?
I'll go with BFG ATs or with Pro Comp ATs (PC is a "E" tire in 265)
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I'm trying to figure out if I'm going 265 or 285... I just don't want to go too tal and loose towing performance. Too tall a tire can really fuk a truck into nothing but a beauty queen.
This truck has to get the job done.
Did you get the truck alligned after cranking up the bars, or did you just put three turns on each side and call it done??? Do they rub?
I'll go with BFG ATs or with Pro Comp ATs (PC is a "E" tire in 265)
I actually ended up swapping out the torsion keys as the original ones didn't give enough clearance. I'm also running on a 16 x 10" wheel. I know what you mean about the beauty queens. I like the look I have now, and would have just put a lift on it if anyone made one that was like 2" as that's all I want.

With the 285's, and a Duramax, I was out at the dragstrip beating up on imports on Saturday and ran a 15.5 at 90mph in the 1/4. Would have been in the 14 range, but the track was so bad I just smoked the tires for the first 100' or so.
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A srw duramax would whip that thing around no problem,my o4 2500hd is rated to tow the same as the dually. Your van on the other hand doesn't even have a frame under it(unibody construction),Smitty
Actually you are rated to tow 500 lbs. more than the dually according to my booklet.
The dually is rated at 500 lbs less because of the added vehicle weight. What gives???
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Note: You asked can you tow the boat. Thats not the real question. You can tow more than the vehicle is rated for. I have pulled a 5000# lowboy trailer with a 22,000 # front end loader for a total of 27,000# for 8 miles in the country with no problem. (99' chev 3500 with older 6.5 diesel) I am rated for 10,000#. I could stop it and could pull it very easy. However, if I would have had an accident, I would still be paying for it. Our big egos and trucks for that matter will overload our butts any day.
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