Gents, thanks a lot, I bought a 2500HD with a 6.0 liter engine, 4wd,
crew cab, and got a very decent price for my dodge truck also. So far
I am happy with it, the trim and options are on the basic side, but I
have basically all I need except a MP3 player.
It also has a snow plow prep package and a towing package. It drives
very well and has a feel of having been sturdily built. (but so did
the dodge up until recently).
On Sat, 14 Oct 2006 22:14:38 +0000 (UTC), Ignoramus5411
Is it a 06 or 07? if you what to plow snow you want a 06 because it
has proven and adjustable torsion bar front suspension while starting
in 07 they switched to a cheaper non adjustable coil over strut that
still uses two control arms and the strut/coil to support weight which
also means that changing strut/shock on 07 model will not only be a
pain in the A$$ but expensive too. Bad move by GM but without doubt it
cost less to use when building them and likely the reason for the
change. (it allow for much lighter built lower control arm that cost
less to make and no need to beef up frame either where Tbars tied into
it either) .
Yes, the classic is same as the 06. I'm not quite sure why
Snoman is saying that the newer style coil/shock style will
be harder to work on. I imagine he's never replaced a torsion
bar, they are a lot more work then replacing the coil over shock.
On Mon, 16 Oct 2006 04:14:07 +0000 (UTC), Ignoramus17993
Sorry if I confussed you. What this all means is that GM weakien the
front suspension on the newer style that went to coil over. THey
reason that I got going on this is things like plowing snow loads
front axle extra and the older torsion bar design was adjustable when
need be for ride height and easy to work on too, the coil over is not.
By them switching to coil over they were able to lighten up frame
overall and make more profit per truck because of reduced parts cost.
As detriot struggle with sluggish sales and run away labor costs they
are always looking for new ways to build truck as cheap as possible
and this coil over is such a example.
Not really at all (I guess you have not changed one) With a Tbar
unloader tool and some air wrenches and a jack you can have one out in
short order where as the coil over you have to remove strut and coil
and compress coil to remove it from strut whether to replace shock
cartridge or replace coil and then recompress coil and I would rather
unload Tbars than compress coils because when a coil "unwinds" by
accident it can take you hand or head off. To suggest that a coil over
is easier to replace coil or shock is silly unless you are refering
maybe to replacing the whole complete unit as one pice and then paying
several 100 bucks for it. Then there is strut preload which may be
present when suspension is fully extended (like with most coil overs)
which means you have that to deal with yjst too so really there is
nothing easier about it for repair. Been there, done that...
Oh for fuck's sake...I've done hundreds of struts which involves
removing a loaded coil spring. I've also done a number of torsion
bars, and from someone who actually does this for a living (unlike
you), a coil spring is far easier to replace. But there isn't any
point in arguing with a dinosaur like yourself. You'll keep fooling
the newbies and in the end they'll only have themselves to blame
for listening to a fool like yourself.
On Sun, 15 Oct 2006 14:59:37 +0000 (UTC), Ignoramus17993
One quick look under it will tell. If it is still old style it will
not have any coil springs of any kind up front and will have two heavy
torsion bars running up from under cab to lower control arms at pivoit
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