I have a 2006 dodge 2500 diesel (quad cab, short bed, 4x4, 373 gears,
auto trans), I am looking to purchase a 5th wheel having a hitch wt.
of 2,120 LBS and GVWR of 11,400 lbs. Not knowing hitch wt or towing
capacities very well, the question is; do I have enough truck or am I
approaching the limit, if I do have enough truck, do I need to do
anything to it?
On Tue, 09 Oct 2007 14:20:55 -0000, firstname.lastname@example.org
You have enough truck engine, tranny, axle and frame wise. You might
need to ad a leaf to rear if it does not ride right with load (too
soft) and maybe upgrade tires if they are not already 265R16 "E" range
Well, 17" wheels on the '03s and up, but otherwise - yes. I might go with
an airbag install vs. adding an extra leaf, though... keeps the no-load
ride quality the same as stock (won't call it smooth, but no need to help
the fillings fall out quicker, either)
AIr bags can work but a extra leaf does two things. One is increase
load capacity and the second (which a air bag does not do) it help
limit torque wrap up of springs from high wheel torque loads. Strange
about tires though because I remember test driving some 05 CTD with a
friend when he was considering buy one. It had 265R16 E's on it
because I remember looking at them.
Ya know Sno, though it may not seem like an important fact or bit of
info to you, maybe, just maybe, if you started telling the complete
story in your posts, instead of the half assed ones like you tend to,
it would prevent issues just like this. Food for thought...
Nothing have a$$'ed about it. GM trucks used the same rim diameter on
SRW and DRW then so one would "assume" the Dodge would have done
likewise that year. I drive a few 08 CTD last week and they had 17's.
I was also surprized at the amount of boost on new 6.7 engine. Both
trucks showed aprroximately 23 PSI of boost. I plan to check GM and
Ford models to see how they compare.
uh 23 thats it? and when did dodge start putting a boost gauge on?
btw srw and drw do have the same rim diamater 17" or did you miss that?
i suggest you look at the dodge site and view what wheel options there are.
You do not need one if you have the right technology to monitor/record
engine data via OBD2 port which all vehicles have had since 97 (some a
year sooner) BTW, it reports the Absolute Manifold Pressure
(atmosheric plus boost) which the ECM use for fuel mixture control, in
that regard its "AMP" is a little over 37 PSI.
I did not miss a thin, I was talking about what I say mof a 05 model
dulie, not a 08 one
Honestly I place little value in "wheel options" on any brands web
site. I look at trucks as they sit on lots ans as they are equipped
in various trim/option levels. Myself, I have never had any interest
at all in fancy rim options on my trucks, a plain steel wheels is fine
So, you are saying that a dealer not only let you test drive a new
truck, but let you hook up an OBD2 scanner to it while you were
driving it? Highly unlikely!
Well, maybe besides learning how to slow down a bit when you type, so
you are missing letters (unless the cryptic typing is purposeful) you
should learn how to pay more attention to things when you are "test
Right since you say so huh? You can believe what you want because you
are the troll here I cannot remember the last time they came with me
on a test drive.( one advantage I guess of not looking like a or being
troll) Been scanning them for a couple of years now when new models
come out. IT is REALLY easy to do if you know what you are doing. I
have two methods I use, one a a complete small module to plugs in a
record up to 5 data channels of my selection (easily fits in your
shirt pocket and I started using this method about 6 months ago) and a
second method the ready data channel of choice live is data or graphic
form. (this one will fit in a coat pocket and has a PC interface on it
as well and I have been using it for a few years now) You would know
how to do this easily too if you were not just some troll looking to
cause trouble. BTW, I also do sound level readings in db's in cab and
outside when the sprit moves me. (I have two different meters too one
that fits in pocket and one a bit bigger but is not a "cheapy" either
as it is very accurate, calibratable and programable. Been a bit under
the weather here but I plan to shake down and scan the new 6.4 Ford PS
soon and then a Dmax and see how they compare. BTW, I drove and
scanned a new 08 GM 2500HD with new 6 speed 6L80 and 353 HP 6.0. That
truck was a BIG disapointment! (and I am/was a GM man mostly) Tranny
calibration and operation and axle ratio combo was badily matched. I
would not own one if you gave it to me if they are all like that (I
would sell it) Truck felt under powered most of the time because
effective overall gearing in 5th and 6th was too tall for axle ratio
and engine. 6th was really bad and a bit of a joke. (a bad one at
that). You have to drive it a bit to realize what a cluster fart the
engine/tranny/axle ratio combo is. Sad part is GM used to make some
very fine automatic trannies
Roy you are the troll here and when thing exceed your grasp (which
they do a lot) you attack them rather than admitt you are wrong
because "Trolls" like you are never wrong! People that can and do use
techology or have some real knowledge must really scare you.
Would this be the same technology that you used to tell a poster to
trade in a perfectly good truck because of a bad sensor? Would this
be the same technology that you used to help the posted in the Chevy
group with the brake problem, which you were proven wrong over?
If trolls are never wrong, how is it that you are not a troll? How
many times have you been proven wrong because of your technical
skills? When is the last time that you admitted you were wrong?
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