Why are Auto trans. rated to pull heavier trailers than Sticks. I have 96 f-150,
If I had the auto It would be rated to haul 7100lb. But since I have a stick it
is only rated to haul 3500lb( same engin, rear gear ratio}
Why is there such a differance?? do the auto tranys come with differant
suspendtion, berings and the like or are thay the same except the trany??
thanks to all who have thoughts and advice!!
A gasoline engine is most powerful at higher rpm. You can't get a high rpm
start with a stick without burning the clutch. With a torque converter you
can get a higher rpm takeoff without damage to anything .
For a diesel, a stick shift is no problem for heavy low-rpm starts.
have a stick it is only rated to haul 3500lb( same engin, rear gear ratio}
trany?? thanks to all who have thoughts and advice!!
It's a shame they don't make big cube big blocks anymore. I'd imagine with a
460 the difference wouldn't be so large as you wouldn't need to ride the
clutch nearly as much as with the little 302 or 351 that's probably in that
|It's a shame they don't make big cube big blocks anymore. I'd imagine with a
|460 the difference wouldn't be so large as you wouldn't need to ride the
|clutch nearly as much as with the little 302 or 351 that's probably in that
Who could afford the fuel for such a monster? I used to have one like
that. It drank 1/4 tank of gas every 10 miles.
A 428 in a full-size car ought to get 10-12 MPG with typical driving. A 390
in the same car can get 14-15 MPG. That's better than most trucks/SUVs get
these days, and the trucks/SUVs have overdrive. Imagine what the old
full-size cars would get with an overdrive transmission and a computer
controlled fuel injected big block. 10 MPG with a 460 in a truck should be
no problem. You don't buy a real truck if you care about mileage.
Yep, diesel here, last time I got gas (last week) was just a couple cents
below 93 octane. So sure you'll get more torque and perhaps a couple extra
MPG, but you'll also be paying about $.20/gal more than with a gas truck. Of
course at times I've seen diesel priced below 87 octane too, so prices
_will_ vary greatly over time.
And the difference in the $5,000 to $8,000 extra you pay for the Diesel up
front and 3 to 4 times the cost for an oil change will take you longer than
most people own a truck to balance out before you can even start gaining
with your 2 to 8 MPG better fuel mileage... That doesn't even touch on the
Noise (I like to leave my 12 mile per gallon 460 running at drive up
windows) and that nasty penetrating lingering diesel fuel smell...
NO THANK YOU I'll keep my gladly gasser...
The major advantage of a auto over stick is the torque multiplication provided
by the torque converter. The suspension is the same, so are the differentials
and brakes. I can not think of anything else that would make a difference.
stick it is only rated to haul 3500lb( same engin, rear gear ratio}
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