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Old 02-25-2011, 06:41 PM   #326 (permalink)
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i hate to hijack your thread about your awesome truck but how do you like the 485 quad trac. Ive got 2 9380's and there getting alot of hours built up so im lookin to start replacing them. ive heard really good things about the newer quads but have seen some control issues on the inside. I could go on but i dont wanna clutter up your thread. thanks
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Old 02-26-2011, 01:23 PM   #327 (permalink)
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sorry i cant help ya with that dude, its not my tractor. its a neighbors. i've always been a IH fan, so i had to take a pic one day. they seem popular out here in ND though
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Old 05-01-2011, 07:41 PM   #328 (permalink)
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rebuilding NV5600.......

just found this, pretty good in my opinion for someone who hasnt ever done one. i'll be doing mine this summer. Thanks to whoever made this....

http://dodgeforum.com/forum/dodge-cu...rk-nv5600.html
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Old 11-01-2011, 08:10 PM   #329 (permalink)
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Got an update, she's been running and driving great. Ive put about 20k on her now since the cab swap. I finally got rid of the aluminum dually spacers and got a pair of real dually hubs. they ended up being 5" wider per side than SRW hubs, FYI.

I also just wipped out a spare tire carrier. I had no way to carry a spare when I had my slide-in camper on. now i do. Eventually I will put mounts for two gas cans that will go to the right (pass. side) of the tire. and a Hi-lift mount. I built it out of 2".120, just like all the other tube on the truck. I used Ruffstuff .375 thick suspension tabs so I can back into trees and not bend them. and the bushings are poly.

The buggy im building is using Unimog 404 axles, and this is a spare custom 8 lug hub for it. It doubles as my tire mount

The reason the carrier is not flat is cause the bed is about 7'6" long, and my camper is a full 8'
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Old 11-02-2011, 07:09 AM   #330 (permalink)
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that turned out really nice!

side note. how have the h1 tires been on the winter roads? i have been thinking about getting some to balance out the 4.10's on my crew cab.
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Old 11-02-2011, 08:59 AM   #331 (permalink)
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Looks real slick there Chris. Is the pass side the same style mounts? How about a shot with it swung open? Must get to work on my own junk.....
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Old 11-02-2011, 04:28 PM   #332 (permalink)
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that turned out really nice!

side note. how have the h1 tires been on the winter roads? i have been thinking about getting some to balance out the 4.10's on my crew cab.
they are the best but definatly not the worst out of 10, I say 6. with siping they are a 7














i'll get some more shots if i can get home before it gets dark
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Old 01-29-2012, 12:48 PM   #333 (permalink)
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I am finally going to be doing the gears in the fodge. Right now i have 3.54s, and with the 37's it isnt the ideal setup. A friend of mind runs 37s with 4.10s in his 12 valve/nv4500 and likes it. If im gunna do new gears, should i go with the 4.10s or go for the 4.56s? I can only find a 4.63 for the 80, so the front and rear will have a .07 ratio. That wont cause a problem on snow and dirt.

Whatcha think, 4.10s or 4.63s??????????????

with 4.10s i'll be at 1903rpm @ 70mph
with 4.63s i'll be at 2149rpm @ 70mph
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Old 01-29-2012, 12:52 PM   #334 (permalink)
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What would your cruise RPM be with 4.56?? I say go all in 4.56 FTWnever look back
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Old 01-29-2012, 01:09 PM   #335 (permalink)
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i would stick with 3.54s unless you tow alot. occasional towing you can always drop down to 5th. if you do tow a lot 4.10s are a good in between. easier to start in 1st, not wound up to fast in 6th. 4.56's are pretty deep for a cummins. as you know there torque comes in down low, around 1700-2000 and tapers off at 2600 or so.

3.54 at 75 mph would be 1760 rpms

4.10 at 75 mph would be 2038 rpms.

4.56's at 75 mph would be 2200 rpms.


edit, just reread your post, do 4.10's
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personally i'd go 4.10s. it's not like you have a whole lot of powerband to play with with a diesel. but a quick question: how much time do you spend cruising at highway speeds? if it ain't much i'd consider the lower gears.
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Old 01-29-2012, 01:59 PM   #337 (permalink)
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the 3.54s are not gunna stay. the only time i can get into 6 is cruising at 70-75 empty and then im at 1600ish. way to low IMO. a stock 1 ton cummins cruising rpm is about 1900-2000.
I would rather have a little more towwing power i think. The truck is my DD but i dont do an interstate commute with it every day, i drive around town, and when on the hiway the limit is 65-70 in mosyt places. other than that it's hooked to something. It seems from what ive read the 24 valves like a little high rpm than the 12v's so the should put me at 4.63s right?????????????
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Old 01-29-2012, 04:10 PM   #338 (permalink)
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4.63's and dont look back. its not too much from the 4.10 but that lil extra grunt will be great for pulling
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ya, and the 4.63's will help someday when i get a newwer tow rig, the fodge will get more dirtier with 40's
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As you well know I have the 4.10's, NV 4500 with 37's and am happy. I looked around and there is also a 4.30 gear option. 4.63's sound a little deep to me, I think you'd really be revving on the highway. We have an F550 fire truck 7.3 powerstroke with 6spd and 4.88's and I am usually in 6th before 50mph. I'd consider the 4.30's pretty hard, might just be the perfect split.
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2149@ 70 doesn't sound that far of from my stock 3500. Almost exact. I'd do the 4.63'. Then the 40's
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ya thats what i was thinkn. the fodge is great, but someday when i can justify a new rig, the fodge will be the new big wheeler. I think she'll do great on a set of 40s. Then it wont have to be the only tow rig in the barn
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kick ass build someday my 77 supercab will get the 4x4 cummins swap
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Old 04-28-2012, 07:09 PM   #344 (permalink)
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built a front axle truss today. 3/4" and 1/2" round bar. now there wont be any worry about catchin a little air every now and then. the 1/2" plate on the C's beef them up too.
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Wow....

That is a cool pickup.
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Sorry for the delay. The color is Jeep JK Green, or rescue green off the new JK Wranglers. It looks better on Fords!


I couldnt believe my eyes when i saw someone on here from rr oregon too. lol

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Bump because I am building a flatbed, basically copying this one and am sick of searching every time I need to look at the Fodge.
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we have a couple slow days at work so............being that summer is HOT in nodak (95 for sat.) we nee A/C!!!! the plan is to use the HVAC unit out of a 97 dodge ram. its all under dash, uses vacuum controls, is relatively compact. the ford unit the AC end of it is in the engine compartment and is very much in the way of the turbo. i didnt want to rework all that stuff, so into the dash we go...........



old and new....

what a mess!
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Wow. I can't wait to see how this AC swap works.


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its done and work fawkn awesome! even with it only blowing on the floor and defroster ducts. i have to build a dash vent. my pickup never had them from the factory and the dodge ducting was not fitting the way i wanted. so i'm gunna integrate the dash vent into a center console between the dash and shifter. its gunna be cool. pun intended.

as far as vac. controls im looking at a switch cluster from a 92-97 ford......we will see
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