|02-11-2015 11:07 AM|
OK guys, from now on gotta show pink slips so we know its yours
|02-11-2015 12:05 AM|
|02-10-2015 11:30 PM|
My truck is a 97 12v Ram 2500 CCLB 4x4 that weight in 8600 with my typical stuff I bring with me (transfer tank and tool box with crap in it). Although from what i've read that 1st gen rams are lighter out of all but your's have way bigger tires and an utility bed with spare parts in it but still weight 1k less than mine.
I also beat hard on my 12v and on rough dirt roads. good truck.
|02-10-2015 11:11 PM|
|02-10-2015 10:07 PM|
|02-10-2015 12:11 PM|
|02-10-2015 12:06 PM|
90 dodge cummins, rebuilt nv4500 w/upgraded output shaft, np205, chevy d60 front, cross over steering springless hi steer arms w/EMF chromo tie rod ends on the drag link, dually 14b rear w/ARB 4.10 gears, 37" military take offs, 63" chevy rear leafs with shackle flip and no lift blocks, 52" rear chevy leafs up front relocated shackle hanger boxed in through frame, 15k pound hitch tied into a reunel bumper thats boxed in on the crane side, 2k pound crane, bucket seats out of a mini van, 4" straight pipe all the way back, stahl utility bed full of spare parts pulls a 18ft jp buggy hauler flat no dove tail w/good welds
old 50s or 60s cab
chromo 35 spline shafts and an ARB for the front axle
intercooler so i can turn the engine up without burning it up
dual turbos bigger injectors arp stud etc
rock guards for the utility bed in case it needs to recover a dead rig off fordyce
build front bumper with winch and a hitch for hooking my trailer up to winch dead rigs on, was going to put a winch on the trailer but i like this idea better, and i can use it to winch rigs on friends trailers too.
|02-10-2015 12:06 PM|
His rig is probably something like this...
|02-10-2015 11:34 AM|
|02-10-2015 11:32 AM|
|02-10-2015 11:17 AM|
|02-10-2015 10:45 AM|
Apparently I posted this in the wrong area, please see new thread. Sorry to ruffle feathers. I almost killed myself, but I decided to make things right instead.
|02-09-2015 07:01 PM|
I have a 97 OBS PS as well but am thinking of going the other way with the gears- from 4.10 to 3.55. I still have close to stock tires and will keep them- only 2wd
It is my work truck and has a utility bed so it hauls its fair share of weight around. but does not tow heavy often.
I was thinking I would drop the RPM a bit on the highway as I do not like cruising over 2k rpm and as I am now I pretty much keep it under 60- a little slow for SoCal freeways.
So wondering your reasoning- only towing? taller tires have RPM too low?
|02-09-2015 06:46 PM|
|02-07-2015 09:53 PM|
Decided the Ferd Effteenthousand had to go. Strongly considered an ecoboost, but since I don't buy new trucks I found that a 3/4 ton diesel in comparable trim and condition was nearly the same price.
For $25k I picked up this 07 LMM Duramax with 101k, all the LTZ goodies, and a 4" rancho lift. I preferred a completely stock rig, but it's hard to find those at any sort of value around here, and this one had a nice history of gentle use. I used to work with the seller's wife so I felt pretty comfortable that I was getting a straight story on it.
Needs balljoints, to come down an inch or two, better wheels and some tuning. Not going to go crazy, probably 80 hp and a DPF delete.
Sent from AutoGuide.com Free App
|01-18-2015 03:25 PM|
Heres my set up. Nothing special but it runs/hauls well. 08 F350/40ft gooseneck. Empty weight is over 18k lbs.
|01-18-2015 10:49 AM|
|01-18-2015 10:23 AM|
Sold my old tow rig, this 00 2500 Chevy 6.0. Only had 109k miles but it was getting far more rotted than I was comfortable with.
Found this two days later. 02 GMC 2500HD, 6.0L, 168k miles. Only a regular cab 2wd, but also only half of what I sold my other truck for. And this one doesnt have a speck of rust on it
Then found this fiberglass bed cover for it dirt cheap. Used to be for a Terminix truck. I dont trust people to keep their sticky fingers off my gear when Im out wheeling. I think its going to work out a little better than a full camper shell like I had on the last truck. The side doors are huge and making getting to the entire bed very easy.
|01-08-2015 07:42 PM|
The fronts seem to have a better contact patch at 75psi than the rears do at 60psi. I'll keep dropping the pressure in the rear to get the tires to sit flat. (Unless I'm towing) Good, quiet tires. They do ok on the hwy, drop the rpm to a more reasonable level. They are very squirmy out back, but with a 2.5" spacer per side, I'm 8'6" to the outside of the tires. I feel like with a lower pressure, narrower spacers (I'm looking at how I can get something in the 1" range) and after th tires get broke in, it might not wallow so bad in the ruts on the hwy.
Not a lot of information out there about mounting 285's on ford 19.5's. everybody says you'll die if you do, but Everybody running them says no problem. I'm the latter crowd, no problem so far. I'm looking forward to pulling my toyhauler. I wouldn't hesitate to buy these tires again, an "aggressive" mud and snow rated 19.5". I'd put 265's on a work truck with a 1/2" spacer all day long.
|01-08-2015 08:00 AM|
|01-07-2015 09:33 PM|
|01-06-2015 08:29 PM|
|01-05-2015 10:33 PM|
|01-05-2015 09:23 PM|
98.5 cummins with goodies comming back from fordyce a week or two ago. The bigger tires really let the truck sit in the powerband better, was turning 26-2700 at 70mph with the o/d off. The XMLs hooked up awesome in the snow. The ice on the other hand was a big no go. Was an interesting back down with tow rigs and trailers lining the road and a 24ft deckover. All that oil isnt from my pig either just where i stopped to load the jeep out of the way of traffic.
|01-05-2015 08:31 PM|
|MR4WD||2015 F-450. Taken over christmas during a visit to the old mans. 2" lift, 285/19.5's toyos installed, bumper and slip tank installed.|
|This thread has more than 25 replies. Click here to review the whole thread.|