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Old 08-08-2002, 01:39 PM   #101 (permalink)
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Dodge's Front D44 at least 1994 and on are rated for 3,850lbs.
Thanks, Travis, that's good to know.

I wonder what's "special" about them that allows for the uprating over the older straight axle '44s..
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Old 08-08-2002, 01:46 PM   #102 (permalink)
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I suppose you want to keep that IH/Navistar family thing going. I understand, but no V8 diesel for me, thanks. I'll stick with the reliable, simple, kick-butt torque of the inline Cummins.
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I suppose you want to keep that IH/Navistar family thing going. I understand, but no V8 diesel for me, thanks. I'll stick with the reliable, simple, kick-butt torque of the inline Cummins.
Yep, it's an IH/Navistar Thing.

Plus, in '74 (like my 1T 4dr) they made some changes to where and how the engine mounts and such.. making room for the 404/444 gasser motors, which never quite made it into the light trucks.. but which are very similar to the 6.9 and 7.3..

So the factory was already thinking about this swap, they just discontinued the line too soon.
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Thanks, Travis, that's good to know.

I wonder what's "special" about them that allows for the uprating over the older straight axle '44s..
No idea... those dodge axles are even "disconnect" axles mid-tube. Its only 250lbs though, could be a slightly different design, could also be there was a larger safety margin in the older D44 ratings.
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Old 08-09-2002, 06:51 PM   #105 (permalink)
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I tow with my '75 3/4 ton 2wd Chevy longbed truck.

It has plenty on power for my use. It has an Edelbrock 600 carb and dual 2 1/2" exhaust.

I cant tow at 100 mph, but I dont wat to either.

The truck costed me $600, so I am alot happier than spending $30K or more on a tow rig. I can put all my money (not much) into my 3 4x4s.

I also just bought a bed ramp setup, so I can haul my sami and my Toyota at the same time.
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And for the trailer, I borrow whatever I can find at the time. But I am working on getting one.
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Old 08-11-2002, 07:53 PM   #109 (permalink)
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I have a 2001 f150 extended cab - V6

I tow a toyota and it does just fine. I tow at about 70-75mph, but the hills do slow me down of course.

I haven't checked mileage, I am guessing around 16 mpg towing, 20 mpg otherwise.
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Here ya go. 2001 Cummins 2500. 60/80, quad cab, bells and whistles. All stock so far. Lookin into exhaust and a chip for it. I get 20 on the highway and 13-15 towing.
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Old 08-26-2002, 08:53 PM   #112 (permalink)
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Heres our current tow rig - 2002 Excursion 4x4 Limited Ultimate. Its got the V10 and 4.30 gears. Of courses its got the factory DVD player and all the other road trip goodies. Its stock for now (its 2 weeks old). A Detroit, ARB fridge, 3" lift, and 35's are soon to be come just to spice things up a bit.
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Hey dustball, what is the size of your trailer? 18 ft maybe?
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Hey dustball, what is the size of your trailer? 18 ft maybe?
That's a rental, 10K lb 16 foot long trailer, 81" between fenders. I rented it from Hertz Equipment Rental for $175/week. My buddy Dave rented the 12K lb model at the same time as me, same rental rates. The trailer he ended up with was a 104" x 20 feet deck-over trailer! The trailer he got would've been overkill for my little F-250 so it was fine by me he got that one even though I have the bigger Bronco between the two of us. Check out Hertz, they have some killer weekly rates on equipment trailers.
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Cummins? I've seen a couple.. but if I had my way, I'd PowerStroke (well, not really, I'd use the pre-PowerStroke 7.3 IDI or 444 IDI motor with less computer "stuff" to deal with - then Turbo/Intercool it) it.
But since I didn't have the cash lying around to just buy a rebuilt 7.3 outright, I'm building something I know - a gasser.
Tom,

When you convert, find a old short bus or delivery truck with the T444. more likely to get a better deal, and possibly a better rear axle to swap under yours.

I would reccomend against putting a turbo on any engine not designed for it. cracked pistons can get expensive

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Old 09-01-2002, 01:25 PM   #118 (permalink)
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Here's my 2001 3/4ton Suburban. I just bought it so that I could tow the POS jeep in frot of it (and so I could drive to UT away games). It has the 496 engine, leather, and I just put in 2 TVS and a DVD player for roadtrips.

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I hate how the suburban makes my Jeep look tiny

Duke, I thought about the ARB fridge, but seeing as how its kinda on the small side, I think I'm just going to silicone my console, and dump ice into it for refreshments on the road...
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Old 09-01-2002, 09:59 PM   #119 (permalink)
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hey hal....you got anymore pics of the jeep? i thought you only had the doorless wonder
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I gave the doorless wonder to Cameron. I now have the ROKN ZJ:


And the green CJ, which I'll take a better pic of tomorrow. I'm currently modifing the body a bit...
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Old 09-01-2002, 10:50 PM   #121 (permalink)
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what have you done to the CJ....looks like 33's possibly 35's....i had to trim the crap outa my 7 to stuff 35" BFG's....
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4" lift, and its running 33x15.50s. I'm trimming more so that I can fit the 35x15.50s... I didn't want to do a SOA or body lift, so I'm trying to lose as much sheetmetal as possible.

I'll post another pic tomorrow (probably in the the Jeep forum, just to stay on-topic)

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Old 09-03-2002, 03:10 PM   #124 (permalink)
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Replaced my '88 3/4 ton 454 'Burb with this last week


It's a '00 Lariat 4WD with a PSD and an auto. I haven't got a chance to tow yet, but I bet it will tow my 11,000 lb toybox better than the old 'burb did.
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Old 09-04-2002, 09:14 PM   #125 (permalink)
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