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M4wdFab

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Re: Brandy new 4500 Cummins
« Reply #495 on: February 11, 2019, 07:09:56 PM »
ya my thoughts also, but mike has a big tune and way taller gears with GVW abuse regularly. 

My trans is pretty fresh with only 30K on a dealer rebuild.  and its got spendy fluid 2 quarts over.  im also not a moron when i drive (proven by my dual mass stock clutch to last 65K grossing 35K or more regularly) 

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Re: Brandy new 4500 Cummins
« Reply #496 on: February 11, 2019, 07:22:17 PM »
Yeah. I think the much deeper ratio in axles (4.88?) help the trans to live more than anything.
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Re: Brandy new 4500 Cummins
« Reply #497 on: February 11, 2019, 07:51:55 PM »
im 4.44 gears in my 4500. 

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Brandy new 4500 Cummins
« Reply #498 on: February 11, 2019, 07:56:33 PM »
Deeper gears will result in long life. I don’t know trans history before my purchase but I didn’t have issues until around 70-80k with the long gears and similar loads.

Aaron didn’t tow with it, he bought with bad gears and put the 3.23s in. It worked before then with 3.92s (I think - haven’t looked)

« Last Edit: February 11, 2019, 07:58:17 PM by mr.mindless »
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Re: Brandy new 4500 Cummins
« Reply #499 on: February 11, 2019, 07:59:07 PM »
and honestly, 80k isnt that bad for the abuse our trucks take in my mind if thats the weak link.  R&R and 1000$? in parts nothing in the long run 

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Re: Brandy new 4500 Cummins
« Reply #500 on: February 11, 2019, 08:02:39 PM »
My edge CTS is my pyrometer, trans temp, and turbo timer. Doubt you could sell a used edge juice for more than you could buy a CTS so you could do the expansion modules. Super easy and work well. No trouble in 4+ years.

i have the CTS , whatever the 800$ version in 2014 was.  it was just pulling EGT from the OBD with no aftermarket sensor installed.  I have to check the box there were more wires and other bs that came with it when i got it from Nick salvatores. 

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Re: Brandy new 4500 Cummins
« Reply #501 on: February 11, 2019, 08:03:23 PM »
the edge juice was what was one my 01 cummins

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Re: Brandy new 4500 Cummins
« Reply #502 on: February 11, 2019, 09:58:09 PM »
thought the juice was the tuner Edge. mine is the CTS that's just the monitor out of the box, tune by Smarty Jr. on my rig.
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Re: Brandy new 4500 Cummins
« Reply #503 on: February 12, 2019, 07:20:41 AM »
hmm maybe your right, i need to check the box for some additional harness thing i recall was in the box.  ill check.  looks like they just sell the CTS2 now

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Re: Brandy new 4500 Cummins
« Reply #504 on: February 16, 2019, 02:46:03 PM »
egt probe installed today.  found a brand new one in the tuner box when i went to look at instructions on how to install the expandable accessory one i ordered   ::)   guess i have a spare. 

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Re: Brandy new 4500 Cummins
« Reply #505 on: September 02, 2019, 09:31:06 PM »
11mpg with cruse set at 69 with the big trailer and one car 1800miles this weekend. 

pulls like a beast.

ready for 75K fluids/filters before next use.