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mr.mindless

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Re: Green monster
« Reply #15 on: February 15, 2018, 12:05:18 PM »
4k declined.
5k under discussion on their end.
if it doesn't happen for 5k I'm going to have to think long and hard on it.
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Re: Green monster
« Reply #16 on: February 15, 2018, 12:08:50 PM »
found inframe kit for like $1200. seems too cheap. found reman engines without electronics for 6k with 6 month warranty. ECUs all day for 1500. haven't looked for harnesses.

need a long-term Rochester parking plan, and a near-Pittsburgh work location for a weekend to fix cab tilt & exhaust, and fully diagnose the computer issue and fix/bypass to get it running.
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Re: Green monster
« Reply #17 on: February 15, 2018, 01:13:51 PM »
330hp is going to be disappointing

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Re: Green monster
« Reply #18 on: February 15, 2018, 01:29:21 PM »
330hp is going to be disappointing

It’s not a race truck. At 330HP it probably won’t accelerate like a 400hp 1 ton dodge but at over 1,300 ft•lb it should hold the cruise speed adequately I’d think.

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Re: Green monster
« Reply #19 on: February 15, 2018, 02:02:52 PM »
you are a crazy man!

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Re: Green monster
« Reply #20 on: February 15, 2018, 03:00:43 PM »
All the dodges will outrun it.

Can probably be turned up to 370, probably not beyond that and be in suggested configuration. Trans is rated at 1450, that’s the 370 torque rating.

I’m far more worried about the change from 10-12 to 6mpg than doing 50 up a hill instead of 65.


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Re: Green monster
« Reply #21 on: February 15, 2018, 03:38:01 PM »
hmm.. 6mpg hauling just your car, more of your organized parts/tools plus decent place to sleep vs. 10-12mpg splitting fuel and less of your stuff and sleeping in a tent.. seems like a hard decision(being truthful not sarcastic)

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Re: Green monster
« Reply #22 on: February 15, 2018, 03:54:43 PM »
I haven’t been splitting fuel locally since I’ve been using the enclosed. Which is too small to have descent quarters. I’m pretty sold on it being worth it. Just hope it works out.


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Re: Green monster
« Reply #23 on: February 15, 2018, 06:29:25 PM »
thats a sweet shed.  buying it at that price before it moves sounds risky

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Re: Green monster
« Reply #24 on: February 15, 2018, 07:56:47 PM »
Why aren't you doing something like a larger enclosed trailer? Seems like the best of all worlds...
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Re: Green monster
« Reply #25 on: February 15, 2018, 08:45:07 PM »

mr.mindless

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Re: Green monster
« Reply #26 on: February 16, 2018, 09:12:19 AM »
Why aren't you doing something like a larger enclosed trailer? Seems like the best of all worlds...

Same storage issues so that’s a push
No extra engine to maintain since I’ll probably end up keeping the truck
Lower tolls on 3 axles than 5
True rv status and more legal in the big truck once converted
Similar economy compared to a big trailer
Nicer to drive the big truck long distances
No more transmission failures - not the first time I’ve done something crazy to avoid repeat failures
Probably less of a gamble but higher purchase price to get into a 48’
My ram really isn’t rated to deal with grossing 32k. Needs a big trans or lower gears. Still be a stressful drive compared to not using something at half rated capacity.

I thought long about it during my drive versus the one ton but didn’t really consider in comparison to a 35+’ trailer. That would require truck upgrades to be comfortable, I think. I was dreaming of the class 8 driving experience in addition to adequate bunk size + puppy space. I think I still am.

When he says no to $5k though I think I just put it on the back burner and carry on in current status.



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Re: Green monster
« Reply #27 on: February 16, 2018, 12:29:17 PM »
IMHO sell the truck and buy one of newer Diesels with auto trans. (GM Duramax w/ Allison, Ford PowerStroke w/ 6R140, Ram w/ Aisin). Broken gears in auto trans are far more rare.

Get a big enclosed trailer like Smike’s and add a living quarter in it to register it as a RV.

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Re: Green monster
« Reply #28 on: February 16, 2018, 12:39:13 PM »
i have gone through a trans and a turbo in 60K with a new truck. 

thats fine if your ok with looseing $20K every 3-4 years to trade up and keep a warranty, but that might get old.


its a tough call. 


my big issue was having a dedicated towing only device, the reason why i went pickup vs toter.  i am completetly over that now, since my truck sits anyway and is 99% used for towing. 

I think ill be big truck / toter shopping next. 



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Re: Green monster
« Reply #29 on: February 16, 2018, 01:30:57 PM »
I do not have any interest in paying new truck prices for anything. I'm not even sure if I would if it were in my budget. I'd rather drop that extra 20k on spare or better racecar parts or something, than on a newer truck.
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