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mr.mindless

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Re: High Miler
« Reply #45 on: March 14, 2013, 10:43:36 AM »
I don't need a double overdrive in this truck. If I'm going through the work of the swap though, I really want low and high reverse gear, and closer gear splits. I think I'd aim for something newer and quieter for the newer quieter truck; RTLO have helical cut gears and run cooler and quieter with less friction... I'm not sure how small a case they come in though, I don't know if there's a 6 or 66 class RTLO. I'd stick with a twin countershaft if I could and I love the ranges. Splitting is sweet but nowhere near needed for the wide power band of the Cummins.

I'm picking it up Saturday. I fly out of ROC at 0600, really short layover at BWI, and land at CLT at 0845.
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Re: High Miler
« Reply #46 on: March 14, 2013, 11:01:26 AM »
So for the common man.. 6 or 13 speed?

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Re: High Miler
« Reply #47 on: March 14, 2013, 11:12:36 AM »
8 or 10! ranges FTW. Splitter (13/18) for show.
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Re: High Miler
« Reply #48 on: March 14, 2013, 12:01:05 PM »
So we abuse our jeeps and they break. So we build them up. Do you just need a big boy truck instead of a 1 ton? Or do you abuse your transmission.  This tranny swap thing baffles me.

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Re: High Miler
« Reply #49 on: March 14, 2013, 12:18:28 PM »
I can't do what I do with a big boy truck. so I build up a 1 ton.

weight and power are abuse, yes. so a cummins and what I do abuses a transmission.
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Re: High Miler
« Reply #50 on: March 14, 2013, 12:49:48 PM »
ya, we need big trucks that only weigh 7500lbs

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Re: High Miler
« Reply #51 on: March 14, 2013, 05:46:13 PM »
I don't think I'm going to run an aux tank on this truck. Better economy and 52 gallons is probably good enough for my taste, so I'm going to aim for a clean flatbed.

I don't know for certain yet if 18*18 underbody boxes will fit well but I'm hoping so. If they do, I've got a wide range of options. It looks like a 24" would fit behind the drives and a 36" in front.  If I put all 4 on, that would be wildly more storage than I have now with a single tool box. I'm sure I could find more than enough crap to fill it.

I've priced out a few options, raw aluminum diamondplate would be a bit over a grand, and about 150#. I could get black steel off the shelf at TSC for $760 and just under 300#. There are some full stainless, and stainless-doored steel options too, around the weight of steel and around the price of aluminum. It'd be nice to find a Bawer, RCI, and Buyers dealer local so I could go touch 'em and compare to the TSC steel.

The weight isn't as much of a difference as I expected, but it'd be nice to have them stay looking nice for a couple years and I think that takes full steel off the table in this neighborhood.
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Re: High Miler
« Reply #52 on: March 14, 2013, 05:52:47 PM »
I think 18" might be a little too low though, that's more that half the tire height. I found a limited selection of plain black steel in 14" height too, only 24 and 30" length.



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Re: High Miler
« Reply #53 on: March 14, 2013, 06:30:14 PM »
i was thinking.... that steel deck looks like it would support a bridge port a lot better than my bed.....

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Re: High Miler
« Reply #54 on: March 14, 2013, 08:20:52 PM »
Go steel and keep up on them with paint.  They'll last longer than you'll own...
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« Reply #55 on: March 14, 2013, 09:03:13 PM »
i was thinking.... that steel deck looks like it would support a bridge port a lot better than my bed.....
By a long shot. Not sure what the tie down situation on it is but there are for sure some stake pockets at least.
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« Reply #56 on: March 14, 2013, 09:07:58 PM »
Go steel and keep up on them with paint.  They'll last longer than you'll own...

I don't know about that. The lids on my steel box went to shit all at once,  from inside the folds. It went from looking OK to perforation in maybe 3 months.

That box is about 8 years old, and it wasn't on the road in the salt for more than half of that time. To say nothing of relative location and road spray on top of the bed vs surrounding the drive tires.

I don't see steel lasting well. Maybe with some seam sealer, plus the paint. Maybe. I'd be more than happy to spend an extra couple hundo on future maintenance savings and keeping it looking nicer, longer.
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« Reply #57 on: March 17, 2013, 03:06:52 PM »
It's getting an interior detail at deltasonic right now. I can only put up with so much of other people's dirt.

List that I came up with on the drive home follows. The codes wouldn't clear with the Edge for some reason, but were gone after I adjusted some settings with the Smarty Jr. They didn't come back on the 2 mile drive here. Not sure if they were flukes or occasionals. We shall see.

Washer fluid after the inside is clean.

High miler to do list
Px mirror glass
Missing backup light
Vent visors
Ebrake
Cruise
Seat cushion & covers
Interior detail
Tool boxes
Mud flaps
Trailer electrical socket
Paint wheels
Tires
Aux lighting
New HD drawbar (proper drop)
Change bed/goose?
Tint
Front air dam
HVAC & radio backlights
DTCs
- P040B (egr temp sens circ 1 underperformance)
- P1506 (crankcase depression regulator valve performance)
- P2267 (water in fuel sens circ high)
Washer fluid
Washer fluid light
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« Reply #58 on: March 17, 2013, 05:04:08 PM »
It feels like I just took the gears out. I missed getting it in gear on Jefferson at a light and romped on it a lil. Something went thunk.

Fuck me! I may be placing telephone calls, or I may ignore it and go drink. Made it into a parking lot and Kim is in her way here
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« Reply #59 on: March 17, 2013, 05:04:26 PM »
The interior cleaned up pretty good!
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