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RE: "Death Wobble"

I had a 05 Super Duty and drove it to around 180k miles and with a couple sets of BF Goodrich AT tires and a couple sets of KO tires I never had a death wobble incident. My current 12 Super Duty experienced the death wobble twice in close proximity of each other that occurred at the end of life on BF Goodrich AT second generation tires at around ~80k miles. Once I replaced those tires I never had a death wobble incident and I'm currently at ~180k miles. Still have the original steering dampener and all suspension components and alignment are still original except the shocks. BFG's are the one of the big causes of DW in Dodge/Ram trucks as well. Much more so than any other tire. Scott, is this the same guy that is always bashing RAM about death wobble? Yes sir - thats him.
Flashman 01/10/20 04:42am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram 2500 CTD in Africa

Jealous?
Flashman 12/10/19 07:41pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram 2500 CTD in Africa

And this proves what?:h A lot harder use age than dragging a RV on American roads.
Flashman 12/08/19 06:53pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Adding air bags: can that increase payload capacity?

19.5 H rated tires.
Flashman 11/28/19 06:52pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford Bronco R

They’ll probably morph it onto a 4 door grocery getter after a few years. True that
Flashman 11/15/19 04:19pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Has anyone looked at the Jeep Gladiator?

Fishy - have you checked the prices on Raptors lately? Starting at $53,000. I would take a Rubicon off road way before the mall poser Raptor.
Flashman 10/23/19 06:56am Tow Vehicles
RE: Has anyone looked at the Jeep Gladiator?

From the research I've been doing the 3.6L appears to be adequate at best in the 4 door Wrangler in non towing applications and I wouldn't want the turbo 4 cylinder nor would I want the Eco Diesel. In addition these two engine options add even more costs. Personally I think both the 4 door Wrangler and the Gladiator are over priced. There you have it folks. A totally unbiased opinion - from someone who has blue oval contact lenses.
Flashman 10/22/19 01:21pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2020 GM/Chevy gas 6.6L max towing test

My biggest concern going diesel is with all the Emmisions **** on them, and the cost to repair it. I know some have no probs, but you read stories all the time of CP4 fuel pump grenading and costing $10k to repair, or $5k Emmisions repairs. I keep trucks well past warranty, my current truck I've had for 17 years, and 235k miles, and I've had 2 engine repairs. A fuel pump at 195k miles, and at 210k I had new rear main seal, oil cooler lines, valve cover gaskets etc replace because it was dripping oil all over the driveway. Total engine repairs over 17 years is less than $2500. I'm debating new trucks now, and diesel vs gas is part of the debate. There is no denying that the diesel is a beast towing, but I'm only towing 8000k lbs, and I'm in the southeast, so we've got little hills compared the out west. After 15-20 years resale is not real a huge concern. I believe the CP4 problem and warranty denial was a Ford problem. GM and RAM seem to have far fewer problems. If you are stuck in the Ford camp then I guess you get what you deserve. The new Ram Cummins welcomes you to the CP4.2 and all it's glory for years to come. I wonder if they will deny warranty claims - oh wait that was Ford.
Flashman 10/19/19 07:23am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2020 GM/Chevy gas 6.6L max towing test

My biggest concern going diesel is with all the Emmisions **** on them, and the cost to repair it. I know some have no probs, but you read stories all the time of CP4 fuel pump grenading and costing $10k to repair, or $5k Emmisions repairs. I keep trucks well past warranty, my current truck I've had for 17 years, and 235k miles, and I've had 2 engine repairs. A fuel pump at 195k miles, and at 210k I had new rear main seal, oil cooler lines, valve cover gaskets etc replace because it was dripping oil all over the driveway. Total engine repairs over 17 years is less than $2500. I'm debating new trucks now, and diesel vs gas is part of the debate. There is no denying that the diesel is a beast towing, but I'm only towing 8000k lbs, and I'm in the southeast, so we've got little hills compared the out west. After 15-20 years resale is not real a huge concern. I believe the CP4 problem and warranty denial was a Ford problem. GM and RAM seem to have far fewer problems. If you are stuck in the Ford camp then I guess you get what you deserve.
Flashman 10/18/19 07:08am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2020 GM/Chevy gas 6.6L max towing test

Spoken like a flat lander. I live in Southern Az and travel all over the inter mountain west - just got back from the Bighorns in Wy. Heck even north of Phoenix going up to flagstaff is going to really hurt with a gas motor. If you have the money to RV then get a diesel.
Flashman 10/17/19 08:42am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford knox sensor

Is this another Ford thing?
Flashman 10/09/19 06:43pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Jeep Rubicon Gladiator vs the Rubicon Trail

True that
Flashman 10/01/19 09:15am Tow Vehicles
RE: Has anyone looked at the Jeep Gladiator?

I wonder if some one will make a flat bed for the Gladiator? I could put my 570 rzr on it and flat tow it behind a motor home. Be just about perfect. The RZR is 9' long so you cannot side load this vehicle. It would have to ramped up over the cab since a 9' deck behind a Gladiator cab would put CG too far rear of the axle. 8 ft would be more than enough. Put the rzr in backwards - the rear is heavier and an aluminum flat bed would keep the weight down.
Flashman 09/23/19 02:41pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Has anyone looked at the Jeep Gladiator?

The current trail models are 107-109" long and have grown in size the last 8 years. My 2017 570 rzr is the same size as my old 2008 800 rzr.
Flashman 09/23/19 01:08pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Has anyone looked at the Jeep Gladiator?

I wonder if some one will make a flat bed for the Gladiator? I could put my 570 rzr on it and flat tow it behind a motor home. Be just about perfect.
Flashman 09/05/19 09:18am Tow Vehicles
RE: Has anyone looked at the Jeep Gladiator?

They are starting to show up in Tucson. Dealer couldn't keep them on the lot long enough for me to check them out. Bad timing for the Ranger to come out at the same time as the Jeep.
Flashman 08/23/19 02:03pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Break Out Another Thousand....

Man, it costs to keep these RV's / Trucks and trailers on the road. Having my transmission rebuilt this week in my 2500 diesel. There goes another $2000.... I guess that's better than making big payments every month for a new one though. Anyone spending any $$$$ on your rigs lately? Which tranny? Hoping my aisin tranny lasts as long as the engine (3 to 4 hundred thousand miles) - I paid enough extra for it.
Flashman 07/31/19 11:48am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2017+ Powerstroke 6.7 Fuel Filter

After having done it a couple of times - I find the CTD filter change using the fender cut out access very easy 15 minutes max. A filter cap is a must to keep from making a mess. Easier in opinion than the older CTDs and having to do it from the bottom.
Flashman 07/13/19 01:25pm Tow Vehicles
RE: I'm seeing a ton of new Silverados and sierras in my town

Not many in Tucson yet. Have yet to see one on the road.
Flashman 07/11/19 05:09pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram Sales Increasing

Yeah Ford really knows how to take care of the customer. Head line from USA today: "Ford knew Focus, Fiesta models had flawed transmission, sold them anyway"
Flashman 07/11/19 03:10pm Tow Vehicles
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