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RE: 2021 Cummins 1075 lbft peak torque at 1356 rpm

Yes I’ve watched that video. And I think they tested 30,000lbs without looking at it again. So my point is all of them would end up at the tip at the same time with 20,000 lbs, do you agree? All I know is my messily 385/865 RAM at 24,500 combined did just fine in the mountains along the West Coast. I like running up hills fast and never felt I did not have enough power to do the job. So seat of the pants RAM's do just fine. I love the full center console bucket seat Laramie, the 8.4 uconnect, nav system etc. The uconnect is head and shoulders ahead of the Ford Sync system in our 2020 Ford Edge ST. https://i.imgur.com/HtsI5Hhl.jpg
Me Again 01/01/21 04:04pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2021 Cummins 1075 lbft peak torque at 1356 rpm

Torque charts are nice but just remember that's at full throttle and maximum boost while consuming maximum fuel. Not something you encounter when towing down the highway. For me what's more important is the torque the engine can make while towing and making the towing the easiest while making the best fuel economy. This is very difficult to quantify except for the fuel economy performance. In my mind the Power Stroke is the leader in this category for the 2020 models and I suspect will continue to lead for the 2021 models. Who really cares if one truck or the other tows up the Ike 12 seconds faster or slower than the other ones. All three are not your grandfather's truck anymore. Buy what turns your crank and enjoy it. 12 seconds isn’t much but I think the 2020 Ram was about a mile behind the 2020 Powerstroke. It might not matter but it kind of put the Powerstroke in a league of its own. I think it would be nice to see the 2021 close the gap a bit. If we limit speed to the speed limit up the IKE, AND if we tow a more normal even large fifth wheel up the IKE, AND we say for example that would be 20,000 lbs for that large RV load but it’s not the 30,000+ lbs max load on TFLTrucks, I’m 95%positive all the big three diesel trucks make it up the IKE within seconds of each other. This is a non issue for RVers now except for bragging rights like my truck is more powerful than yours. 2020's -------------Ram 3500------GMC Sierra 3500-Ford F-350 Downhill-----0 brakes------9 brakes--------5 brakes Uphill Time--11 min 32 sec-11 min 47 sec---10 min 20 sec Uphill MPG---2.5 MPG-------2.4 MPG----------2.4 MPG Subjective score-23.5 pts--22.5 pts--------23.5 pts Ike score----72.5 pts------59 pts----------81.5 pts https://tfltruck.com/2020/02/does-the-2020-ram-3500-cummins-out-tow-ford-and-gm-on-the-worlds-toughest-towing-test-video/
Me Again 01/01/21 12:38pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2021 Cummins 1075 lbft peak torque at 1356 rpm

Torque charts are nice but just remember that's at full throttle and maximum boost while consuming maximum fuel. Not something you encounter when towing down the highway. For me what's more important is the torque the engine can make while towing and making the towing the easiest while making the best fuel economy. This is very difficult to quantify except for the fuel economy performance. In my mind the Power Stroke is the leader in this category for the 2020 models and I suspect will continue to lead for the 2021 models. The true leader is the one that has the lowest operating expenses and downtime after 3-400k miles....and we all know which one that is! ;) Happy New Year! :B I know exactly which one that is... :W https://i.imgur.com/vJV4v8bl.jpg Drivetrain is still all factory and running like a jewel. :B Happy New Years as well You are a 100-200K short there Fish!
Me Again 01/01/21 12:35pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2021 Cummins 1075 lbft peak torque at 1356 rpm

Torque charts are nice but just remember that's at full throttle and maximum boost while consuming maximum fuel. Not something you encounter when towing down the highway. For me what's more important is the torque the engine can make while towing and making the towing the easiest while making the best fuel economy. This is very difficult to quantify except for the fuel economy performance. In my mind the Power Stroke is the leader in this category for the 2020 models and I suspect will continue to lead for the 2021 models. Who really cares if one truck or the other tows up the Ike 12 seconds faster or slower than the other ones. All three are not your grandfather's truck anymore. Buy what turns your crank and enjoy it.
Me Again 01/01/21 05:45am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2021 Cummins 1075 lbft peak torque at 1356 rpm

Apparently the 2021 Cummins makes its peak torque of 1075 lbft at 1356 rpm. Are you still impressed? Yep, that CP3 pump going in the 2021's is the bomb!
Me Again 12/29/20 05:44pm Tow Vehicles
RE: A top to bottom look at green energy

Did you know that Taliban from neigborin Afganistan atacked Tibet China and murdered thousands of civilians not long ago tryin to instal Sharia law? Why dont western media report on that? Yet China still allows ALL religions including Islam and even has 35.000 Islamic Mosques. Along this 47 mile border area? "China shares only a small mountainous border with Afghanistan that is virtually impassable and barely inhabited. Beijing’s involvement with Afghanistan increased during the Taliban rule, after Chinese Uighurs trying to stoke an insurgency among southwest China’s Muslim population took sanctuary and training among the Afghans. Some Uighurs also fought together with the Taliban and al Qaeda. Lest it again become a safe haven for foreign militants under the protection of radical Islamists, China’s present interests lie with an Afghanistan that is politically stable and enjoying reconstruction. Yet Beijing’s contribution to date has been relatively modest, a mere $150 million pledged by late 2005 compared with $900 million from Japan. Of late, China seems mostly engaged in using diplomatic means to thwart an open-ended U.S. military presence in Afghanistan and the region." https://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/sr162.pdf
Me Again 12/29/20 06:13am Tow Vehicles
RE: A top to bottom look at green energy

I found THIS interesting. They use excess wind energy to pump water up a mountain into a reservoir. Then they release the water into a hydrogeneration system when wind and solar is low. Of course this only works at a small scale in certain locations, but it's one way to store wind or solar energy. Old news. There's a big one on Lake Michigan that's several decades old. The problem is there are limited locations where it makes sense. Electric storage is still a huge issue. Europe has been pump water back up mountains for decades, it is done at night when power demand is lower. My father saw it in the early 1950's. At Grand Coulee Dam in Eastern Washington some of the water pumped up and stored in Banks Lake can be used a second time to create electricity. The rest is used for irrigation of crops.
Me Again 12/28/20 02:38pm Tow Vehicles
RE: A top to bottom look at green energy

I hate the term green power. Some forms of power generation produce less pollution than others. Moving to natural gas in the interim is an improvement over coal. The wind power and bird kill thing is a myth. The Brits have replaced much of their coal power with wind. Ice cars and EV's both are made out of aluminum, steel, plastic etc. Is there more mining involved in an ICE than an EV? All forms of transportation pollute. Vehicles without tailpipes contribute less to air pollution and poor air quality then vehicles with tail pipes. Important in big cities. Local solar generation will play a significant role in powering vehicles. The average commute takes 6- 8 KW in an EV. Daytime charging with covered solar parking areas can look after significant amounts of the power needed to power EV's. The resistance to EV's will fade away as more people test drive them. I don't believe there is a real need to legislate light cars and trucks off the market...even though it is happening all over the world. In 20 years, no one is going to want a clunky stinky high maintenance vehicle that can't be fueled at home. In 20 years there will be a lot less gas stations in the world. Every single day there are about 3000 new vehicles hitting the road without gas tanks. That will be 6000 a day in two years...and so on and so on. All the above JMHO. Cheers.Those high speed trains need something called "Rails". I am all for those trains as long as the rails do not come within earshot of my home, which makes me just like every other person on the planet. California is the perfect example of why trains will never work. The state started a bullet train project to link LA with San Francisco in 2008. It is now $80 Billion dollars (that's an 8 followed by 10 zeros) over budget on the first segment which will run from Bakersfield to Merced (two garden spots if I do say so myself). They plan to complete that 171 mile first segment in 2028, meaning they are completing 8.5 miles a year. If that was the pace of building the transcontinental railroad (1912 miles, started in 1863) your grandchildren could have witnessed the driving of the golden spike in 2088. They have not obtained the necessary land in either LA or San Francisco (of course land is cheap in those areas, so that won't be a budgetary concern). And that is only the rail line costs. On top of that you need to build out terminals, parking lots, interconnected transportation from the hubs etc. The bullet train is only going to get you from point A to point B, not the billions of destinations in between and beyond. Going to the train hub is going to be no different than going to the airport. You will still need to have security checkpoints, loading and unloading procedures, baggage handling etc. The trains will need to be serviced and cleaned between runs. It will basically be flying without leaving the ground with all the hassles that entails with all the added costs of railways versus free sky. Yah. I know nothing about bullet train projects in the US. Sounds like it will never happen though. We have travelled tens of thousands of kilometers on Bullet trains though in various countries in the world. Definitely beats the heck out of air travel. Much quicker on and off and the train stops right downtown. No long ride from the Airport. If you factor in all the check in procedures and baggage pick up hassles we find that generally it takes about the same time to travel from Sevilla to Madrid by AVE as it does by plane. And a lot more comfortable. Nice scenery. Not cramped in. But yep. Different society. Don't know how it would work in the USA. From what you say sounds like it it never will. Cheers "Don't know how it would work in the USA." We are our own worst enemy! We are to divided and bullheaded to do much right anymore. Kind of glad we get off the planet in another decade or two. At some point we may figure out the letting greedy corporations drive are decisions is not the best long term plan.
Me Again 12/28/20 02:17pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Problem with B&W Companion unhooking from hitch

Lol, nice to read all the KIND words! I gots to say, I've not always been a do unto others kinda guy, but hey, I'm getting better. Nice guy...nah, but you know what place they finish! Anywho...this thread was just for the Heavy Duty Hitch owners (club members). Thanks for stopping by Greg!:) Jerry I know ,I stepped out of line. What's new? You and 12V need to bury the hatchet!
Me Again 12/26/20 05:19pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Edmunds half ton drag race

If the 0-60 and 1/4 mile times are accurate, any of these trucks would give many 1960's muscle cars a run for the money and in many cases be showing their tail lights to the muscle cars. amazing progress. Like I have posted, our 2020 Ford Edge ST with the 2.7L twin turbo V6 with 335/380 HP/Torque and weighs 4500 lbs does 0-60 in 5.7 and 1/4 mile in 14.1 at 97. This modern SUV would run away and hide from my 1967 SS/RS 350 Camaro with 295HP, which weighed 3300 lbs. Which they say had 0-60 mph in 8.0 sec, with the quarter mile coming up in 15.4 sec at 90 mph.
Me Again 12/25/20 06:27am Tow Vehicles
RE: Confirmed 2021 RAM Cummins no CP4.2

Absolutely no doubt Ram was seeing some kind of hit to their bottom line that convinced them to go back to the CP3. The cost per failure (under warranty) was dramatically higher with the CP4. It would make sense for Ram to switch back to the CP3---even if the failure rate for the CP3 and CP4 were the same. OR Cummins woke up out of a CP4.2 night out on the town stupor! These engine go in more than just RAM trucks. Phone at Cummins rings with RAM on the line. Before RAM can say a word, Cummins says "Yeah we know we screwed the pooch, we are already moving back to the CP3 pump". RAM says, what about all the 2019's and 2020's we sold. Cummins says, we will get back to you on that matter, after legal talks to Bosch. Kind of funny that all us "Ram Boys" could see this coming from a mile away and they did it anyway.
Me Again 12/24/20 06:09am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2021 Ram 3500 H.O.

Here are pictures from the TDR taken this morning of a 2021 2500 SO at Dennis Dillon in Caldwell, Id. https://i.imgur.com/AbgIfW1l.jpg https://i.imgur.com/GaNjgWFl.jpg
Me Again 12/21/20 07:13pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2021 Ram 3500 H.O.

This is the type of fitting the factory would use. https://i.postimg.cc/JzW9t0Zf/cp3.png height=500 width=550 A quote for Bob4x4 on TDR "Revisiting this discussion,the FCA training centers 6.7 update class says Cp3 will be back on the 2021 models.The guys doing PDI’s say it’s true"
Me Again 12/21/20 06:41am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2021 Ram 3500 H.O.

I prefill mine and install it from the top with no problems. OMG!!! Three RAM trucks(1993, 2001.5 and the 2015) all have had filters changed from the top and new filter pre-filled. Not a drop spilled both removing the used filter and installing the new one. Got the change the oil and filter again in the next couple weeks. Intake hose from air box to turbo removed on all three.
Me Again 12/19/20 06:53pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Problem with B&W Companion unhooking from hitch

All this could be eliminated with the Andersen hitch , no zerks , grease , moving parts . No issues hitching , unhitching . No handles to have to reach for , easy to reach handle . No need for steps homemade or otherwise . Lightweight easy to install and remove. Etc Etc Etc . The OP has a 20K GVWR FW. When you are towing heavy, you have to have a heavy duty REAL HITCH!!:C Just for quoted poster's enjoyment, not to offend others. Jerry To many stories of rear window and cab damage for me to ever want a fixed hitch in a short box truck. Removing the adapter every time you drop a trailer off for service so the forklift clown does not try to move the trailer around without the proper ball on the end of the fork. Would not want to mess with safety chains either. Just a few of my thoughts on that particular hitch.
Me Again 12/19/20 06:50am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford F-250 7.3 Gas Engine Axle Ratios

Thanks for the input, everyone. I would like to think old 7.3 diesel is in good shape. We keep good Bilstein shocks on it, Michelin tires, kept all the fluids changed and never abused it. Garage kept. Most of its life, and has been pulling trailers and highway use, but that are what diesels are engineered for. I probably won't wear it out; it will wear us out! However, the 7.3 gas engine was engineered for simplicity, hard use, and built with HD parts, I read. I admire that. So it is certainly an option for us if we ever decide to part with our trusty "Bubba". Just wish reported MPG was better. "Just wish reported MPG was better.", that is one of the reason that diesel pickups became popular. I have had three RAM/Cummins trucks and loved all three. The 2015 no longer has to work that hard pulling our 8K TT back and forth to Arizona. It was paid for before we got on the plane to go get it in Sept 2015, so there is not driving force to replace it with a new gasser that would cost more than we paid for the 2015. You might consider a low mileage diesel that is a few years old. These newer diesel are light years ahead of my old 2001.5 RAM and your 7.3 power stroke. I love my 3.42 gears. It is a freeway cruiser in 6th, yet towed the 16K 5th wheel just fine in 5th gear. In my book, the uconnect system in the RAM is heads and shoulders ahead of Ford's sync system. We have that in our 2020 Ford Edge ST, so I do have a comparison. Chris
Me Again 12/18/20 06:21am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2021 Ram 3500 H.O.

For all my 60 years of owning and driving many vehicles I have always done my oil/filter changes with very few exceptions. Then last summer DW 2004 Buick Rainier 5.3 V8 was totaled by a red light runner. We bought a Ford Edge ST with the 2.7L twin turbo V6. I have to take Ford word on the face that there are twin turbos under the hook as just about every square inch is something under the hood. I could not even find a route out of the bottom of the engine bay to run out the power cord for the battery maintainer when we stored it for the winter up North. I had the dealer do an oil/filter change before we left with points we got when we purchased it, and will most likely continue doing that. It is not that I am not capable, as I changed the oil in the two year old Can Am Spyder we purcahsed 7 weeks ago, which involve removing a lot of tupperware body panels. It is just the Ford Edge seems to have a big virtual circle with a diagonal red line on it on top of the engine similar to the Power Stroke and Duramax.
Me Again 12/17/20 04:28pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2021 Ram 3500 H.O.

Again, I repeat. Edelbrock holds a patent on technology to keep a roller cam follower from turning in the lifter bore and Bosch refused to pay them to use it.
Me Again 12/16/20 06:19am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2021 Ram 3500 H.O.

Rumor has it the RAM/Cummins is going to have a different IP next year. I guess the pain of failures at around 10K is getting to them. Service writer said they were seeing a log of failures and no parts available to fix them for weeks and weeks. https://i.imgur.com/4CM6p86l.jpg
Me Again 12/13/20 09:06pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Merry Christmas to me

Love the 60 El Camino!! Beauty! Body was straight as an arrow. Bought it from my brother in 67 when I returned from a year in Thailand in the USCG. Warmed over 283 and T-10 four speed. I took out the 3.36 gears and installed 4.10's. We both wish we still had it.
Me Again 12/10/20 02:41pm Tow Vehicles
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