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RE: Ford's twin turbo 2.7 Eco-boost V6 (new and older versions)?

According to my brother his does very well towing that much weight. And it should. The 2.7 Ecoboost is rated at 325hp and 400lb-ft of torque and a 10 speed. My 1991 F250 with a 460 engine was rated to pull 12,500lbs with 230hp and 390lb-ft of torque and a 4 speed. In its day it was a towing monster with the highest tow rating of any pickup that year from what I could find. My 88 TBI and 89 4bbl 454s were 235/385 power specs. They had a 16K gcwr iirc with 4.10 gears, and 19000 with 4.56. Actual tow rating was gcw less tare, so depending upon the cab options etc, that obviously makes the tow rating vary some. Only issue with the th400, was the really tall first gear.
blt2ski 06/27/20 08:34pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford's twin turbo 2.7 Eco-boost V6 (new and older versions)?

Chris, If some one had that motor in a 150, seems like power wise, should pull a 5-600 lb trailer readonably well. No, it's not going to keep up with a current day 400-500 HP TD. Should not be going 25 like some BN V8 s of you're from 70s and 80s. Marty 5-600 or 5-6000???? Chris 5-6000....... looks like my thmb forgot a 0.... With the hp numbers given, figure it should do better than my old BB V8's..... better mpg too!
blt2ski 06/27/20 08:31pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford's twin turbo 2.7 Eco-boost V6 (new and older versions)?

Chris, If some one had that motor in a 150, seems like power wise, should pull a 5-600 lb trailer readonably well. No, it's not going to keep up with a current day 400-500 HP TD. Should not be going 25 like some BN V8 s of you're from 70s and 80s. Marty
blt2ski 06/27/20 12:46pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 1986 Ford towing guide

My 81 GMC with 292 might have had 120-130 hp iirc. muncie 4 spd made sure it never stalled out on hills. Meanwhile my 88 and 89 3500's with TH400/4.10/454 conbos could not get out of there own way on steeper grades. Did great on level areas......
blt2ski 06/25/20 09:21pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Just wondering

More important than the height is the distance between the tops . In open sea five feet ain't much if a mile apart , or even fifteen or twenty if far apart . Very true. Noticed wace changes locally with tide shifts. 1-2 knots a current against the wind makes for close together, talker waves than when going the same way. Short steep harms more boats than longer ones. Also, length of wave top to wave top. If that same as loa of boat, also bad..... Marty
blt2ski 06/21/20 11:24am Tow Vehicles
RE: Used Diesel Truck Miles: How many is too many

A 2-3 year old anything from 10-25k miles a year would not bother me. 30 if I could see it had an hour meter, and Ave say 40+mph. I would worry more about a truck that was in the 25-mph poo er hour. Low miles means it may have sat a lot. Both good and bad. Being new, should not be as much of an issue vs say 10+ yrs old. It might be worth the few dollars more for one of the 2-3 year old certified trucks too! Assuming you find one Marty
blt2ski 06/21/20 11:20am Tow Vehicles
RE: Front hub on dual RW trucks vs wheel bearings

My 89 and 05 had extensions on front axle iirc. My IHC on the other hand, was made for the reverse off set. I don't personally see an issue with extensions. Marty
blt2ski 06/21/20 11:14am Tow Vehicles
RE: Just wondering

Don't go into fisherman's Bay on a minus tide. Iirc only 4.5-5' of water deroth at zero! I need at least +1 to go in, assuming I am in the deepest part of channel. Know 2 folks that have replace 20-24" props at $2000-3000 per! They eat needed two!
blt2ski 06/20/20 01:22pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Just wondering

I used shut mine off all the time in those conditions... had better control and the boat was more stable under sail than under power. Rob This, and its a hoot down wind surfing on them waves! Marty
blt2ski 06/20/20 09:34am Tow Vehicles
RE: towing ability of the f-150 3.5L

Your almost towing 8K....time for a F250 for the big hills. Because the 3.5 has a supercharger, it would do as well or better than a 25 series gas option. Obviously not as well as a diesel. Still, OP does not NEED a 25 series, unless he is like me, had 4 adult sized teens, parents, hitch wieght etc out 3000 lb onto the truck. Then yes you would need a 25 or 35 sw rig. But a couple that wieghs in the 500-600 lb range including winter clothes, purse, travel gear, snacks in cab, plus 1000 lb, max 1200 lbs of hitch wieght, you are with in capacities of a heavier suspension 15 series truck. With the 3.5 iirc having 350-400 ponies, don't think HP is an issue. With 10 gears in transmission, no issues here either. Marty
blt2ski 06/18/20 09:33pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tow vehicle advice

You NEVER have to much truck! Yep, need one of tandem rear axle 1000hp/200+ft lbs of torque to pull my 1500 lb tent trailer here and beyond! I personally believe one can have too much truck per say, or too little depending on many circumstances. Payload is the key, then selecting a drivetrain to meet your needs. Otherwise, you have too much or too little of some part of which make towing a pleasure. Marty
blt2ski 06/14/20 01:31pm Towing
RE: Ok what truck to buy ?

I'm sure it doesn't cause problems but if there was something magical about that combination of design criteria...everyone would be putting out a 7.3L gas engine. That's why they went with 7.3L and not 7.1 or 6.9 or 7.4 or 7.8. That's what they try to achieve for every engine regardless of displacement. Sure they try to achieve the ideal operations but they can do that with just about any displacement. If they had a much loved 7.2L, you can bet they would have reworked it during design to be 7.2L. I guess you're right. It ended up being a 7.3 due to their love of the old cornbinder engine. I was only going by what the engineers said who designed the new 7.3. other than liters, unlike the original 6.9/7.3 v8 idi diesels from ihc, they made great gas versions from those blocks too! that will not happen with todays motors no matter how you slice the cake. even IF ihc could have still made the T444E 7.3 version, which had 2 parts left over from the IDI version. Todays version would need to be different also due to as noted, EPA for both sound and air pollution standards. No different than the current GM 4.3 is not the original block design from the mid 80s, ie a 350 with 2 cyllinders lopped off. That block design ended with the vortec 4.3. As noted, a good engine builder desinger can make ANY engine size run great. Question becomes, does it meet the end spec needed for what it is being used for! Marty
blt2ski 06/12/20 09:49am Tow Vehicles
RE: Truck GVWR wrong weight listed on registration

You could probably run down the road at 80,000 GVW with your pickup, assuming you had trailers with proper tire width and max axl capacity per federal bridge laws, legally mind you, if you had 80,000 lbs of paid for registration! A local trucker was all over the news when he hit a bus? or some such thing, actual weight was around 100,000 total. Licensed at 70K. At one time he had a 160K registration on truck. oh the "overweight" news articles out there. Reality, he was under FBL amounts, so legal that way, but under his paid for license registration weight. another trucker i know, was under his gross weight, but over the mas 34000 for his tandem trailer axel limit! got an over weight ticket! had to move a pallet of sod around, since he had a spider forklift on the trailer....took 30 min, then was ok'd to go to job site with sod! Or the driver on here, ran across Az texas at over 100K lbs, got to Louisiana, max he could be was 80K. they gave him a ticket fo $300 or there about, pulled out company CC, paid the tax! was able to drive the 16 miles to warehouse, offloaded, headed back to az, did the same thing the following week! As the tax was cheaper than removing the 2nd trailer and having another driver or some such thing to deliver the whole load. value of load was worth WAY more than the tax/fine...... I'm sure many of us that have been on the commercial side can give you all all kinds of what happens when over weight! nice thing about it, generally speaking, being over weight and getting a ticket, means nothing, as its usually a non moving violation, just as a parking ticket can be. unless you do not pay it.....than watch out. The basic meaning behind the bridge laws, is to protect the roads we all own. drive over the engineer designed limit of the road, you will pay the piper! or weigh more than you payed for the privilege of running down the road at X lbs, you will pay the piper. Police do not enforce your engineer designed warranty weight limit of your vehicle manufacture! it how many lbs per foot the road can handle, with out buckling up if on solid ground, or flexing and breaking if a bridge..... marty
blt2ski 06/03/20 09:49pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Truck GVWR wrong weight listed on registration

Here in Wa St, you take empty wieght times 1.5, to next hight ton. You would never get away with an 8k plate for most loaded 25 series trucks today. They weigh 7-8000 lb empty. So you will be buying a 12k registration.i can get away with 8000 on my C2500, as it's empty wieght is 4800 lbs. I had a 12k plate on my 88 & 96 SW 3500s. 16000 on a dually flat bed, all three had door stickers at or under 10k. My Navistar dptruck is licensed at 26000. Door sticker is 18200. Been pulled over and wieghed multiple times with it in the 22-27k range. No issues other than day I was at 27000. Got a 10 day up license to 28000, all of $15! As wadcutter who is retired cveo wieghbscsle officer says, you pay for what you are taking hauling. Door sticker number means squat! Marty
blt2ski 06/03/20 08:25pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Well, I have learned one thing during this pandemic...

I've taken a long rubber band, tie or clip the ends to the ear loops of the mask. This holds it in place better than just the ear loops. yet with only one band going around the head, easier to take on and off. both styles as noted, have plus and minus's. Marty
blt2ski 05/25/20 09:35pm Around the Campfire
RE: A trip to the CAT Scale

If it goes good, head out! If not, adjust some more. I found when I put more wieght on the front than I started with, truck steering was not as good as slightly less. My goal was always out as close to what I lost with trailer attached, back to FA. If I lost 100lbs no wd, I tried to out 60-80 back. Marty
blt2ski 05/25/20 10:18am Towing
RE: PSI of LT tire after upgrading from P rated tire

The generic tables you have found, work for ALL brands of tires. As long as you compare size for size with in brands. That is a federal standard. No I am not surprised that a 10 ply tires, holding x lbs, assuming with in specs of a P metric, is the same max load. I personally on one of my SW 3500 years ago, found no difference in handling in an 8 vs 10 ply when both were at 60 or less lbs of psi, same loads etc. Only time the LR E came into play, was when I put 2 yds of gravel in the bed, then 80 vs 60 lbs of air did help. For most folks, getting the lowest load rating that is above what they will be at. Marty
blt2ski 05/24/20 02:42pm Tow Vehicles
RE: New Heavy Chevy!

I did not find that my 89 R3500 4bbl or 88 k3500 tbi454 motors we overall great power house rigs. Think most of it was tall gearing in th400 trans. No low end get up and go. The 88 had better overall throttle response and pulling power. My 81 292 4 so Muncie could out pull both of the 454s getting loads moving or get up steeper grades. Probably due to that low first gear in trans. Freeway wise the 454s were good. If I could get the load moving. I personally prefer the 88-2000 body style. That truck is a nice find. A beefed up 700r4 would be a good trans to change out the th400 from. Lower first gear, and an OD to boot! Marty
blt2ski 05/23/20 11:18am Tow Vehicles
RE: Got my New Tires for the Tahoe

Grit, Cummins You both probably know at 45-50 osi, that tire size is good to 4509-5000 lbs per pair. Is OP ever going to be that heavy on a 1500? I was barely that heavy with my SW CC K3500 with 6 people, trailer, two 150 lb malamute in bed, rack generator etc, did I mention kitchen sink?!?!? As said, the sidewalk tire placards mean well, not always correct. Marty
blt2ski 05/23/20 10:20am Tow Vehicles
RE: Got my New Tires for the Tahoe

My son runs 35-40 on his reg cab 1500 pickup with that sized tire. You're probably over inflated some. 50 will be way over, even towing! Enjoy them none the less. Marty
blt2ski 05/22/20 04:15pm Tow Vehicles
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