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Cummins12V98

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Posted: 02/11/18 09:12pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

ricatic you can see Jim's truck is virtually the same as mine but one year newer. Not sure how he keeps the truck under 14K on the 6 tires!

Once you have tried hitching and un hitching the Curt I am betting you will sell it and get the B&W puck. I tried hitching and unhitching an in laws RAM/Curt and did NOT like it. Also several have reported chucking with the Curt as the pivot point for the head is several inches below where the kingpin attaches allowing for fore and aft movement as mentioned by many on here. The B&W head's pivot point is basically at the same height as the kingpin connection.


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Me Again wrote:

Jim, are you coming out West this year? Chris


Was hoping this Spring Chris. Not real sure at this point. It may end up being late fall. I’m in Cleveland TX right now. Hope all is well with you and your family buddy!

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tinner12002 wrote:

As for mileage, not to get in any argument here but I'd really be surprised if anyone even with 3.42 gears would get 20 mpg at 70 mph being the non aerodynamics of the front of the Rams, let alone getting that mpg with 4.10s.

So we dropped out camper in Brunswick GA this morning and drove an additional 300 miles into Florida. Set the cruise on 75 mph and were mostly able to maintain that speed. Hit some traffic on I4 in Florida and slowed for a while, but eventually back up to speed until we hit 301. Went through some towns and into the city, finally getting to Anna Maria Island. Truck was loaded down with stuff, probably close to 9200 or so lbs total rolling down the road. Averaged 19.1 mpg hand calculated, over that 300 mile trip at 75 mph.

At lesser weights and shorter distances I have been able to get 21 at 75 mph on I-70 through Maryland.

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Oh I see your running a 3/4 ton...thought the thread was about a 1 ton dually...With that being said yes I can see getting better mileage from a SRW 3/4 ton vs a 1 ton dually which was what I thought everyone, including the OP, was talking about, maybe I missed something.


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Oh I see your running a 3/4 ton...thought the thread was about a 1 ton dually...With that being said yes I can see getting better mileage from a SRW 3/4 ton vs a 1 ton dually which was what I thought everyone, including the OP, was talking about, maybe I missed something.

My bad, I wasn't aware that you could get a dually with the 3.42's and assumed people were making reference to a 1 ton SRW with 3.42's. My truck would be essentially the same in that case. Sorry for the confusion and mis-information!!!


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" I wasn't aware that you could get a dually with the 3.42's "

Yes all three gear sets available. 3.42, 3.73 and 4.10.

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Original post explicitly stated, “3500 Dually”. As stated, a Dually can be had with any of the aforementioned gearing. I might add, that my truck is also a 4 wheel drive, so all weights and mpg’s given were for a 1 Ton Dually, longbed, CC, 4X4, with Aisin tranny and the 4.10. Even with a tonnau cover, mpg wouldn’t be an additional 5mpg.. if it sounds too good to be true.. it is, no probably about it with my truck.

Jim

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spoon059 wrote:

tinner12002 wrote:


Oh I see your running a 3/4 ton...thought the thread was about a 1 ton dually...With that being said yes I can see getting better mileage from a SRW 3/4 ton vs a 1 ton dually which was what I thought everyone, including the OP, was talking about, maybe I missed something.

My bad, I wasn't aware that you could get a dually with the 3.42's and assumed people were making reference to a 1 ton SRW with 3.42's. My truck would be essentially the same in that case. Sorry for the confusion and mis-information!!!


No 2500's are not available with the Aisin tranny with lower 1st an 2nd gear ratios, and the the HO engine, so it is not essentially the same, which includes the rear suspension.


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ricatic wrote:

Being an avowed B&W fan, I will try the Curt but will likely go to B&W after the mad money fund replenishes...the sooner than expected replacement of the Chevy dented the budget a bit

Thanks again to all for the help

Regards

If you have a standard companion all you should have to replace is the base. The head should be the same, and able to to move to a new puck style base. Call B&W and ask.


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I could have done that. I found it's best to sell the B&W on Craig's List and buy a new B&W.

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The B&W is not moving from the destroyed Chevy...I am willing to try the Curt for a bit...if I don't like it enough I will get a new B&W with pucks and sell the Curt...


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