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Old 03-09-2011, 04:38 PM
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Hello everyone to who is reading this message, ( My name is Anthony, and I'm happy to be here. I can share, and I will learn for sure! Thanks for having me. This is my first offical post. I drive a 2005 Dodge Ram 5.9 Cummins Torbo Diesel, this is my first diesel pickup. I've had diesel cars before. This pickup is a pulling fool, I don't pull very much weight. But with the 2001 Toyota Tundra I had, I knew I was pulling some weight! This truck runs away with my trailer. The first time I was on the big roads pulling about a 6% grade, I kept looking in my mirrors because I though the trailer came loose and I lost it! I have a 2 place snowmobile trailer for 2 good size 4 wheelers. All the camping gear, riding gear. It comes to about 2500 to 3000 thousand lbs. Which is not much for a 5.9 cummins diesel. I did some modifications for more fuel mileage, and it did work. But not as much as I wanted. I put a complete Carl Banks( iQ system) Power Pack system in, except for a 5" turbo back exhaust. I also put updated steering, Carli control arms, and steering damper. I didn't get a chance to put my ball joints in yet. I also put lockout hubs on it as well. A leveling kit, running boards, tonneau cover, and OEM mud flaps. This Dodge has a 6 Spd NV5600 transmission with 373 gear ratios. Thus far I'm very pleased, and really enjoy driving it just for the power/torque it puts out. Well gotta go, talk to guys/gals later.

Anthony C
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Old 03-09-2011, 05:00 PM
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Old 03-09-2011, 05:50 PM
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Welcome to the site!! We have a lot of fun here and get a lot of very good information.. Just to let you know, when you decide to go somewhere you can just push on the accelerator and get lots of speeding tickets with or without the trailer!!!

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Old 03-09-2011, 09:53 PM
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Welcome to the site Anthony!

I totally know what you mean about the torque! I hate driving anything other than the trucks because I can't feel anything when I accelerate
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Old 03-09-2011, 09:54 PM
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What kind of lock-outs did you put on?

I've been looking at doing that also, but everyone I find widens the front axle by 2 inches, I want something that stays closer to stock
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Old 03-10-2011, 05:41 AM
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Thanks for the warm welcome everyone. Just Another Cummins, I'm using the SpynTec hubs/lockouts. I know what you mean when you say you don't want the hubs to stick out too far. This is part of having lockout hubs, I've been around 4X4 pickups since I was very young. That's just the way it is. There is another company that makes a set of hubs that stay closer to the hub caps, and their called Spin Free. I read they were having problems with a part in the lockouts. Some piece of plastic was failing. Let me explain myself; The type of lockouts I have are the traditional style, meaning they stickout the way you don't like them. In my personal opinion, this is the most dependable system there is. and I'll tell you why. Ford has an awesome looking lockout system, they still use a bearing pack! The system I have uses the inner and outer timkin bearings. If any one of the bearings needs to be repacked. Just dissassemble the hub, clean and repack the bearings. Replace the wheel seals, and put it back together again and you're done. To replace one of my bearings is about $50.00, to replace a bearing pack is about $250.00. This is all without labor! The bearing packs used today are junk! They don't last, and they're too much money. My bearings packs were replace probably two times before I bought this pickup, I now have 126,000 miles on my truck, I put the hubs on at around 122,000 miles. I probably won't have to even look at them for about 80,000 miles if that! Todays bearing pack are already replaced two times in 80,00 miles. With labor that's probably $2,000. I paid I believe it was $1500.00 for my lockouts, and they were the best priced lockouts. All the rest were $2,000 and up! One problem with the bearing packs is, there is too much leverage on them. They're not spaced apart enough, the timkin bearings are spaced about 3" apart. Gotta go, have a good day.

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Old 03-10-2011, 06:53 AM
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Welcome Anthony!! Glad to have you here! Sorry about getting into this conversation late (working lots of hours), Sounds like you have a good truck! Make sure that you get some pictures of your truck in your album. We are still looking for trucks to put in the banner!
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Old 03-14-2011, 08:55 AM
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I know all about the hubs and how expensive they are, I am a mechanic after all.

I'm not worried about the lock-out itself sticking out, but from what I have read, all of the lockout kits actually make your track width about 2 inches wider, IE the whole truck is two inches wider because the tires stick out further.

I will switch over to it eventually, probably when my next bearing fails, as I have only had to put one in to the tune of 180 bucks, with free labor (obviously).
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Old 03-14-2011, 04:56 PM
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If the truck tracks are wider for the lockout upgrades, I can't notice it. Everything went back together without noticing an inch difference. I don't dispute what you're saying. I never noticed a difference, I do remember my 72 Chevy Blazer's front axle was wider than the rear axle. The Blazer had lockouts on it as well. Maybe that's just the way it is, that axle was a Dana 40 Axle. being 2 inches wider will not hurt anything in my personal opinion. If you can find a lockout system that doesn't widen the axle. Go for it.
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