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On flat stretches of road down at sea level maybe. 
Unloaded i see 13mpg. Pulling my 10klb tt i see 7mpg. All on e85, wondering if diesel mpg is better to warrant a trade. E85 1.89 diesel 3.20. It would be nice to have that torque tho lol

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Brclark82, everything is perfect. I had dealer install 7way in bed. All I have to do is pop the timbrens in. 

Note: I have a nice Kryptonite cable lock that I can use to secure hitch inside of truck. Just one more thing the theif would have to undo. I hate making things easy for them

 

Thanks for all your insight. Anything else, let me know.....

 

 

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I run timbrens in all my trucks.  Had them in my half tons too.  I tried both air lift, and Firestone air bags.  I hated that i needed to add air when loaded and take it out when not.  They leaked air when it got cold, and had to take air out when lifting truck on lift.  I just put timbrens in and forget about them.  They just work.  Air bags did help but more expensive and harder to deal with.  In the picture it is 12,000lbs total.  The truck sits nice.   not sure why it cut picture off, maybe its the way i took it on cell phone. I also haul my tractor in my dump trailer

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18 hours ago, jt metal said:

Brclark82, everything is perfect. I had dealer install 7way in bed. All I have to do is pop the timbrens in. 

Note: I have a nice Kryptonite cable lock that I can use to secure hitch inside of truck. Just one more thing the theif would have to undo. I hate making things easy for them

 

Thanks for all your insight. Anything else, let me know.....

 

 

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Sweet setup!  Come back and let us see the sweet rig when you get it all hooked up.  

 

Maybe some real world weights too.  Costs $11 at a CAT scale if you never done it.  Super easy and it will give you front axle, rear axle, and trailer axles (one weight for all trailer axles) with one weigh.  You could do an empty weight before you pickup the trailer if you really wanna know what the pin weight/trailer weight is after you load it. 

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I have a retrax pro lockable bed topper on mine so that helps against thieves when I don’t wanna remove it.

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Also, don’t forget to re-torque that hitch after you put the weight of the trailer on it. 

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1 hour ago, brclark82 said:

I have a retrax pro lockable bed topper on mine so that helps against thieves when I don’t wanna remove it.

Haha.... already investigating a tonneau cover. 

 

I'll get pics. But I really don't want to know about weight. Cause there's not much I'm going to do about it. Best I don't know. 

 

 

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Timbrens installed. More clearance then expected. About 1 1/2" +/-

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On 9/17/2018 at 12:18 AM, Colossus said:

For the cost of adding a supercharger, you could upgrade to a diesel and save $$$ all around. 

Whipple's run $6100. Don't think you can upgrade to a diesel for that amount of money. 

But the supercharged 6.0 is going to use gas like a fiend.

 

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Whipple's run $6100. Don't think you can upgrade to a diesel for that amount of money. 
But the supercharged 6.0 is going to use gas like a fiend.
 
Supercharger on e85 should yeild some nice numbers. Curious how much more gas would it eat up

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3 hours ago, cmysstailights said:

Supercharger on e85 should yeild some nice numbers. Curious how much more gas would it eat up

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No doubt. Whipple claims 200h/p. The torque would be nowhere close to the Duramax at 900ft lbs.

It's possible on straight flat runs, fuel efficiency could be equal to stock. It's just I know how it goes when you need to drop the hammer. Gulp gulp gulp. Haha. 

I'll do more research. Maybe I'll give it a try next year. Gonna have to think about this one. 

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3 hours ago, jt metal said:

No doubt. Whipple claims 200h/p. The torque would be nowhere close to the Duramax at 900ft lbs.

It's possible on straight flat runs, fuel efficiency could be equal to stock. It's just I know how it goes when you need to drop the hammer. Gulp gulp gulp. Haha. 

I'll do more research. Maybe I'll give it a try next year. Gonna have to think about this one. 

horsepower under the curve is all that matters.  torque numbers are only relevant to the extent that they tell you something about the shape of the curve, since the tq number is specified at a particular rpm (and therefore hp can be derived at the tq peak as well).

 

a 6.0 with 200 additional horses from a supercharger will smack a stock duramax around all day long ... until it breaks.

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horsepower under the curve is all that matters.  torque numbers are only relevant to the extent that they tell you something about the shape of the curve, since the tq number is specified at a particular rpm (and therefore hp can be derived at the tq peak as well).
 
a 6.0 with 200 additional horses from a supercharger will smack a stock duramax around all day long ... until it breaks.
Years ago a lot of guys were putting the old 6.0 in place of the ls1 and force inductioning them cause they were bullit proof. If i see a gd deal around 5k ill jump. Tune is around 600.

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Have fun tuning it lol.  You see nearly zero force induction equipped 2011 and newer gas HD's and the e78 ecm is the reason for that. 

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