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Old 02-06-2019, 10:18 AM   #15
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I have mixed feeling about the next model year Ram. The upgraded transmissions and programming are welcome, but the use of a different fuel pump comes into question. GM dropped this pump manufacturer due to failures and sourced another brand while Ford increased fuel filtration and went through multiple revisions of this pump to keep it from failing. I think Ford worked out the bugs for Ram, but I'm not sure they are both on the same page regarding remediation of issues that can cause the pump to fail.
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Old 02-10-2019, 08:55 PM   #16
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I have mixed feeling about the next model year Ram. The upgraded transmissions and programming are welcome, but the use of a different fuel pump comes into question. GM dropped this pump manufacturer due to failures and sourced another brand while Ford increased fuel filtration and went through multiple revisions of this pump to keep it from failing.
I think Ford worked out the bugs for Ram, but I'm not sure they are both on the same page regarding remediation of issues that can cause the pump to fail.
Ford's new 7.3 liter gasser is going in a direction I've seen discussed a while back...
Whether it's spurred by Ford staying ahead of the EPA's misdirected war on diesel power, or Ford's inability to de-bug the Scorpion, here is the new 'big-block' old-school/new technology gasoline burner for their medium trucks...

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Old 04-02-2019, 02:05 AM   #17
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I think the SRW vs DRW discussion is a function of safety and need. If you are driving short distance, if your truck is your main vehicle, and your rig is, relatively, light - SRW may be ok. If your rig is heavy, if you take long trips, if you own the truck to carry your rig - you want DRW.

I read a lot of posts where we rationalize being overweight by citing axle ratings and saying the GVWR's are set by the manufacturer's attorneys. If you don't care about safety - do what you want. But we should all understand that not being safe can be very expensive.
Also, if there is a accident you can get a overweight ticket if the officer is really looking for something.
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HaHaHa! My 2020 F550 will have 12,000 lb payload! I could carry a F350!
The more, the merrier!
Gonna have those wimpy duallies replaced with singles but the singles will
be 41 inchers with 6750 lb capacity. It will be basically the same chassis you
see on an Earthroamer but Iím putting a Host Mammoth on it - more space
for way less money.
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You could carry a F-350 plus a F-150 but that would be pushing it.
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HaHaHa! My 2020 F550 will have 12,000 lb payload! I could carry a F350!
The more, the merrier!
Gonna have those wimpy duallies replaced with singles but the singles will
be 41 inchers with 6750 lb capacity. It will be basically the same chassis you
see on an Earthroamer but I’m putting a Host Mammoth on it - more space
for way less money.
You might get that payload from a stripped down gasser with single cab and no upfit on the frame rails. Once you start adding to that, you will be closer to an 8000-9000 LB payload. My configured Ram 5500 weighs almost 11,000 lbs when empty.
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12,510 payload for the F550 chassis cab w/ extended cab. Custom SherpTek flatbed only weighs 750 lbs leaving me 11,750 payload. The Host Mammoth dry is 4000 so I figure another 3000 lbs of beer, food, and guns gives me 4750 lbs of leeway. ;-)
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My Mammoth dry is over 4700 lbs. When filled and loaded, over 6000 lbs.
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OK, Iím down to 4000 lbs of safety cushion!
Might have to cut back on the food to preserve the beer cargo!
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