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Old 01-01-2014, 01:29 AM   #43
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Durn guys. What do you do with all that power.? My 5.4 will burn the tires to the ground, Even when hooked to the TT. I can't leave from a stop sign with out smoking the tires, and will pin your head to the head rest when you drop the hammer at 60 mph. Don't know what I'd do with much more power. However IF I ever get a new truck. Not gonna settle for a 5.0. I would get the big V8. Well bigger V8, They don't really make big V8s any more.
Loosen up your WD a bit. Sounds like you have too much dialed in and are taking weight off the trucks rear and that's causing the tires to spin, cause it sure ain't from the raw power of that 5.4.
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Old 01-01-2014, 09:08 AM   #44
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Loosen up your WD a bit. Sounds like you have too much dialed in and are taking weight off the trucks rear and that's causing the tires to spin, cause it sure ain't from the raw power of that 5.4.
My 5.4L truck had no issues burning down the tires (3 sets in 30k miles 285/18's). Even when bumper towing. That truck was a lot of fun drive. Miss it sometimes.
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Old 01-01-2014, 10:56 AM   #45
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"I can't leave from a stop sign with out smoking the tires, and will pin your head to the head rest when you drop the hammer at 60 mph"

Right! If you are talking about while you are towing (towing is the conversation here); Your nose is going to grow... Pinocchio!

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IF you notice what I quoted. He was NOT talking about towing. He was talking about his test drive from the dealer. And not towing, it WILL burn the tires to the ground, and pin you to the seat.

Towing my 6000lb TT. It still breaks the tires loose on take off, IF I'm not careful. And in fact, tows the TT with power left over. IT has NO problem merging into interstate traffic at speed with the TT. I could not ask for a better towing engine for this weight. And trust me. This ain't my first rodeo. I have been towing trailers for 45 years. Every thing from +80,000 lbs to garden utility. Guess what. The garden trailer is the hardest. Nope. No big nose here.

But I do see a lot of post here that show little towing experience, and lack of towing knowledge. People that think the TV is supposed to run towing like it does non towing. No truck runs loaded, like it does deadhead.
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Old 01-01-2014, 04:24 PM   #46
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Towing with a half ton

I recently upgraded from a 24ft. TT to a 30ft. 5th wheel approx. the same weight as your Outback with an 04 4WD Ram 1500. According to the Dodge Towing Guide, my truck is rated for 8,600lbs. with a GCWR of 14,000lbs. The Hemi has plenty of power to pull it but I am very cautious when towing. I am in the search for a 2500 diesel ram. Stay safe.
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IF you notice what I quoted. He was NOT talking about towing. He was talking about his test drive from the dealer. And not towing, it WILL burn the tires to the ground, and pin you to the seat.

Towing my 6000lb TT. It still breaks the tires loose on take off, IF I'm not careful. And in fact, tows the TT with power left over. IT has NO problem merging into interstate traffic at speed with the TT. I could not ask for a better towing engine for this weight. And trust me. This ain't my first rodeo. I have been towing trailers for 45 years. Every thing from +80,000 lbs to garden utility. Guess what. The garden trailer is the hardest. Nope. No big nose here.

But I do see a lot of post here that show little towing experience, and lack of towing knowledge. People that think the TV is supposed to run towing like it does non towing. No truck runs loaded, like it does deadhead.
Well said.
I do feel you are so right.
I get the load comments all the time.
Drivers think they need to stop and go so freely.
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Loosen up your WD a bit. Sounds like you have too much dialed in and are taking weight off the trucks rear and that's causing the tires to spin, cause it sure ain't from the raw power of that 5.4.
Actually my WDH is set perfect. My trucks front, is right back to unloaded height, and the rear drops 1/2". I have -O- sway, even when the big trucks pass. I feel nothing. I actually forgot to install the sway bar a time or two, and didn't even notice it until we were ready to unhook at the CG. It don't get better than that. All it takes is a little time, and yours could be that good too.

But the 5.4 is just awesome. Lots of power from a little motor. Have to pedal it to save the tires.
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IF you notice what I quoted. He was NOT talking about towing. He was talking about his test drive from the dealer. And not towing, it WILL burn the tires to the ground, and pin you to the seat. Towing my 6000lb TT. It still breaks the tires loose on take off, IF I'm not careful. And in fact, tows the TT with power left over. IT has NO problem merging into interstate traffic at speed with the TT. I could not ask for a better towing engine for this weight. And trust me. This ain't my first rodeo. I have been towing trailers for 45 years. Every thing from +80,000 lbs to garden utility. Guess what. The garden trailer is the hardest. Nope. No big nose here. But I do see a lot of post here that show little towing experience, and lack of towing knowledge. People that think the TV is supposed to run towing like it does non towing. No truck runs loaded, like it does deadhead.
totally agree, it seems that many people on here think a trucks not supposed to work. just because it has to work a little to get the job done doesnt mean its unsafe or cant do it. it would be easier to break a jug nut loose with a 20' cheater pipe but i will just work a little and use the 4 way.
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