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Old 09-29-2005, 06:12 AM   #29
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">I have a wicked shake from take off, need to have Ford shim out my carrier bearing for the driveline. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


I have the same thing, albeit, I wouldn't call it wicked, but if you don't try to floor it taking off, you don't notice it that much...and there's two things that I think both of us have learned on TDS...yes...sometimes that carrier brg shim works and is worth looking into, but personally, since it doesn't do it without a load, I'd blame it more on pin weight and I would be hesitant to shim it. The hard shifting seems to be a result of the current program- re-flashing will "neuter" the tow/haul, which from what I've heard, is undesirable. I'm assuming you're talking about the 2-1 shift- mine deos the same thing, but it seems to have gotten better.


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Mines the same on a hard takeoff, I attribute it to moving 15,300 lbs worth of trailer. Sean, it will be interesting to see how much your weights out at. Haven't noticed the hard shifting though, but I really like the tow// haul.


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Old 09-29-2005, 03:44 PM   #31
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Wow! That Baby is hot! Very,very nice!! With that lift and 16" wheels where do you folks get gas? You ain't goin to pull into the local AM/PM. It looks like the rig is taller than an 18 wheeler. Looking Good.
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Old 09-29-2005, 06:38 PM   #32
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Found another don't like today.... backing this monster up!!!
I had a heck of a time getting into my storage spot.
A 5er sure doesn't repsond as quick as my tow behind did.
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Nope, have to anticipate the turn. That was the hardest part of backing that I found. Since the pivot point is closer to the cab it changes the angle. And then, once you get it turning you have to start straightening it up way early to get it straight. Backing is a Bi?.h!
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Boy Lincster...for someone who just bought a 40 footer, you sure whine alot about the navigation!!

I guess I'm kinda used to it...the 'ol SLC was 37, and now I've got just another 3 feet..."used to it". Now those guys who have 53' trailers, my hat's off to them!!

Just another word of advice...don't try to do a u-ee in a cul-de-sac...you'll scrape about 5k of mileage off your front and rear tires- not to mention possibly break an equalizer. Trust me on this one!

Awww..Linc...you'll do just fine...I enjoy pulling my rig...and tomorrow morning, I GET TO DO IT!!!AAAHHHHHHHH!!!! But be careful out in the dunes...I figger you'll be backing up the entire road to get to your campsite...depending on the sand, you'll need a few bowls to get turned around!

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Linc, you'll be an old pro in no time. I know your other trailer had 3 axles, but a fiver will respond differently anyway, especially one with 3 axles compared to one with 2 axles, but heck you got to love those 3 axles if nothing else just for the stability.

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