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Old 11-25-2005, 04:56 PM   #1
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Well folks we finally did it. We went down and picked up our new 06 4x4 3500 6spd quad cab CTD this afternoon. What a ride ! I'm interested in anybodies advice and experiances with these trucks. My first Dodge . Hopefully made the right choice. Will be towing our 04 2600fs WW. I'll be sure to post a pic tommorrow.
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Old 11-25-2005, 04:56 PM   #2
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Well folks we finally did it. We went down and picked up our new 06 4x4 3500 6spd quad cab CTD this afternoon. What a ride ! I'm interested in anybodies advice and experiances with these trucks. My first Dodge . Hopefully made the right choice. Will be towing our 04 2600fs WW. I'll be sure to post a pic tommorrow.
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Old 11-25-2005, 05:23 PM   #3
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Congratulations! When do we get to see it? Good luck and enjoy it!

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Old 11-25-2005, 05:29 PM   #4
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You won't get any sleep tonite, and you are both probably eating dinner sitting in the garage. Wash your hands before touching the truck. I'd be E.A.H. also.
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Old 11-25-2005, 05:42 PM   #5
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Marianne, mabey tommorrow. I think Howies probably dying to see it too. Shes awful pretty. Light silver Big Horn Edition. We are also planning a trip to camper world if you guys need anything.
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Old 11-25-2005, 08:05 PM   #6
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Yikes..... I hear you need 1500 miles on the
new truck before you can tow your Weekend Warrior

Leave it at our house and I'll put the miles
on for ya
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Old 11-25-2005, 08:09 PM   #7
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good idea 56
and its 500 miles south to my house (that takes care of 1000 miles roundtrip), and we can take it to Glamis and shoot more of your avatar pics with it
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by 56Nomad:
Yikes..... I hear you need 1500 miles on the
new truck before you can tow your Weekend Warrior

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on for ya </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Phil!! Go for it! Then he can buy the 'gas'!

Have fun with your new truck!
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Old 11-26-2005, 06:14 PM   #9
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Hey Phil , I found your post. I left some instructions on the est your changes so when you get that picture you can post it.

My book said 500 miles no towing and 500 miles under 50 mph towing, so check your book.

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Dealer told me 1500miles before we should tow. Man thats along way. We went with the 6 Speed which is supposed to be a new Mercedes medium duty truck tranny for 06. I guess medium duty is actually heavy duty for a light duty truck if that makes any sense. I love the truck so far but one thing that suprises me is how low the gearing seems. It has 3.73's and in 6th gear at 65 mph the tach is reading 2000 rpm. Anybody have any advice on driving this rig for best MPG.
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We bought our 05 CTD last February in Virginia on our way to Florida. Old truck decided to leave us stranded on 95. I read the manual about the break-in mileage and was a little concern because we were going to hookup and start heading south again. I called two of my buddies that work for Cummins and they said the best thing for the engine is to drive it like you stole it, in moderation of course. They also commented that a long trip under load would be much better that a lot of short trips around town for the break-in. We now have 8K on the truck and it running great.
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Old 11-26-2005, 08:28 PM   #12
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Slow ...

I just got 23.4 in my CTD when I calculated mpg at the 2200mi mark. Not towing of course! Was twisty mountain roads (slow); a day trip on dirt & the rest paved for the next day's trip back home. Have seen 2 pulls at 13's and a 9.5 with about 8klb TH. Your G56 has a low 6th gear (OD) compared to the NV5600. It's sort of like having 4.10's. If somebody made a taller but not wider tire in a 17" it would help yall with the G56's.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by BIGHORN:
...I called two of my buddies that work for Cummins and they said the best thing for the engine is to drive it like you stole it, in moderation of course. They also commented that a long trip under load would be much better that a lot of short trips around town for the break-in.... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

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Dang it Howie! How'd someone get a diehard Chevy guy to puruse TDS?

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