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Old 01-09-2007, 10:58 PM   #15
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Thank You one and all for the input. Sean and Griz, I would put pics of the rug rats up with this post, but it takes too long to get my pics approved. What's the deal with that? It's not like a upload porn!! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Rod, It doesn't take that long, I just put some up this evening and they are already approved, I was surprised! No extra treatment either.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">BTW, waht does it take to get all my little campfires lit up on the left side like Sean? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

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Old 01-10-2007, 06:28 AM   #17
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Rod:

I'm pretty sure the LE has the same axles on it that the SLC does- they are 6000# axles with 7000# worth of stopping power- for a total of 21,000#. Of course, the closer you get to that, the less insurance you have!

Hey...and about the pics...email 'em to me and I'll post 'em for ya...sure has been a while- I bet Sammy's almost ready for her driver's permit, ha?!
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by Vette Racer:
Boy, you know, first, a cooler for the Allison?
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Tom you have a 2002, The 04.5 and 05 LLY's run hotter both engine and trans. I installed the cooler because I was not wainting to even push the issue. I never go over 200 trans temp up hill or down now.

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Well they "say" they are D load, but just under. The load rating is 2540lbs. The load rate of my pick up tires are 3150, more than 600 lbs per tire than my trailer. 2540 times 6 tires is only 15240 lbs., so I think I will feel a lot safer going with the bigger wheel and tire combo. So no trips with the Bronco until that happens. Oh, and the bigger tranny cooler.

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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 melon:
Well they "say" they are D load, but just under. The load rating is 2540lbs. The load rate of my pick up tires are 3150, more than 600 lbs per tire than my trailer. 2540 times 6 tires is only 15240 lbs., so I think I will feel a lot safer going with the bigger wheel and tire combo. So no trips with the Bronco until that happens. Oh, and the bigger tranny cooler.

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Rod- that's exactly how I looked at it...no load until some decent feet are put on it. BTW...I haven't seen him around here lately, but Big Buford has a killer deal on the Eagle Alloy rims, and he also has some XPS Rib equals that could give you basically the same tire but alot cheaper (I believe they were Bridgestones). I can't even begin to tell you how much better the trailer rides- as well as my mind!
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Thanks Sean, I'll see if I can get him on a PM
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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 Grizwald2:
[QUOTE]Originally posted by Vette Racer:
Boy, you know, first, a cooler for the Allison?
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Tom you have a 2002, The 04.5 and 05 LLY's run hotter both engine and trans. I installed the cooler because I was not wainting to even push the issue. I never go over 200 trans temp up hill or down now.

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Rod, C rated tires! HUH </div></BLOCKQUOTE> You're right there Griz, I had forgotten about those LLY motors and the overheating.

Hey Rod, just add another axle, then you'd have 20,320 with the same tires. Cheaper too!
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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 melon:


And another thing, Sean, when you tow in the summer loaded, do you know how hot your tranny gets? I only noticed this in the summer months, but my tranny temp gauge never moved from the middle before, now sometimes it creeps up to just under the yellow every once and a while. When should I worry about that? When it went out the temp gauge didn't even move, now cruising up Cajon it get half way to yellow. Anyway else get this?

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If you don't have aftermarket gauges, get them.
The stock gauge is junk. It doesn't start moving up until your tranny is over 235F, that is too late, your fluid is cooked.
My gauge never gets over 190F, but I also have a Torqshift.
The 4R100 is a weak tranny, in stock form.
BTS or Sun Coast can make it very stout, but you still need gauges.
I hit 220F on my 02 F250 towing up hills in the summer in Phoenix.
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Tires are going to be the first weak point of your trailer.
Upgrade to 16" wheels/tires and you won't have to worry about that again.
Next would be axles, but you should be ok there.

You are going to be way over all of the tow ratings of your truck, but is sounds like you already know that.
Don't drive fast and give yourself lots of stopping room.
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Melon, Tranny coolers aren't that expensive or difficult to install. I've got a TruCool sitting on my bench I'll be installing this weekend. It's only $120 and all parts are included. I'll be installing it inline with the factory unit to more than double the cooling capacity. Since your truck is an '02, I don't know if it's a 7.3 or a 6.0. I believe they have different size coolers in them.The stock 7.3L cooler is a 28k GVW model. This Tru-Cool Max 4739 unit is a 40K model and with the 2 combined I'll be ready when I start towing a toy hauler this year (I hope). Here's a link to where I ordered from, they're good people and can answer any questions. http://www.dieselsite.com/index.asp?...ROD&ProdID=205
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