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post #25 of 31 (permalink) Old 01-23-2019, 02:39 PM
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Any new updates or pictures on this truck?

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So how much weight are those two poor little tires carrying, 10,000 lb each? Rated for?
I recommend you read this thread, don't just look at the pictures, read the OP's narrative throughout the build, he knows what he is doing. https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/4t...light=5500+srw


Take a good look at the trailer, note the distance from the center of the trailer axles to the pin, a lot of leverage there in favor of the truck. My guess is the OP is within 500 lbs. of his pin weight estimate.


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Wow I just went through that thread. Amazing build. I’m sure a lot of people would commission someone to build a truck like that.

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If you power steering is leaking at the firewall (seal on brake pedal rod)... fix it soon (mine burned in the driveway after enough leaked into the insulation behind the motor allowing engine exhaust head to cause an "oily rag syndrome" fire.
Had a hose loose on the power steering return line. When it got cold it would leak. Warm it would swell up a little and not leak. I tightened the clamp (which was a pia) but I finally fixed it. missing half the skin on my arm doing it. LOL

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How are you liking the Kelderman suspension? I'm looking at their kits for my 3500.

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I like it a lot. Makes the truck manageable compared to when it was stock with the leaf springs. Rides so much better. My 5500 sure didn't like to ride empty. Lol

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Good to hear. I pulled the trigger on Friday. I'm going to 19.5s to haul a camper but use the truck for commuting and don't want to have the stiff ride. I'm sure that is even soft compared to your 5500 on leaf springs though.

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ridofpwrstroke, I've been impressed with your 5500 for years. I have a few questions as I find myself in the market for a medium duty Ram.

What would you do differently if you were to do it again? I saw somewhere you wish you'd have opted for a G56. I am pursuing a truck with a G56.

What made you decide on a 5500 over a 4500? With the Air-ride install from the get go, you've negated any difference except badging, correct? The DOT doesn't care about door jamb stickers, just axle ratings.

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