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11-28-2019 12:02 PM
Jimmy N. I'm an equal opportunity shamer. And since you live a ways from the Bonneville salt flats, yeah, you probably should donate those 3.42s to the nearest recycling center.
11-28-2019 11:55 AM
Originally Posted by Jimmy N. View Post
My 3500 (with 3.73s) would think I was not feeling well if it didn't get to do 80. Maybe a bit more.
Originally Posted by Jimmy N. View Post
If Ram didn't want them to go at least 140, they wouldn't have put 3.42 gears in them.
You're gear-shaming me now? That's probably the smack upside the head I need to finally take my performance back. Appreciated.

Perhaps 3.42s and 37s are what this thread needs more of. I wanna go fast, but it'll take a while to get there.
11-27-2019 07:21 PM
HeavyTwo I paid for the WHOLE speedometer, so I'm gonna use all of it
Same with the tach, I'm gonna red line that sucker Get EVERY Revolution I done paid for.
11-27-2019 06:42 PM
choied Use truck for road-trips/towing mostly, and I am usually going 75 to 90 on interstates. Haven't noticed any unusual wear on my end as a result of my driving habits.
10-24-2019 08:33 AM
Originally Posted by TiBoneFramer View Post
How does everyone find their trucks hold up at high speeds? Here all the limits are 60, so curious what the 80 85+ drivers can say for long term wear and tear on the truck
Hey wait a mean our trucks can go 85+ ?

Who woulda thought..learn something new on the Cummins forum all the time...

10-24-2019 08:31 AM
Originally Posted by Cummins_Michael View Post
Oh you can bet that I will own everything for their stupidity and I will go after everything they ever owned where they will never be able to recover. That's a guarantee my friend.

The more I think about it.....the more it pisses me off.
As if you've never broken the speed limit....puh leeeze
10-23-2019 09:59 PM
Jimmy N.
Originally Posted by HeavyTwo View Post
If the driver is not familiar with the uniqueness of this type of steering, they may over correct. The steering in these trucks is NOT speed friendly.
We really shouldn't interfere with Darwinism, I think.
10-23-2019 09:37 PM
Drle Risky, heavy two.

But worth it, as Jimmy stated, that without risk, he would be bored to death.
10-23-2019 03:34 PM
HeavyTwo So, has this thread pivoted to bad drivers and bad habits yet?

I just want to resay something before the pivot.

These trucks ( as any vehicle with a solid front axle, like a jeep) have steering quarks. And speed amplifies the " quarks ". Example, if you hit a bump, the steering wheel will move. If the whole axle compresses, the steering wheel will move. The amount of movement is greater than other types of steering systems. If the driver is not familiar with the uniqueness of this type of steering, they may over correct. The steering in these trucks is NOT speed friendly. Makes sense too, as they ARE trucks after all. Not saying they cant handle speed, everyone here has already confirmed these handle fine when going fast. I just want those to know that at speed the steering will do odd things if you hit humps/bumps. But once you know what to expect, most drivers can handle it.

Ok, now let's discuss things like slow drivers, distracted drivers, left lane hogs, self appointed speed cops, and so on. 🙂
10-23-2019 05:43 AM
brooklyn 12
Originally Posted by Cummins_Michael View Post
I'm not commenting on this thread any more...just expressing myself and hopefully no hard feelings.
Farewell to "A boy named Sue"
10-22-2019 08:58 PM
Drle Yes. Depending on the road, the time, and other motorists, every once in a while its beneficial to drop the hammer.
10-22-2019 08:53 PM
r_kimbrell1 I have had mine all the way to where the speed limiter kicked in a time or two and no problems at all. I live in Texas and travel several high speed highways and 85 to 90 is no sweat at all. Ride is smooth. Now, the fuel consumption is another thing.
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