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Forum: 4th Gen Powertrain   11-15-2019, 01:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 236
Posted By EricPeterson
Doesn't look like a cat at all. Could it be one...

Doesn't look like a cat at all. Could it be one of those weld-in swirly-flow dohickeys that's supposed to... I dunno what they're supposed to do....?
Forum: 07.5 - 09 3rd Gen 6.7L Powertrain   11-13-2019, 09:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 194
Posted By EricPeterson
A primer: Larger exhaust housing reduces...

A primer:

Larger exhaust housing reduces exhaust velocity because the gas that's there has more area through which to flow. Larger turbo means more inertial mass to spin up. Both of those changes...
Forum: 2013-2018 General Discussion   11-10-2019, 12:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 613
Posted By EricPeterson
OMG your caster cams are hosed. Those two cams...

OMG your caster cams are hosed. Those two cams should be set to the same setting. You can't twist the axle. Jacking them to different values twists the whole front end out.
Forum: 4th Gen Non-Powertrain   11-08-2019, 08:49 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,944
Posted By EricPeterson
I think you meant to say caster. Camber isn't...

I think you meant to say caster. Camber isn't adjustable unless we weaken the axle with offset balljoints....
Forum: 4th Gen Non-Powertrain   11-08-2019, 11:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,023
Posted By EricPeterson
Considering the weather, salt, ice, and work...

Considering the weather, salt, ice, and work boots the boards are going to see -- and because most step running boards are pretty narrow -- you might want to consider stainless steel pieces. The...
Forum: 2013-2018 General Discussion   11-06-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 502
Posted By EricPeterson
Uh huh. Lock and unlock work. Remote start...

Uh huh. Lock and unlock work. Remote start doesn't. New batteries. Comes and goes. One of my remotes went through that for just a few days, once. The other went through it for a period of about six...
Forum: C&C / DRW   11-06-2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 139
Posted By EricPeterson
Hmmm... ...

Hmmm...


https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/4wd-suspension/2419106-fyi-3500-air-ride-suspension-lift.html
Forum: 4th Gen Non-Powertrain   11-06-2019, 09:54 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,944
Posted By EricPeterson
No one mentioned the poo factory toe-in settings...

No one mentioned the poo factory toe-in settings yet???

(1) The Cummins is HEAVY. Yes, the diesels wear through tires a bit more quickly simply because the engine is so heavy.

(2) The factory...
Forum: 2019+ General Discussion   11-02-2019, 04:31 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 8,462
Posted By EricPeterson
Dually. A big boxy and substantial trailer like...

Dually. A big boxy and substantial trailer like that and you will thank yourself the next time you hit a stiff crosswind on I-40 in Oklahoma, on I-10 over the Mississippi, or on the Roosevelt...
Forum: 2019+ General Discussion   10-29-2019, 11:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 538
Posted By EricPeterson
The company is called China Dicastal.

The company is called China Dicastal.
Forum: 2013-2018 General Discussion   10-22-2019, 09:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 311
Posted By EricPeterson
Ouch! The price! $1,950 list?? Looks like...

Ouch! The price! $1,950 list?? Looks like typically $700 to $800 from the discount MOPAR parts guys who use ebay as a venue, too. Hope you've got a line on one for less!
Forum: 2019+ General Discussion   10-21-2019, 10:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 931
Posted By EricPeterson
(1) LEDs are DC devices. This means you hook...

(1) LEDs are DC devices. This means you hook them up across a DC voltage source and current limit them with an appropriate resistor, if necessary. The voltage stays on continuously as long as you...
Forum: 2019+ General Discussion   10-19-2019, 11:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 931
Posted By EricPeterson
Is the circuit of five roof lights on its own...

Is the circuit of five roof lights on its own CANbus controller ... or are the five roof lights simply wired into the existing running light power circuit? I doubt that the running light circuit is...
Forum: 2019+ General Discussion   10-18-2019, 12:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 931
Posted By EricPeterson
I'm just guessing here, but I can't imagine that...

I'm just guessing here, but I can't imagine that something would stop you from installing the kit. I've installed clearance lights on half a dozen vehicles over the years -- full size vans and...
Forum: 2013-2018 General Discussion   10-17-2019, 01:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 438
Posted By EricPeterson
Nitto and some other tire manufacturers have...

Nitto and some other tire manufacturers have introduced 295+ section high flotation tires that are load range E1, 80 psi maximum. Goes against industry convention, which previously limited 80 psi to...
Forum: 2013-2018 General Discussion   10-17-2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,033
Posted By EricPeterson
The thing about the Carli is that -- since the...

The thing about the Carli is that -- since the torsion bar and the swingarms are separate pieces -- the torsion bar needs to be driven into its bushings. Mine was tight. Took me over an hour to...
Forum: 2013-2018 General Discussion   10-17-2019, 01:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,033
Posted By EricPeterson
(1) I second the comment above about the torsion...

(1) I second the comment above about the torsion anti-sway making a HUGE difference in ride quality. The upgrade reduces shock response to bumps and potholes, but doesn't really interfere with steady...
Forum: 4th Gen Non-Powertrain   10-16-2019, 09:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,418
Posted By EricPeterson
If they're Sailun Light Truck size tires with the...

If they're Sailun Light Truck size tires with the size preceded by an LT, they're nominally load range E. That having been said, based on my experience with import truck tires -- never, ever, ever...
Forum: 4th Gen Non-Powertrain   10-16-2019, 06:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,418
Posted By EricPeterson
Ah. Here's the other thread. Problem solved by...

Ah. Here's the other thread. Problem solved by replacing the import Load Range D tires with premium tires.

https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/3rd-gen-non-powertrain/2510139-death-wobble-help.html
Forum: 4th Gen Non-Powertrain   10-16-2019, 06:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,418
Posted By EricPeterson
Yeah.. like B.Lee says, verify load range. Too...

Yeah.. like B.Lee says, verify load range. Too low a load range = too low a pressure = weak sidewalls... etc. I quoted pressures assuming correct Load Range E1 tires.
Forum: 4th Gen Non-Powertrain   10-16-2019, 06:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,418
Posted By EricPeterson
I don't know what your truck's tire pressures...

I don't know what your truck's tire pressures are, sorry. A 3500 can run 80 psi all around and needs it rather badly in the fronts all the time, especially a dually on stock skinnies, although the...
Forum: 4th Gen Non-Powertrain   10-16-2019, 06:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,418
Posted By EricPeterson
There was another thread very recently, and the...

There was another thread very recently, and the off brand tires were the culprit to the surprise of a number of members. Inadequate sidewall stiffness. Some of us having experienced other totally...
Forum: 98.5-02 Powertrain   10-15-2019, 04:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 109
Posted By EricPeterson
I've seen that happen in other vehicles because...

I've seen that happen in other vehicles because the carrier bushing is grossly bad... but if it were that bad you should have seen the damage. Like the other post said, engine movement from bad...
Forum: C&C / DRW   10-15-2019, 12:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,178
Posted By EricPeterson
Thank you sir! My first wife wasn't a car...

Thank you sir!

My first wife wasn't a car person. Current wife is more of a car person than I am. My last project driver was completed in 1999, and in the meantime she's had a Mercedes, a Caddy,...
Forum: C&C / DRW   10-14-2019, 08:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,178
Posted By EricPeterson
Sorry about that. Saw it the first time through...

Sorry about that. Saw it the first time through and forgot it... missed it when going through the responses in detail! Duallies throwing up stones caught between the tires is a big enough issue that...
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