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Old 07-07-2015, 01:07 AM   #11
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I did Dan the Trans topped out at 205 and the engine unfortunately I didn't have on my display but it was very close to going into the red. It also spiked as we hit the top. The engine returned to normal almost immediately and the transmission fell to 180 in a couple of minutes.
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Old 07-07-2015, 01:08 AM   #12
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Ernest my 7710 Rand McNally does.
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Old 07-07-2015, 08:49 AM   #13
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Check with Cummins, if I'm not mistaken the 6.7 L engine can go up to 360 hp with a change of the chip. Now whether the MH2500 tranny can handle the increased hp is another question.
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Old 07-07-2015, 09:13 AM   #14
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Looks like for 2016 the Berk has the 380 option with 1100 lbs of torque! Intriguing.


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Old 07-07-2015, 09:33 AM   #15
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Paulie I looked into that option last year and they will take the HP and Torque up to the 360 model with the same torque. I also found a chip that is adjustable that claims up to 30% increase in HP and Torque adjusted to what the Trans will take. It is undetectable and doesn't void the warranty. I don't have to much warranty left so I just need to decide. I will definitely do something. I talked to several Allison reps and they all told me not to do it but when pushed "off the record " they said it wouldn't hurt the 2500 as long as I kept the GCVW in spec and I didn't hot rod it. Ya right a 40' MH hot rod.
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Old 07-07-2015, 09:33 AM   #16
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I think the 2016 Berk xl gets the 380 hp and not the regular Berk. The regular Berk stays with the 6.7L engine but can't remember the configuration (hp). The 380 jumps to the 8.9L at the lowest HP configuration. This is the same size engine that pushes the 450HP Charleston.
See? I retained something from the FR plant tour.
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Old 07-07-2015, 10:02 AM   #17
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To those of you going to/from Watkins Glen to avoid some steep grades


using Interstate 86 from the west - use I86 Coopers Plains exit #42 take county route 26 (Steuben County) and County Route 16 (Schuyler County) - this is a recommended route for NASCAR races -


Or from the East using I86 exit 46 route 414
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Old 07-07-2015, 10:41 AM   #18
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There is a hill on rt 23 just west of Tyrone that is 12-14%.


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Old 07-07-2015, 10:47 AM   #19
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There is a hill on rt 23 just west of Tyrone that is 12-14%.


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Bingo. That's that bad boy. We made it up all 33000 lbs(plus) but only barely. I was looking for stuff to toss out the door to lighten the load. Going up was tough but we will not be going down that way.
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Just think of the fuel milage you would get on the way down. Later RJD
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