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Old 10-07-2015, 08:36 PM   #1
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Bought me a Big-Boy truck!

After years of wanting one I finally drove my dream truck home yesterday! I bought a White 2010 2500 Crew Cab. Its not the super fancy model but it has AC, Cruise, and power windows and honestly, that's enough to keep us happy.

We tow a 26' camper and we were driving an 06 Ram 1500 with the 5.7 hemi, its did a pretty good job, but I always feel better knowing that I'm towing way under my rated limits than knowing I'm towing right at them. The hemi seemed a bit strained going up hills.

Ive read a lot about the egr/dpf deletes and it seems like it might be better for the longevity of the engine, I'll be doing more research and maybe pull the trigger on those projects in the coming spring. I'm lucky to be very mechanically inclined and prefer doing all the work that I practically can myself so having forums such as this one will be extremely valuable.

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Were towing a 26rks puma and probaby camp 20-30 days a year.

I havent hitched it to the rig yet but it feels like you could tow quite a lot with it.

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Old 10-07-2015, 08:47 PM   #2
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A good looking truck, sure you will have many happy miles.
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Old 10-07-2015, 10:11 PM   #3
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Nice truck
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Old 10-07-2015, 10:27 PM   #4
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Congrats!!! I'm sure you'll enjoy it and I know you'll love the Diesel.
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Old 10-08-2015, 09:24 AM   #5
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Nice ride.I too went from a Ram 1500,but went to a 3500 dually. A 2011 mega cab.Man does it get down the road. We will be home tomorrow after month long trip. Been getting around 12 -12.4. East coast mountains in Virginia were nothing. Have fun and enjoy it.
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Old 10-08-2015, 10:17 AM   #6
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Welcome to the world of "oil burners"! Great truck.....Get a Turbo Timer......a device that waits until the turbo is at a specified temperature (usually 350 degrees) before the engine shuts down. A simple device that will protect your turbo from shutting down while the oil bearing is still at a VERY high temperature.

Other than that, put in fuel and drive it like you stole it......

You're gonna love it!
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Old 10-08-2015, 10:44 AM   #7
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Nice looking truck. You'll be happy with that.


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Old 10-08-2015, 10:52 AM   #8
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Congrats!!!
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Old 10-08-2015, 01:01 PM   #9
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Welcome to the world of "oil burners"! Great truck.....Get a Turbo Timer......a device that waits until the turbo is at a specified temperature (usually 350 degrees) before the engine shuts down. A simple device that will protect your turbo from shutting down while the oil bearing is still at a VERY high temperature.

Other than that, put in fuel and drive it like you stole it......

You're gonna love it!
^This....

After buying my '06 2500 5.9 Megacab, I got tired of sitting in my truck watching the temp gauge to cool down.... Bought a Viper system for the truck. the Viper system can be programmed for a delay start (allows for the grid heaters to cycle) and then it also has a cool-down feature that idles the engine for 3 minutes to bring the turbo temp down to acceptable levels before shutting off.... Also as an added feature, the Viper has a 1 mile radius which comes in handy when I'm out hunting. I've watched from a hilltop and seen my light flash, indicating that the engine is warming up for me on those -25*C days.

Congrats on the new wheels! Looks good!

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Old 10-08-2015, 01:19 PM   #10
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That is nice, I too am looking at upgrading my F-150 3.5L since I tow the Wolf Pack with a GVWR of 9,985. Quite a bit for a 150.
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