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Old 01-28-2014, 09:03 AM   #31
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OK, all you Ford bucket-of-bolts (the rattle guys, not knockin ya.. that's just what we call diesels 'round here) owners...thump your chests while ya watch.

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Old 01-28-2014, 09:37 AM   #32
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That was great, I'm feeling better about my SD every day.

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Old 01-28-2014, 09:44 AM   #33
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The trucks can pull, the tow ratings are what I see as safe for highway ratings. What you run offroad or around work areas is another story at low speeds. What was done on gold rush is very common (sometimes called flat towing) All you are doing is adding extra power/traction to another vehicle to pull it out of a situation that it cannot do it on its own.

We flat tow cars out of the mud or dead on a race track using a kubota RVT 900 all the time.
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Old 01-28-2014, 09:50 AM   #34
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That didn't even make that Superduty work!
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Old 01-28-2014, 10:22 AM   #35
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The trucks can pull, the tow ratings are what I see as safe for highway ratings. What you run offroad or around work areas is another story at low speeds. What was done on gold rush is very common (sometimes called flat towing) All you are doing is adding extra power/traction to another vehicle to pull it out of a situation that it cannot do it on its own.

We flat tow cars out of the mud or dead on a race track using a kubota RVT 900 all the time.
Well, I would assume these guys in the Ford mag pull those helicopters all over the place, including down highways.
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Old 01-28-2014, 10:41 AM   #36
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Agree, 47,000 miles is not very good mileage for such a top grade tire. I had similar results on the 1st set of P tires on my 2000 Silverado. Put LT LR E tires on and @ 105,000 they still had 1/2 the tread on them when I got the 05 which had P tires on it. Took them off and sold them, put on LR D's, got 70,000 on them and replaced them with LR E's. Have 88,000 on the truck and the E's look like new. E's with 65# front & rear are rough with the truck mt, so I let them down to 40#in the front and 35# in the rear.
Shhhhhh. Still got some life and lots of tread left on these 6 yr old Michelins at 47,000 miles,But everybody (DW) doesn't need to know that. Hehehe.
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Old 01-28-2014, 11:00 AM   #37
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That didn't even make that Superduty work!
/snicker

Did ya see where the guy commenting on the video said the best part was at 3:09?


Give ya three guesses (and the first two don't count) what's at 3:09.



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Old 01-28-2014, 11:36 AM   #38
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That ain't right I think she is only 15!
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Old 01-28-2014, 11:39 AM   #39
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That ain't right I think she is only 15!

That cute little dog is 15?
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Old 01-28-2014, 11:45 AM   #40
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I just put my LT Michelin AT/2 on my 20 inch rims. Even dry, at 55 psi cutting through the foot of snow on the road last saturday where a huge difference in stability over P tires earlier the same day. I am with OC on the need for proper rubber. The ride is not harder or noisier with LT vs P tires at all IMHO.

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