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Old 02-11-2013, 01:22 PM   #1
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New towing standards for all makes... maybe.

This might be of interest to many on this site that are new to towing and those of us who have been following this story. Maybe a sticky???

Manufacturers Continue to Ignore SAE Standards - PickupTrucks.com News
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Old 02-11-2013, 01:26 PM   #2
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This might be of interest to many on this site that are new to towing and those of us who have been following this story. Maybe a sticky???

Manufacturers Continue to Ignore SAE Standards - PickupTrucks.com News
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Old 02-11-2013, 04:59 PM   #3
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Yep. Because of little things like having to add the weight of the fiver hitch, a passenger and a more realistic pin weight the 250/2500 ratings for the diesel trucks are going to go down significantly in their fiver ratings. More like what they should be. I give GM credit for coming out with their numbers (the D/A 2500 went down 4.5K on the fiver rating), but pulling the numbers shortly thereafter because Ford wouldn't go along is infantile. They could have become a leader. Maybe it was the Feds call since they still have a bunch of stock to sell, I don't know. All three big boys should have their feet held to the fire over this non compliance IMO.
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Old 02-11-2013, 05:54 PM   #4
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The thing is, there are plenty of unbiased testers out there, that put these trucks to the test, and where it matters, use the same driver. I think these tests are far more accurate than anything each manufacturer is going come up with on their own.
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Old 02-11-2013, 06:23 PM   #5
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The only manufacturer that is complying is Toyota, and they have been since at least the 2011 model year.
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Funny GM pulled their numbers, their 3500 numbers actually went UP with the new rating. I think the only 2500's to really take a hit were the non-tow package equipped ones. (3.55 rear ends) otherwise the reductions were really minimal. They should have stuck with it.
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GM doesn't have a 3.55 axle that I am aware of. This configuration took the biggest hit on the fiver rating. From the pickuptrucks.com article:
"A four-wheel-drive Extended Cab long bed with the diesel and a 3.73:1 axle saw its rating drop from 15,700 pounds to 10,900 pounds."
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GM doesn't have a 3.55 axle that I am aware of. This configuration took the biggest hit on the fiver rating. From the pickuptrucks.com article:
"A four-wheel-drive Extended Cab long bed with the diesel and a 3.73:1 axle saw its rating drop from 15,700 pounds to 10,900 pounds."
You gotta think this is why Ford and Dogde are not releaseing thier numbers. Would they show simular results?
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Not sure if anyone saw dodges numbers, but a single cab 2wd dually long bed with cummins in the 5th wheel set up is rated to tow 30000 lbs. that is just insane to me.
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Not sure if anyone saw dodges numbers, but a single cab 2wd dually long bed with cummins in the 5th wheel set up is rated to tow 30000 lbs. that is just insane to me.
X2...waiting to see the first ones roll out and compare there true numbers to these advertised monster numbers!
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