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Old 09-03-2013, 11:50 AM   #31
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Oh! I drive around with my mirrors flipped up from spring to fall because they FLIP and not slide out. It's too much hassle to reset them when I want to change them when we're not towing.


This to me actually isn't a big deal being that you drive a dually. To me it is easier to see out of the mirrors with the dually due to the width... So no complaint there...
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Old 09-03-2013, 12:42 PM   #32
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I am about a month into being a diesel owner and loving it. I had a 6.0 Chevy and it worked its butt off to pull our 8500lb tt, throw in a strong wind or a good hill and I thought she might blow. It took me just just biting the bullet and hoping the wife wouldn't kill me, but I love my duramax. Went on our first trip this past weekend and I am still amazed at how easy a diesel makes pulling a 36 ft tt. It is a pricey truck but so worth it. Good luck!
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Old 09-03-2013, 12:50 PM   #33
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This to me actually isn't a big deal being that you drive a dually. To me it is easier to see out of the mirrors with the dually due to the width... So no complaint there...
Truthfully, neither way really makes a big difference when it's just the truck. It really is what I first said- my pure laziness.
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Old 09-04-2013, 08:32 AM   #34
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When you guys get ready to pull out and head to your next stop, how many of you let your rig get to optimum temp before you head out?
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Old 09-04-2013, 08:43 AM   #35
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When you guys get ready to pull out and head to your next stop, how many of you let your rig get to optimum temp before you head out?

Not I.

I take it easy till it is up to temp.

Do over the road truck drivers un hook from their trailers to warm up first?

Some may suggest letting it idle. DO NOT DO THIS!!! Idling, especially on the newer models is just about the worst thing you can do! Idling doesn't create enough air flow in and out of the cylinders nor enough PSI from the injector to distribute the fuel in the cylinder. Ultimately the injector ends ups squirting it onto the side walls of the cylinder and not getting a very clean burn of the fuel pushing soot/unburnt fuel out the exhaust. With the new exhausts having all the new regulations this plays havoc on them. This will screw up sensors. plug the cat and particulate filters and and end up causing more harm than good.

Also, diesel is a very efficient fuel. meaning the majority of the energy is used for combustion. Thus not producing the high heat that gasoline does at an idle. This is why you see the bras on fronts of diesels during the winter time to help keep them warm as they use most of the heat to turn the motor and send the majority of whats left out the exhaust. This being said, Idling is fairly useless anyways as it wont produce much heat anyways...

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Old 09-04-2013, 08:44 AM   #36
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When you guys get ready to pull out and head to your next stop, how many of you let your rig get to optimum temp before you head out?

I will let my warm up a minute or two only if I have to use the glow plugs. If it is not cold enough to use them..... slow and steady until I get up to cruising speed.
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Wrong... that actually irritates the heck out of me... and I was "warned" on the cummins forum for voicing my opinion on the style you mentioned...

You may notice below, No mirrors flipped up, no C sticker and only 4" straight pipe to stock location on the tail pipe...

Good try... I don't fit many stereo types...

Poor truck is neutered

Just jok'en.......
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Thanks guys.
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At least it wasen't like the guy I saw yesterday that put the "Cummins" logo on his gasser!!
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Old 09-05-2013, 09:54 AM   #40
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Good try... I don't fit many stereo types...
you did buy a dodge...lol
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