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Old 11-05-2015, 10:38 AM   #43
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Tuco,

Didn't see your TV details but I bet the pilot bearing was kaput too. Long story.

I'm 35 years in the clutch industry.

I'm really ready for a campfire.

Not exactly related but my Daughter had a trans problem with her Hyundai, it had minor shifting issues. The ONLY solution was a dealership reman trans.

Gary
All the disk springs were riding in the landing/ledge of the fly wheel preventing the disk from completely disengaging. I have never seen a clutch failure like that before. The pilot bushing was still in ok shape as was the disk pads, pressure plate and flywheel. By the looks of the other parts another 100k was doable. (sorry for the semi hijack, back to the OP )
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With an 8 speed we would choose 6th gear for a 1:1 ratio. So my thinking is the 3.92 axle allows the best use of the transmission when towing.
Yup, I think you're spot on.
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Different rear axel ratios

Tuco,

What vehicle?
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Gary.. I just tried to PM you but the message got kicked back 'cause I am a new member and am not "trusted" yet.
Anyway fellas, here is the link to the truck I am considering. It seems a pretty good deal and while the rear axle ratio seems now, there's enough torque with the 2500 truck, and the Serenity we're considering is relatively lights, that I should have any problem. Unlike with the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel. But what I don't want to do is buy too much truck.
I look forward to your learned opinions. Jim

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What vehicle?
Sent a PM...I think.
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