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Old 05-08-2009, 02:11 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by AlbertF View Post
Hate to break it to you, Woody, but the metric system predates communism. US Congress adopted it as a system of measure way back in 1866! A chronology of the metric system

While I am conversant in both systems, I prefer and use imperial measure on a daily basis, and tradesmen widely use imperial measure in Canada (except on some government projects). I don't believe that the use of imperial measure has any real effect on economic competitiveness in global markets. (That was the reason given for the official move to metric measure in Canada in the 1970s. The US started down that path, but stopped.)

US volume measure is slightly different from imperial - US gallons are 3.78 litres, while imperial gallons are 4.55 litres.
Thanks for the reply!!!

I am also in the trades, and conversant in both systems. I actually abhor the metric system, and would like to keep America.......American.

There is absolutely no reason to make the switch, and it would actually be far more difficult and costly than most people realize. I am trying, with the little influence that I have, to re-convert the rest of the world back to the U.S. Customary System. I've not been very successful yet, but I won't quit.


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Old 05-08-2009, 04:02 PM   #16
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You should'nt have any problems towing that trailer. I use a '97, 2500 Sub, with the 350, 4.10 gears, and the 4L80E trans, no problem to tow that weight at all, you just keep the revs up, in the mountains.
All the 2500 Subs have the 4L80E trans, (untill very receantly).
The 10 bolt rear is only on the 1/2 ton models.
The 3/4 ton models use the 14 bolt, simi-float axle, not as good as the full floater, but still a very strong unit.
The 12 bolt axle, has been long gone.

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