Some updates and pictures:
I went down to BD Diesels Dyno Days on Saturday (definitely something worth seeing) and they had a 68rfe transmission cut open to show the internals. I thought it was pretty interesting and thought some of you guys might want to see what the inside looks like. So here's a picture:
On Sunday I finally got to hook up to a decent sized trailer. As I've probably mentioned before my parents bought a new house so right now we're cleaning ours up and getting rid of a bunch of stuff while we list it to make it look bigger and less cluttered. So we started loading everything up in the trailer. We only loaded it up about half way for now.... but it had quite a bit of stuff in it.
Once it was loaded I took it back down to another Uncles to store there for a while. I literally went up and over a mountain to get to his place. The truck pulled it no problem up, had tons of power to play with and didn't hesitate at all. I could have kept accelerating up the steepest hills pretty good if I wanted to. Then on the way back down the tow/haul nicely shifted it down and let the exhaust brake do the work; I barely had to touch the brakes. There were a few times where I actually had to give it a bit of fuel to get the exhaust brake to let go a bit because it was holding back too well.
It also barely squatted even loaded with all the weight up in the front of the trailer. I didn't have the WD bars on either (too short of a ride to worry about them). Overall all it has 100% lived up to my towing expectations. I'm looking forward to when we actually move and load that trailer up to the max. Then it should be up to some pretty decent weight.
Those tow mirrors stick out quite a ways for everyday driving
There were a few places that I had to drive were the road gets fairly narrow and when buses or trucks were coming up the other way I was definitely watching those mirrors closely to make sure they didn't hit anything.
And then a quick night shot I took showing the lights before I backed the trailer into the shop:
My Sinister EGR/cooler delete kit arrived at the shipping office last Thursday and my H&S MiniMaxx is supposed to arrive today. So tonight I'll run down across the border to get fuel and pick both those packages up. Then it's just a matter of replenishing my mod fund to be able to order a full turbo back exhaust kit so I can run all those goodies. I think I might look at installing the tuner and deletes at the end of December or beginning of January so I can put the tow tune to use when we move in mid January.