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Old 10-18-2010, 01:13 PM
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I pull a 24' cuddy cabin boat. First vehicle with trans temp gauge. What is your guys tranny running when pulling in tow/haul mode? I got up in the 220's on the interstate at 70 mph for appx. 35 miles. Seems a little warm to me
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What gears are you running? and tire size?
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The highest mine has ever been is 175 pulling a 20ft. pontoon boat with the outside temp 104. When the 0utside temp is in the 90's the transmission temp is in the 160's.
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Im pretty sure I have the 3.55's which suck and it is lifted 6 inches on 35 inch tires. It runs close to 150-160 just normal driving
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I run about 160 with 3.77s on a 5 in lift and 285/65R18s when I pull a ~4k lb van trailer. But I have a 2500 so I dont know if that makes a difference. I know that when it is above 95 it will get hot pretty quick and my BD GT will start sounding alarms even though my dash doesnt light up.
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I would love to swap in some 3.73's but cant validate spending the money
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I would love to swap in some 3.73's but cant validate spending the money
for the 09-10s your choices above 3.55 would be 3.92, 4.10 or 4.56. with your current tire size the 4.10s would be good all around gear for you IMHO.
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I was gonna ask about 4.10's. I thought those would be pretty good too just dont want too short of a gear
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well I decided to tow it home in the autostick and not let it out of 4th gear. Running 70/75 trans temp never got above 155 this time. Guess Ill just run it myself from now on
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