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    Quote Originally Posted by JBT View Post
    The Fedex trucks are 4x2 which is not a good configuration for driving on slippery winter roads. If you have a 6x2 where you can lift the tag axle (not a pusher axle) you will have more traction than a 6x4 (twin-screw) and far more traction than a 4x2 which is the worst configuration. The problem with twin screw on winter roads is that you don't get enough friction between the tires and the road as the pressure per square inch gets two low. That's why 6x4 trucks in Scandinavia have the option to deflate the bags for the back axle to get more traction.
    I have never seen a American twin-screw with 3 difflocks other than some logging trucks and oil field trucks.
    If you order from the factory...You can get whatever you want...If money is "No Object"...You can get a 1500 hp monster that will climb up Mt. Everest without requiring any chains.....


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    Quote Originally Posted by LBZ View Post
    Was curious if the KW 680 would have different roof options? From what they showed during the release, there is a day cab on the right of this video that could be the ugliest day cab they have ever released.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikD3-...eature=related
    KW truck orders had to be in by 2pm today to get trucks from the 1st run of production on the T680. At this point, there are very few options on cab & roof configurations that KW will accept until the trucks actually get out on the market.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sako3006 View Post
    KW truck orders had to be in by 2pm today to get trucks from the 1st run of production on the T680. At this point, there are very few options on cab & roof configurations that KW will accept until the trucks actually get out on the market.

    Appreciate the info. I won't be buying one for a long time with any luck, just watching out for the future used market.
    Am sure the space inside is great, just can't stand that roof line on the T7 & 680's looking at it from the outside.

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    Currently it will be available only the day cab and the 76" sleeper. They did not talk about any other options.
    For me the new truck buying time is closing, but definitely would not order from the first production. I hope the old lady can survive one or two more years, so they will have time to work out the bugs. For me it is more important than the wow factor. Other ways for me the T680 seems the best option from the current market.

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    Oh! The roof line not too attractive from outside, it is true, but most of the time I will see from inside anyway.

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    Well they are both out...but i keep seeing t680 trucks every day....pete 579 very few...i'd say

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    Quote Originally Posted by Working Class Patriot View Post
    I have had the front end checked out...Nothing wrong with alignment or the camber....The bearings (torque) are to spec....I have Bridgestone 280's and they wear for sheyat...

    I have been told that since my front end is not biased for the road crown...That could be the problem?....
    You need to be running the R287's instead of the R280's. The 287's are a line haul tire that will do a better job and give you longer life out of your steers.

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    I'll be getting the new ecopia's R283....M710..

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    The 579 is probably the worst Peterbilt I have ever owned. I call shake rattle and roll. The right mirror wobbles really bad the whole truck shakes at 67 to 72 mph.the Navy plus is a total waist of money. The radio cuts in and out constantly. You have to manhandle this truck to keep it in your lane. The truck is quiet and nice inside.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DonHo View Post
    The 579 is probably the worst Peterbilt I have ever owned. I call shake rattle and roll. The right mirror wobbles really bad the whole truck shakes at 67 to 72 mph.the Navy plus is a total waist of money. The radio cuts in and out constantly. You have to manhandle this truck to keep it in your lane. The truck is quiet and nice inside.
    So it looks nice but drives like a peace of @#$%. Sounds like a show truck.

    Ya, most vehicles seam to be made like that now a day.

    They aren't build to drive, they are only built just to look at.

    It is real sad to think how far the transportation industry is gone down hill,
    And not a break on it to stop it from crashing. Can not wait for the BANG.

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