'14 or '15 Volvo O/O's

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  1. Richter

    Richter Road Train Member

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    Your welcome fencitup. Clearly NRG's spec is better if you need a real low first and need pulling power off the line.....But seems like op mostly gonna do coast to coast. Idealy they would make the X1LED in the larger size like the XZN2. If they made a bigger X1LED, that would be the ultimate combo of both our specs.
     
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  3. Richter

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    Actually, the Xone XDA energy wouldn't be a bad choice. Many places still stock it even though it was replaced by the X1 line energy D. But, it did come in the larger size like the XZA2. If you can find it, its the larger size with way better rr.
     
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    GITRDUN45 Heavy Load Member

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    Thanks to all. Very good info.not in concrete but very close. I'll be getting Volvo670, D13 Eco torque 500hp. As of late yesterday my bank situation term cut in half . So with that and other info receiving I'll be going with new dry van 53ft. Brief spec by salesman was 455 Eco torque but most telling me at least get 500 HP. With all air ride all around, all disc brakes. Far as WB and gears I have no clue. Thanks again for all input.
     
  5. nutcase

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    Only drawback with 500 HP is you will pay thousands more for both the HP upgrade and extended warranty compared to the 455 HP spec.
     
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    GITRDUN45 Heavy Load Member

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    I'll verify that this week. I meet with salesman this week for final spec. He does stress same as you say. 455 Eco torque. I do know I want 100% air ride and disc brakes! wheelbase for 53 dry van I need opinions and gears. Thanks for info.
     
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    GITRDUN45 Heavy Load Member

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    Oh by the way. Now going dry I'm thinking of changing to 780 from 670 . Anyone know average gvw between the 2 ?
     
  8. NRG

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    500-600lb. plus or minus a few pounds, added mostly to your drives.
     
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  9. Richter

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    lol, 2.64 rear with X One Line Energy D's (but others need to chime in)

    If your going with dry van a shorter wheel base will help in tight menuvering situations. Im more of a Freghtliner guy so im not sure of the volvo wheel bases. Thats not gonna make or break a truck though, so the salesman/trailer manufacturer should be able to help you out with that one. Just get a sliding 5th so you can adjust if you need to.

    As for air ride stear, get what you want, but it not so much smoother then leaf. I wouldn't spend money on that. Im also not sold on disk brakes. I've heard users complain about brake fade on them. They are less maintance, but i would not want to sacrifice down hill stop ability. I;v only had disk on one truck and it was poorly maintained, so i may have a bad test of disk. I know my drums will stop me whenever i need lol
     
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  10. Elroythekid

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    My 2013 is a 780. 455 Eco torque 1450-1750. The 455 hp ratings and down significantly lower extended warranty prices.
    I have the over drive I shift and 342. I run out of east coast Canada Dry van. Lots of hills mostly 75-80 k run seaboard, Carolina's and Texas. Usually same weights heading from there to ontario sometimes Quebec and then very light back east. Last round was 7.7 halifax to houston. 7.9 houston to toronto. And 9.2 toronto to halifax. I run 60-63. My wheel base is 232 yours sounds long with the 670 as it's 7 inches shorter in the bunk.
    Make sure you get the 13200 steer axel, helps to close the gap, and they usually are heavier on the steer axel.
    Don't get the oil less hubs!!! They suck
    The factory shore power and inverter/ charger is great.
    I don't like the hill assist and usually turn it off.
    The upgraded heat/ air controls aren't worth it either I'd just get the regular cold one way hot the other. The pick a temp is good theory but it doesn't work well in extremes.
     
  11. Elroythekid

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    455 hp is all you need. The components work so well together my truck pulls better on hills than my old Pete with a 500 hp C15.
    I can scale an honest 44,000 in a dry van. Tho when you pick up from a not so honest shipper that says 440. 100 lb bags of organic rice bran is 44000 lbs, ask if he figured in the 440 plastic bags, and 22 pallets, now your 80600, with 1/2 tanks!!! Don't ask....
     
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