444xt Cummins First post, the good, bad, and ugly of a 444xt Cummins.

Discussion in 'Trucks [ Eighteen Wheelers ]' started by Manurehauler, Feb 9, 2010.

  1. Mack427

    Mack427 Medium Load Member

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    when your neting 100k in the hopper roughly 136k gross coming out of the field then you can brag but I'm glad your having better luck than I did with mine totally useless for me
     
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  3. Jfaulk99

    Jfaulk99 Road Train Member

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    Don't worry about the 8 bag. They ride good, very durable and if a few inches of added travel is the only thing keeping you moving then you shouldn't be driving a semi there anyway. Keep in mind guys if it's that soft your going to have bigger issues with a dump trailer than getting stuck.
     
  4. tw1005tx

    tw1005tx Light Load Member

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    Air bags are all I see in dirt work here they do get stuck quicker than springs but seem to hold up well on rough roads if you're going over a ridge go straight, catty corner going slow it will lose traction the odd thing I notice on rough roads they ride smoother empty.
     
  5. rebeloutlaw66

    rebeloutlaw66 Light Load Member

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    Nothing wrong with having a 20 year old truck!
     
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  6. Ted Lapatka

    Ted Lapatka Bobtail Member

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    Well hello, I drove on back in the 80's. They would run like a raped ape. Make sure you put a wool sock on your fuel filter to keep it warm. Then also tie down the oil dip stick. It likes to spit out the stick and all the oil as well.. The steeper the hill or grade, the harder it pulls and runs.. Good Luck and Drive safe . Mile High Moose ! Monfort 1990 !
     
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  7. cummins everything

    cummins everything Bobtail Member

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    I know this I a really old post but can you tell me how much turbo psi the 444 runs with the stock turbo
    Thanks
     
  8. ironeagle2006

    ironeagle2006 Road Train Member

    I know stock I was around 20-30 PSI depending on how hard I was pushing. After the rebuild well when the dyno broke I was sitting at 50 PSI with 20 more to go on the turbo and 600 PSI from the fuel pump out of 750 capable. That truck loved to scream and drink fuel like a freaking fish when she was given her head. This should give you an idea of what that truck could do. I could climb Snowshoe in PA at 80K at over 55 MPH in 11th gear which for that engine and transmission combo was direct drive. Transmission was a RTLOO double overdrive that you could not put into 12th below 60 realistically and 75 for the big hole. That set of 3.55 rears did not help on the issue or the 11R24.5 tires on the ###. She would smash triple digits if you where not paying attention running out west.
     
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  9. cummins everything

    cummins everything Bobtail Member

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    Thanks for the info
    I have a international 8200 with a N14 STC with a 13 speed in it, the truck was a real beast but unfortunately she had some oil pressure problems and got hurt. However I have a Rebuilt 444 just sitting around so I’m looking to put that in.
    Would to get some serious hp out of the 444 if you can give any pointers.
    By the way I’m from BARBADOS
    Also was that 50 psi from the stock turbo ?
     
  10. little cat 500

    little cat 500 Road Train Member

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    Your not getting 50psi of boost from a 444 keep dreaming
     
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  11. Catmando

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    The way I read his post he could make 70 psi of boost LMAO
     
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