Glider kit config for 3406e

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  1. Josh3272

    Josh3272 Bobtail Member

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    Hi,
    Im in the process of securing a glider truck with 3406e engine and 18 speed. The ratio is set to 3.42. Cannot change ratio.
    I need an advise of the hp and torque. The engine I selected is 2ws.18 speed 2050 torque tranny and 2050 torque clutch.
    what setting should I ask the dealer :
    550 HP with 2050 torque
    or 600 HP with 2050 torque
    or
    550 HP with 1850 torque.

    I also have the option to select 1ws or 5ek engines.

    I live in the west coast. Most of my driving will be 11 western states and texas,KS,MO,NE.,OK
    Loads will be heavy about 80 percent of the time. I will be pulling a dry van.
    Please advise.

    Thanks
    Josh
     
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  3. Oscar the KW

    Oscar the KW No Filter

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    If it were me I’d take the 600/2050. Do you need it? No, but why not?
     
  4. Old Man

    Old Man Road Train Member

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    You can’t have too much horsepower, just learn how to use it.
     
  5. daf105paccar

    daf105paccar Road Train Member

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    You will drive in California,Oregon or Washington?
     
  6. Josh3272

    Josh3272 Bobtail Member

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    California to OR , WA, UT, NV at times MT/ID/Co and back .
     
  7. daf105paccar

    daf105paccar Road Train Member

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    Might want to rethink on buying a glider.
    Allready illegal in Cali.
    Guessing Washington is next ,followed by Oregon.

    Or did you know this allready?
     
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  8. Josh3272

    Josh3272 Bobtail Member

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    I know they are illegal in California . I will get plates from out of state , AZ or TX. I might park out of state and come back home in a car. I just dont like the def and Dpf trucks. too many problems. the repairs on these def trucks empty ones pockets real fast. I dont want to go shop for repairs all the time.
     
  9. daf105paccar

    daf105paccar Road Train Member

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    Your choice.

    But there a several members on TTR running emmissions trucks without issues.
    Without making this thread about politics,politics will influence trucking in the future.
    Emmissions will become a bigger hurdle in the future.

    Choose wisely.
     
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  10. istumped

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    How does a glider get into California with out of state plates. I thought they where totally banned?
     
  11. Oscar the KW

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    There’s no one looking for them. I run CA a lot in the summer and have never seen the emissions cops.
     
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