My new truck will be

Discussion in 'Trucks [ Eighteen Wheelers ]' started by Oram, Feb 13, 2013.

  1. TOSKABG

    TOSKABG Light Load Member

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    ok...just waiting for truck to be perfectly clean...then pictures...
     
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  3. Cowpie1

    Cowpie1 Road Train Member

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    I do need to split a couple of the bottom gears once in a while. Sometimes when I am at or near gross weight and are starting out on a decent grade or softer surface. It isn't frequently. I wouldn't care for a 13 with 2.64's for my situation though. I get in and out of some small locations occasionally that can be a challenge, and I run about 12 miles of very hilly gravel roads every week, sometimes loaded up pretty good. When it has been raining, those roads can be a little soft. And though the hills are short, they have some pretty decent grades where one can lose momentum pretty quickly.
     
  4. Oram

    Oram Medium Load Member

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    I am just busy to wash my truck, since I do not want to pay 50 bucks every week.:biggrin_255: I am the "rock star", the "talk of the city" at my company, so she need to be shiny all the time.:biggrin_255: Everybody want to talk about it, have some questions, even two of the company's owners come to see and talk about her features. Of course the main question is the fuel mileage. Although mainly I have light loads, in the first 13,000 miles it stands at 8.5mpg. I am satisfied and everybody impressed. (The computer cheating rate is 2%, the DEF mpg is around 225.) It seems I am running out of the small issues and the check engine lights, it start work as I would expect from a new truck. After 13 years in my old truck I needed a little time to get use it, but I start to love it. It is beautiful and great truck with excellent ride. Two advises. Balance your steer tires since Kenworth did not do it, and use at least 5 centered wheel nuts on it. And keep your old GPS, because the NAVPLUS is useless.
    I am happy for you guys to getting close to have your new trucks......And do not forget the pictures.:biggrin_255:
     
  5. TULY007

    TULY007 Light Load Member

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    Ok, busy"s good, i thought u no longer post with....we the people...now that u got HER LOL..
    Please explain 5 centered nuts...did u got out the armani's suits ...with so many audience :biggrin_2558:....cannot place happy faces with my phone/do with lap/top......sorry tried to be funny, but i 'm realy happy that all good with HER

    Tnx


    Fixed it:biggrin_25526:
     
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  6. Oram

    Oram Medium Load Member

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    The centered nut is something like this. Maybe this is not the official name. At the tire shop they showed me, I am not suppose to need it, but the spacer on the axle leave a little room to move the wheel. They said for the perfect result I need to change five lug nuts, carefully fit all of them before any of them tightened, other way you mess your rim. After to put on the regular nuts. Anyway, with the balance it works perfectly for me. No more vibration from the steer axle.
    No Armani's suite because they do not pay enough to have, and they pop up mostly in the most unconvincing time. Anyway it comes with pop star status.:biggrin_255:
    By the way I have my fenders installed. Finally it seems the half fender fits perfectly. I will make a picture next time.
     
  7. TULY007

    TULY007 Light Load Member

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    Wonder when they can be bought here...usa
     
  8. sdaniel

    sdaniel Road Train Member

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    There are centering tools. Want to say true balance? It's three studs that thead on the hub place rim on and tighten 7 of the lugs . Unscrew the studs and install the other three lug nuts. Then reuse on the other wheel ends. Can be used over and over, and less chance of damaging your rims.
     
    TULY007 Thanks this.
  9. TULY007

    TULY007 Light Load Member

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    Got it ..some like these.....http://tru-bal.com
    And i would use the http://centramatic.com/Home.aspx for the wheel itself....i already got these on the old volvo for the last 8 y....but even with them on, if the wheel is way out of balance the wheel needed weight:biggrin_2556: balancing otherwise tires never lasted much.....

    What about these http://www.realwheels.com/realwheels-completes-testing-for-aerodynamic-semi-wheel-covers.html they look cool
     
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  10. TULY007

    TULY007 Light Load Member

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    ORAM, TOSKABG, What's the KW dealer's answer why the NAVPLUS's not working properly when truck is in movement,is what i understood of the oram's post....?
     
  11. Oram

    Oram Medium Load Member

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    That can work too. Tho I prefer to have them abroad and keeping my wheels in place all the time. But probably it is just a feeling, because if a wheel can slide under the ten tightened lug nuts, probably I am in trouble already.

    Yes, what the tire guy described and show me exactly what tru-bal.com explain. So I have lug nuts with internal sleeve.
    Usually the tire guys do not like this self balancing stuffs. Especially hate the balancing sand in the tire.
    The Real Wheels cover is my next project on my truck and the Aeroflap mudflap. Of course the 1.5-3% fuel save on the cover and 1% on the flap is stretch but if the two brings 1%, still worth it. One year ROI.
     
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