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Old 05-18-2011, 06:57 AM
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how well does an IDI tow?

how well would an IDI cclb or rclb tow against a rclb obs psd. all 3.55 or 3.73 gears i dont remember. these are the trucks im looking at right now, and i have a 24 valve stock cummins. there all 4x4, but how would the IDI tow about 12,000 pounds tagalong. no 5th wheel. compared to the PSD. finally gettin one
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um it sucks monkey balls.

we hauled like 10k with ours. cc lb 3.55 gears iirc and 5spd. it was fine on a flat road till a hill came.

but the tach shows rpms like 4.10s so idk.

the diff has a tag of 3.55


now ours aint turboed. the turboed i think does better.
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It will tow fine depending on gearing. Just dont expect to win any races doing so
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yea this IDI is turboed, and im gonna try and put a sidewinder on it if i get it. im leaning more towards the powerstroke
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IDI's are solid as a rock, and as said they wont win a race.. my friend pulled a 20k lb grass cart on his pintle hitch on a 86 f250 service truck with a 7.3 IDI going down the road to his dairy, dont try that at home..lol
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IDI = good for 80's technology.

Powerstroke = Much better, 21st century tech in 94. And easily made better if it dosen't tow like you want.
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Old 05-18-2011, 05:08 PM
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Havent towed any thing with my 88. For what it is, I like it as much as I do my 96 7.3di. It wont win any races, thats for sure!
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i pull about 7k lb enclosed 8.5x16 loaded trailer without a problem and a 4k lb jeep on a 2k lb trailer without a problem. I am pretty sure i would be unhappy with the performance with anything 10k+........


standard engine braking is good for anything up to 7k, and feels like it would be fine to 10k. All of my trailers have brakes on all axles and i have a 5 speed. My 89 only came with abs on the rear axle. If i do lock it is the front due to being a little light and no abs....and yes i use a weight distribution hitch.
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um it sucks monkey balls.

we hauled like 10k with ours. cc lb 3.55 gears iirc and 5spd. it was fine on a flat road till a hill came.

but the tach shows rpms like 4.10s so idk.

the diff has a tag of 3.55


now ours aint turboed. the turboed i think does better.
Agreed. I had a 1992 RegCab4x4 non turbo 5spd way back. I towed a 20ft bass boat all the time w/it, weighed about 3200lbs total. It was my first diesel and last w/o a turbo. 2 friends w/similar boats towed w/a v8grand cherokee and ram1500 would just blow past me on hills. On any grade at all I would be in 3rd and getting passed by everyone. No power on hills, very poor mpgs, great reliability though.
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Ive got a 91 4dr 2wd dually sitting in my yard that my father in law towed 12k worth of horses and tack all over the country with for years and it did the job. the sidwinder kit made a huge difference but like has been said..... they are what they are.

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