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Old 07-01-2011, 04:28 PM
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Handshaker guys! (and gals)!

I need to pick yall's brains on these zf6s. Please chime in and give me some pointers on my new rig!
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Old 07-01-2011, 04:51 PM
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wut u need 2 kno...???
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Old 07-01-2011, 05:06 PM
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Well just kinda curious on a few things.

How do I diagnosis what the health of my clutch is? It seems... grabby? I can let the clutch pedal maybe a 3rd or the way out and it dumps the full load of the trans on it. If I stick it in reverse I let the pedal out *maybe* an inch and its already booking it backwards. I tried luggin it (25 mph in OD) and floored it and it didnt slip, steady rpm run all the way through. I kind of have to slip it through first and second other wise it kinda does this bucking thing. It WILL chirp the tires if I let out over half of the pedal in first, and I'm sittin on 35's.

I have noticed I need to slip the clutch or at least not accelerate over rough roads, or it bounces and bucks. The one thing that is weird is the clutch pedal is soft. I dont mean spongy but it is really easy to move, but returns just as fast as I can let my foot up.

Any pointers on how I should drive this thing? Tips to driving this beast?

And whats the best way to squeaze the mpg outta this thing? I know they are supposed to get better than autos, but im not expecting a miracle on 35's in a f350 lol. My current shift pattern is winding it up to about 2k in every gear i need til I get to cruising speed, then stick it in 5th and keep it goin.

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our zf5 does the "grabbing"
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our zf5 does the "grabbing"
what part of it?
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Old 07-01-2011, 05:24 PM
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mainly first gear. any gear after just lugs it down. and i think reverse does as well iirc. i just dont pay attention to it anymore lol.

it was really jumpy when the clutch was new but after buring it a few times and just driving, it smoothed out.
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mainly first gear. any gear after just lugs it down. and i think reverse does as well iirc. i just dont pay attention to it anymore lol.

it was really jumpy when the clutch was new but after buring it a few times and just driving, it smoothed out.
think the clutch is newer then? also, where the heck can i find my gcwr? i know my gvwr is the same as your Jarrod, but I wanna know how much I can stick on the gooseneck. lol
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whats your axles?




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D1. 3.73 limited slip F350 axle. I've heard the 20k for all the trucks, but I've also heard 20k for the 250 and up to like 27 or 30k for the 350. I want to know the number my truck is assigned to figure out how much I can pull. I know I could basically hook up to and yank whatever I wanted to with this thing, but I want to know what I can "legally" haul. I know how to do the math, I'm just lookin for the numbers.
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legally its way lower. i think you need a different license for the extra weight
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