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post #1 of 8 Old 07-08-2013, 02:53 PM Thread Starter
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Sometimes it's about power not speed.

OK, so I'm just cruising along on I-70 east of Terre Haute, Indiana. Got a car on the trailer and running about 65 mph. With 4.63 gears in the ole Super Duty I'm running with traffic (kinda) and conserving fuel. Look in the mirror and lo and behold here comes an old rusty Cummins Dodge. I also own one of these and know what they are. He is pulling a trailer with 2 zero turn mowers and assorted other lawncare stuff. As he is getting closer we are coming into a grade, I back off a little and here he comes! I let him get slightly ahead then just speed up and go by.....I do this twice. His 3.55 gearing does not compare to my 4.63. I have more hp so playing with him was easy. Got over the hill and he blew on by. Evidently he hit one of those craters in the right lane that they repaired last summer because I passed him on the shoulder with a weed eater hanging off the trailer. Had to laugh.
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With 4.10s I don't do speed either. Either beat em on take off or the hill

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OK, so I'm just cruising along on I-70 east of Terre Haute, Indiana. Got a car on the trailer and running about 65 mph. With 4.63 gears in the ole Super Duty I'm running with traffic (kinda) and conserving fuel. Look in the mirror and lo and behold here comes an old rusty Cummins Dodge. I also own one of these and know what they are. He is pulling a trailer with 2 zero turn mowers and assorted other lawncare stuff. As he is getting closer we are coming into a grade, I back off a little and here he comes! I let him get slightly ahead then just speed up and go by.....I do this twice. His 3.55 gearing does not compare to my 4.63. I have more hp so playing with him was easy. Got over the hill and he blew on by. Evidently he hit one of those craters in the right lane that they repaired last summer because I passed him on the shoulder with a weed eater hanging off the trailer. Had to laugh.
Good Kill, what kind of rpm's are you turning with the 4.63 gear @ 65?

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Rpm at 65 mph in this truck is 2550-2600. 70 mph is 2750 in 5th gear.
F-Super Duty is not made for high speed but with a 15,000 GVW it will haul anything. LOL
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I am running the 3.73 gears in my truck and she really loves pulling our camper around 2100-2300rpm's. Actually those rpm's she is ready to go but I don't really go over 65 mph when towing 6800lbs.

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showed that old cummin-a-part! good kill

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