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Old 05-01-2012, 06:47 AM   #11
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It just has the stock tires on it. I can actually get away from a stop with it pretty quick even with the 3.07's, on steep hills i can still keep 45-50 without to much trouble.

Ill put a cooler on it, never towed that much with an automatic so im just a lil nervous about it. I would use my 78 1 ton to pull it around (its a lot more capable being a Dually with 4.30 gears and a 4sp ) but the ol lady desnt like it that much.

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Old 05-01-2012, 11:59 AM   #12
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I'll sell you my dually....... it rides like a starship....... well it did before I got the bags.
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The C6 is physically strong but the shifting is garbage. I'd recommend letting off a little before it shifts to reduce the shock load while towing. Basically it releases a band and then quickly grabs a clutch as opposed to grabbing the clutch with the band engaged and then releasing the band. There's nothing you can do about the converter heat unless you swap in the E40D and then set up a way to manual control the converter clutch. I'd just make sure the rpms were up near peak hp on hills. Torque makes heat and heat kills. Holding it in second and letting the rpms do the work will mean a much easier life for the tranny and cooling system. The current tranny cooler is in the radiator and if the engine is running easier the tranny will be cooler too. I've never put an auxiliary tranny cooler on anything, I just don't beat on it.
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Old 05-18-2012, 09:12 PM   #14
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I bought the biggest cooler o reileys had, its designed for over 10,000 lbs

Still havent got the sway control hooked up....definatly need it though....thanks for the tips on the C6 though will, it seems to be ok but im going to put the cooler on it anyways...

heres a question....with a trans cooler will it let the engine run cooler cause the radiator isnt trying to eat up the heat from the engine and trans?
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