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I do like the sound of those. Some people complain that they are buzzy, but that's just the 4+" stroke taking care of business. If I had a gasoline truck I'd probably have that motor in a crewcab F250 like Jspafford's. I don't need a V10 to get by and I imagine the mileage would be much worse in daily driving.

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I do like the sound of those. Some people complain that they are buzzy, but that's just the 4+" stroke taking care of business. If I had a gasoline truck I'd probably have that motor in a crewcab F250 like Jspafford's. I don't need a V10 to get by and I imagine the mileage would be much worse in daily driving.
Actually my dad is looking at an '03 SuperCrew with a 5.4. It is a nice truck but from what I gather they get about the same milage as a V-10.

Sorry Jspafford, your truck is nice but just too darn far away.:dntknw:

I wouldn't call a mod motor "buzzy" Both my brother (he has a 4.6) and I have exhausts and really they seem smoother than a pushrod engine, thats about it.
 

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That's not underpowered. When my dad drove a semi when I was a kid, it only had a 275hp Detroit--it was enough and he drove coast to coast. Nowadays people expect to hook up a damn house and accelerate like they had little cars.
yea i know,
Dad gave up truckin a few weeks ago, He had a 475 Cat With 2 Turbos..
That thing was sick, Before he had tthe governer on it me and dad used to do a weeks work in like 3 or 4 days:headbang::3gears:..
I was named by the other truckers "Dads Co-Pilot":yahoo:
 

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Mines an 01 F250 Diesel, 6 speed, 3.73 L/S. Stock besides 4" turbo back stainless exhaust, but not for long.

 

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nice maverick! dont see many of those anymore.
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My "tow rig" - I can wheel it in Moab or tow this:





5.0 intake and headers, Xcal 2, 4R70W, BW4406 Transfercase from an F150 for selectable 2wd or 4wd, 33's, 4.10 gears.

I've since sold the camper, gas is too expensive for me to drag it around, especially now. I did tow my wife's car on a tandem axle car trailer with no problem the other day.
 

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2007 Toyota Tundra Double Cab, 5.7 V8/6speed auto, 10.5" Hino Rear end

Only thing I have done is the TRD Dual exhaust.



 

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That's probably the most powerful engine in a pickup. I'm sure it's awesome. I was thrown by the Hino rear thing. But since you posted it, I looked it up. It's a semi-float with axle shafts smaller than a 9.5" Chevy. I also saw a picture of the ring gear. Thin. But I'm sure with 400ft# of torque it's what is needed in an upgrade from the standard axle. And I do like those trucks. It's just not an equivalent by any means to a Sterling, Dana 70 or GM 10.5" axle. You can wear the axle bearings from any of those like jangle bracelets and there are 2 per side. On a semifloat you have an inch and half axle bearing and only one per side--and the shaft still does double duty. A real Hino HD axle with the wide 6-lug pattern would have been cool. I was disappointed.

The only thing I don't like though is the rear door handle. It's out of place. On your truck a regular door handle like the front would be much better.
 

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This is my tow rig:




2002 Ranger, 4.0L 2wd

I would love to have a 1/2 ton to tow, but I don't really need it. I don't see myself towing anything over 5000lbs any time soon. If I didn't need to tow anything, I'd own a metro.
 

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That's probably the most powerful engine in a pickup. I'm sure it's awesome. I was thrown by the Hino rear thing. But since you posted it, I looked it up. It's a semi-float with axle shafts smaller than a 9.5" Chevy. I also saw a picture of the ring gear. Thin. But I'm sure with 400ft# of torque it's what is needed in an upgrade from the standard axle. And I do like those trucks. It's just not an equivalent by any means to a Sterling, Dana 70 or GM 10.5" axle. You can wear the axle bearings from any of those like jangle bracelets and there are 2 per side. On a semifloat you have an inch and half axle bearing and only one per side--and the shaft still does double duty. A real Hino HD axle with the wide 6-lug pattern would have been cool. I was disappointed.

The only thing I don't like though is the rear door handle. It's out of place. On your truck a regular door handle like the front would be much better.
Remember its only a 1/2 ton truck, hence the semi float. I dont know where you got your info (there is two rear axles for the new tundra, the the BD26B is the larger axle which my truck has. there is also a 9.5" ring gear verison, the BD24B) but the BD26B has 36 spline 1.45" shafts, 10.5" ring gear, and larger rotors then a F350 (hence why all the trucks have 18's).
 
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I already looked up those measurements. The 9.5" semi-float GM has 1.5" shafts. It's used in heavy 1500s and light 2500s. Up to 7,200# GVWR.

Larger diameter rotors--my wife's Pilot also has larger diameter rotors. That isn't a substantial measurement. They are frisbees. The same diameter as the ones on my Chevy, but only 17#. It's a gimmick measurement. The rear brake drums on my Chevy are 49# each and the front rotors are 40# each. The pertinent issues are the friction. That means pressure and area and diameter and heat absorbtion and dissipation.

It's a gimmick that they put a 10.5" ring gear in that axle. It was calculated, and aimed at Nissan and their 8.5" D44 that sux so badly.
 

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That means pressure and area and diameter and heat absorbtion and dissipation.
And a Larger rotor allows more braking surface area along with more heat disapation due to more surface area.......
 
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It doesn't allow more area. The size of the pads dictates that. The mass of the rotor has a lot to do with how much heat it can absorb without the pad losing its grip and the rotor deforming.

It's an advertising gimmick measurement.
 


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