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New ram 1500's

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by rungreen, Oct 21, 2012.

  1. 32vld

    32vld LawnSite Gold Member
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    Yes I have heard of doing that with open rears as well. Lightly touch your brake pedal or lighly put on the emergency brakes.

    So I have tried those things and found them to not really make much difference.
     
  2. birddseedd

    birddseedd LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,114

    I only tried it once, i would have to agree. when you are stuck enough a limited slip has no effect, you are really really stuck
     
  3. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 15,782

    Because it would depend on which wheel receives more braking...

    An open diff with a locker is best.
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  4. birddseedd

    birddseedd LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,114

    i agree with the other guy. locking diff is useless on the road. you would rip out the gears as your tires are always on cleared pavement and would not slip.
     
  5. birddseedd

    birddseedd LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,114

    not to mention the ford ones are annoying as you have to get out, dig threw hte snow/mud to lock them. newer ones might be electronic.

    locking with limited slip would be best. dunno if it exists tho
     
  6. LarryF

    LarryF LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,171

    Hey Tom,
    I sent you a PM asking you to ID these NJ dealers, but I guess you didn't see it. $10K is a big mark-down, and I might be able to take advantage or it. So if possible, would you share that information with me?
     
  7. tbambersvc

    tbambersvc LawnSite Member
    Posts: 231

    PM'd you back Larry.
     
  8. birddseedd

    birddseedd LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,114

    I dont get a pm?
     
  9. tbambersvc

    tbambersvc LawnSite Member
    Posts: 231

    Doubt your going to drive here for a truck.
     
  10. birddseedd

    birddseedd LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,114

    chuckles. depends on if i can get a better interest rate. i might actualy do it
     

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