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Old 02-03-2014
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550 hp or so in a 36 footer!

Wow! Now you're talking!
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Old 02-08-2014
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Originally Posted by Rellick View Post
Yup, I agree 34k is too heavy for a 5.9,especially with the wind drag. 20k would be ok, 8.3 would have its pants full too at 34k especially flat nose.
I am a nut hugging cummins fan too, there a good engine and theres lots around for cheap.
Was there any 3208's that came with the 3000trans or would you have to mess around fitting one up?
34K would be nothing for the 8.3. In my deck truck, 8.3 with a 3000 behind it I can have 25k on the deck for a gross weight over 56k and I can run 70 MPH no problem, only running 1650 rpm to boot!
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Old 02-13-2014
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I agree, 8.3 engines are good. Mine has no problem pulling hills fully loaded (maybe 28000lbs pulling about 4000) flat nose as well. Not sure how it would be with that much more weight tho. I think if I was over 35000 I would opt for a m11 or better. Would rather be over powered than under. Especially flat nose in a head wind, just my 2 cents
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