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Randy and Helen

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    Fishing, hunting, traveling, sports

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  1. 8.3l Cummins, 350 hp—-1050 lb.ft.torque, Allision 6 speed auto, silver, crew cab, about 48400 miles, regular service. Recent chassis lube and oil changed. Near new tires and trailer saver 32000 lb hitch. Excellent shape. Photos on request. $85,000. Parked in my garage. call two zero 8 five four one 8 five one 4.
  2. Looked on line and desert battery is listed as a battery supplier. Mine are Deka but interstate also supplies a group 31 battery with center post on the ends. I suspect that two 12 volts side by side would have the same dimensions from one brand to the next for a group 31. Desert battery is located right off the 10 freeway but any interstate battery dealer that sell truck batteries should have or could get. That phone number is 760-346-3762
  3. What you are looking at is the premade jumper between both negatives. The bolt comes up from the battery through this jumper. Look behind the arrow and you will see the nut holding this jumper to the negative post. Remove the nut on both post and that jumper lifts up and you can move it to one side . The back post have the same jumper for the positives. Remove those nuts and it lifts up and away so you can now remove a battery
  4. I have a 2008 sports chassis and had to have both batteries replaced while here in Phoenix last year. After charging batteries for several days with the trickle charger I was able to drive over to a nearby shop and had both changed out. Didn’t know if I wanted to tackle but after seeing how easy it was, it would have been quite easy. Returned home and one of the two failed so I pulled that bad battery out and got a new one. You have about 4-5 screws to removed plus a side bolt to loosen. That piece just above the step can now be removed. Disconnect the negative terminal first and then back terminals. These are quite easy to remove and replace. Battery had a strap to pick the battery up. I put tape over the lip of the top of the step to protect the paint when removing.
  5. Just made the same trip from tillamook to the redwoods and it was a beautiful and easy drive. I have a sports chassis and a 38 foot fifth wheel in tow. Very little road work and had good open campgrounds.
  6. Thanks for your reply. I had thought that you had to have the tires reworked or shaved. For what one pays for tires, you would think that they would have a better and more in round tire.
  7. What specifically did you have done. Does the vendor spin balance the tire. Just curious
  8. Just talked with sales at sports chassis and was told that they can or only allowed to order the trucks in with 350 go and 1000 ft-lb torque. So more than likely some was done through a freightline or a authorize cummins service center to reprogram these motors to a higher up and torque...None of the sports chassis dealers that I have talked to do not have the capabilities of retuning these motors. My local cummins center told me on my unit which is a 8.3 that they could bump up to 350 from 330 and from 1000 to 1050 torque. Not sure if it's worth $250.
  9. When I start my truck and let the air pressure build to 115-125 lbs. I then shut off and the air pressure will hold for 3-4 days. It stays at about 25-35 lbs. The rear tank seems to retain a lot more air pressure though and the rear air bags stay inflated. I can pull the manual air release back and have lots of air pressure. Not sure if these two tanks have a blocking valve/check valve installed between the two tanks hence the rear tank holds pressure for a lot longer time than the front tank
  10. Thats where I installed mine for the forward tank. The rear tank I was able to run the cable up through a hole on the installed factory plate.
  11. Earlier there was a post concerning aaccelator lag. I have noticed the same on my cummins. Took into local cummins shop for oil and fuel filters change and asked service dept/mgr about this. They test drove and made a statement that if you have petal to the metal when you start off, that all the fuel dumped into injectors that the air/fuel mixture would probably be too rich and maybe some black smoke. Suggested to try half throttle and see if there is a difference. Also called Sports Chassis and talked with sales mgr and he said to push the mode button which is suppose to change the transmission shift points when starting out. He said to do this prior to even turning truck ignition on. Don't know. I do push the mode button so to start off in first but the truck is already running. Have to try when we head out
  12. Thanks pug..Probably be selling my rig next year as we are looking at a more permanent place south for winter and doing some over seas travel. Truck will have less than 44k miles. Truck has been great. No problems with wind or hills. Most mountains that we have been over have been above 45. Now we're talking about here to Alaska and back over the cassiar highway. Several 6-10 percent grades. Here in Idaho the roads have a lot of curves so you can't get much of a run at. Still above 45. Old truck pulling 12k less weight might be at 30-35 at top. Very happy with setup.
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