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Old 11-11-2013, 10:34 PM   #471
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I'm a long time cycle nut, but...don't forget Cummins diesels!

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Old 11-12-2013, 09:11 AM   #472
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Yeah, with a 20-30 mph crosswind, I was getting 6. But I was able to get it up around 8, just took slowing down and not pushing it on hills... And no crosswind!! Haha... I will admit though, I was surprised how much the trailer affected it. Kinda wish I had left the fuel pump alone
Which do you want economy or power, you can't have both. Unless you ride a motorcycle.
I know, I know...

I have a solution. I need a larger turbo
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Old 11-12-2013, 10:47 AM   #473
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Yeah, with a 20-30 mph crosswind, I was getting 6. But I was able to get it up around 8, just took slowing down and not pushing it on hills... And no crosswind!! Haha... I will admit though, I was surprised how much the trailer affected it. Kinda wish I had left the fuel pump alone

I think it's great you had enough power to be able to take it easy on the hills.
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Old 11-13-2013, 08:08 AM   #474
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Yeah, with a 20-30 mph crosswind, I was getting 6. But I was able to get it up around 8, just took slowing down and not pushing it on hills... And no crosswind!! Haha... I will admit though, I was surprised how much the trailer affected it. Kinda wish I had left the fuel pump alone

I think it's great you had enough power to be able to take it easy on the hills.
Yeah, I was pretty impressed with the power, especially from 1800-2000.
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Old 01-02-2014, 11:40 AM   #475
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Well, nothing new on the bus, but wanted to check in and say hi. We are planning to move out to California still in June, and after my blowout on our vacation and a visual inspection of the rest of the tires, I am going to be getting all new tires before then. I am actually planning on switching from 295/75 r22.5 (which is actually a lo pro tire) to 11r24.5. If my math is correct, I will actually pick up 5 mph. Also want to have the shower and plumbing all done before then. Anywho, happy new year!
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Old 01-02-2014, 01:39 PM   #476
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We are planning to move out to California still in June,
Where in California?
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Old 01-02-2014, 01:53 PM   #477
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Redding! I have wanted to move to northern California for about 5-6 years now.
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Redding! I have wanted to move to northern California for about 5-6 years now.
About 3 hrs north of me, I'm in Vacaville
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Ha! Awesome! I have a friend who lives there.
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Old 01-02-2014, 10:01 PM   #480
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Isn't Vacaville around Sac town? I remember seeing the sign for Vacaville while working around Sacramento a few years ago. I love Sacramento!


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Redding! I have wanted to move to northern California for about 5-6 years now.
About 3 hrs north of me, I'm in Vacaville
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