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Old 07-22-2018, 03:33 PM   #1
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Best Drive line

Ok I guess it's a loaded question. But what is the best drive line?

Looking for a Dog Nose that will be 40' long. Needs to pull a trailer with our JK on it, climb mountain passes and do 60 mph And be a auto.

So whats the best option for trans and engine?
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Old 07-22-2018, 03:39 PM   #2
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DT466e/Allison 3060 makes a pretty good road package. There are some bigger motors in some RE's, but I'm not educated on them yet. A plus if you can get the 3060 with the 6th gear unlocked.
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Ok I guess it's a loaded question. But what is the best drive line?

Looking for a Dog Nose that will be 40' long. Needs to pull a trailer with our JK on it, climb mountain passes and do 60 mph And be a auto.

So whats the best option for trans and engine?
A DT466 is a good choice. I recently bought a bus with a Cat 3126 and that engine is smooth and very powerful as well.
Either of those with any transmission other than a 545 would be good in a big CE bus.
MY shorty with the 3126 does 65mph at 1700 rpm!
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