Reg. cab vs. Ext cab - Diesel Truck Forum - TheDieselGarage.com
Thread Details Posted by R4farms, this thread has received 21 replies and been viewed 1480 times.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 02-21-2007, 08:40 PM Thread Starter
I bleed John Deere green
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 74
Points: 1,130
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Reg. cab vs. Ext cab

I have been to quiet a few pulls now, and Im wanting to get into it. Whats about the gross wt. for a ext. cab long bed Dodger? Whats the most common weight classes at most local pulls? Cause I dont want a dually!! And DONT want to pull against em'! :

05 LLY Dirtymax, NOT STOCK FOR LONG!

SOLD 98 Peckerbilt 379 Kitty CAT 410 pullin a 53' Wilson SilverStar livestock
95 INTL 9400 N14 Cummins pullin a 39' Wilson PaceSetter grain hopper
R4farms is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 02-22-2007, 01:18 AM
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 550
Points: 1,948
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
i hate to tell yeah but the only diesel classes run a 8,000 pound class and a few 10,000 pound classes and yes you will have to pull against dually. You will get along fine against a dually as long as you have the torque and the right setup on your truck
MOOSE 04 is offline  
post #3 of 22 (permalink) Old 02-22-2007, 05:55 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 3,754
Points: 40,969
Thanks: 0
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Local pulls around here dont allow duallys or pull one tire on each side, 8000 or 8500 around here. Not worth it imo. Too many boys w/toys. So many guys are pullin g in stock classes w/chips and nitrous propane etc etc (hiding bottles under center consoles etc etc etc its all about the boy w/the most money, thats why I quit pulling trucks, stick to tractors. Still a few boys out there w/big bucks bending the rules but not as many.

1996 Gmc k2500 4x4 6.5 turbo diesel, with mods Blew the head gasket, put all new heads, valves, injecotrs gaskets etc on the truck only to get it together and find out it had no oil pressure, and sounded horrible (pry a spun bearing). SOLD
2007 chevrolet 2500hd Duramax loaded. GM LEMON BUYBACK
2007 Chevrolet LBZ 1 ton crew cab 8ft box
on star, xm, tow mirrors, 145 amp alt,
#23 Singles Club
thejdman04 is offline  
post #4 of 22 (permalink) Old 02-22-2007, 05:59 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 3,754
Points: 40,969
Thanks: 0
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Generally longer is better for weight transfer, (dont have to put as much weight on the front end to keep it down), so you arent using up all your weight hanging off the front to keep the nose down. Its harder to pick the front up on a longer truck. A longer truck weighs more, but the leverage they give you exceeds the weight they use up.

1996 Gmc k2500 4x4 6.5 turbo diesel, with mods Blew the head gasket, put all new heads, valves, injecotrs gaskets etc on the truck only to get it together and find out it had no oil pressure, and sounded horrible (pry a spun bearing). SOLD
2007 chevrolet 2500hd Duramax loaded. GM LEMON BUYBACK
2007 Chevrolet LBZ 1 ton crew cab 8ft box
on star, xm, tow mirrors, 145 amp alt,
#23 Singles Club
thejdman04 is offline  
post #5 of 22 (permalink) Old 02-22-2007, 07:47 PM
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 713
Points: 18,099
Thanks: 4
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by R4farms
I have been to quiet a few pulls now, and Im wanting to get into it. Whats about the gross wt. for a ext. cab long bed Dodger? Whats the most common weight classes at most local pulls? Cause I dont want a dually!! And DONT want to pull against em'! :

your in Indiana 90% of the pulls are 8000lb and all cab and wheel configuartions run in one class. theres a few 7500 srw only pulls but not many
House is offline  
post #6 of 22 (permalink) Old 02-22-2007, 09:15 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Ohio
Posts: 925
Points: 34,074
Thanks: 3
Thanked 5 Times in 3 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by R4farms
I have been to quiet a few pulls now, and Im wanting to get into it. Whats about the gross wt. for a ext. cab long bed Dodger? Whats the most common weight classes at most local pulls? Cause I dont want a dually!! And DONT want to pull against em'! :
If your truck is set up right, dual wheel P/U's wont matter.
maxxis_mudder is offline  
post #7 of 22 (permalink) Old 02-22-2007, 09:27 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 53
Points: 239
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Smile Dually's no problem

Read my sig, the truck weights about 7200 by itself. I add about 600 lbs and then me and a full tank of fuel. Usually the longer wheel base is an advantage, front does not lift as much. Pulls in this area are 8000 lb class but duallys pull in, and if heavy have to hook lower.:smoke

97 club cab 8 ft box, 4x4, 10 speed 100 plate, BHAF, gauges, timing @15, water injection (devils own), 4 inch exhaust 5 inch stack, double disk, 33" BFGs, Detroit Tru Trac, HTT 35Hx, 4k gov, 60 lb springs pin tabbed, ATS exhaust manifold, high flow delivery valves, fire rings and studs, no fan (two 16" electircs)
mega-ram is offline  
post #8 of 22 (permalink) Old 02-23-2007, 02:26 AM
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 550
Points: 1,948
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
it is all about setup
MOOSE 04 is offline  
post #9 of 22 (permalink) Old 02-23-2007, 03:25 AM
Senior Member
 
mrector's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 713
Points: 14,154
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
8000 and 8400 are the regulars around where I pull. I have to pull with the duallys(8400), but like ^^^^^said before...set up is key.

My 97 cab ,with me in it, weighs in at 6500(me=190), so I can add 1500-1900 lbs WHEREVER I want. I usually hang about 1000 off the front, and whatever I can in the bed, near the cab. I do not know how much a ex cab long bed weighs, but I'd say about 600 more than mine, give or take.

I have noticed too, that in a street truck configuration, the long wheelbase trucks tend to "hop" more than a regular cab. Pending more drivetrain failures, due to the "hopping".

Mikey

89 w250 project truck
mrector is offline  
post #10 of 22 (permalink) Old 02-24-2007, 08:36 PM
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 80
Points: 328
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by R4farms
I have been to quiet a few pulls now, and Im wanting to get into it. Whats about the gross wt. for a ext. cab long bed Dodger? Whats the most common weight classes at most local pulls? Cause I dont want a dually!! And DONT want to pull against em'! :
Why you afraid of duallies? I have beat plenty of them and plenty of them have beaten me.
Its all about your setup like posted above.

Although, long wheel base trucks rule the roost.
SlowDiesel is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Diesel Truck Forum - TheDieselGarage.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome