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post #1 of 37 (permalink) Old 03-30-2007, 05:44 PM Thread Starter
 
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Sold my 5.9/Banks-Cummins short bed crew cab because we tow a large horse trailer. Went for cabin chassis, 6.7 dually, crew cab, 4X4, Jake, 6-spd auto. Excellent flatbed by J and I in Madill, Ok. Dodge promoted the 6.7 as emission freindly but also "efficient." Now at 3 months and 7,000 miles I am getting 9 to 12 mpg towing, 12 to 14 mpg unfettered. Power is adequate, but less than the 430 HP and 830 ft/lbs I had in my old 2004 5.9 with Banks package. Lost rear signal and brake lights last week which dealer has experienced (corruption of a computer module) in these trucks several times. Reprograming solved it, but no permanent fix is available yet. The exhaust of this 6.7 is so clean you cannot get carbon dust on your finger from the tailpipe. It is as qiuet as represented by Dodge. The Jake break is supposed to be more effective than the one on my old 5.9. It is actually less effective in the new 6.7. The 6-spd Aisin trani is smooth and excellent. The sequential electric overdrive button on the shifter fails to provide an option to go from "tow" mode (5-spds) back to full overdrive (6-spds). You have to go down to "Overdrive Off" (4-spds) before you can select full overdrive again. Poor ergonomics. The huge, 9-ft flatbed is hugely more capable than a pickup bed. It has 12" sides and it is 8'4" wide. Lots of space for water tank and horse feed. Spare tire is on a headache rack extension over the cab. The std 52 gal gas tank gives us almost 600 miles of range which makes up for the poor efficiency. Hope Banks and others will come out with mods for efficiency and power soon.
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LMAO you think you had 430HP in your "banks" equiped truck? Thats funny right their.
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that gave me a good chuckle. I hope banks does NOT come out w/ ish for the 6.7 and he PB's out. Sit back let bully dog, TST, Smarty and so on come up w/ stuff for it, they are like night and day difference to banks

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that gave me a good chuckle. I hope banks does NOT come out w/ ish for the 6.7 and he PB's out. Sit back let bully dog, TST, Smarty and so on come up w/ stuff for it, they are like night and day difference to banks
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LMAO you think you had 430HP in your "banks" equiped truck? Thats funny right their.
I think Gale Banks got drunk and posted on our site.
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LMAO you think you had 430HP in your "banks" equiped truck? Thats funny right their.
What's even funnier is your inability to differentiate between "there" and "their"... given the chance, you likely misuse "they're" as well. laugh
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"Their" (or "thurr) is often used on internet chat rooms and forums, in place of "there", to indicate a southern accent. Mostly in sentences ending in "right their."

Does anyone really care what I just said right there?
Not a chance.

Does anyone really care if StrokerAce spells "there" the wrong way?
Not a chance.

Keep grammer scolding rants to yourself.
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100% agree w/ phily. Ok now to get back on topic, I think bully dog has something in the works. I think it maybe a mild tune and shut the EGR valve off if my memory serves me correctly. Supposedly they were making 400+ hp I think after the tune.

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"Their" (or "thurr) .

is a street term!! that the rappers use!

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This post will stay on topic from here out. This was Friday1's first post and he was honest with his real world experience. You all have been around here long enough to know we do not brand bash and we certainly do not make fun of anyone else, especially for spelling. I trust this will be the last time I have to mention these things again.

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On the topic of fuel economy tho, how many miles have you put on it? Could it be anything to do with break in? I think one of the problems that might be resulting in poor fuel economy might be that unholy log of metal under the cab called the DPF. Once these become main stream tuner companies should come out with some chips to fool the comp. so you can remove it completly.

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