26 tires rolling
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: S.F. Bay Area Nor Cal
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Hey guys I usually hang out in the MDT/HDT forums here but I have a Dmax question so I figured this was the place to come.
My buddy just purchased a new horse trailer and is pulling it with his 07 CC 4x4 DRW, LB Chevy Dmax Allison.
His trailer is a TANK its a 6 horse bloomer truck and trailer weigh in @28,XXX lbs.
First trip coming down the grapevine loaded he went for the brakes and he says the whole front end of the truck started shaking violently. He had to go for trailer brakes to reign in some momentum.
what to you guys recommend to beef this thing up a bit for this kind of duty for the time being. he looked into getting an MDT but with the current credit situation no one would give him financing even with 15% down on a $100,000 hauler.
are the SSBC calipers worth the money considering he's going to have to buy 6 new wheels and tires? 19.5"s and calipers are going to be over $5grand.
I Don't know ***** about the D-max so anything you guys could help me with would be great.
Also I'm sure with this weight the Allison is being taxed pretty well any recommended upgrades for the transmission?
Also what programing do you recommend to better calibrate the tow haul mode for actually doing something to control down hill speeds? He's fairly local to PPE in so-cal so anything they would be a preferential source for tuning and upgrades.
thanks in advance.
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