I've towed my boat (about 4000lb) without using it. However it's there for a reason.What does it exactly do that I need to use it? I have not towed anything with the truck beside a small mower on a trailer. nothing big like a boat.
Any other EcoDiesel owner experiences would be great
What gear is considered OD? Just 8th or is there more?I've towed my boat (about 4000lb) without using it. However it's there for a reason.
When towing something heavy it will hold gears longer, increase throttle response and keep your transmission out of overdrive. Keeping the tranny out of OD helps keep it cooler under load.
However if you use your evic to watch tranny temps. You can tow in OD. If things start getting to warm. Slow down and put it in tow/haul mode.
8th is overdrive.Please note not all of these trucks have the same gearing in the differential,most will have 3.55 gearsWhat gear is considered OD? Just 8th or is there more?
Thank's for that I have had 4.10 on my mind all week one of the younger tech's at work*3.92** is the towing upgrade not 4.10
And I don't know about you but I cannot hit 8th towing if my life depended on it.
Do you have the air suspension on your truck? Does the speed suffer while in the rockies?Would like the answer too. All I know, according to the Ram book, the tow/haul only changes the shifting issues. It stops from shifting up and down too often. That it...
I tow with 6,000 lbs about, and always in the rockies. Did the experiments and found it wasn't that useful for me. As, I result, I don't use it at all anymore. Yes, I often find I'm in eight gear and stays in there for reasonable periods and shifts as expected. Works right whether I'm towing or not.