Creepers and PSI

Discussion in 'Tow Rigs and Trailers' started by shelby27604, Oct 19, 2019.

  1. shelby27604

    shelby27604 Well-Known Member

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    Been driving my Ram 2500 around a lot lately, and it has reminded me of a couple of long term questions I had from the last time I ran a 3/4t with the NV4500.

    1. Do you use the creeper gear w(1st gear)d around without a load, I have been told not using the creeper is a sure fire way to premature clutch failure.

    2. Do you air up and down your E-rated tires based off of the load you are towing/carrying? When I brought the truck home, the PO had the tires aired up to 70psi, unloaded the ride and handling was awful, I pulled them all down to 40psi for the ride home and everything was significantly better.
     
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2019
  2. Stuntman Autoworks

    Stuntman Autoworks Instigator of things

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    Sanford NC 27330
    Creeper? You mean first gear?
    I always started in 1st in my 3.55 geared 2500.
    I always started in 2nd in the 4.10 geared 3500 unless it had a trailer hooked to it.
     
  3. shelby27604

    shelby27604 Well-Known Member

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    yes, 1st gear. This truck has a 3.55 gear, but it also still wears the factory size 245/75/16 tires.
     
  4. Croatan_Kid

    Croatan_Kid How's your hammer hangin'?

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    New Bern
    I usually use 2nd in my CUCV.

    I run 55 all the way around my 2500HD. If I tow very far, I'll air the rears up some more.
     
  5. YotaOnRocks

    YotaOnRocks Well-Known Member

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    Location:
    Winston-Salem
    I always take off in 2nd unless I'm loaded. Had truck for 11 years and no clutch issues since I replaced the factory craptastic dual mass setup at 16k miles. Has 108k now and no signs of wear.

    I run 50-55 psi all the way around and if I'm towing heavy I'll bump the rears up.
     

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