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C&C Milo
03-11-2007, 06:07 PM
I went to check out trucks today and noticed on the cab and chassis that the DPF hangs about 6 inches below the frame. Other than the diffs the DPF is the lowest part of the truck. To compound this the DPF is near the middle of the truck just after the cab. What the edited by admin is Dodge thinking, these are trucks that can spend a considerable amount of time offroad.

Looks like there will be a good profit center for Dodge replacing DPF's that get trashed while you are offroading.[verymad]

Hippie816
03-11-2007, 06:16 PM
WHats english for DPF? Wish I had that problem lol

Sailpipes
03-11-2007, 06:17 PM
WHats english for DPF? Wish I had that problem lol

DPF=Diesel Particulate Filter

TheBigNasty
03-11-2007, 08:34 PM
Or a good aftermarket for people selling skid plates. :D

bigblock2stroke
03-14-2007, 04:45 PM
I went to check out trucks today and noticed on the cab and chassis that the DPF hangs about 6 inches below the frame. Other than the diffs the DPF is the lowest part of the truck. To compound this the DPF is near the middle of the truck just after the cab. What the edited by admin is Dodge thinking, these are trucks that can spend a considerable amount of time offroad.

Looks like there will be a good profit center for Dodge replacing DPF's that get trashed while you are offroading.[verymad]


where would you have liked them to put it?

Keeping in mind that it gets to around 1100 deg F during regen.

Forrest Nearing
03-14-2007, 05:01 PM
maybe closer to one of the axles for ground clearance reasons? [duhhh]

DBLR
03-15-2007, 10:33 AM
I didn't think the C & C had to worry as much about ground clearence like a off road 4x4 pickup truck. If I'm thinking correctly at 6 inches below the frame the DPF still has about the same clearnace or a bit more then the rear axel from the ground?

Luke S
03-15-2007, 10:36 AM
The DPF is pretty high off the ground on these things. I don't see how anybody could get it snaged on something. If they do, they are doing something the shouldn't be.

gen4
03-18-2007, 01:20 AM
I went to check out trucks today and noticed on the cab and chassis that the DPF hangs about 6 inches below the frame. Other than the diffs the DPF is the lowest part of the truck. To compound this the DPF is near the middle of the truck just after the cab. What the edited by admin is Dodge thinking, these are trucks that can spend a considerable amount of time offroad.

Looks like there will be a good profit center for Dodge replacing DPF's that get trashed while you are offroading.[verymad]

I just registered here so I could agree, I have an 07 C/C and that was the first negative thing I noticed, I got a skid plate under the transfer case, but even the skid plate is higher than the DPF, the DPF should have its own skid plate to protect it since it probably costs almost as much as the transfer case!!! and if you rip off or do major damage to the DPF the truck might not run with all the feed back it's sending to the ECM, I don't go off road to much so I should be OK.
Even though it's as high as the axles that doesn't mater since it's in the middle of the truck, with the longer cab and frame versions it wont take much of a bump to get that thing hung up, the axles have wheels to ride them up over things.

pind
03-18-2007, 02:01 AM
Luke. I don't drive a 3rd gen, I have an 01 quad cab long box. I use it as a service truck, and there are many areas that I go into, to service mining equipment, that I have rubbed the t-case skidplate. This is on what passes for a "road" into the minesite. Therefore, I do not see where it would be considered " doing something I shouldn't be doing".

As I see it, trucks like these are built to be work trucks, and as much as I would like to live and work where all the roads are paved... I don't. I'll take God's country every time. That being said, I could easily see ripping the DPF off of a truck, if it is hanging lower than the T-case skidplate. And that would not be a happy occurrence. For me, or the people who designed the thing that way, because you could be assured that they would hear about it.

I have given thought to picking up a 5500 dodge and putting a service box on it, but if this is going to be an issue on those trucks as well, then I will go with an older FL70 and a larger box, for less hassles.

Just cheerios for the neurons. Have a good one.