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Who else hates the new 6speed manual ?

Old 01-20-2007, 10:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Begle1 View Post
Your truck isn't broken in at 4,000 miles. Most trucks don't settle into mileage until approximately 20,000 miles (or so I've been told).
Is mine broken in @ 9050
I am getting as bad if not worse

11.3 hauling 1 horse in Sooner @ 60 MPH
11.2 hauling 0 horse in Sooner @ 75-85 MPH

not impressed same trailer on a 98.5 with 5spd and 3.55's wih 4 horses and enough crap for a 3 day show with 5 women getting 14.7 mph @ 80+
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Old 01-20-2007, 10:51 PM
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I got 9.5 to 10 with my 40' gooseneck empty and and 10.5 with my 25' gooseneck both of these are flatbeds
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sux don't it
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Old 01-20-2007, 11:11 PM
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I told D.C. when they called about a survey i told them if i had known that the fuel mileage was going to be that bad i would have bought a ford
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Old 01-20-2007, 11:21 PM
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i would have searched for a 2ns gen with low miles
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I loved my 98.5with 3.55

thinking about a double OD
probably will void the warnty though
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Old 01-20-2007, 11:22 PM
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22.5" tires might do the trick
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Old 01-21-2007, 03:15 AM
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3.55 suck for towing anything with real weight.Been that route.
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Old 01-21-2007, 05:53 AM
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Originally Posted by mikelr View Post
I find that the shifting on my G56 is a bit notchy. It tends to crunch a bit on the 4-5 shift even with a slow row with full clutch depression. It's fine though if you double clutch it.
Anyone else experience this?
Yes i have noticed that on mine as well. Its not enough to bother me really. Only thing that i find weird is somtimes when i am maneuvering from 2nd to reverse it will fall into reverse really easy when i want it to go into 2nd.
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Old 01-21-2007, 06:15 AM
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what really sucks is thinking your in 2nd but in reverse and a red light and trying to take off
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Are you speaking from experience?
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Old 01-21-2007, 07:48 AM
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yes i am that will teach you you quick
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Old 01-21-2007, 08:56 AM
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Originally Posted by holiday View Post
I told D.C. when they called about a survey i told them if i had known that the fuel mileage was going to be that bad i would have bought a ford
My neighbor will gladly sell you his '03 3500 Ford 6.0. He's never gotten over 14 mpg. since new. Best mileage is achieved while sitting in the shop. On the mileage subject,someone on the "other" forum posted an announcement that AAM is going to release 3.42's soon,but that was quite a while ago.
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Old 01-21-2007, 10:03 AM
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You guys are gonna have put more miles on your CTD. Mine fuel mile wasn't to great until I broke the 20k mark. I averaged around 14-15mpg, now I get around the 20-22mpg area. Thats so long ago I almost forget. Too bad once the motor breaks in the rest of the truck falls apart. Mine has 200k on it and the doors are starting to rust.
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Old 01-21-2007, 10:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Hounddog View Post
3.55 suck for towing anything with real weight.Been that route.
define "REAL" weight"
my last truch had 3.55's that commonly hauled 20k + with out any problems
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I love the trans and although my mileage isn't as good as the old 03 I traded in, I'm sure it will get better. I average 14-15 city. 16 if I don't sit in too much traffic. I just pulled my trailer around for 3 days and got around 11-12mpg depending on how hard I pushed it. I have gotten a best of almost 19mpg highway. I only have about 5500 miles on it though. I haven't seen 500 miles to a tank yet but I don't let it get below 1/4 tank before filling up. 890 miles sounds kind of crazy to me but who am I?!?!?
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