Jump to content

Exhaust brake, onboard air with tank, Pirelli tires


Recommended Posts

I have the tank mounted to the frame. Missing a fitting to run the air coupler to the back bumper area, so I have it temp installed in the tank for today. 

I'm in the back seat letting Mary drive out to the beach. 😃

We're fixing fence and then dropping the air way down to see what these tires will do on the beach.

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Mary taught me something about the truck today. I always just observe the 3200 RPM redline. 

She was doing the Elma rest stop U-turn on the freeway, and was revving 3500 each shift. Apparently she didn't want to hold up traffic 😂

Now I know the real redline is 4000, and the ECM defuels at , you guessed it, 3500.

The more you know.......

Link to post
Share on other sites

hehe, the two wheel drive was stuck once. :)

We went out to build a section of fence, and there was a load of wax myrtle brush there and decided to load that up and recycle it at our local landfill. I just got it unloaded a few minutes ago, whew!

We were hard at it for a half day out in the sun. Got it all stomped down and tarped, all the tools loaded, strapped down proper and we took a drive onto the beach. It was busy and we were pooped, so I did not mess with air pressures, we did not even get out. Open all the windows and let the breeze blow through for a while up by the dry sand. The new tires seemed pretty good, nice and stable, not too noisy, better ride at 55 front /40 rear.

I started to pull away and got some wheel hop in the dry sand, so I put it in 4wd :D

We got to the access road and it was total carnage, about 4 rigs stuck and spinning. an Escalade crossways *almost* on the hard path, a little fwd hatchback in no-mans-land in the really dry next to the hard path. I weaved through it all in 2nd and we headed home. Yeah I like the new tires.

There was no helping those unfortunates either. Not a single hitch and I won't pull on anything but a hitch.

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 2 weeks later...

I had a couple of opportunities to use the additional traction of the tires. They did well, and I can hardly tell they are not highway tread, not by the noise. I dropped the air on the rears down to 40 after I got the trailer off. We went for a big adventure drive to camp sites and parks up by Forks, and went out on the beach a couple of times.

I aired the tires back up to 60 in a few minutes for the trailer tow home. 

The exhaust brake is doing the trick.  

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

I am missing my onboard air. I have a tank and a new electric compressor (no room on the 14 for a belt driven one). I am sure they make a kit but I choose the easier route, Going to run my air horns off this as well. I need to get going on this when things slow down a little. 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
×
×
  • Create New...