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Old 09-04-2009, 02:13 AM   #21
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Thanks Trailer trash 2, But my 2004.5 does not have two sw. on shifter or all that explaination in owners manual.
Lots of diferences in your truck and mine. Glenn answered my op.
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Old 09-04-2009, 07:37 AM   #22
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Thanks Trailer trash 2, But my 2004.5 does not have two sw. on shifter or all that explaination in owners manual.
Lots of diferences in your truck and mine. Glenn answered my op.
No problem Glenn, it is amaising in just a few years they change so much huh. I guess going with your gut feeling most of the time is the best idea.
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Old 09-04-2009, 12:05 PM   #23
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Farm Boy, I have a Dodge 2500 CDT 2004.5. Have 373 gears and I tow a 33 foot fifthwheel, so I thik we are about the same. The tow/haul in our models only take you out of OD. If your tranny is 'searching for gears while towing then use tow haul. If your on flat ground and the diesel is in a good rpm range use OD. The Ford and Chevys transmissions work much better then our year model. Which is why Dodge went to a 6 speed. I towed to Alaska last year and I mainly used Tow Haul to slow me down as not to use the brakes to much. Upon coming home I installed an Pac Brake Exhaust Brake. Wish I had done this prior to Alaska. I only use tow haul now, when in traffic or town.

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Old 09-04-2009, 03:46 PM   #24
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Yes EMORRIS548 you are right. Infact mine is one of the first 4.5s built. Build date of 4 jan.2004. I ordered it the week before and took delivery the 3rd of feb. I tow a combined weight of 19,000# with a pure stock one and have no desire for more. Two years ago I pulled from moab, UT to indy. on I-70 with no problems including vail pass and others. I have over 15,000 miles towing on my truck and just did my first brake job at 91,000 miles. I consider that darn good. If they would do it I might go 20 miles and let cummins factory put in a 6.7 straight trade. I don't think that will happen so I will be very happy with what i have since I ordered it for me to my specs. Thanks for your input thought.
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