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2006 Dodge w/5.9 Cummins


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Well, Doesn't your IFS system use U joints? If not how do you turn corners?...
With CV joints.
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Default Re: 2006 Dodge w/5.9 Cummins

I dare say, with the way the newer pickups are built, one owner could put, say 50,000 miles each on a Dodge, GM, Ford, or Toyota Tundra and get about the same life out of a given component.

Driving conditions, use/abuse, and maintenance play a huge part in longevity of vehicle systems.

I know some guys who could destroy an Army tank in short order.
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"With CV joints."

I'll stick with the Cheap U joints. Thank You
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Well, Doesn't your IFS system use U joints? If not how do you turn corners?

Also did you ever watch a video of one of the GM IFS trucks in a truck pull? You will soon see why they have to beef up the tie rods where the solid axle trucks do fine as they are.

Come to think of it 90% of the weight of your Big Pickup Camper is on the Rear axle

I put the first front U Joints in my 96 at around 160,000 Miles. The replacements have Grease fittings, (Yes there is room) I suspect I won't need to change those.
I have seen where you have to beef up the tie rods when pulling them. I don't enter my truck in pulls. Under normal usage the tie rods work fine. I have seen plenty of broken parts from all brands of trucks and tractors used in pulls.

Last time I weighed it, I had 3500 lbs on the front and 8000 lbs on the rear axle with the camper on.

With the camper on, I am pretty sure I have enough weight to pull a 110 Case. I am also pretty sure that I would break several things in the driveline trying it.
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Wayne, I own a 2007 Dodge 2500 Last of the 5.9,s, 4x4 with the 6 speed stick. The '06 and '07,5.9's are some of the best in my opinion.
I run a set of lock out hubs on mine, a Pacbrake PRXB exhaust brake and a Smarty jr programmer to wake it up a little.

ONE major concern is the TIPM or Total Integrated Power Management electrical system. This came out in '06 and it is a solid state control system for the truck that eliminated all relays and a lot of the fuses.
You have to be very careful to not ever have any short circuits on the lighting system and especially on anything you hook up to the tow light plug. If you have a short in a trailer then it trips that circuit in the TIPM and you have to go to the dealer to have them reset it or in some cases it ruins the whole TIPM. MUCHO $$$$
I built up a fused relay box to protect the TIPM from the trailer lighting circuits.
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Wayne, I own a 2007 Dodge 2500...ONE major concern is the TIPM or Total Integrated Power Management electrical system. This came out in '06 and it is a solid state control system for the truck that eliminated all relays and a lot of the fuses...
I have my own version of said box. I will say I could have done without the TIPM. Nothing wrong with good old fashioned relays IMHO. Previous owner has already replaced the turn signal switch with a "better" version.
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