Yeah, I Went Too Much....

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OC455

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Yup, my stupidity went a bit overboard when getting a load of stone today. Borrowed my brother's 14ft high side dump trailer.

3904lbs trailer 6 yards of pea gravel WAY TOO MUCH......

I went a short distance less than 6 miles. Still way too much. I looked up what a yard of pea gravel weighs on average (2600lbs.) Of course it starts raining....


Edit: Actual dump trailer empty weight is 3904lbs.....Gross is 14000lbs. Way over on everything. The load for that dump trailer is not to exceed 10096lbs.....holy sheez was I over.
 
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Yeah a tad more than you should have done, but hey, it did it, you weren't going far, so lesson learned?
 

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The 5.7 would have been crying like a little girl.

Not true at all. The 6.4 is only slightly more powerful than the 5.7 as tuned stock. Whatever the 6.4 can tow, the 5.7 is just a tiny bit behind when it comes to power output and getting loads moving.

Long term reliability when towing heavy loads with either engine, that's a completely different story. Obviously the 6.4 will handle a far bigger beating. But he only towed a couple miles, the 5.7 wouldn't complain anymore than the 6.4.

(Yeah I'm Just being particularly pedantic today.)
 

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Not true at all. The 6.4 is only slightly more powerful than the 5.7 as tuned stock. Whatever the 6.4 can tow, the 5.7 is just a tiny bit behind when it comes to power output and getting loads moving.

Long term reliability when towing heavy loads with either engine, that's a completely different story. Obviously the 6.4 will handle a far bigger beating. But he only towed a couple miles, the 5.7 wouldn't complain anymore than the 6.4.

(Yeah I'm Just being particularly pedantic today.)
What's the towing capacity and payload on your truck?
 

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What's the towing capacity and payload on your truck?

The 5.7 has 395 hp and 410 lb/ft of torque
The 6.4 has 410 hp and 430 lb/ft of torque

Very minor bump in power.

In any situation that the 5.7 is "crying like a girl" the 6.4 would be right at that point as well.

If your point is 1500 vs 3500 dually, that's a somewhat different discussion (obviously). But putting a 5.7 in a 3500 dually would have given very similar results with all else (transmission, rear axle ratio) being the same.
 
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You avoided my question.

I'm not playing that game with you dude, your comment was "5.7 crying like a girl" which I proved by to you by showing you the power outputs, is incorrect.

A 5.7 will give only slightly worse results to a 6.4, all else in the truck being the same.
 
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