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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-26-2010, 03:04 AM Thread Starter
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Hauling with OD??

Will Hauling with any transmission in OD harm the tranny? My boss says lock out the OD when Im pulling with the work truck! is it just a preference of his or will it do damage! granted its a doge! But i never do this with my truck! Just wondering what you guys think???

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Re: Hauling with OD??

I always tow in od until it starts hunting (shifting in & out of od) Then turn it off till you can run it without the hunting.

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I would always tow with it in OD, but when I would feel it starting to lug a bit I would hit the button. Mine never got the chance to start hunting

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Re: Hauling with OD??

Same here. If it kicks down I'll lock it out. I see no benefit of running the interstate turning 2700 rpm.

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Same here. If it kicks down I'll lock it out. I see no benefit of running the interstate turning 2700 rpm.

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I would always tow with it in OD, but when I would feel it starting to lug a bit I would hit the button. Mine never got the chance to start hunting
Well, dont know if this is normal but with my truck all i got is a muffler delete and DIY intake i have a about 5,000 lb load and on HWY 87 going to four peaks its got some hills that has me flooring it and i accelerate and it goes pretty slowly. i take it out of overdrive quite a bit and i only go about 25 miles away from home. But also i see that the tranny with OD on keeps it to about 2500 RPM without going into 4th for awhile. These hills here are horrible.

BTW i would like to know if it is normal for the truck to be that slow.( not trying to get off the topic

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Re: Hauling with OD??

I'd do what the boss tells me. It's his truck, not yours.
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I'd do what the boss tells me. It's his truck, not yours.
+1 OR if you have a good working relationship show him what the owner's manual says. It says to haul in OD.

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+1 OR if you have a good working relationship show him what the owner's manual says. It says to haul in OD.
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If he pays for it all do as he wishes....haha
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