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post #21 of 58 (permalink) Old 09-23-2018, 08:48 PM
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Sorry about the extra zero. Though a plumber would know that a 5 wide [email protected] trailer is 1100 plus lbs. I guess your the Newbie.......
Why would a plumber know what a 5 wide [email protected] trailer is I had to look it up ? I have lots of trailers in my company

12' Dump Trailer
2 Flat Bed Trailers for Backhoe's
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and even one Air Compressor but no camping trailers

Lighten up a little
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post #22 of 58 (permalink) Old 09-23-2018, 09:36 PM Thread Starter
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Make sure you gut the $&@#% precats!
Does that mean because of the change in the programming in the ECU that you gut the Pre cats?
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post #23 of 58 (permalink) Old 09-23-2018, 10:40 PM
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Donít think so. If you have a lot of miles on your rig it might be a good idea to replace the warm up cats if you add the turbo. If you donít live in California itís not a big hit.
If they come apart the turbo really wonít like it.
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Make sure you gut the $&@#% precats!
That really sucks!☹️
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That really sucks!☹️
I was lucky. Just my labor, no damage.
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Still dreaming for the turbo
My 06LJ auto pulls a 1200lb (dry) Casita to Moab multiple times a year and the hills are a pain. 45mph up and 65 mph down. At least that road has passing lanes. It takes an extra hour vs my car to get from Durango to Moab.
On the mountain passes without the trailer - same deal = slow. With the trailer going to Silverton it is much worse. But the saving grace I just end up behind an Rv that is just as slow.
On the flat lands the Jeep keeps up with traffic with the trailer. No need to the extra cost of the turbo.
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When the warm up cats melt down they feed garbage into the turbo. It's the one design issue I had and I should have listened to myself and replaced them.

I was either lucky or the design of the turbine housing caught the chunks. Either way, no bits hit the turbine and made it explode thankfully.

Typically if you feed things into a component spinning 75-100 thousand rpm they blow up.

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FYI, I beat on it like a red-haired stepchild.
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Thanks Wood for the Heads up wth the Pre-Cats.
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Still dreaming for the turbo
My 06LJ auto pulls a 1200lb (dry) Casita to Moab multiple times a year and the hills are a pain. 45mph up and 65 mph down. At least that road has passing lanes. It takes an extra hour vs my car to get from Durango to Moab.
On the mountain passes without the trailer - same deal = slow. With the trailer going to Silverton it is much worse. But the saving grace I just end up behind an Rv that is just as slow.
On the flat lands the Jeep keeps up with traffic with the trailer. No need to the extra cost of the turbo.
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Well that's about where I am at with my Rubi. Pulling on the interstate here in FLA. is not a problem. 70-75 and keeping up with traffic. Our trip out to your playground out west is the concern. Thousands of miles away. Laboring though the Mountains may ruin the experience that's why I am contemplating the turbo. Still on the fence...........
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