wiserfrombud

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About wiserfrombud

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  • Birthday 03/19/1978

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Beausejour, Manitoba, Canada
  • Interests
    I have been driving since Aug 1st 2001, Bought my first truck and trailer in June 2004. A Million and a half miles later I am looking to purchase my third truck. I run the I 15 corridor to California and back.

Previous Fields

  • Make
    Mack
  • Model
    CXU 613 505c+ mp8/1860 tq/13 sp Eaton/Mack rears/twin y
  • Year
    2016
  • Other Trucks
    2010 kenworth T660, 86" studio, 485 ISX/1850 tq. Replaced a 2005 379 Long nose Pete, 63" High Rise 475/1850 Cat Acert

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  1. Good day. I got the lightning bolt on the dash and says 5th wheel slide fault. Any info on how to fix this? I had this happen a year and a half ago or so but Mack fixed it under warranty.
  2. 2017 CXU - 2.64 DIRECT M-DRIVE

    Well 22's should be able to be negotiated into the deal if you pushed for it. I dont anticipate it being a night and day difference from what you have now but every bit helps. 22 low pro tires with low rolling resistance, direct transmission....it all adds up. What hp is the truck you have now? And as i asked earlier....that is a single overdrive M drive?
  3. New Truck

    Yep....shes geared looowwww. If you like 55 mph, she should do well for ya!
  4. 2017 CXU - 2.64 DIRECT M-DRIVE

    I wouldnt think it'd be a whole lot different. I dont know much about the M drives but im guessing the one you have now is a single overdrive??? If you are after ultimate fuel economy, just curious why you're opting for 24's? Do you require the clearance for some reason?
  5. Would a different grille fit?

    Now that I am looking around......is the grille and the chrome surround all 1 assembly??
  6. Well my bulldog got its first wound this morning. I parked @ the pilot in Barstow, went inside to shower and came out to a screwed up truck. Thankfully the guy was good enough to own up to it and stick around to exchange info. He was jackknifing into a hole and hit the side of my hood with the front of his trailer. I'm still driving the truck but I'm pretty sure its going to need a hood. The chrome grille surround is toast and the grille itself is done. My question is...does anybody here know for certain if a different model of grille would fit in my CXU? I sure like the big block MACK logo with the larger bars on the Granite. I see the newer granites are different for sure as the sides seem to curve, but it looks like an 08 or so is pretty close. I see the surround is thicker but the grille looks pretty similar. It has to get changed either way so I figured why not do something different. Any info or alternate ideas are welcome Thanks.
  7. New truck order

    Hmph. I'll have to keep an eye on mine. What kind of operation is that in? If I recall, the literature sold the twin Y as an over the road kind of haul 80,000 lbs type of suspension. I don't think it was intended for off road or heavy haul applications.
  8. New truck order

    I would agree with the salesman. 3.7x will move freight up and down the road just fine but I would not want to be cruising @ 1400 rpm for fuel economy. I think 3.3x is much more in line.
  9. New truck order

    What have the issues been with the twin Y? I have 200 000 miles on mine. It rides decent and my tires are wearing perfectly.
  10. New truck order

    Disc brakes are obviously superior to drum brakes but when I ordered my 16 in the fall of 15, they were a pain in the ass to get. It sounds as though that has since been adressed. I have the twin y with Mack S 38 rears and love the set up. It's funny how Mack promotes the 400 lb weight savings on the twin Y set up, but fail to mention the Mack rears weigh a ton. Anyhow it works well together. I have a 13 sp Eaton with the 505 c+. I can't reveal all of my secrets hahaha but I will say this.....gear that truck to run and drive it reasonable and it will do well for you. These motors do very well @ low rpm.
  11. New 2016 CHU613

    6.6 is a nice number out of a brand new CHU. That's a good start to a profitable truck. Keep in mind we still have a few weeks of winter fuel. I will be curious to see how it's doing in a few months.
  12. New 2016 CHU613

    I feel his pain.......literally
  13. What to order on a new CXU

    Where/ how would you start estimating a projected total cost of ownership from one truck to the next? What suspension/rear set up is best? Talk to 10 people, you will get 10 different answers. I have the Mack rears and am happy with them. The M Drive IS the latest and greatest offering. It is standard on all new Mack trucks. I have a 13 sp Eaton in mine but I had to order it from factory that way. Me personally, I think I'd opt for the mp8 with the econodyne software set up @ 445 for a truck being driven by someone else.
  14. New 2016 CHU613

    Ouch! Mine is 18, 400 lbs with the high rise condo, and Mack rears! They were heaviest of the options. A friend of mine has a 14 CH and it's well over 20,000 as well. I just saw that is full of fuel...I don't remember what the tractor is full of fuel by itself. I own my own reefer as well. Truck and trailer stuffed full of fuel (dual 142's) DEF and reefer tank full I weigh in 36,500 lbs.
  15. New 2016 CHU613

    I have the "upgraded" Bostrom seats. They look awesome but are total and absolute junk.