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    Quote Originally Posted by rspears View Post
    JB, A fresh haircut, a clean chambray shirt (rolled sleeves, of course), a ciggy hanging from your lip and a bus load of buxom NZ lassies laughing & squealing as you thrash gears through the countryside!

    OOOOOoooo you devil you! rotflmao!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rspears View Post
    Charlie,
    .....then replace your rear gears to put you in the sweet spot on rpm's at your cruising speed while towing. Once you've done that, a Gear Vendors unit will double your gear selection options, splitting each gear to let you pick & choose to stay in your power band easier.
    LOL Charlie, I expect that you're reading everything, but everyone agrees that those 3.21 rear gears are going to need to go away. For me, I'm suggesting that you coordinate the whole package at once - pick your cam, intake and headers based on towing service, not drag strip performance; and once that's done pick rear gears that put you in the rpm sweet spot for highway speed towing. Once you've done that if you want some more flexibility consider adding a Gear Vendor unit. Done right they are a sweet addition, and JB's a great example of doing it right.

    I hope you get your truck sorted. It's a super cool package pulling that trailer down the road! I applaud you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rspears View Post
    JB, thinking about your terrain on the North Island, you definitely put that GV unit through it's paces!! I don't hardly remember a dead level spot anywhere we went, except maybe in the towns. God's Own is hill after hill after hill in my memory! Bet you could make a great Gear Vendors commercial!! A fresh haircut, a clean chambray shirt (rolled sleeves, of course), a ciggy hanging from your lip and a bus load of buxom NZ lassies laughing & squealing as you thrash gears through the countryside!
    Yep, the terrain does go up and down a bit. The reason for that is: because New Zealand is so small, and we've got so much land, we had to stand it on edge to get it all to fit.

    And what's this nonsense about a hair cut? I don't need a hair cut!
    I have one once a year whether I need it or not, in summer, when it tends to get a tad too hot.
    The rest of the year it sure beats wearing a woolly hat to keep the head warm!


    Sorry for hijacking your thread Charlie!
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