The new Limo

Chevy1925

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Mike knows how solid I am on keeping this new girl low key.

Nope, OG Limo is at home currently. Literally the only place I listed it was here till I get back from my trip, then it will get posted on a few different places. It will get all cleaned up and stored at my dads shop till she finds a new home or he’s tired of it there (then I gotta build the damn enclosure for it or find a new house )
 

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Well, 550 miles of towing later, I think she’s broke in .

Few things I’ll say about the 10 speed. It will shift a lot if I’m cruise control and hauling heavy. You honestly never feel it shift but it will bounce back and forth from 10th to 7th on hilly terrain. It will also skip downshifts I found, that or its real quick downshifting through the gears. I was in 9th gear at the bottom of a hill and hit a real steep grade. It seemed like it went straight to 7th and I watched it jump from 1600rpm right to 2400rpm. Did it 2 or 3 times but I never tried to make it do it myself and you can’t watch gear selection to know what it’s doing.

I wish gm wouldn’t make cruise control so touchy at speed to downshift when hauling heavy. I’d rather see the truck drop 2 mph while it try’s to stay in gear but I guess it’s a fine line on that. Probably just need to get use to it.

1-2 and 2-3 up shifts in tow/haul are harsh (like big defuel type shifting, not tie up style) over 50% throttle up to about 80% throttle. I’ll see if it learns out of it. Has maybe 10-15 shifts through those gears.

It takes some getting use to on make it use its torque. It’s not like the 6 speeds where you could kinda lay in the throttle and it would power through. It wants to kick down pretty easy but you can kinda figure out the throttle after a bit of driving to use the torque.

When you put it in “L” from “D” while in tow/haul, it puts you in the lowest gear/highest rpm at or under 3200rpm instead of just going to the current gear. That’s annoying when you want to do manual downshifts down a hill or hold a lower gear for pulling hills. The grade braking is awesome but I found myself going in and out of it on a windy 7% grade because I’d slow too much and have to give it throttle. If I shifted it myself, I’d never have to hit the brakes. Sum bitch will rev to 4200rpm and damn near put you through the windshield.

The benefits of the 10 speed far outweighs the little quirks I noticed though. It keeps this sucker right in the power band on hills. First gear really gets the load moving easy from a dead stop. It seems to play real well with the power.

I feel like it’s picked up some power as well. It was pulling hills better on the way back than Monday. The camera views are awesome. You turn the blinker on in tow/haul and it shows a side view of the truck/trailer on the deck in your typical blind spot. The truck stays cold too. I only heard the fan one time and it wasn’t even when I had pulled a big grade. Stayed around 180ish most the time and hit 210 once. Trans never went over 178*. The onboard trailer features are nice too!

Interior pics (sorry, it’s dark out)






The leg room back there is ridiculous



The trailer stuff that comes up once you plug it in



 

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Does dodge have a the screen says (ghost trailer) when mirrors are flipped and no trailer?

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I have a mutt we got from the pound years ago that sheds like crazy. I always put a sheet down when she gets in and it’s still like a damn bomb went off. She’s only 50lbs. She can actually lay out on the floor in this truck. I don’t know how our old pit bull when we were kids layed on the floor of the old limo.
 

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Very cool. Can’t wait to pull something with mine now.


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I love the two-tone, but the consul and the little dark stripes on the seats looks a little off to me.

Cool trailer features, but it looks like they made it it overly complex for people that don’t do well with technology. You know old farts that just want to hook up their trailers put it in tow haul and go down the road.


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I love the two-tone, but the consul and the little dark stripes on the seats looks a little off to me.

Cool trailer features, but it looks like they made it it overly complex for people that don’t do well with technology. You know old farts that just want to hook up their trailers put it in tow haul and go down the road.


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you can turn that stuff off if you want. just a few buttons to push. really isnt hard to setup if you wanted. GM made it pretty easy and there is only a few options to choose from. it will check trailer lights for you too which was cool. dash tells you to just turn the blinkers on one at a time to check.

this whole truck is far above just "jumping in and going". so many features to setup or change or adjust to you. im sure the base trucks have much less to them. the damn rear view mirror turns into a rear camera when you flick the "dimmer" lever. you gotta want the tech to really enjoy it lol. im all about it.
 

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Well 35’s clear with 0 modding needed. It’s tight but they clear even with full lock and hitting a decent bump. There is more clearance at the back than front. These are not the tires I’m going to run (figuring that out still) and the wheels still need powder where I want it but man does it make it look mean
 

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Well 35’s clear with 0 modding needed. It’s tight but they clear even with full lock and hitting a decent bump. There is more clearance at the back than front. These are not the tires I’m going to run (figuring that out still) and the wheels still need powder where I want it but man does it make it look mean
God I wish they still made Methods in 16x8 in a decent look like the 304 or 315. I've gotta have 16" for the weight handling capacity with my gooseneck (~7000lb-7200lb on the rear axle fully loaded). That wheel and tire combo looks INSANE, keep it up!
 

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