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2021, Emissions, Gear Ratio -

What were they thinking, maybe the problem is they do not think? A client of ours is purchasing a new W900-L or W990 in the Toronto Canada area, the truck will be powered with an X-15 Cummins and the 18-speed transmission, which has a final drive of .73 thus making it a double overdrive transmission. The dealer has a 500 horsepower, 1750 torque at 950 RPM, however the rear gears are 3:70 with low pro 22.5 tires. Really? Are you kidding me? This spec dates back 30 years ago. With a peak torque at 950 RPM the best operating range...

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2021 -

We are pleased to announce that for the 2021 season, Pittsburgh Power and Max Mileage will be the lead sponsor for the Beal Racing top fuel dragster on the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series. Here at Pittsburgh Power we specialize in helping Owner-Operators increase their truck’s performance, fuel mileage, and reliability. We pride ourselves in the advanced engineering that goes into our parts and service. This passion for performance stems from our founder, Bruce Mallinson’s history with Corvette racing. You may not know that Bruce held a long standing lap record at Nelson Ledges Road Course. Once the racing...

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2021, Big Cam Cummins -

What an amazing industry the diesel engine and trucking business is. You never know who is going to call, stop in, what they know and what they are capable of.  About 1 month ago a gentlemen called me and mentioned he purchased an older Superliner Mack powered by a Big Cam 350 Cummins.  He knew nothing about the truck. However, he wanted it to run well and would work it at times, but the main use was to haul his 2 pulling Chevrolet pickup trucks to the truck pulls.  He then told me his 14-year-old daughter pulls one of them...

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2021, Caterpillar, Peterbilt -

Drive what you like. Many times I get phone calls from owner-operators asking me what truck they should buy.  My answer is “What is your favorite truck, what would be your dream truck.”  Many of us still prefer the long hood trucks, 359, 379, 389 Peterbilts, W900 Kenworths, Western Stars, and the Freightliner Classic.  Yes, the fuel mileage is about ½  mile per gallon less than an aerodynamic truck, and that mileage can be made up by driving via the turbo boost gauge and slowing down slightly. However, if you’re like me, you want to love the truck, car, motorcycle,...

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2021, ECM -

Please take 5 minutes today to learn what engine you have. There should be a tag or a plate on the engine that will give you some information about the engine like the model number and it’s factory specifications including horsepower, torque, and RPM. In order to better serve you when you call us for technical help, It helps to know what engine you have including the factory horsepower rating. If you are looking for a tune, we need to know what your horsepower is now and how much power and torque you would like to have. If you have...

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