After much research I purchased my candidate for conversion
But several questions have/will arrive along with the new truck.First a brief introduction of my needs/situation.
I collect and restore Historic Military Vehicles ( HMVs ) and I wish transport them to various shows, events throughout the year
My trailer is a 35' Gooseneck with 32K of axle rating.( this first year the trailer and load will be 22K , but heavier hauls will occur )
My HDT is a 2000 IHC 9400 w/73'pro sleeper (mid rise), 435hp ISX Cummins ,10 sp with OD. 3.73 rears 12/ 40 axles,22.5 rubber
My first question is concerning the axle ratio.
(I will be dropping the front rear and moving the rear rear into it's location)
While it's out should I look into installing an air locker, and should I re-gear to a high gear ratio ?
I live in southern Maine and mountains are between me and everywhere I would like to go.
Given my CGVW what ratios would you recommend?
Thanks in advance