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8 hours ago, Hooked66 said:

The original post is about the 379x, not the plain old 379exhd. The 379x was a special longhood 379 that had polished front fenders, an aluminum dash, and custom emblems. They did only make around 2000 of them in 2004-2005. I have seen a few of these trucks in my lifetime, but they are somewhat hard to come by. They have a sleeper emblem that says 379X where the unibilt sleeper emblem is normally found. I have attached a picture of the interior of a 379X, if you also notice, the floor cover for the transmission also has 379X on it. Another note, the last 1000 379's made in 2007 were called the legacy class. 

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Did the  "X"  come with straight pipes from factory ?

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This is my 379 , its not an X model but very nice truck . I bought it in California in 2010 and I don't run it in the snow it will get parked for the winter soon as I'm done with dirt work .

Danny 

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I like Peterbilt, as I fit well in a 379. But I doubt I would ever own one as they are priced higher than almost anything else in comparable condition. Plus more expensive to repair. Personally I can’t stand the pedal position on a W-900. If I’m gonna run a truck more than a little, I have to like how I sit and how it drives just as much as how it looks on the outside!!

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18 hours ago, dale560 said:

First few 379 in truck paper adds only one out of first  5 had 44,000 rears. Others all light axles.

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Just because they have 40000 Lb rears does not mean they have a light drive train. What you are referring to the the weight that the drives can carry. Not the torque the rears can take.  What has happen over the years is drive train parts have be changed and what is in a truck now might not be what came with it from the factory.  I just bought a w900 that has 180000 original miles. Has an N14 set at 435 HP. Good part is it is a 2592 CPU which is the good motor CPU. You can set it to what ever you want. It   Has a heavy drive train with 40 rears. Bad part is the 10 speed. I'm changing it to an 18 speed to take the increase HP.  What happens a lot of time is when transmission has a problem guys don't want to spend the extra money to replace the heavier drive train part so a light 13 or other part gets used.  Big difference in price between a 2000 Lb 18 speed a d a 1200lb 13 speed.  Big share of over road trucks run 40 rears because they can only haul legally 34000 lbs on the drives. So why have heavier rears.  Over the road trucks is where a lot of the used trucks come from 

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On 11/14/2019 at 6:08 PM, MTO said:

You dang truckers! Talking french!

So what`s a glider?

Heres a glider that is being put together for a local construction company for their lowboy.  W900L

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On 11/14/2019 at 1:53 PM, oleman said:

We ran various  Freightliner  models for years until we got out of the "haul for little ROI business"  in 2017,   Our operations manager always said the Freightliner was a Pete but $50,000 cheaper.

The management around here screwed up and ordered Freightliners a few years back. 8 of them, in stages, unfortunately. It will be another 5 years before they are moved away from being frontline trucks to becoming a spare, if they still run. There's a reason they're cheaper, and it's not because they're built just as well. The drivetrain is good, not a fan of the Detroit's, but the axles and transmissions are good, although Freighliner obviously doesn't build those. These would be "medium duty" I guess you'd call them, 450 to engines and 46,000 rears. The rest of the truck isn't too bad for operator use, except I hate the floor hump in the rear of the cab that requires a short travel seat, that is all but useless. That's not the real problem, the real problem is Freightliner wiring. The wiring is run in the most asinine places and always way too short. Can't put a finger behind the door harness and the door frame once the door is open, it's banjo string tight. Can't actually unplug the radio from the dash, have to slide the radio out and twist it to get your hand into the dash hole behind the radio to unplug it. The whole truck is built that way, it's no wonder we can't keep them on the road without some sort of wiring issues on 3 or 4 of them at a time, all the time. If it isn't wiring, it's emissions problems with the Detroit, or wiring problems to the emissions/def system on the truck. Freightliner used to build decent lower budget trucks, that ended around 2004. We have way less problems with the Petes and even the one old 2009 IH we have. 

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Thought i would chime in. 379 model was built from 1987- 2007 with the last 379 legacy being delivered to TWX out of two rivers wis. I've owned 3 of them. Thats when they really made trucks, with American Classic interior, now days its American Plastic interior. 

My 98' 379 short hood rust free west coast truck,20190905_102945_HDR.thumb.jpg.c55b8b9f7085c4c42c63df8248421dee.jpgloaded for the Mackinac bridge crossing in September. 

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On 11/14/2019 at 7:54 PM, Pete1468 said:

Mine has 44000 rears, 18 speed and was 500/1850  c15 from the factory.  I bumped it to 550 and noticed the difference, you always want more but I'm happy with it.

Very nice rig.Did you have that at Red Power in Pa when we chatted? Any plowable snow yet?

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12 minutes ago, cwinn said:

Very nice rig.Did you have that at Red Power in Pa when we chatted? Any plowable snow yet?

Yes, it was in the parking lot behind the buildings hidden from MTO but he still found it.  No measurable snow yet.

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