Western Star Trucks Discussion Thread

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#2221 Post by Holzauge » 25 Oct 2020 14:24

My 20 cents about the 49X:

What a lovely truck this is! I have nearly 15k miles with 49Xs now and it is really fun to play, although right now "only" the daycab is playable. Very good handling, nice interior, good view and lots of customization options. Beside the fact, that it's really a brand new truck! Excellent job, guys! :)

The only thing to criticize from my point of view are the DD-transmissions. I had been looking forward to them, but the shifting points for automated driving spoil the fun somehow. Too much manual shifting necessary for reasonable rpm. Fortunately the Eaton transmissions work well with the DD and the Cummins efficiency engines (Haven't tried the Allisons yet). So I use them instead. But this is moaning on a high level... :D (It took SCS some time to change the shifting points in ETS2 for the standard transmissions (they are great now btw.!), so there is hope... ;) )

I am really looking forward to the sleeper versions of the 49X. Four or five different versions are available from WS. We'll see, which two we will get!

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#2222 Post by supersobes » 26 Oct 2020 19:58

I was looking at the sleeper options on the Western Star website, and it looks like they have an option where you can have a window on the back of the sleeper cab! Hopefully SCS adds this option when they add sleeper cabs to ATS.

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#2223 Post by Yoglington » 26 Oct 2020 20:18

That would be very nice, the only sleeper we have with that in ATS is the 389 if I recall correctly

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#2224 Post by Tails » 26 Oct 2020 21:38

I wont buy a Western Star unless the sleepers get added.

Sleeper does look very nice.
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#2225 Post by lamar326g » 26 Oct 2020 22:10

@supersobes Oh wow! Just took a look at the brochure and it's nice to see that they've been updating over the past few weeks. Definitely looking forward to seeing these sleeper variants in ATS.

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#2226 Post by supersobes » 26 Oct 2020 22:31

There is one thing that kind of irks me about the sleeper cabs on the 49X. It doesn't look like Western Star provides an option to put fairing around the rear edges of the cab. I know that fairing aren't really needed in most vocational applications, but I just think it makes the shape of the cab look a bit odd without them. Even if Western Star doesn't add cab fairings as a stock option, I wonder if it would be possible to take some from a Freightliner Cascadia and stick them on the Western Star as an aftermarket option. :mrgreen:

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#2227 Post by Robinicus » 26 Oct 2020 23:05

Most of the trucks that are equipped with sleepers are going to either be tridem specialty bodies like vac/pressure tanks or 5th wheel with HD racks where fairings are in the way of grab handles.
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#2228 Post by harishw8r » 27 Oct 2020 08:26

And paintable bumpers would be nice. IIRC Western Star does provide that as an option.
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#2229 Post by vmfrlt » 27 Oct 2020 11:50

supersobes wrote:
26 Oct 2020 22:31
There is one thing that kind of irks me about the sleeper cabs on the 49X. It doesn't look like Western Star provides an option to put fairing around the rear edges of the cab. I know that fairing aren't really needed in most vocational applications, but I just think it makes the shape of the cab look a bit odd without them. Even if Western Star doesn't add cab fairings as a stock option, I wonder if it would be possible to take some from a Freightliner Cascadia and stick them on the Western Star as an aftermarket option. :mrgreen:
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Looking at this picture, it is assumed that it will provide a stock cab fairings option. ;)

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#2230 Post by Oscar » 27 Oct 2020 13:28

Don't worry there will be fairings.
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