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Old 04-24-2005, 12:12 PM
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Those amazing diesels

I had my first close up exposure to the Diesel market last weekend, and what those trucks can do. I was AMAZED at the power levels. We posted a video of the Diesel Dyno Day on our website for those that might be interested.
http://home.fastspecialties.com/inde...d=52&Itemid=57

Top Dog of the day came in at 607 HP and 1300 ft/lbs of torque at the tire. It was a blast.

Ron

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You sure can tow alot with 1300ft/lbs. I don't see them being of much use in anything else though.
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I saw the most bada$$ diesel truck that I have ever seen a few days ago. It was an older dodge 5.9 with compound turbos. It had an HX40 on top and a BIG Garrett down under. He had an injection pump from an 8.3 cummins pumping 1100cc of fuel and making 100psi of boost. It was rumored to make 700HP.

It was a pulling truck and was just bad. He hooked to the sled and outpulled most of the econorod(500-600 HP big Fords) tractors. Tractors have a huge weight and traction advantage, but this truck pulled the sled so fast it got the upper hand. It shot a solid black plume of smoke out of the single 5 inch stack about 30ft in the air. Untill you have seen one pull, you cant imagine the power.

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They are something. Looks like the video is of a bunch of amateurs by the HP vs TQ rating.
The 1/4 mile stock record holder is from stock bridge GA in a dodge.
My boy has a 4 door F250 and with out propane or nitrous is running
low 12.3's-12.7 in quarter. It funny that a 7,000 lb truck can run *** for tat with my other sons Corba in the quarter. (who ever gets best jump, wins)
10 sec's is getting the norm but you need a 4 wheel drive to do it, even with slicks my boys 2 wheel drive just won't go any faster because of traction problems.

Like I tell him:
You know your a redneck when you drive to the racetrack and than put slicks on your 7000 lb pickemup.

Just checked with the kid, the record for stock is 138.?? mph in quarter for stock truck, by Jeff Garman last year in new dodge.

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There is a truck in the NW that is running 10.10's in a 2 wheel drive. www.redrocketdiesel.com I was thankful he did not make it down. He has some video's on his website, and does it smoke.

They really seem to be gaining in popularity.

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geesh seems like all of the good diesels I hear about are dodge




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uh, because only cummins makes a diesel in a passenger truck that is worth a damn? LOL

Cost me only about 280 bucks to get my 98 to make 350hp and over 700ft lbs- of course, it cost me 3K for the tranny upgrades LOL

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