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DownshiftAndFloorIt
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My buddies are constantly tearing their shite apart. Those engines are capable of a wholeeeeeeeee lot, but the shite that's bolted to em isn't.

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VetteGuy
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I don't disagree that for relatively low dollars they can make more power.
But 300rwhp for $900? Not happening. And if it does it ain't gonna make more than 1-2 passes. Even in the link he posted the truck had been chipped, different intake and a 5" exhaust (which is key).

My DD is 2011 F250 400/800.
You know with 800 ft/lbs tq there is more HP in there.
Getting it out w/o grenadeing the trans is the tricky part.



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Hammertime
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VetteGuy
Can't wait to come back to Mandeville next weekend. I am gonna drive around all day looking for Vettes to roll coal on
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My DD is 2011 F250 400/800. You know with 800 ft/lbs tq there is more HP in there. Getting it out w/o grenadeing the trans is the tricky part.
The 6.4s made reatard horsepower compared to the 6.7s. IIRC, Spartan is the only one with a programmer and they only got it to go up to +150hp. You have the same tranny as me


On another note, I wonder what type of mileage a Jetta or Passat would get with a few simple "off-road" mods. I went from 11.5mpg on the highway to 22. From what I hear, a 6-speed Jetta TDI can consistently hit mid-50s on the highway. It would be nuts to double that



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VetteGuy
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Hot rodders gonna hotrod. That's cool, but those heavy old trucks are gonna tear crap up.

Getting a 7700lb vehicle into the 11s is gonna stress some shite.






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VetteGuy
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Well, they'll be in front of you so....


Seriously, man, I hope you get your truck fixed.
BTDT.






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Hammertime
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I hope I win the fricking lottery.

I honestly still like the truck after all of that. I knew some high-mileage stuff was gonna cost me when I bought it. Tire costs blows balls. Head gasket thing was mainly my fault. I am gonna keep it for at least another 5yrs and probably more after that






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VetteGuy
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GTFO, I am not effing w/ this truck.

I know where that ends up.
Not much out there for the 6.7 anyway, not that I've been looking.






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jordan21210
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No offense, but you and bomber are way off. It doesn't take a whole lot of money or parts to turn a diesel 3/4 tin truck into a fast vehicle.

Obviously it won't be super reliable, but those trucks are easy to get into low 13, high 12 territory, which is more than enough to hang with a Vette on the street. Let's not forget most drivers aren't going to wring every last tenth out of their Vette, so it's not crazy to think low 13 second truck could in theory hang with a mid 12 capable Vette.

For a different expample, I used to have a supercharged '96 4Runner that ran 14.8 @ 89 mph. In that I was able to beat LT1 f-bodies and non-pi Mustang GTs back in the day, because if they screwed up at all I was right there.


And if my aunt had a dick she'd be my uncle.

I could be running a Geo Metro against a 2SS Camaro in the 1/8th and if the Camaro spins, I win...doesn't mean anything. Obviously that's an exaggerated example...but the point still stands. All things constant, stock Corvette > F250 w/ I/T/E.

FWIW, I ran a brand spanking new C6 'Vette at the track last Friday. Dude spun the tires and was all in all a not so great driver...you could tell he had just bought the car and was learning it. Even with his sh*tty 2.275 60', he managed a 12.839 @ 115.04.

I'm not knocking on diesel trucks or Hammertime's truck...I love nothing more than a quick truck cause I used to be in that scene (albeit mine never ran well). But bottom line is, it's a stretch to say that a mildly modded diesel can hang with a Vette. Had he said anything else in the low 13 second range, sure...no doubt about it. But Vettes are just a tad out of range.






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Hammertime
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Yall know of a dyno in the BR/No metro area that will allow diesels to run? TNT doesn't have their's anymore so I am SOL as far as I know up here





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VetteGuy
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All good points.

People see the tq in those diesels and they know they can get more HP and they can, pretty easily.
Just NFL.

They make noise , they go fast and they smoke. All good.

But the guy in the C6 is driving home w/ no funny noises or creaks. Also good.






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LNCHBOX
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First off I didn't say if anywhere in my post.

Second, no one ever said it was a C6. You seem to know enough about cars to know that your standard C5 will run in the same low 13, high 12 range. So it's really not too far of a stretch to give Hammer the benefit of the doubt that his truck could hang with a Vette to 100.







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VetteGuy
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Hell, I'm just glad to see a lot of younger guys hotrodding stuff.

Too many fart pipes and big-ass wings around lately.






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jordan21210
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First off I didn't say if anywhere in my post.



No but you gave a story about how your supercharged 4runner would surprise faster cars on the street because the drivers of the cars would spin or didn't know how to drive. You wouldn't have told that story if you weren't trying to relate it to how a slightly modded F250 could beat a Vette without actually being the faster vehicle. That's an 'if'..."if the other guy can't drive, then the slower vehicle can win".

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Second, no one ever said it was a C6. You seem to know enough about cars to know that your standard C5 will run in the same low 13, high 12 range. So it's really not too far of a stretch to give Hammer the benefit of the doubt that his truck could hang with a Vette to 100.



Agree 100%. I just assume C6...if he meant an older model, I figure he would have stated so for clarification...cause he also seems to know enough about cars that he'd know which Vette's run which times and therefore which ones he can beat. Though a stock C5 Z06 is at or near stock C6 range...buddy of mine has one that went 11s with bolt ons...don't even know if it was tuned, actually.

Anyway, I think we are all firm in our opinions and understand each others arguments...time to give this guy his thread back






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Jeeps are chick vehicles now unless its pre 1980


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jordan21210
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Hell, I'm just glad to see a lot of younger guys hotrodding stuff.



I'm trying. Unfortunately momma Mopar didn't make things easy or cheap One expensive arse hobby...






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Hammertime
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Anyway, I think we are all firm in our opinions and understand each others arguments...time to give this guy his thread back
Does that mean I win again?






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LNCHBOX
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No shite. My 4Runner was the closest I've ever had to that crowd, except mine was actually decently fast.

Some of my previous vehicles include an '02 GT, '04 Mach 1, and a '99 Z28 vert. Currently I have a new FX2 F150, and I'd like to add a new GT to the garage with it after I take care of a few more pressing things






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VetteGuy
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Yeah, I even said earlier he could possibly stay w/ a stock C5, non Z06.
My 03 makes an honest 350, but it's a vert so it's a little heavier.


BTW, gotta give props to guy tracking a brand new Vette.
Poser he ain't.






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LNCHBOX
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Ah, forgot about the OP I like the Scion out of the options listed. They look like fun.





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