RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > POWER TRAIN GARAGE FORUMS > Duramax Engine Forum
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 04-19-2009, 08:59 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Appalachian Campers
Coastal Campers
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: New Bern,NC
Posts: 2,033
Durmax diesel does 180 in the quarter mile

I look at Jay Leno Garage from time to time on the internet. It showed Gale Banks has a S10 truck with a Durmax 6.6 with stock heads and crank turning 180 mph with a 7.77 ET in the quarter. The truck only holds a gallon of fuel and makes several run off the gallon of fuel. No black smoke out of the exhaust. The engine does have twin turbos and nitrous making it go fast. I wonder what it would do with a fiver hooked to it.
__________________

diandtom is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 05-01-2009, 07:08 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Ray,IN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: North America somewhere
Posts: 17,310
And, Cummins B5.9 holds the world land speed record for pickups! Now we know where the other diesel powered pickup stands.
__________________

__________________
2000 Winnebago Ultimate Freedom USQ40JD, ISC 8.3 Cummins 350, Spartan MM Chassis. USA IN 1SG 11B5MX retired;Good Sam Life member,FMCA." My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country. John F. Kennedy
Ray,IN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2009, 08:46 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Appalachian Campers
Coastal Campers
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: New Bern,NC
Posts: 2,033
Ray, I read also about the Dodge breaking the land speed record with the Cummins Dodge. I don't remember how fast it went, but it also was a Gale Banks modified diesel. It seems they towed a trailer with speed equipment with the truck they ran. After the run put the speed equipment back in the trailer and drove the truck back home. It is amazing what Gale Banks can do with a diesel, but his stuff is very expensive. I just leave mine stock.
diandtom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2009, 09:18 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Ray,IN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: North America somewhere
Posts: 17,310
Here is an link to the Gale Banks Dodge Dakota/Cummins-powered truck: http://www.allbusiness.com/automotiv...6289317-1.html
213.58 MPH for a road-worthy diesel truck is a feat. Wonder if Gale will attempt it with a Duramax in the future?
Yes, his stuff is expensive, however, I have never read or heard any negative comments concerning quality or performance.
__________________
2000 Winnebago Ultimate Freedom USQ40JD, ISC 8.3 Cummins 350, Spartan MM Chassis. USA IN 1SG 11B5MX retired;Good Sam Life member,FMCA." My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country. John F. Kennedy
Ray,IN is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
MaxxForce7 Engine Brings Diesel Choice to Popular Workhorse Platform DriVer Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 50 12-10-2008 05:29 AM
Spartan Posts Record Third Quarter Route 66 Spartan Motorhome Chassis Forum 1 10-23-2008 08:30 AM
Brits paying $10 gal for diesel Jayco1 Just Conversation 4 03-31-2008 01:01 PM
Cat® C7 Engine To Power Workhorse R Series Diesel Chassis DriVer RV Industry Press 1 11-30-2006 02:33 AM
WCC UFO Chassis Provides Rear Gas or Diesel Options and Unlimited Floorplan Options DriVer RV Industry Press 45 09-26-2006 04:20 AM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:45 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.