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Old 01-24-2005, 03:06 AM   #1
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If ya think diesels are too slow, check out "This clip" of a Texan out playing with his daily driver.

(The clip is 6 megs in size)

The EGT may get a LITTLE high on a long uphill climb though....
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Old 01-24-2005, 03:06 AM   #2
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If ya think diesels are too slow, check out "This clip" of a Texan out playing with his daily driver.

(The clip is 6 megs in size)

The EGT may get a LITTLE high on a long uphill climb though....
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Old 01-28-2005, 01:16 PM   #3
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Other than the hot rods, I think where you really see the 'speed' of the diesel truck is when you hook up about 10,000 lbs behind it.
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Old 01-28-2005, 05:25 PM   #4
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Hmmm but could he do that with a 14000lb 5th wheel stuck in the bed... How is it that I typed something else, and ended up with this?... What I thought I typed was... Lots of Diesel trucks out there with enough power to pull the Titanic from the Ocean Depths...musta been tired... (Lots of pull the titanic from the depths diesel trucks out there...)
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Personally I think those dumbazzes should have the exhaust piped directly into the cab, probably wouldn't do much damage to the lack of brains they have. No wonder people grump about the pollution diesels put out. Fortunately the normal crowd uses them appropriately, not for polluting.
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The man's name is Michael Watkins. He and Curtis Harris own and operate a high-performance diesel shop (HotRodDiesels.com) here in Houston. Mike's truck (the Texas Red Rocket) is a 12 valve twin-turbocharged Cummins 5.9L diesel that runs in the 11 second range in the 1/4 mile. Mike and his wife, Pam, are RVers, and Mike is a member of iRV2.com., our local TurboDiesel Register chapter (Lone Star TDR) and is also my friend.

Oh, and the story behind the video? Mike had a new set of Michelins waiting in the shop for installation. He wanted to give the old Michelins a proper send-off before they went to the bald tire graveyard.

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I have a fellow worker that I think is going to be a diesel convert now. He has a 3/4 ton gasser and pulls a 26' G/N stock trailer to haul his cows. Had to borrow his Father in Laws old 12 valve Dodge to pull some cows last week because his gasser was limping. Said that little Dodge took off like he didn't have a trailer when he hit the road. Now he is trying to tell his sweet wife how bad his cows need to go faster on the highway. He made need some EXPERT advice from you on the Dodges, Rusty.

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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Erich:
Personally I think those dumbazzes should have the exhaust piped directly into the cab, probably wouldn't do much damage to the lack of brains they have. No wonder people grump about the pollution diesels put out. Fortunately the normal crowd uses them appropriately, not for polluting. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

EASY now pal!!!! My truck has a mild chip and larger than stock exhaust, it can, and will burp a little black smoke on heavy accelleration.
We have to have emision tests done here, even moderately modified diesels pass with flying colors. Just because they "burp" a little black stuff, they are by far a cleaner burning, and more ecconomical than any gas motor.

Now as for calling names...... Never mind, I won't waste anymore type on this.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Erich:
Personally I think those dumbazzes should have the exhaust piped directly into the cab, probably wouldn't do much damage to the lack of brains they have. No wonder people grump about the pollution diesels put out. Fortunately the normal crowd uses them appropriately, not for polluting. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

It's nice of you to make those assumptions. Mike's main concern is the amount of smoke the truck puts out as a daily driver. It runs very clean when driven conservatively, which is 99% of the time.

Like Rusty said, we were just out playing around.

This truck pulls a 26" construction trailer most of the time.

And yes, it can and does pull a fully loaded 35' Avion 5th wheel trailer that Mike and his wife lived in for 2 years. And it pulled it with no EGT problems due to the twin turbo system.

As a side note, the truck is also raced quite a bit on the dragstrip and pulls 11's in the quarter mile. The last run it made on the track the truck turned 240,000 miles. Now the engine and transmission have been rebuilt for the HP reasons, but the rest of the truck is bone stock.

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I'm sorry, I'll retract the derogatory part of the statement, shouldn't have done it, I'm guilty, however, I still don't see the need to blow pollution into the air, enough people suffer from breathing problems. I don't doubt that you can easily de-tune the engine, ie, shut off the juice box to get past the eco fuzz when needed. Properly tuned engines, diesels included, don't pollute badly anymore, that was just a show of how much unburned fuel you can crank out.
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