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Old 10-19-2011, 12:00 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Well, its a Diesel putting out 650 HP at 5000 rpm in a tube frame, lightened, and lowered to the max truck, which in stock form gets 20+ mpg in a 6000lb 4x4. So at a 70 mph at say 1800 rpm, 20-30 should be easy. The point of the diesel here is to get better mileage on the track, what's learned on the track, can end up on the street.

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Old 12-23-2011, 07:43 PM   #22 (permalink)
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that lady seriously just sighed at the end? 199mph is just not significant as it was anymore. I bet her truck can do better *rolls eyes*, What a show thanks! Where is this track located? The one by Houston?
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I'm sure the "sigh" was the 199, and him not getting to 200. 200 mph has always been a huge benchmark in the auto speed world. At one time, it was said that it was physically impossible to go over 200 mph in a 1/4 mile.
Since this truck in the video has an extreme abundance of horsepower below about 100 mpg (my guess), 4 wheel drive would be a good 1st half mile benefit. Gear the front end a shade lower, say an inch taller tire on the rear, with an over-running clutch to the front driveshaft, like the 4x4 mud drag racers use. There'd be a lot faster takeoff, giving more time to get over 200. The added weight "should" offset the benefit on the top end.

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