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Old 09-14-2011, 10:51 AM   #1 (permalink)
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“Mostly Stock” Ford F-250 Runs 182 MPH at Bonneville

“Mostly Stock” Ford F-250 Runs 182 MPH at Bonneville
ā€œMostly Stockā€¯ Ford F-250 Runs 182 MPH at Bonneville .: Articles

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But what kind of modifications would it take to increase the F-250's top speed by over 60%?

According to Ford:

The 2011 Ford F-250 is mostly stock, with changes to the high-pressure fuel pump, fuel injectors and turbochargers for more fuel flow. The compression ratio was also modified.

The body work seems completely stock, save for the shaved side view mirrors and aerodynamic wheels. I can’t imagine how terrifying amazing it must be to achieve that kind of speed in a 6-seater pickup truck, but hats off to Hajek Motorsports for their outstanding achievement.

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That's not a stock chin spoiler is it?

What allows you to go fast, may also allow you to save gas by being more aerodynamic, right?

I wonder if they would get the same PR exposure if they went for high MPG, and not MPH?

That truck looks lowered on top of it all.

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By weight it might be mostly stock.
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Old 09-14-2011, 08:25 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I'm pretty sure 80% of the mods was power ! lol
My question is " Is he using under body paneling"?
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Old 09-15-2011, 11:04 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I'm pretty sure 80% of the mods was power ! lol
My question is " Is he using under body paneling"?
My question is, how much faster could he have gone if he put a cab high shell and a boat tail on that thing? I bet it would have approached or exceeded 200mph. The front and rear tires on it look way skinnier than stock also.
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Reminds me of the 2003 Project Sidewinder, which put a 5.9L Cummins in a Dodge Dakota and went 222 mph (had a friend who worked on this):

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Interestingly enough, note the smooth wheel covers. I believe they still hold the world record too.
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Haha stock

"The most remarkable thing about the F-250’s speed is that it the truck remains mostly stock. Ford says that it... only installed a high pressure fuel pump, new fuel injectors, new turbos, and modified the compression ratio... aerodynamic fairings for the front bumper, and the obligatory salt flat moon-dish wheels. The F-250’s drivetrain and transmission were stock."

That is in no way stock, "Drivetrain may refer to: Powertrain, the group of components in a motor vehicle that generate power and deliver it to the road surface"

So how is changing everything other than the block and heads make it stock?
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... aerodynamic fairings
I had to look up those quotes, not found in the other article I posted.

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Christian Seabaugh on August 22 2011 6:00 AM
Read more: Built Ford Fast? 2011 F-250 Super Duty Tops 182 mph - Rumor Central
Built Ford Fast? 2011 F-250 Super Duty Tops 182 mph - Rumor Central


Looks like there is a cover on the bed too.

Compare to "stock"
http://www.bezaan.com/2011-ford-f-25...s-fuel-economy
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Haha stock

"The most remarkable thing about the F-250’s speed is that it the truck remains mostly stock. Ford says that it... only installed a high pressure fuel pump, new fuel injectors, new turbos, and modified the compression ratio... aerodynamic fairings for the front bumper, and the obligatory salt flat moon-dish wheels. The F-250’s drivetrain and transmission were stock."

That is in no way stock, "Drivetrain may refer to: Powertrain, the group of components in a motor vehicle that generate power and deliver it to the road surface"

So how is changing everything other than the block and heads make it stock?
It's called factory BS Phantom, not to be confused with the other 9,684 flavors of BS in the world.

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In the World of land speed racing, the truck is about as stock as "stock" gets. Engine mods were minimal, and so were body mods. No running boards, mirrors, lowered, just sounds like some common sense aeromodding to me.

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