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that sure seems like an awful lot of work for a 10 second truck... props on the build, but there are a lot easier ways to run 9s in the quarter.
Your right, but could that same car then pull a boat to the lake?
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That's just awesome!!
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Wow, that looks like fun.
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that sure seems like an awful lot of work for a 10 second truck... props on the build, but there are a lot easier ways to run 9s in the quarter.
Your just jealous

Its a diesel thing, you wouldn't understand
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Looks like you have been bit by the mod bug too eh Josh? Diesels are just a ton of fun. Can run at the 1/4m all day and take the family + boat to the river at night.
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Looks like you have been bit by the mod bug too eh Josh? Diesels are just a ton of fun. Can run at the 1/4m all day and take the family + boat to the river at night.
Umm a little. I am mainly getting my truck up to par to be as reliable as possible. Next will be a transmission. After that I will probably stop since I I do not have forged rods. But then again if my engine ever blows I would do a 24v cummins swap.

I love diesels, I do not know too many 500 - 1,000 HP cars that can be haul a 30 foot trailer to the drag strip, then race, then haul the 30 foot trailer back home and work the next day.
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On my f-250 a few years ago, a buddy of mine had a wicked old GTO set up for the strip. We put it on the trailer, hooked it to my f-250, towed it to the track, unhooked the trailer and ran the whole event in the diesel. LOL Everyone thought we were fuggin nuts, till we beat all but two of them. Hooked the GTO back to it, and left. LOL
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On my f-250 a few years ago, a buddy of mine had a wicked old GTO set up for the strip. We put it on the trailer, hooked it to my f-250, towed it to the track, unhooked the trailer and ran the whole event in the diesel. LOL Everyone thought we were fuggin nuts, till we beat all but two of them. Hooked the GTO back to it, and left. LOL
Thats awesome! We have a even at our drag strip call Fast and the Furious. Its basically a domestic vs import night. There was a chevy (i know_ Diesel there. It was funny watching launch off the line and smoke most of the cars. I think he did 13.3 if my memory is right. There was only 3 or 4 other street cars that beat him and one on them was in the low 10s
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First hit ever.

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First hit ever.

I see one wheel off the ground! That is sweet, I can see your grin from underneath your helmet lol


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Your right, but could that same car then pull a boat to the lake?
Tim, seriously, are you going to pull a boat to the lake with ur ranger???


edit: and yes, i have built a 10 second lightning that was used for recreational purposes...

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I don't plan on it, but the fact is, I easily could, and a rather large boat at that. also I get about 40 MPG on the highway with the same tuning. Its a diesel thing, you wouldn't understand.
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I don't plan on it, but the fact is, I easily could, and a rather large boat at that. also I get about 40 MPG on the highway with the same tuning. Its a diesel thing, you wouldn't understand.
lol I bet that diesel can get a lot better mpg. Does it turn very well? I mean technically you could make it road worthy, well I guess those back tires may not like the streeets
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Back tires are DOT, and it turns great. Its extremely streetable, has a license plate, inspection sticker and insurance.
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Back tires are DOT, and it turns great. Its extremely streetable, has a license plate, inspection sticker and insurance.
That would totally be my daily driver then
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Oh so all these test drives are legit, I kept wondering, "whats he gonna tell the cop that pulls him over?" haha
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Oh so all these test drives are legit, I kept wondering, "whats he gonna tell the cop that pulls him over?" haha
"Wanna ride?"
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"Wanna ride?"
LMAO. It helps that I am law enforcement as well.
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I don't plan on it, but the fact is, I easily could, and a rather large boat at that. also I get about 40 MPG on the highway with the same tuning. Its a diesel thing, you wouldn't understand.
hey, im not trying to start an argument, just stating facts. like i said, props on the build. and to be quite honest, u can keep ur diesel thing. i dont understand.

edit: i hope ur big boat has big brakes on the trailer...

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It's a cool truck and built very nicely, but I was expecting better than low 10's/high 9's from it. I guess I don't see the whole cool factor in the novelty in "fast" diesels. If I'm building a drag car I want to go as fast as possible, I don't care about MPG or what it can tow.
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I doubt he built it with MPG's in mind.
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Back tires are DOT, and it turns great. Its extremely streetable, has a license plate, inspection sticker and insurance.
how do ur inspection laws read? its ok to have a diesel from a super duty in a ranger? with exhaust exiting infront of the windshield? i know my state requires the engine that came in the vehicle to be in it for inspection purposes. plus the emissions have to be on the vehicle as well... thats my gripe, you say its streetable with an inspection sticker...
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It's a cool truck and built very nicely, but I was expecting better than low 10's/high 9's from it. I guess I don't see the whole cool factor in the novelty in "fast" diesels. If I'm building a drag car I want to go as fast as possible, I don't care about MPG or what it can tow.


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