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  1. LargeOrangeFont

    LargeOrangeFont Steers With Throttle

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    Wanna race?

    I was surprised at the results myself.
     
  2. LargeOrangeFont

    LargeOrangeFont Steers With Throttle

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    The Lariat Sport grill you have is my 2nd favorite.

    The STX grill is my favorite and I put one on my truck. It came with an ugly grey painted one.

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  3. Taboma

    Taboma Well-Known Member

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    What are you, like 18 ? :p
    Sure, I have no idea what the odds are you and I will end up front row, side by side at some light -- but when it happens you're on LOF ;)
    Just don't bitch when I beat your ass cuz my stock Raptor's only running 34's, not 35's :eek: :p
     
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    LargeOrangeFont Steers With Throttle

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    Are they now "only" 34's because you have been doing so many burnouts? :p
     
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    This nonsense all started when Obama took over General Motors, in increased the CAFE standards, and some retard “eco” engineer said “lets just put higher rear ends (lower number) in the pickup trucks.....they shouldn’t be towing those gas guzling boats anyway”. “Higher rear end means better gas mileage”......wrong! Higher rear end means higher manifold vacuume pressure means less power and more fuel burn.

    So now they add 6 to 10 speed transmissions which just causes a loss in power with all those gears and another huge point of failure.
     
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    spectras only Well-Known Member

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    ^^^ LOF & Taboma. Want to see you two putting up a video, or STFU:p;):D:D
     
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    Well of course you would because you own one and I believe it’s tuned lol. I bet the OPs truck would still drag a 6 speed 3.5 eco boost, not sluggish by any means.
     
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    Funny, the D61 came out in the 70’s specifically accommodate tall gear sets in 3/4 ton pickups...

    No wonder Obama became president, he was able to impact CAFE standards as a teenager!!!
     
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    Funny, ha ha, Ive never seen a 70’s 3/4 ton Chevy with a tow package with anything but a 4.10.
     
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    Taboma Well-Known Member

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    @ 34.4", I choose to round down, not up, lol :rolleyes: ;)

    Hell, I've only owned it two years and I still don't know where the "Haul Ass" mode is ? Half the time unless I'm planning on towing, I'm only running a 50/50 mix of 87 and 91.
    If I want to pee my pants a little, I just dust off the Hennessy Camaro. Get it out on some back road and find that every gardener and trash truck had the same idea. :mad:

    I haven't done any 'racin' since I sold the Mega Monster back in 06' --- that little sumbitch was trying to kill my aging ass. :eek:

    I don't race my damned 6K pound truck, I just surprise folks when they 'think' they're going to bust past on the right :rolleyes: :D
     
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    Taboma Well-Known Member

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    I'm old not necessarily stupid :) He's been going on about modding this, and flanging that, tunin up this and that --- and he's wants to race his STOCK truck o_O, ummmm
    he's fibbin :p
     
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    You have likely never seen a 3/4 Chevy with a Dana rear axle either...
     
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    I’ve seen more Dana then fingers on both hands....what’s the point?
     
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    LargeOrangeFont Steers With Throttle

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    Because it had a 162 HP big block.
     
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    With the exchange rate, it's probably like our 89
     
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    LargeOrangeFont Steers With Throttle

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    No mine is still stock actually. His would probably be about even with a 6 speed variant, I guess. The 10 speed helps a lot, but even Ford put 4.10s in the Raptor, and it is still slightly slower than the standard truck. The point is that 37”s are a pretty large change.

    At a minimum it will need a flash just to fix the speedo.
     
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    230HP! Hahaha
     
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    Factory under a Chevy?
     

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