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Old 09-16-2005, 04:50 AM   #1
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New Duramax

Chevy is really stepping it up with the new 6.6L Duramax for their 06 model 2500/3500 silverados. Going from 310hp/605tq to 360hp (amazing)/650tq puts it way out in the lead for 3/4ton and 1 ton diesel pickups. Torque usually is the only factor in deciding what big truck is better (and it doesnt disappoint with 650tq @ 1600rpms) but damn, 360hp ALSO? These diesels have really come along in power in the last decade.

Dodge only has 325hp @ 2900rpms and 610tq @ 1600rpms from its Cummins.
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Ford is pulling 325hp @ 3300rpms and 570tq @ 2000rpms from the Powerstroke.

Ford really needs to step it up now that the Cummins and Duramax make more power and sooner than it. The Cummins could use a boost in power as well since it's usually the torque king.

Imagine what numbers a new Duramax would put down with a 5" exhuast, big intake, chip and big intercooler... I'm thinking in the 450hp/770tq range. Imagine a 2500HD with an automatic 6spd Duramax pull up to your brand new shiny Hemi 1500 Ram and blow you away... that's just sick.
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Old 09-16-2005, 06:31 AM   #2
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Imagine what numbers a new Duramax would put down with a 5" exhuast, big intake, chip and big intercooler

What, no gun rack and mullet? How many beer can holders does it have?


When's the last time you had to pull 10,000 lbs?
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Old 09-16-2005, 03:17 PM   #3
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What, no gun rack and mullet? How many beer can holders does it have?


When's the last time you had to pull 10,000 lbs?

Dont plan on buying a boat until AFTER college

But I did once hook up a 1500lb Uhaul to my Accord. That was fun.
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Old 09-16-2005, 11:05 PM   #4
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ive pulled bobcats, bobcat hoes, cars, and trucks with my 7.3 powerstroke. im guessing in the pic below its close to 5500-6000 74 impala and trailer combined weight. pulled it with no problem didnt even really notice it was back there. i have a 4" bullydog exhaust and a kn air filter thats it. im happy with what ive got.
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Old 09-17-2005, 03:33 AM   #5
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ive pulled bobcats, bobcat hoes, cars, and trucks with my 7.3 powerstroke. im guessing in the pic below its close to 5500-6000 74 impala and trailer combined weight. pulled it with no problem didnt even really notice it was back there. i have a 4" bullydog exhaust and a kn air filter thats it. im happy with what ive got.

Gotta admit it would be nice to have 360hp and 650tq though. Didnt the 7.3 never come with much more than 250hp and 525tq.
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