Compression Ignition Addict
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Gahanna, Ohio
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Well Im quite disappointed in the fuel/power curves that have been made for these trucks. Its painfully obvious that they were tuned on a static wheel dyno and not under real driving conditions. The 1.22 power is all down low and quickly runs out once the mass is moving. The power band is far from consistent, I don't care what the dyno sheets show - they do not equate to real life driving. Yes, making 40 lbs of boost right off of idle is neat for smoke shows and impressing your friends but its worthless as Paris Hilton for either sled pulling or drag racing - not to mention its far far far from user friendly driving around on the street.
I've been drag racing for 30 yrs in either SuperGas, SuperComp or ProStreet. I've never driven a more inconsistent vehicle. I made 3 passes with each tune and struggled to keep the truck within .500's of a second in consistency with each run. Horrible.
What we need is a good consistent tune that makes decent, consistent reliable power across the spectrum, not just on the bottom or top end. I realize that these trucks aren't designed for drag racing but as inconsistent as the power is they would be worthless for pulling sleds too.
I would love to get my hands on the ability to tune these things at the track under real life conditions. The fuel injection units we run on our race cars nowadays allows us to datalog so many things and change them on the fly, I just wish F.A.S.T or SniperTuning would come out with something for these trucks so we can create some really nice setups whether its sled pulling or drag racing.
00 F350 7.3 4x4
(until I get my '11 6.7L Scorpion)
Spartan 145 for the 7.3's