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You realize that this was a TV show right? Pulling something on wheels that is heavy in low range with enough traction is not impossible or particularly impressive for that matter. I suggest you do some reading on physics if this does not immediately make sense. Rail cars have substantially less tractive friction than something on tires, which is why rail road is still the most efficient form of overland transport.
By your rationale, I should be a body builder since I can push my Super Duty a few feet in my level driveway. The weight to tractive force ratio is about the same from me to my F-350 as a Dually to a locomotive. I don't see it as really anything more than a stunt, none of those trucks could pull a 12" stump from the ground on the same terrain.
Also, that would not void the warranty.
As far as modifying the truck, there are a whole host of reasons to do it - including more power, never having to worry about DEF, being able to adjust parameters of the engine and powertrain, being able to change tire size, get rid of the TPMS, etc. If you don't want to void the warranty or deal with working on your truck, don't tune it. Seems pretty simple to me...so why the thread again?
WOW ! ! ! ! somebody has a case of "I wanna hear myself talk and be a know it all" ... it was a posting to be taken as what it is...
with that said I know the principals of physics and momentum dynamics... its not to hard to understand all of it.... I myself have the mentality of:
no matter how much power it has it can always use more.... case in point Im spending 7K on a new motor (super black mamba - built and tuned to 650 HP 1350 Tq ) for my 00, and another 13K on the trans and rear end... and even then Im gonna be looking to add more power... not to mention a bigger fuel tank....
so dont go taking everything so litteral... it was meant as a joke take it as such....
MY MOTOR..... well in about another 4 days when it gets here (0.56 sec - 1.23)
USMC 1st MARDIV
2005 6.0L F-250 LARIAT CCSB, 4X4, Auto 281K miles
CREW CAB, EGR Delete, 4" Turbo Back, Straight Piped (Bully Dog Triple Dog... Just for Gauges
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2003 F350 Lariat, CCLB, 4x4, Auto, 6637 Mod, Gunny HUD Mod, 98,627 ORIG MILES
PARKED PENDING INSTALL OF THE
7.3 SUPER BLACK MAMBA MOTOR
Last edited by GunnyRappUSMC; 09-18-2012 at 11:17 AM.