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Old 09-30-2009, 06:55 PM
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Are these trucks easy to over rev and start blwoing ****?

Long story short. Was driving around people, all 3 of us sitting in front seat. I accelerate from a stop and start making right hand turn. Doofy #1 sitting by pass. side door flies into Doofy #2, who is in middle, who flies into Sexy #1, which is me the driver.

So as I'm going around the corner and trying to hit the 1-2 shift, Doofy #2 falls onto my knee just as i'm about to put it into the 2nd gears gate, and immediately causes my truck to be banging about 3500rpms. Doofy #2's *** was conveniently enveloping my shifter, so I couldn't drop it into a gear.


Needless to say, the rest of our trip was dead silent, with me fighting the urge to rip their spinal cords out of their senseless bodies.

So was I luck, or would it be relatively tough to pop my motor in the given situation?






PS.. YES Doofy #1 and Doofy #2 rode in the bed on the return trip. And I made sure some knees were skinned.
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Old 10-01-2009, 02:54 AM
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If it only went to 3500 you are fine.
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Old 10-01-2009, 04:57 PM
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so are there rev limiters on these trucks? 3500 wont hurt 'em or what?
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You can over rev these trucks with a stupidly executed downshift but there's no way to do it with the throttle. The computer just won't let it rev past the redline. In fact there are a couple of test in the factory service manual that involve holding the throttle wide open.
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Old 10-01-2009, 05:11 PM
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oh no **** huh? Thats some good **** man. I can drink to that! So is it suffice to say then when I'm gunning it that shifting at 2700-2800 is too early and should take it up a bit higher??
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Old 10-01-2009, 06:32 PM
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I dont know what the big deal is... 3500rpms is not high. I took my truck to that in all the dyno runs it has had. Yes i have the big valve springs to make sure there is no valve to piston contact but once or twice is not going to hurt anything on a stock motor
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Old 10-01-2009, 06:36 PM
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so where do you shift when "competitively driving" your truck?
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so where do you shift when "competitively driving" your truck?
When the time feels right or when you start loosing the power band.
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Old 10-02-2009, 03:49 AM
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In my truck the power falls off slightly above 3000 so I shift there but if I'm passing someone on a 2 lane, merging with traffic of pulling a long hill with a heavy load I'll run it right to the red line so I don't have to shift at a time when that pause in acceleration is awkward. Pulling through the mountains I've held it against the red line for 5 min. at a time.

My truck is stock except for the K&N filter. Before the filter change the power fell off around 2800.
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With some good tuning the power will keep on going out.

This is a dyno of my truck. the HP keeps pulling all the way to 3500rpms

TQ drops off but HP keeps on going

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