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I own a freight train!

I just started up my rig, it's 19* out. Forgot to plug it in last night, it started up no problem. But when it started, we had about as much white smoke as the California wild fires a few months back, and the whole darn thing was chugging and shaking like a train! I like to see it as my morning "big cam" mod!

don't mind the white smoke, it's because of my tune. I just thought it was funny- I wanna tape it... maybe it's just early and anything makes me laugh, but I thought it was quite funny!
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I thought you meant that you added train horns... I was wondering what the added weight was gonna do to your track times! HAHAHAHA...

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I thought you meant that you added train horns... I was wondering what the added weight was gonna do to your track times! HAHAHAHA...
hahaha! they're coming! that's a great idea- I should do it. I got a $100 coupon from the SSS! OH MAN! Thanks Shawn!
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Freight train mod= Cold truck + Cold morning + big tune

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Freight train mod= Cold truck + Cold morning + big tune

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same thing happens to me. i didnt think my truck could smoke that much, lol. i must need a re-flash because my wont hardly start in the morning if it isnt plugged in. and when the rpm's pick up after i finally get it started it often bogs down and cuts off. i just keep the truck plugged in anytime i can, fires right up.

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I haven't been in cold weather with the Longhorn yet but my Dodge does teh same thing. It just has to run a little while to some heat in the cylinder heads so it will fire better.

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Nate, I knew you'd forget sometime to plug it in after we installed your heater cord. Figures it was on one of the coldest mornings we've had since the install!

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Yeah, Big Duke is pretty grouchy when he's cold and first wakes up, if I haven't used the block heater. Blows smoke, growls and rattles, and just doesn't want to get moving.

Come to think of it, that's pretty much how I am on cold mornings. Wonder if I could find a block heater for myself?

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I forgot to tie mine up yesterday morning, and it was 2* with a wind chill of -15*... I still drive my Xtreme race file daily and when she cranked up I about choked out my next door neighbor who was out in the front yard with his dog...

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