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Old 11-17-2012, 02:16 PM

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seriously, fomoco?

I got the tuning to load after much effort, and got the pipes on..

Before I finish that part of the story, I figure I'll share this first:

My last ride was a ram1500 w/5.9l magnum v8.. after a laundry list of bolt ons, several significant internal mods, and every trick I could conjure to build on that platform, and after north of $20k in total mods on it, I had a runner.. for a lifted gasser, I was getting around 325hp to the ground (over four at crank), and on a reliable platform.. I was happy with it, and accepted the 14 to 15mpgs I could get out of her daily driving, or under ten when i dropped my foot.. tq was around 400 to the ground with 4.56:1 gears and translated through 35" rubber.. I was pretty happy..

My family is growing, and I need the space and a reliable vehicle to get around in, and still suite my needs for a work horse.. so, I bought the psd..

Back to the beginning:

.. when this thing is set up right, it is a total different animal.. I wonder how many sales were lost by epa mandates on these things, and I gotta share this, too: it was between this rig or a power wagon.. The ram2500 pw/hemi is a good rig, too.. in stock form it will run circles around the f250 6.4.. I'm glad I listened to what I read here, and decided to go with the 250 6.4.. its not even a fair comparison to the gasser 3/4 ton now..
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Old 11-17-2012, 04:07 PM
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i see what youre saying.
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Old 11-17-2012, 06:51 PM

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I'm glad you do..

I may have had too many wobbly pops when I wrote that...

I was trying to say my previous truck, built all out, or to the tune of $20 over its retail price of $40k when it was new, is no match, in any way, for these rigs stock+$1200 in mods..

It's a damn shame that a select group of intellectual twits, use the US consumer for guinea pigs in the name of saving the environment when we all know that's major BS, and injure the market with their antics in the process... Of course, ford could be in on it to with a 'planned obsolescence' program too, but I kinda doubt it..

It took me all of two hours to perform the mods.. I was thinking the entire time that it was just too easy, and almost as if ford engineers had that in mind while producing these things.. seriously, like maybe ten bolts and some arguing with pipes to get the old out, about 30 bolts and some arguing with pipes to get the new one in... The difference is night and day.. I bet my 40mph to 60mph is less than two seconds... I KNOW, by just hearing the truck idle that a HUGE amount of backpressure is gone.. knowing that the engine will last longer if for nothing else than the eliminated pressure, and seeing egt's maybe half what they were while holding cruising speeds tells me that..

The entire epa thing is frustrating.
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