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post #1 of 18 Old 10-07-2012, 07:20 AM Thread Starter
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You guys ever put your pedal to the floor in these trucks? They are hd trucks but I'm not sure how much abuse they can actually take. I'm averaging 18.5 miles per gallon driving what I would call normal easy driving. When hauling do you guys ever lay on the power? What psi does the waste gauge kick in? I have boosted to about 20 psi, will it boost higher? New truck so taking it easy right now.
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LOVE getting on the highway with it

Especially if its clear and can really lay into it

Have seen the boost at 20 and knew it was going up but traffic and ensuring almost 4 tons of highly accelerating mass was going where I wanted

Another thing the truck does great is roll ons at speed, jumping on it from 60-65 to go 85 90 is exhilarating - especially seeing the expressions on people's faces as you blow by them

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I like to get on it especially with the way people around me drive, always trying to get away from them. The performance in this truck compared to my 6.0 is absolutely incredible. I still haven't pulled anything with it yet, but I'm really excited to do some serious pulling. I often find myself racing people off the line at a traffic light. Mine usually stays under about 20 psi


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I like the feel of getting on it but not what I hear!! I can hear the rear tires shredding!! LOL. I got a dually so that four tires back there I have to protect with my right foot.
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yea i noticed that with mine when i punched it once going 50. Looked like some rubber laid down, didnt break loose but I think the michelins are a little lighter now.
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the other night me and a buddy were driving home so i was on a two lane road stop light turned traction control off and i laid into it i turned 20+ boost and laid rubber awesome feeling in a 8500 pound truck
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Be careful on wet roads! After buying my truck in the spring and then having near zero rain all summer...I now need to be careful this Fall. Not that I hammer it...but when you need to merge or get around something/someone, and you get into it...I have had traction control come on at 40mph. Poor tires! LOL!

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I love the torque these trucks make when towing. As far as acceleration goes though - I doubt mine could keep up with a Honda Civic.

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That's interesting I've gone from 60 to 85 with pretty much fair ease

Mash the gas pedal and walk away

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I don't know if its just me, but the new trucks feel like they are not accelerating fast however if you watch your guage the needle is moving fast!! Even at 60mph with the cruise on makes me feel like I'm crawling
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