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Old 07-02-2007, 10:08 AM
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While driving around in fully up-armoured Excursions over here in Afghanistan on a security detail, I've been dreaming about getting a Powerstroke of my own. These Excursions we have run about 13,000+ pounds and yet they will pull hard once the boost starts to build. We also have an E350 with a Quigly 4X4 and dually conversion, also armored and close to 15K pounds if not over, that will outrun the Land Cruisers easily. I thought I'd be saving money over here but I just went home on R&R and traded in my Dakota for a new '06 Southern Comfort Edition Lariat. Got a great deal since it's an '06. Only did a few cosmetic mods so far. I put on a tonneau, and some smoked cab lights. The truck came with the step bars, grill, hood protector, Line-X and a 10.2" drop down DVD for my little girls. My 3 year old loves it.
I'm now thinking about the mods that I'll have to do when I return. My goal is to have it run just as quick as my '96 Z-28 SS and get the same or better fuel mileage. I know, asking alot, but I'm sure you guys and gals here will steer me in the right direction.
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Old 07-02-2007, 10:13 AM
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Outrunning a Z-28, no problem, what kind of mileage are you looking for?
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Old 07-02-2007, 10:13 AM
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WELCOME to the ORG and THANKS for serving this great country. The mods are endless for these things. If you're wanting speed the first step is gauges and from there exhaust, a tuner, it goes on and on.
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Old 07-02-2007, 10:19 AM
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Welcome , what kind of track times could you get out of your Z28, that will give us an idea of what mods your gonna need
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Old 07-02-2007, 10:39 AM
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I would like to get a 13 flat and still get close to 20mpg. I can get 20 mpg now (according to the digital readout). The truck is 2 wheel drive which helps but will make it harder to hook at the track. The other thing is that my wife will drive this so the mods can't be too extreme, reliability is a HUGE concern of mine. I'm wondering about which exhaust to go with. I've been a Flowmaster fan for over 10 years now but I want something that will perform. Even though I have little kids, loud is fine. My 3 year old loves it when I would romp on it and get a little sideways. I would like it to be that way with this truck too. As far as guages, I should only need one for egt since the truck has a boost guage already, or am I forgeting something?
Shouldn't I be listing my needs in the performance section?
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Old 07-02-2007, 10:49 AM
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Well welcome to my world. I have a 06 2wd, I've just got my stock trans. gauge and boost gauge, I'm eventually gonna get a exhaust temp gauge sooner or later( hopefully sooner than later), my truck has the stock downpipe then it goes to 4" back to a 5" elbow and 6" tip in front of the rear tire (VERY LOUD), I also have a 2 and a half year old and it's not to loud for her. I'm running a custom burned SCT tune and a Zoodad mod for my air intake mod, I can run a 9.0 in the 1/8th mile all day long and my best time is a 8.96 and that could be greatly improved with a set of slicks. Not sure what a 8.96 would equal in the 1/4 but I think somewhere around a 14.00, anyway hope this helps!
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Old 07-02-2007, 10:50 AM
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oh and for the mileage, not a problem, my last little road trip I got 22MPG on the interstate with the cruise set @72MPH
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Old 07-02-2007, 11:03 AM
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Old 07-02-2007, 11:16 AM
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Welcome to the site! Low 13's in the quarter is possible with good tunes, exhaust, and a healthy shot of spray I think, but you're playing with fire as far as reliablity issues. Definately want a set of headstuds at those levels... With exhaust, a good custom race tune, and of course a set of gauges you could run low 14's all day long so long as you get it to hook.
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Old 07-02-2007, 11:45 AM
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Welcome to powerstroke, enjoy your stay!!! i am sure you will learn alot on here
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