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Old 07-15-2009, 06:01 AM
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Better driver or are these trucks just that cool!

So i'm pretty much new to this whole diesel and Ford thing. I've been into drag racing for a long time but with yes, a Honda. I'll pause while you guys oh and . But I can say, I held my own and ran it like a pro.
On to the story. A buddy of mine has a 01 body style mustang mach1 and has talked alot of trash now that my last Honda I did has been sold and I bought my Excursion(01, 7.3, 4" turbo back, AEM brute force, Hypertech stage 3 programmer). So Finally I had enough and told him we could line it up after work.
There is a light not to far from our work and we just sat back and waited till it turned red. Flip to 4WD H, torque brake it till the truck wants to break free. Light turns green and this is where my question comes in. I watch the side lights for when they turn red and know that our light will go green in a second or two. I nail it right at green and and immediately jump out 3 car lengths on him, flip back to 2wd and and still out top of second gear, truck shifts to 3rd and he's still back there and then i shut her down as we come up on the next light and it's backed with cars.
So is it just that he doesn't know how to launch his car, or are these diesel trucks just that badass? Even if I shouldn't beat him by what anyone says here, the truck felt great and I enjoyed that, so i'm happy either way.

And before anyone says anything about street racing, sue me, i'm not gonna stop.
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Old 07-15-2009, 07:55 AM
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96 percent of people owning a "Muscle car" Are scared shBLEEPitless of it. 3 percent are scared less enough to have no respect for their power. We all know how THAT turns out. The rest of us understand and respect what we have and use it accordingly. And yes, these Diesels are REALLY that badazz. WILLING. Ygotta be WILLING to pull the trigger with no thought to fear. Fear causes hesitation.
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Old 07-15-2009, 03:17 PM
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Oh yea, totally agree. To me, if I was driving his mustang, I don't think that me in my EX would win. That's why I wanted to know if these heavy things are that cool and he helped me see that they are.
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Old 07-15-2009, 03:38 PM
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Ask your bootae! It sat in the Honda and now has ridden the EX. What does it tell you?
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Diesels really are just that badazz. BTW, flipping it back to 2wd won't do anything, it will stay in 4 untill the load is off the drivetrain.
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Old 07-15-2009, 05:23 PM
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He was a bad driver. Stock mach 1's run low 13's and trap around 100mph. Your ex might be quick but not that quick.
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Old 07-16-2009, 08:55 AM
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Ask your bootae! It sat in the Honda and now has ridden the EX. What does it tell you?
Haha, yea, but my civic was a deep 10 second street car. I wish the EX was that. But I can have much more fun in the EX.

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Diesels really are just that badazz. BTW, flipping it back to 2wd won't do anything, it will stay in 4 untill the load is off the drivetrain.
Thanks, I wasn't sure. I had heard to flip it back and all. No need to do that anymore.

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He was a bad driver. Stock mach 1's run low 13's and trap around 100mph. Your ex might be quick but not that quick.
Oh, 100%. That's why I say there is no way I could win if I was driving the mustang vs my EX. The car weighs about 3k lighter than me and makes more whp. But it was fun and boosted my ego and hurt his.
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Old 07-17-2009, 04:09 PM
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There is no way your Excursion is faster then a mach1 stang. The only way you won is if your buddy is a crappy driver or youre really realy modified
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Ok here is the question for you guys, how much HP & torque can I have and "SAFELY" launch in 4wd without killing the front axle?
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Old 07-18-2009, 09:25 AM
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Ive seen a diesel GMC with IFS and the coworker who owned it said it was at about 600 HP and launched in 4wd.
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