Originally Posted by Marc
hey smoke...not to burst your bubble or anything....BUT
That Dmax was chipped HEAVVVVIIILLLLY......you dont blow black smoke like that even on a moderate tune.....
Secondly that lifted ford would lose to Alans truck due to the fact it has half the pounds per square inch of traction.....
Thirdly...the minute they started "equiling out" the ford backed out....hench the smoke lessening and completely stopping. You can listen to the engine noise that proves this....
Now.....i want you to look very closely at the video.....look at the chebby's brake lights.....this was an unfare match and thats probably why the ford backed out. The cheby gave the ford an intentional heas start. The chevy had its BRAKES ON and powerbraked it till his boost got up while the ford started pulling as a real man would. The chevy used the powerbraking to slow down the ford till his boost let up and then carefully released the pedal so as not to loose any ground and then let 25 plus PSI of boost kick in. The chevy didnt win squat....he cheated.....the brakelights tell it all
I always agree with you Marc, but this time i'm going to have to disagree.
First I know the Duramax was heavily chipped, I saw the smoke and heard the engine. I posted the video because I thought it was funny to see such a large truck that most people would think will win against such a smaller vehicle even with the obvious higher power lose the pull. I didn't really post it to have it picked apart or anaylyzed and broken down for me. All of the hooks I have been to and the "hookers" (no pun intended
) I have talked to have said it's not just hittin the gas and goin. It's also in the technique to maintain traction. I've seen big trucks win and lose being higher and lower powered. And I really don't think there is any real "man" issue. If it's a competition, the objective is to win by any means necessary unless there are rules that state otherwise. I've reviewed the video constantly and it pretty much starts while the trucks are already into the pedal, so there's not a real great way to tell if he gave the Ford a head start or not other than clicking stop/play/stop/play. Also I can't see any brake lights on the ford at all so who is to say the Ford wasn't on the brakes at any given time either? Now sure, you should be able to see a glimmer on the side of the light where the light is located, but then again, who is to say he does not have an aftermarket set that doesn't enable you to tell if they are on or not from the angle the video was shot? It reminds me of watching Pinks the other night, a team felt it got cheated when they were actually outnegotiated for a matchup. The Ford probably would have lost anyway, but if he didn't use his brakes then he got outplayed and outpulled fair and square. I like to put my money on trucks based on what i've seen and if I had seen this matchup I for sure would have put my money on the duramax.