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Fastest production truck ... ever!

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Goober, Feb 4, 2004.

  1. Goober

    Goober 1/2 ton status

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    Sorry, but it's a Dodge /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif

    But Brendan Gaughan (Craftsman Truck driver) drove it 154.587 mph !!! /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif


    The record was set at the Chelsea Proving Grounds in Michigan and the only damage to the truck was the bent gas pedal.
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    Brendan was talking with Herb Helbig (lead engineer on the project) about the possibility of deer entering the track while he was running. Herb says: "We have spotters. The deer won't make it." /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif


    If you like Dodge trucks you can buy one at your local dealer for about $45,795.

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    [*]500 horsepower
    [*]8.3L V10 Viper power engine
    [*]525 lb.-ft. of torque
    [*]6-speed manual transmission with Hurst shifter
    [*]22" polished aluminum wheels
    [*]Dual exhaust
    [*]508-watt Infinity Sound System [/list]

    Sorry, only 2WD, Std cab, short bed available. /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif
     
  2. chevyfumes

    chevyfumes Court jester

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    Herb says: "We have spotters. The deer won't make it."

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  3. 84_Chevy_K10

    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

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    Give me a C10 SWB with a 427 and a Muncie and 15" wheels and I'll stomp it.

    I can't stand V10s, they sound like crap and are so un-American when compared to a V8.
     
  4. Goober

    Goober 1/2 ton status

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    Notice the word "production". /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif

    That means you have to be able to buy exactly as run at a dealer.


    Sure, a trained monkey could put a monster big block under the hood and do 200mph. /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif
     
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    Notice the word "production". /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif

    That means you have to be able to buy exactly as run at a dealer.


    Sure, a trained monkey could put a monster big block under the hood and do 200mph. /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif

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    I know, I never said that wasn't the fastest production truck.

    However, it's still gay, it still has 22" wheels, and I'd still rather have the C10.
     
  6. rjfguitar

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    However, it's still gay, it still has 22" wheels,

    [/ QUOTE ] I second!
     
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    However, it's still gay, it still has 22" wheels,

    [/ QUOTE ] I second!

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    Aren't you the blingin' wheels guy? /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    I'm gonna have to agree with Tim on this one. V10's suck. Those small bore V10's just don't have the ass like a big inch big block. Myself I would like to see a SWB C-10 reguler cab (extra cabs are for kids not fast trucks) with that new 572 big block and a 6 speed. That would make that Dodge look like it was built by the girls auto class.
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    i concur. but them typhoons were fast as crap as well. maybe a C10 or K10 for a 'hella-launch' and a 496 twin TURBO setup /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif (sorry ls1tech.com got me hooked on turbos for speed) i'd say that'd pull more than enough for 200 /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif but it wouldn't be stable enough to do it.
     
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    Turbos are for Diesel engines.

    Turbo for gas engines = rice.

    Typhoon/Syclone = Domestic rice, but still cool, because it's legit fast
     
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    yeah, i guess that twin turbo lingenfelter 427 is rice. /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif
     
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    I hope Chevrolet will roll out a truck to compete with it. I know I'd like to go up to my local dealership and test drive a new truck with that 572 big block under the hood. What would you think of them putting a 572 in a SSR ??? /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif /forums/images/graemlins/woot.gif /forums/images/graemlins/woot.gif /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif /forums/images/graemlins/woot.gif /forums/images/graemlins/woot.gif /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    However, it's still gay, it still has 22" wheels,

    [/ QUOTE ] I second!

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    Aren't you the blingin' wheels guy? /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif

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    I'm not running overly large 22" gay wheels. I just don't see the connection there between 16.5's and 22's. /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
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    The only thing cool about it is that GM and Ford will likely answer the bell on this one...

    I'm pretty sure GM started this whole "Fastest production pick-up" with the 1990 454 SS pick-up. Mind you, they'll have to be careful if they get much faster...the aerodynaimcs of a pick-up really suck. I'd hate to see one get all unstable and do a bad imitation of a 747.

    Rene
     
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    GM and Ford will likely answer the bell on this one...

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    It's GM's turn. /forums/images/graemlins/woot.gif /forums/images/graemlins/woot.gif Furd had the record until this run.


    How about this:

    A 2004 Silverado 1500 with a 500HP LS6 5.7L V-8(currently rated at 400 HP).

    Now, we would have to get a Craftsman Truck driver to drive it, so how about Tina Gordon?:

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    uhhhh...what was the question again? /forums/images/graemlins/bow.gif /forums/images/graemlins/bow.gif

    Rene
     
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    We also need to have a reporter present to provide a good technical overview of everything going on. This reporter should be a driver who has experience in the Craftsman truck series.

    How about NASCAR.COM's newest reporter, Leilani Munter?:

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    It may not break the record, but if they build it, we will come... The REAL Silverado SS

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    If it gets produced they want to keep it under 30k. /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
    I'd go for one of those babies for under 30k.. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    LS6 will be old news by the time they'd so that. I have heard rumors of a supercharged 496 (8.1) in the 06s /forums/images/graemlins/woot.gif /forums/images/graemlins/woot.gif

    but an LS2 or LS7 would be preferably. Or bring back the LT5. LS7 is a 3valve head pushrod engine. LS2 is a 400hp base C6 engine. might go in next gen Fbodies when/if they come out.

    Also redesigning the LS6 for 500hp is stupid IMO, it'd need a lopeyer cam and larger valves, or start boostin compression. This is its last year anyway so let it fade.
     

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