Hi-lo news group.
Just a stupid question on my part.
Over here in New England today I was passed (rather rudely) by a
1995-ish long bed extended cab 1500 chevy pickup. The truck appeared
to be of the 2x4 persuasion (judging by the rake of the body) with
everything stock from what I could see (even tires). Except when he
gave it the gas, the thing really went. So much so, it looked like he
had hydraulics. I don't think he was ramping up fully, because his
wheels never *really* spun - but the front tires were *almost* coming
off the ground.
Just wondering how much HP you guys would think would need to be under
the hood so he could do that?
I need to know so I can be just as much of an asshole (he's now my new
The family has a 1991 Buick Skylark that you can do that with. But it
appeared that he wasn't bouncing/floating. They appeared to be
working. Even though the exhaust looked stock the thing really barked.
I think it was a monster caged in a truck - I really do.
And even if it wasn't - what would I need to make that happen!? 300HP,
Depends on what other tricks were done but a high torque 383 with about
400 ponies would probably make the front light if you ran a 4:10 gear or
so in the rear. Run a shock that has low extension and high compression
valves in it and plant the weight on the rear end and go like a striped
assed ape.. My old street ride was set up that way for a while.
My 383 was set up for TORQUE. On the dyno it turned 431 HP at 5500 and
515 Ft.Lbs. of torque at 4200. This was with all off the shelf parts
just bolted together. When I tossed some more money and time into it I
ended up with over another 100HP and topped 600 Ft.Lbs. at 4800 on pump
gas. Would be easy to get better numbers with EFI and current hardware
"KJ" < email@example.com> wrote in message
how fast were you traveling when he punched it? low gearing at 25 mph will
not require much HP. but if you were doing 60mph, he would need a little
I have seen guys on the freeway with a tricked out Duramax doing 35, then
floor it and spun the back tires.
did his truck sound different? i.e., an after market exhaust. or a whine
from under the hood that sounded strange? If not, it could have been a
chipped 5.3 with low gears in the diff.
If you want to return the favor, get a Whipple, Flowmaster, and some 4.10
gears. that should piss them off nicely. ;-)
Engineers? or Marketing? Just like other areas in life, "My engine is bigger
Ford has a 4.6, dodge has a 4.7, Chevy has a 4.8. ford has a 5.0, dodge,
5.2, Chevy 5.3 Ford 5.4 Chevy 5.7 dodge 5.9 ford Chevy, 6.0. do I see a
trend? oh, don't forget the 7.2, 7.4 and 8.0
did I miss any?
ah, thank you! I knew I missed one or three...
Here, I found a link to some info for the next gen Diesel GM will be putting
in the next Silverado.
that should give them enough of a power advantage over Ford and Dodge. ;-)
It sounded like a caged beast. The exhaust looked normal, and sounded like
it was trying to muffle the fact that it was a beast. I couldn't hear any
specifics from the hood - like I said he passed me rather abruptly/rudely.
I have the Flowmaster. Should probably go to 4.10 or shorter when I get my
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