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Old 05-08-2015, 01:43 PM   #71
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Blah, blah, mine is better.
Blah, blah, I don't know how to let things go.
Blah, blah, mine is better.
Blah, blah, blah, blah.
Understood. Moving on.

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Old 05-08-2015, 01:46 PM   #72
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What kind of quarter mile times are you getting? <smile>

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Old 05-08-2015, 01:48 PM   #73
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I just can't bite it here ... diesels run way cooler than gassers any day of the week. With a huffed up gasser you'll aways be combatting heat buildup and may eventually have to go to a larger radiator to get rid of that heat. Like you said ... it's your thing, but for the higher weight towing diesel crowd .... we're not impressed as we know the long term outcome despite the awesome look of a huffer atop your engine.
I know it's hard for you diesel guys to understand, but some folks just don't want or like diesels when a gasser will pull the load. Whether the engine under the hood burns gas or diesel fuel has no bearing whatsoever on my physical being. So the engine temp is 200+ on a gasser or 180 on a diesel, I just don't feel it.

As for going up hill faster, I am not in a hurry anyway as long as I can get up the hill which I've always managed.
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Old 05-08-2015, 01:59 PM   #74
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hay! ya know what? My Mercedes Sprinter diesel could not begin a hill without it's blower. Think about it super charger, turbo charger a blower is a blower.
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Old 05-08-2015, 02:18 PM   #75
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Umm...That's the definition of being a smart *&^ !!!
The reply was directed at the OP. If he took it in a different manor than i intended or was offended i apologize. You MEH!
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Old 05-08-2015, 02:46 PM   #76
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Before reading on please realize that I tend to over engineer when it comes to upgrades. I hate to be left stranded.

For future reference in case the op decides to go for the boost. The weak point in your trans is cooling capacity and the torque converter. Lookout for a ballooning converter, especially if the trans hasn't been rebuilt. The rest of the guts of the trans should handle the towing, power and then some but I would drop another 500 - 1000 on an upgraded converter with the stock stall speed or a bit lower. Going lower will actually give you about the same stall you had before thanks to the higher torque from the supercharger. This will help keep the heat down in the trans when under load. More slip from a higher stall = more heat
I would consider upgrading the stock trans cooler or adding another one. I would also add an inline thermostat to allow the trans to heat up to operating temperature before kicking in the trans cooler. Too big of a cooler can cause problems too it if doesn't allow the trans to come up to temp.

Then the weak link will be your rear diff. If you have a limited slip expect those clutches to be the next thing to go but if they do you'll be fine. You just won't have limited slip anymore. If that happens then think of it as an excuse to upgrade!

It is unrelated but there is a chance you have a "combo" block in that truck of yours. Slide under there and look for 4.8 5.3 6.0 stamped on the side. If it's there then congratulations you have an early rebuildable block which has thicker cylinder walls. If you have it then I really wouldn't worry about the boost but expect to replace a head gasket or two during all your fun
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Old 05-08-2015, 11:27 PM   #77
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Want some pulling power.........use the longest connecting rod you can. Big port heads are only good for top end power, and depending on pulley size, how much boost you'l get.....If a person buys a blower, get the whole deal from the blower co.

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