Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Daphne, Alabama
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almost embarrassed bad
I was coming home from work with the wife (we're on the same shift now) and were about halfway acrossed the bay and I saw a big Ford pickup truck coming up on me fast. I had the cruise on 70 and was slowly passing a car in the right hand lane when he got up behind me and the other car. I could tell he was impatient as hell about me taking my time on the pass so I took it off cruise control and dropped it down into 3rd gear (by this time my wife had already started raising hell because she knows what this means at this point).
As soon as there was enough room for the truck to get by the car behind me (while tailgating me bad) he wipped over into the right hand lane and nailed it. I nailed it. I looked up in my rearview and saw a big sick black cloud of smoke and the sound of a diesel engine that might as well been a farm tractor's or a semi's. He didn't pull on me but paced me up to around 100-110 then I started to SLOWLY pull on him, letting off at 120 (wife was in full-blown ballistic mode by now).
I let the truck get back up beside me. He and 2 other passengers were looking down at us smiling and the driver gave me a look of respect, I could see it in his eyes. It was the look of "I've slayed many a Stang and other cars out there and thought you would be next but you were just a hare faster then me." I've seen that look before.
I've read articles and know a guy back in Illinois who used a flash programmer (Diablo, Hypertech, Superchips, Bullydog, etc.) on diesel engine trucks and for some reason, these engines can get another 100 to 150 HP out of these tunes, but the gasoline versions of these tunes give you 15 to 20 HP at best and that's if you're lucky. I'm assuming that's what this guy did. Anybody know how come you can get so much more power out of a diesel tune then a gasoline engine tune?