Cool Trucks

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Lone Rider, Dec 10, 2007.

  1. ddavidv

    ddavidv Thrifty not cheap

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    At first, I was :huh.
    But then, after figuring it out (the Bronco part) I was :thumb.
    Oddly cool. You should submit an article about that to True Blue Fords magazine. They'd eat that up.
  2. Centurian

    Centurian Adventurer

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    I didn't know about True Blue Fords, I'll have to check it out. Thanks for the tip.
  3. moosnutz

    moosnutz meow meow

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    Averaged about 13 MPG with mix of city and highway. With the camper on the back..... a little less. :D

    Power was 330HP @ 4,200 and torque was 450 lbs/ft @ 3,200 - most of which was on tap way below that. Pulled nicely. And sounded GREAT.

    The 496 was originally built for marine applications & the motor boat guys were getting peak HP at about 650 @ 6500 and 585 lbs/ft @ 5,200! The truck motor could easily get 50-75 HP with a simple good computer tune and cold air intake. SWEET.
  4. moosnutz

    moosnutz meow meow

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    Anything that's got 496 cubic inches is cool. :wink:
  5. moosnutz

    moosnutz meow meow

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    Totally agree! They just don't make them anymore. I was giggling like a 6-yr old girl when I got to the dealer to pick up the truck. Wish I still had it... :cry
  6. DakarNick

    DakarNick Swabee

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    Thanks! I was curious. OK numbers I guess, for its time. But gas engines always seem to have too much displacement for too little power. A 496 ci putting down 330 hp and 450 lb/ft? A modern 5.4L gasser can do that!

    My '08 Cummins is 350 hp at 3000 rpm and 650 lb/ft at 1500 rpm out of 409 cubic inches and six cylinders AND gets 20 mpg. A 496 (8.1L) with those numbers makes .9 lb/ft torque and .67 hp per cubic inch. A 6.7L Cummins (409 ci) makes 1.59 lb/ft torque and .86 hp per cubic inch AND it gets 32% better mileage (with 87 less cubic inches)! That is 108.3 lb/ft per cylinder! The 496 is only 56.3 lb/ft per cylinder.

    The new 6.7s are 350 hp and 800 lb/ft. Imagine what a 496 ci Cummins would put down. 800 ft/lbs at 409 cubic inches is 1.96 lb/ft per cubic inch. Theoretically, at 496 cubic inches it would make 972 lb/ft of torque! My 6.7 makes the equivalent torque of your 496, 450 lb/ft at 1050 rpm!

    But anyway, they're just stinky, clunky, noisy diesels :D And yeah, I'm a number nerd.
  7. CodyY

    CodyY ADVenture Capitalist

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    This 04 5.9 puts 550hp/1000 lbft to the ground.

    What's your point?
  8. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    There's one of them '4-door Broncos' up the road from me. I keep meaning to stop in and ask if its a shrunk truck or a stretched Bronco.

    Guess they're shrunk trucks.

    M
  9. DakarNick

    DakarNick Swabee

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    That diesels put down a lot more power per cubic inch than any gasser can stock or slightly modified. I love diesels, especially Cummins, did you take something different from my post?

    My next diesel will be a 16L Volvo.

    Nice truck, but why did you get the girl mirrors? :d
  10. Nailhead

    Nailhead Free at last!

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    That's an apple/orange comparison between two different combustion processes which renders all the numerical fun kind of pointless.
  11. moosnutz

    moosnutz meow meow

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    The 496 is a totally antiquated design at this point - & has been discontinued from the GM lineup for some time. The new generation gassers are MUCH stronger and more efficient. Something about a huge V8, though - calls to the lizard brain in special kind of way. :D

    A diesel is obviously a different beast entirely. I was tempted, but never crossed to, the dark side of oil-burning madness. The Cummins-powered Dodge would be my weapon of choice though, if I were to go there - but I'm sort of partial to the older 5.9L version (05-07). The Cummins is a no bullshit motor.

    Come to think of it, the HEMI Ram Power Wagon is a great package. 4.56 gears, locked at both ends, swaybar disconnect, compliant springs in back, HEMI powerplant and a decent winch as standard. What's not to love?! Except the price, I guess.
  12. NoahDL88

    NoahDL88 Vroom Vroom

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    My new-ish toy.

    Still learning the ins and outs of it, mostly that the front locker is more of a flip-over switch and I end up on the side.
  13. ducnek

    ducnek Satisfied customer

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    OMG-OMG-OMG:drif

    More Pics!
  14. CodyY

    CodyY ADVenture Capitalist

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    This.

    Not my pick-em-up. I just do all the tweaking. KORE recon suspension allows that 7500 lb bastard to be 4' off terrafirma. And then set a 3000lb pallet in the bed. 21 mpg at 80 and it rides better at 100 than it does at 65. Swiss Army knife of trucks.

    Makes for a cool truck.

    And the other mirrors are :ymca on anything but a dually.

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    Not a cool truck. But it payed well. :deal
  15. DakarNick

    DakarNick Swabee

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    Yes, that is true!
  16. DakarNick

    DakarNick Swabee

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    I know what you mean. The 5.9L is an awesome engine. No doubt. I had an '06 Megacab 6-speed manual. Sometimes I wish I still did :cry

    Yeah, they're pretty proud of that!
  17. DakarNick

    DakarNick Swabee

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    Ah, you're a diesel guy! If I cared as much about that stuff as I used to I'd have my truck modded but I lost interest over the years. I would still like to do leveling springs/spacers and a new track bar.

    I'm running stock Michelins and got 73,000 miles out of them.

    The tiny mirrors belong on the 1500s. Besides, the big mirrors are priceless when towing wide trailers.
  18. CodyY

    CodyY ADVenture Capitalist

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    Don't level.

    KORE recon w 5100 Bilstiens.
    It's Power Wagon suspension only better. Adds down travel and looks killer w/ 35x12.50s.

    Carli trackbar and 5100 damper.
  19. hughrk

    hughrk Adventurer

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    Either the man is small or the truck is from Texas? Cant see any rifles in the rear window so not from Texas????:ear
  20. CodyY

    CodyY ADVenture Capitalist

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    Both.

    But in all fairness those are brand-new 35's. No real "lift" it went up 1.5" from a leveling kit and 150k mile springs