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Old 08-26-2002, 05:01 PM
James S James S is offline
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Hey Folks,

I would like to know 0 to 60 times for both the Duramax and 8.1 engines. I NEED to know I am not getting a sluggish truck like the D**ge and F**d trucks. Thanks for this. I am almost set on the Duramax, but this will confirm it for sure. Thanks.

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Duramax 1/4 mile w/juice - 14.71 @ 90.74 mph
Old 08-27-2002, 06:06 AM
R Waller R Waller is offline
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powerstroke w/exhaust, injectors, chip and juice...13.2 in 440
Old 08-27-2002, 06:32 AM
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I can hit 0-60 in about 6 seconds flat at 7400#ish weight, and a single power box. Will be much quicker when the Allison is tightened up!
Old 08-27-2002, 09:31 AM
SoCalDMAX SoCalDMAX is offline
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IIRC, my stock CC SB Dmax (about 6800# based on posts here) and 33" tires did 0-60 in about 8.6 - 8.8sec. Very fast for a stock diesel. Juiced, I'm getting 6.2sec. Within 2/10sec of a 275hp 5.0L Mustang at about 3600lbs.

Properly driven in T/H mode, no stock PSD or CTD should be able to keep up with you. Juiced, they'll have to do more mods than you to keep up. And you'll still be able to listen to the stereo as you pull away...

Regards, Steve
Old 08-28-2002, 06:24 PM
oneton oneton is offline
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Yep, I got first hand experience this past trip. I was cruising with an empty 30'enclosed car trailer and approching a hill. I kept it on cruise and as I was a third up the hill a D*DGE with a full head of steam with a empty horse trailer came close to passing me. Halfway up the hill the cruise downshifted and I left him like he was standing still. You gotta love it!!!
2002 3500HD Pewter/lt grey interior Crew Cab 4x4 LT Durmax/Allison
Old 08-29-2002, 07:25 AM
Bobcat698 Bobcat698 is offline
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I read in Four Wheeler Magazine that the times on a Duramax from 0-60 was 9.6 seconds, & the 0-60 times on an identical truck (the Duramax was Chevy & the 8.1L was GMC) with the big block was 11.4 seconds.
Those tests were done on 2001 trucks.
The only category the Big Block beats the Duramax is from 0-30MPH, & it is still not very much.

Duramax Beats it in the Quarter Mile, 0-60MPH & 50-70MPH acceleration.

2003 Chevy 2500HD Crew Cab Long Box DURAMAX/ALLISON:<br />Line-X Bedliner, Curt Pop-up Gooseneck ball, bug shield, Mapp Stainless Steel running boards.<br />2001 Polaris Sportsman 500 High Output with K&N Filtercharger.<br />Merceded 300D I-5 Turbo Diesel (best diesel ever manufactured IMHO)
Old 08-31-2002, 11:05 PM
Lone Eagle Lone Eagle is offline
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James S, The only head to head test I read is in the Oct. 2000 Trailer Life issue. The CC 4X4 Chev DMAX/Allison ran 9.5. The GMC EC 4X4 8.1 with 4:10s ran 9.0. 0 to 60 towing was a different story. DMAX 24.4, 8.1 30.3secs. Later! Lone Eagle
02 2500 HD EC SB<br />Juice 4.61<br />Post OEM Racor 660<br />Back Country Bars<br />Roll Lock Cover<br />B & W Turnover
Old 09-04-2002, 11:20 AM
MNBowTie MNBowTie is offline
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Location: MN, USA
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James S,

Truck Trends Magazine shows 8.6 for a 2001, CC, SB, 4wd,Duramax. BTW, if you were to try and modify an 8.1 to keep up with a modified Dmax it would cost you about 3G's for a supercharger, and you would have to run premium fuel, plus your mileage would still suck! Really, ask yourself how many miles you plan to tow and how long you might keep this truck. Stock verses stock the 8100 has the horses although.
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