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towing, power, torque?

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by Krackalacka, Dec 28, 2010.

  1. Dec 28, 2010 at 6:21 AM
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    Krackalacka

    Krackalacka [OP] Well-Known Member

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    alright heres the deal, I have a camper, it only weighs 1500 lbs., but
    the fucking drag kills me when i get over 55 mph. Trying to think
    what I can do to help this out, of course i'm gonna ask you
    supercharger vs. turbo, It seems turbos are cheaper, but you have to
    run premium in them all the time, so maybe not. Its just the upfront
    cost that is gonna kill me, or changing my gears to 4.88. I know that
    will probably rob my gas mileage for daily driving. Seeing as at this point im' going 100 miles round trip every day
     
  2. Dec 28, 2010 at 12:06 PM
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    Yamaha Dave

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    So let me get this straight. You want to add a turbocharger or supercharger in the neighborhood of $3000-$5000 because of your camper????
     
  3. Dec 28, 2010 at 12:09 PM
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    whippersnapper02

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    You have to run premium fuel all the time with a supercharger as well.
     
  4. Dec 29, 2010 at 8:16 AM
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    Krackalacka

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    yeah to tow my camper and for anything else i may decide i'd look to do with a more powerful truck, I am not sure why in a truck forum, this seems like an unreasonable proposition. I've narrowed it down to turbo, but now i have folks telling me that if i'm gonna do the turbo right, i might as well spend the same money and go diesel
     
  5. Dec 29, 2010 at 8:17 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    Have you given thought to changing gear ratios?
     
  6. Dec 29, 2010 at 8:30 AM
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    Pugga

    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free Since 1983

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    Sounds like you may have the wrong truck for the job. I'm assuming you have a 4 cyl? The 4 cyl is certainly capable of towing 1,500 lbs but it sounds like you want to drive with weight behind it and have enough power to not even know it's there. The V6 would be fine with 1,500 lbs behind it, even at highway speed. What you're looking at spending on a turbo or supercharger might be better spent on a stock truck with a bigger engine IMO. Changing your gear ratios would help the power but your RPM's will be higher at highway speeds.
     
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