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Old 11-20-2015, 05:41 PM   #141
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So here are some realities. Shifting the brownie takes skill! I am practicing and really getting to know her. I really want to turbo or super charge her. Wow does elevation and air temperature effect the performance of this beast. I have not been using under drive so far as I can pull most hills in third over or direct. I have a feeling that I will see the true value and potential of what I've done if I turbo or super... B.O.A. (2.5).T
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Old 11-20-2015, 06:10 PM   #142
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Yeah a turbo really helps at altitude and pulling in the hills.
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Old 11-21-2015, 04:05 AM   #143
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Better look at head studs too if you throw a turbo on there. Compression ratio is 21.5 to 1.
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Old 11-21-2015, 05:47 AM   #144
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Better look at head studs too if you throw a turbo on there. Compression ratio is 21.5 to 1.
Yeah. There is a guys named Jason Anderson with a performance parts company solely focused on the 6.9. I figure if I go that route I'll get a comprehensive kit from him. Although for the price I could probably buy an old dodge pickup with a running 6bt already turboed and swap the whole thing in lol.
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Yeah. There is a guys named Jason Anderson with a performance parts company solely focused on the 6.9. I figure if I go that route I'll get a comprehensive kit from him. Although for the price I could probably buy an old dodge pickup with a running 6bt already turboed and swap the whole thing in lol.

I drive a 2000 Ferd Excursion with a Power Stroke. As I write this today, I have 5 other Ford diesels. If I could chose one engine, it would be the 5.9 Cummins that I had in my 2005 Dodge. That was an awesome engine. All the power I needed when I needed it and great fuel economy. I got a solid 22-23 mpg on the freeway with a 1 ton crew cab SRW 4wd that weighed 8K with the junk in the bed. I think that's pretty darn good.


P.S. That was doing 70 mph. If I drove 55, I think I got over 25mpg.
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Old 11-21-2015, 03:27 PM   #146
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I drove a Rabbit pickup diesel back when, 52 mpg....so there! I think it would do 55 mph.
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I drove a Rabbit pickup diesel back when, 52 mpg....so there! I think it would do 55 mph.
I could stack three of your Caddys in my bed and still break 20 mpg. You could put 3 lunch pails in the bed of your truck and break 50 mpg. I have a 1982 Rabbit 2 door with a 1.6 and a 1992 Jetta with a 1.6. I know what they are capable of.
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I had a couple Rabbits, a Golf and the caddy. Wish I had them now. You see the prices for a good one??
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I drove a Rabbit pickup diesel back when, 52 mpg....so there! I think it would do 55 mph.
I had a 79 diesel Rabbit!
Got it for $900, it definitely got 50++ mpg. topped out around 55-60. I took it from FL to NC, over to TN, then back to FL on "vacation" once. Was a long trip at 55 mph.
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My current daily driver is a 91 Jetta 1.6.Got ot by accident for $250. I rebuilt the motor + installed a turbo at about 280k miles. . 9 years later its now has apx 420k on it. 200k of that is on veg-so only about 40mpg.
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