Originally Posted by Jarlaxle
. . . Her Blazer--the lightest thing a 6.2 was ever used in--was about 17 seconds 0-60 when stock. . .
Really? We had a few '85 milsurp CUCV pickups at an agency I used to work at, and I timed a stock one at 27
seconds 0-60. They were geared to run at 55 MPH, but we routinely wound them up to 70. They would go about 79 on the flats, but only if drafting a bus, semi-trailer or motorhome. I usually got the short straw chasing the mobile command truck, and earplugs were a must!
We had a Banks intake and exhaust plus pyrometer installed on one, and its ability to pull a three-ton trailer up a certain incline on the interstate jumped from about 37 MPH to 53 MPH. Fuel mileage was not good, as the mechanic who installed the fat pipes also turned the fuel up to black smoke plus liquid drops out the back. One of the directors ordered that the command truck will NEVER be driven BEHIND that pickup.
The stock fuel tank was good for about 2 hours of overspeed running on the interstate.
I've seen half of these trucks in private hands, so I guess they went to auction after I left.
That said, I wouldn't mind running one of those pickups myself, if I could install lower numerical axle ratios and an aux fuel tank. I would be sure the fuel pump was adjusted more accurately.
Originally Posted by CHEESE_WAGON
. . it's a diesel, not a hot-rod.