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Old 01-30-2014, 11:07 PM   #11
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Great, now I have to sleep with that analogy in my head.
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Old 01-31-2014, 12:03 AM   #13
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Men are visual creatures. You need to draw a picture for them to understand otherwise they just look at you with glassy eyes.

At least I made my point...I think.
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Wow, I love where this thread has gone.

crazycal great analogy. Best description I have ever read.

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Wow, I love where this thread has gone.

crazycal great analogy. Best description I have ever read.

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Let's just substitute the word "sex" wherever "HP" is used and see how the mechanical thread pans out. *sound of gauntlet dropping* Haha!

After the comment "men are visual creatures" I was really waiting for someone to make a little drawing that illustrated why "too much" HP could be a problem.
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[quote="opus"]Both are highly overrated and come with bothersome consequences. LOL![/quote

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the logic behind the high horsepower was so I could stay at low idle during steep grades and from my experience I've found that the 3208 though cat isn't particularly fond of them are good motors so long as you don't "dog them out" and that setup takes the same space as my current setup, weighs about 150Lbs less and I can literally triple my power for when I'm towing.
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the logic behind the high horsepower was so I could stay at low idle during steep grades and from my experience I've found that the 3208 though cat isn't particularly fond of them are good motors so long as you don't "dog them out" and that setup takes the same space as my current setup, weighs about 150Lbs less and I can literally triple my power for when I'm towing.
But if your swapping, why not a more durable engine?

A 8.3 Cummins would not mind making that kind of power all day long.

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the logic behind the high horsepower was so I could stay at low idle during steep grades and from my experience I've found that the 3208 though cat isn't particularly fond of them are good motors so long as you don't "dog them out" and that setup takes the same space as my current setup, weighs about 150Lbs less and I can literally triple my power for when I'm towing.

Do you have this power plant already? Is that why you chose it?
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I don't think anyone is questioning the desire for more sex, or i mean hp. I think it was more the chosen power pants...i mean plant. I just did some research on the 3208, and your choice makes more sense to me now. You can get a stock marine 3208 rated around 435hp, which is pretty damn impressive. They get a bad rap due to being considered a disposable engine, but that's partially because they have a patent bore block vs. replaceable liners like the DT466. For what its worth, the Cummins 8.3 is also a parent bore block. The highest stock rating i can find on an 8.3 is 400hp. Don't get me wrong, i think the 8.3 is a great engine, but the 3208 is far more capable than i thought.

That being said, there is a LOT of hate out there for the 3208. I found a few mechanics who say its undeserved and its a great engine, but not many seem to like it.
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