Anybody have any 1/2 mile info?

MarkBroviak

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I noticed that this section of the forum has been dead for awhile now but I want to bring it back up. I am curious if anyone else has ran a Dmax truck in the 1/2mile and what kinda of times we've seen. IIRC Verlon Southwick did somewhere around 154mph in the Silver State Challenge a few years ago but not for sure.
Reason I'm bring this back up is that I love the land speed stuff and I am running my truck this weekend in a 1/2mile shootout here in Indiana and was looking for some data to compare to. Hopefully everything goes smoothly and I have some cool stuff to report back or it will be a complete bust but I hope to have a good time!:thumb:
 

SSchmi5519

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In my experience with 1/2 mile we run out of gear.

6 speeds getting at about 146-152mph depending on tire size.
 

PureHybrid

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Have you calculated top speed of your truck? I know DT had trouble with a speed limit in the tcm, but I'm sure you've got that figured out already. You could always spin it up on the dyno and see how fast it'll go :D

I'm sure those 3.42 gears will help

Edit: I looked up the DT video, they ran full mile down in Texas
 
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PACougar

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Love this stuff too Mark! I've tinkered with the idea of running the Texas mile(with many modifications). As someone else said, what's your calculated top speed with current gearing and a safe RPM?
 

MarkBroviak

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My truck will do 162mph in 5th gr @ 4500rpms and I have no clue about 6th gr. I'm sure it will come down to aero drag so I went ahead and we built a custom triple kit in house last week for it. We put a pair of 5-blade StainlessDiesel S472/87 1.0SS over my 72mmStg2R VGT. I'm running an ExergyPerformance 14mmcp3 and 250% inj so it's motivated to say the least! I am going to see how close I can get to DmaxTuner's speed for the mile in a 1/2mile because that's really the only thing I have to go by. Traction is my biggest issue so we will see how it goes but I'm excited about it!
 

PACougar

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No doubt about the traction issue. Lol. I imagine you'd easily have to power to get into 6th gear if you can keep her attached to the ground. Can't wait to see how you do!
 

Kentucky DuraMax

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I read in DP magazine "Ludicrous Speed" and DW magazine"Red Rocket" a while back a guy was running the half mile. Don't know if it helps but his name is Jay Wilson and its a red 2004 extend cab and said a lot about DTS in the articles. :thumb: I know that 1/2 mile jazz ain't for the faint of heart and as stated previously "BE SAFE" but just case could you please put in your will that I get one those 72mm vvgt's :rofl:
 

DAVe3283

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Are you doing anything to help with lift at high speeds? I was testing to make sure I had disabled the speed limiter on my brother's truck a while back and it straight up went airborne at ~135 MPH, started spinning the tires and ignoring steering input. Luckily the road was straight, and I just floated along until it slowed down and got back to earth :eek:

That was a single cab long bed, no tonneau cover, tailgate in place. My crew cab short bed has been about as fast with no lift issues, so probably the bed-to-cab ratio causing a lot of lift. Just be careful, is what I am getting at :hug:
 

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