October 26, 2003Theres a guy about 25 miles from home here that is good friends with my brother, and he has a 2002? 1 ton dualie 4x4 HD chevy with allison transmission and all that.... Nitrous oxide, propane, quad exaust, chip, 40 foot flame throwers... all sorts of stuff. He has to get codes redone on his transmission about every 2-3 weeks because its putting out so much torque/hp that the tranny cant keep up. I would take that pickup against a lightning, ANY DAY.
October 26, 2003
quote:Stock Vipers or Z06s can`t even do 0-60 in 3...so Syclones and Typhoons definitely can`t.
Originally posted by 79ChevyK-10:
get an old 1990 or 1991 CHEVROLET SS-454. if you modified that and put a supercharger on it that chevy would eat a lightning like nothing. also there was the 1991 GMC SYCLONE with a turbocharged 4.3 v-6 that could go 0-60 in like 3 seconds if i can remember correctly. ... or even the ford lightning. but any of those would beat a ricer.
October 27, 2003the Syclones did 0-60 in around 4.6-4.8 if my memory serves me corretly....but it was a long time ago that I drooled over those trucks.....I do know that it wasn`t less than 4 seconds.
October 27, 2003My friends, brothers, aunts, moms, best friends, teachers, yoga teacher watched that Dodge Diesel on the Speed network about a year ago. And Peterson`s did a article on it about 6 months ago. A Dodge diesel that ran 11 seconds or less in the 1/4 mile. But thats juts heresay, right? LOL
October 27, 2003you want the ultimate sprot truck? buy a Ranger or S-10 and start turning wrenches. Drop a healthy small block into either of these two trucks and they will smoke any rice that dare to rev their fart can at you.
If your looking into more of the factory built variety the Lightning is the way to go. For considerably less you could start w/ a reg cab, short bed 1/2 ton Dodge w/ a Hemi and w/ a few mods have it running like a scalded rabbit. I believe Mopar performance already has a supercharger for the new Hemi that`ll boost it to right around 450hp.
October 27, 2003Tahoe,
Here`s a link you`ll like. Not sure if you`ve seen these before. This guy was a member at another site I checked out, and they managed to put together a deal to supply supercharged GM`s with a limited warranty.
The one advantage they have is being able to pick your own trim level. The one big disadvantage is a limit to the warranty coverage.
Chapman Super Trucks
I agree that diesels can be made fairly quick without huge amoounts of money, but the initial cost of the diesel option makes for an expensive overall package.
The 454SS trucks barely beat the first Gen Lightnings in staight line performance and had a 100+ cubic inch larger engine. For sure nothing to brag about.
The Syclones were quick in the 1/4 mile, about on average as quick as the second generation Lightnings. In stock form they soon fell flat though. In the Syclone vs Ferrari test in Car and Driver the Syclone did 0-60 in 5.3, the 1/4 mile in 14.1@93 mph. 0-100 took 17.8 seconds, a good example of it being set up for short runs.
The Syclone was a good example that GM can do it if they want, but they just don`t. Even though they were expensive for the time (about 26K) they sold every one they made.
October 27, 2003i`ll agree with the lighning...best you can buy from the dealers...and you can still do stuff to it.
however, my decission (i`ve done already)-buy a small truck (ranger or s-10) and drop a nice small block in it. think about it, you could easily get these small trucks to weigh less then 3,000lbs and stuff a 300-600 horse/torque engines in them for less then $7,000...beat that!