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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 07-06-2007, 03:15 AM Thread Starter
 
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Can a duramax keep up with the dodges?

My dad has recently decided to make his duramax a pulling truck. Hes buying a BD power pup tomorrow to put on it (his truck is completely stock with straight exhaust) and getting some nice tires to go on it. I know nothing about duramaxs so what should be next in line for him to look at doing?
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First the Power Pup won't satisfy if he's sled pulling. IMO EFI or a PPE Hot would be best,then a built trans if he has an auto or a SBC clutch if he has a stick,then a 4" or 5" exhaust and a lift pump. I wouldn't worry about an air intake. The don't help a lot IMO.

I have a D-Max that is in the 480-510RWHP range and it will take "most" Dodges I find on the street and it pulls pretty darn good :Thumbup: .

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i dont want him to get a programmer thats gonna kill his trans though (its an auto)... what would be a good one to go with that is pretty much at the limit
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make sure he gets tie rod sleeves or replaces them. Fab tech makes replacement tie rods or you can get something like SD tie rod sleeves
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get a tranny and SD sleeves and cognito braces, maybe even a SD centerlink.
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Deffinatly sleeves as others have said. To see why check out the Diesel World Mag, current issue. There is coverage from a pull and on the second page is a d-max with major toe in issues. :deal:
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if i could say it stay away from Bully Dog i had it but it about destroyed my tranny and that was only with a 80hp tune but it had terrible shifting if he wants to do it right go with the ppe economy and put it on a 90hp tune and then when he is ready for more power have it upgrade to the ppe hot et 2 and if he is pullin make so he put the gear selecter in 3rd gear and the allison will handle 120 extra hp in the first 3 gears but one thing that is really important they are sevaral ways of doing it that is the IFS,first option and is one i would do regardless what all stuff you have done to the front end is drop the T/Bars all the way down and you can actually that the T/Bar bolts out if you like but then also do this kit http://www.crankitupdiesel.com/driveline.htm and with that done your good up to 800hp,oh and a tranny is a must if he wants any thing over 380rwhp..if you have any more questions feel free to call Kyle Micheals from Crank-it-up-Diesel,he has a truck called Climax witch is one of the hottest runnin duramax's in the states..
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what brand of transmission should we go with?
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i dont want him to get a programmer thats gonna kill his trans though (its an auto)... what would be a good one to go with that is pretty much at the limit
superchips is for stock trucks

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HELL YES A DURASMACK CAN KEEP UP!

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