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Old 03-25-2011, 01:44 PM
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Just wanted to see if anyone knew how much more hp it takes to run a tenth of a second faster or even a second faster thanks?
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I think that all depend on the weight of your vehicle. Adding 1hp to a 2k pound vehicle would boost times alot more than adding 1hp to a 5k pound vehicle
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i've always heard 100lbs less it 1 tenth of a second, but idk about plus hp, their is horsepower to weight ratio calcs online just type into google
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You know I always thought the most important thing was the torque, that is what gets you out of the hole and carries you off down the track. The HP only kicks in near the end of the track when the speed comes in. Of course I don't race so what do I know. I would think increase your torque and maybe a bit of HP and you will be where you want to be.
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370hp/390tq (last dyno) gets me down the track @ 13.08/ I believe when I was at around 323hp years ago i was running 14.7's...
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I think that me shooting for something around 13.9s is not out of the question at 350 hp 362 tq I think I'm there. These 4th gens are no joke and I don't think other truck owners realize how quick they really are or car owners for that matter. I think this year will prove just how good these trucks are. Come June I'm gonna help put these trucks on top no question.
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don't forget about gearing.

fred, what gears you runnin to get that 13 second slip...4.56?

ramtex, switching those 3.55s for some 4.10s will be good for a couple of tenths.
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As soon as they bring out the predator for the 11s I'll be right there with you ramtex. I'm waiting to do any more performance mods until then
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yup, I'm running 4.56's, and if you got 350hp, you should have a 13.x timeslip for sure, I know i was at 335hp (dyno)
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Gears, weight reduction and make the truck hook good and you could probably be in the low 13's high 12's.
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