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Old 11-02-2003, 08:20 PM   #1
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My car is slow

I always knew my car was pretty slow. It's a zetec with an automatic. Today a Ford F-350 diesel with a dump truck body beat me. What the hell is wrong with my car? I'm totally serious, we got off the line about the same time, I had it floored, when we got to the merge he was about half a length in front of me.


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Old 11-02-2003, 08:27 PM   #2
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Was the F-350 a 6-speed because those are freekin bad. If not than you should have taken him. He might have some mods because FI cars respond very well to mods.
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Old 11-02-2003, 08:30 PM   #3
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that sucks, but u should take that lost to the truck and ang go invest money into engine goodies

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Old 11-02-2003, 08:43 PM   #4
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Are you gonna do all motor or forced induction? and do you have an idea as to how much you want to spend?
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Old 11-02-2003, 09:17 PM   #5
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cuz u got an auto man... sorry. get the chip, it will help some. also maybe get some bolt ons on there eh
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also um do u realize how much torque is in one of those trucks?
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Old 11-02-2003, 09:33 PM   #7
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my dad has a F-250 xlt super duty V10, and that thing has alot of torque. But pick up isnt so shabby on it, but trucks aren't made for goin 0-60 in a certain amount of seconds, they are more made for hauling and carrying shit.
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Old 11-02-2003, 09:59 PM   #8
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Did you race him off the line? This guy was racing an F350 so there's a good chance it wasn't stock. I live in redneck country and guys get huge trucks and will attempt to make them fast. Does any have the specs for an F350 Super Duty?
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Old 11-02-2003, 11:31 PM   #9
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Seriously, I lost to a landscaping company diesel friggin' DUMP TRUCK. Don't get me wrong, I like my car, but WTF.
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Dude we have some of the super duty F-Series at the fire department out here and those things haul so thats not surprising. Also like euro said, face it you have an automatic. Automatics arent made for racing best thing you can do is get a chip and some bolt ons, but theres no much to be done there in auto
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