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Pretty fast ...

Does anyone care to comment on what it cost him to get to 497/475 ??

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Mackin said:
Pretty fast ...

Does anyone care to comment on what it cost him to get to 497/475 ??

Mac


Probably alot more than you or i have in our money pits



Still impressive though
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he posts on ls1tech.com a lot. The truck was purchased with a 4.8L 4L60E trans. He did a motor swap from a junkyard 6.0L(if i remember correctly) stock internals. Then he replaced the 4L60E with a 4L80E and replaced the transfercase with the HD unit. The single intercooled turbo kit just came on the market at an estimated cost of $6,000. NX setup maybe $500-$800. So between everything i would get under $9,000 on top of the cost of the truck.
 

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He has a T76 turbo on that.Sounds like a jet plane takeing off.
He ran a [email protected] in the 1/4 mile!!
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$9000 to get into the 10 sec, isn't bad if it is still reliable as a dialy driver. I don't think $9000 would be enough to get a Duramax to those ETs.
 

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$9000 to get into the 10 sec, isn't bad if it is still reliable as a dialy driver. I don't think $9000 would be enough to get a Duramax to those ETs.

You'd be pretty close. Especially if you put it on a diet.


I think he would have a lot more then 9000 into it. Wouldn't he have spent quite a bit on the 4L80 to hold 500hp?
 

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$9000?!? What's Tomac down to now? I can't believe he's spent that much yet...wasn't he low 11's?


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He is at 11.95, so there is one second to go. The last second is always the most costly. If I add up the parts and labor he is using to get to 11.95, it should be over $7000-8000 already.


I'm already at $7,000, and my Duramax wouldn't hold a candle to Tomac's
 

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Oh, I remember the costs of racing. Racin' ain't cheap. Try building a Ford sometime...Cripes!!! I just didn't think Tomac was up that far already.
 

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actually I forgot he has a YANK torque conv. and a shift kit in the 4L80E. So figure another $1000 or so for parts. One thing to remember is that truck only weighs 4500lbs.
 

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Wonder how long that 10 bolt rear is going to stand up to that kind of HP? Yikes! Cool sounding truck though.Edited by: dndj
 

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I had a 99 Sierra and an 02 sierra and the rear diff. went on both of them. Granted neither truck was stock or driven nicely. But I was nowhere near that power level. If you swap out the internals for the Eaton LSD it will handle the power (for a while)
 

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You guy's can criticize all you want but that is f%#&!n awesome no matter how you look at it! Edited by: 1bad01
 

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Shame he couldn't have ordered it with the 6.0 and 4L80.

Be pretty cool if GM would "put one together" with 3/4 ton powertrain on a nice light 1/2 ton frame and short bed.

Be a nice 14 second machine from the factory.

You'd think he'd a went with a blower...especially if he's drag racing it.
 

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A turbo will make more power than a blower, and it more adjustable.
 

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Looks like the front end was just about ready to go air bourne.


If he had a good set of slicks, he would need wheelybars
That thing rocks! And it`s a GM full size
I completely approve of it, Diesel isn`t the only fuel, just the cheapest



There is one place MTomac is beating him on cost. FUEL!
 
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