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Old 09-22-2009, 08:48 PM   #1
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Camaro vs.....tuned Duramax...?

I saw an interesting article in one of my friend's magazines (Diesel Performance, I believe) that compared the 2010 Camaro to some Chevy truck with the 6.6L Duramax in it. The only mod they had was a tune and they say they ran the 1/4 mile in 13.0 @ 103 mph with an estimated 4.4 0-60.

I thought it was pretty funny so I figured I'd share it with you guys. I'm trying to find it online but it was in the October issue of Diesel Performance magazine.
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Old 09-22-2009, 08:56 PM   #2
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Laugh if you want..but some tuned Diesel trucks will hand some very fast cars their azz in the quarter mile...play with them if you want to..here's a duramax numbers for ya Breakdown
1.67 60 ft. /had a best on the night of 1.62
7.13@101.5 in the 1/8th / best on the night was 7.03 but not a big enough tune on the top end.
10.96@128.5
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Old 09-22-2009, 09:46 PM   #3
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That was in diesel power magazine.

I have a 2005 Chevy 3500 crew cab dually 4x4 that weights 8000 lbs with 34" tires. It runs 13.60s in the 1/4 @ 97 MPH. The same setup in a 2500 single wheel that weights 7200 lbs would be running high 12s.

Here is a video of the guy that does my EFI live programming.



Here is one that is a 6 speed manual the same year as mine:


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Old 09-22-2009, 09:56 PM   #4
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660 ft lbs of torque is nothing to sneeze at. it makes the zr1 jealous.
that with the six speed allison tranny, its awesome.
ive seen duallies spin their tires at 50.
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Old 09-22-2009, 09:59 PM   #5
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a buddy of mine has 05 chevy silverado 2500 duramax and when he sets the programmer to extreme that truck can fly!
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Old 09-22-2009, 10:00 PM   #6
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660 ft lbs of torque is nothing to sneeze at. it makes the zr1 jealous.
that with the six speed allison tranny, its awesome.
ive seen duallies spin their tires at 50.
Yeah, I can't race in 2wd at all. My duals will just smoke. There is one video on youtube someplace of a 3/4 smoking the front tires when he launched with too much boost built up.
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Laugh it you want..but some tuned Diesel trucks will hand some very fast cars their azz in the quarter mile...play with them if you want to..here's a duramax numbers for ya Breakdown
1.67 60 ft. /had a best on the night of 1.62
7.13@101.5 in the 1/8th / best on the night was 7.03 but not a big enough tune on the top end.
10.96@128.5
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Diesel Power!!!!!!
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Old 09-22-2009, 10:06 PM   #8
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Found it! It's the same truck with the 6 speed manual tranny.

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Old 09-22-2009, 10:13 PM   #9
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Well I thought I would be the first with this one. I guess that is what I get for waiting. I can email better images of the story to those who want them, not really worth reading, this big truck is touted as the better vehicle. I love the truck but the comparison is just goofy.
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Old 09-22-2009, 10:27 PM   #10
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All I can say is wow.

Does anyone think there will ever be a noteworthy and worth your money ECU upgrade for the camaro? That's what you mean by tuning most of the time, no?
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Old 09-22-2009, 10:27 PM   #11
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I love diesels!!!!!!!!!! Time to make a DIESEL CAMARO!!!!!!!!!!

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Old 09-22-2009, 10:28 PM   #12
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Duramax's are awesome. One of the quickest trucks I've ever been in.
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Old 09-22-2009, 11:41 PM   #13
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I love diesels!!!!!!!!!! Time to make a DIESEL CAMARO!!!!!!!!!!
If i thought there was a chance of Chevy putting the Duramax in a camaro i would have definitely waited. I would love to see what my camaro would run with my duramax in it. When you consider a 8000 lbs truck can run mid 13s at 97 MPH, think what it would do in a car that would weight about half as much. It would be crazy and would never hook up.
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Old 09-23-2009, 08:34 AM   #14
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If i thought there was a chance of Chevy putting the Duramax in a camaro i would have definitely waited. I would love to see what my camaro would run with my duramax in it. When you consider a 8000 lbs truck can run mid 13s at 97 MPH, think what it would do in a car that would weight about half as much. It would be crazy and would never hook up.
Plus... imagine the fuel economy!

WhiteCrane asked about programming upgrades for the Camaro. You can see well over a 100hp increase by just changing the program on a diesel. Can't get that from a gas motor.
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After reading this article it is clear what my next truck will be, I can't believe the numbers this thing was throwing down.
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Old 09-23-2009, 09:21 AM   #16
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I would love to get a used D-Max but the prices are rediculous. At least 5-10K more than a gasser.
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Old 09-23-2009, 10:07 AM   #17
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Looks like the DM in the last video was crop dusting.. LOL

Question guys.. Could these trucks run the same numbers on Veggie Oil?
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Laugh if you want..but some tuned Diesel trucks will hand some very fast cars their azz in the quarter mile...play with them if you want to..here's a duramax numbers for ya Breakdown
1.67 60 ft. /had a best on the night of 1.62
7.13@101.5 in the 1/8th / best on the night was 7.03 but not a big enough tune on the top end.
10.96@128.5
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http://www.duramaxforum.com
You ain't kidding.

I know more about the Cummins then the Duramax but it's not unusual for the 5.9 Cummins to be running over 700lbs to the wheels with an edge or bully dog tuner on tow/haul mode. My truck weighs >6000lbs dry though so I don't think I'll be racing it any time soon.

Some of the crazier guys are running propane injection and hitting north of a 1000lbs of torque at the wheels on their daily driver truck.
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Plus... imagine the fuel economy!

WhiteCrane asked about programming upgrades for the Camaro. You can see well over a 100hp increase by just changing the program on a diesel. Can't get that from a gas motor.
You can get 100 HP without any supporting mods at all. With efi live, Lift pump, CAI, exhasut you can get a 250 HP increase.

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Looks like the DM in the last video was crop dusting.. LOL

Question guys.. Could these trucks run the same numbers on Veggie Oil?
Veggie oil would yeild a very minimal loss, however i would not suggest running veggie oil. The holes that feeds the fuel out of the injectors in the duramax are very very small, like the size of a human hair. Very easy to cause injector damage with dirty fuel. Plus injectors are 350-400 bucks each.

Biodiesel on the other hand would yeild the same power and not risk your injectors.
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You ain't kidding.

I know more about the Cummins then the Duramax but it's not unusual for the 5.9 Cummins to be running over 700lbs to the wheels with an edge or bully dog tuner on tow/haul mode. My truck weighs >6000lbs dry though so I don't think I'll be racing it any time soon.

Some of the crazier guys are running propane injection and hitting north of a 1000lbs of torque at the wheels on their daily driver truck.
My daily driver is right at 490 RWHP with 900 lbs of torque.
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I wonder if they launched it in 4WD to get that 0-60 time? My brother has a '06 duramax with CAI, Exhaust, EFI Live, SunCoast transmission, and a newly installed AirDog Lift Pump.
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660 ft lbs of torque is nothing to sneeze at. it makes the zr1 jealous.
that with the six speed allison tranny, its awesome.
ive seen duallies spin their tires at 50.
yes... they spin their tires at 50+. Plus, the coolest things about diesels is the the massive amount of black smoke it produces when you kick it.
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Man..when my ZO6 was stock there was the dually diesel ford..he had that thing tuned/built etc...form stop light to stop light he would always edge me out..can't beat over 900lbs of torque
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Man..when my ZO6 was stock there was the dually diesel ford..he had that thing tuned/built etc...from stop light to stop light he would always edge me out..can't beat over 900lbs of torque
Was it a Fummins?
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Was it a Fummins?
I dont know if it were a Cummings or not
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I'm sure it was. They usually take the powerstrokes out because even the Ford Owners know that their engine is poop lol.
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