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  • rberglofrberglof Senior Member Posts: 2,660 Senior Member
    My Tundra is at 295,000 and runs good so with reasonable care you should make 300,000.
  • jbohiojbohio Senior Member Posts: 5,579 Senior Member
    timc said:i
    If I was going above 500 HP I would stud the head along with a host of other mods. The HO Cummins should be good for up to 500 HP as is and the AISIN 6 speed transmission that
     was introduced in 2013 is good for 1200 fpt and is a much beefier transmission than the 68RFE. Couple that with I have no intention of running her that hard anyway and I should be fine.
    put a few miles on her today, for me it was money well spent.
    I'm glad you're happy with it.  I sincerely hope it works out the way you want.

    I live in a diesel world.  Foreman/equipment operator at a major excavating company.  We own 130+ machines, 90% Caterpillar.   I've owned a personal diesel truck,  and driven a company diesel truck for at least 12 years, somewhere around 400k miles.  Dodge and Ford at work.  Chevy and Ford, personally.  I ran a 500 hp Duramax.  I have several buddies with 500 hp Cummins.

    Stud it.  Please.
  • timctimc Senior Member Posts: 6,684 Senior Member
    jbohio said:
    timc said:i
    If I was going above 500 HP I would stud the head along with a host of other mods. The HO Cummins should be good for up to 500 HP as is and the AISIN 6 speed transmission that
     was introduced in 2013 is good for 1200 fpt and is a much beefier transmission than the 68RFE. Couple that with I have no intention of running her that hard anyway and I should be fine.
    put a few miles on her today, for me it was money well spent.
    I'm glad you're happy with it.  I sincerely hope it works out the way you want.

    I live in a diesel world.  Foreman/equipment operator at a major excavating company.  We own 130+ machines, 90% Caterpillar.   I've owned a personal diesel truck,  and driven a company diesel truck for at least 12 years, somewhere around 400k miles.  Dodge and Ford at work.  Chevy and Ford, personally.  I ran a 500 hp Duramax.  I have several buddies with 500 hp Cummins.

    Stud it.  Please.
    I’m sure it will be done sooner or later. I don’t really plan on running it with more than the 65 hp tune for towing but it’s still probably not a bad idea when pulling a 36’ loaded trainee and a golf cart in Texas heat.
    timc - formerly known as timc on the last G&A forum and timc on the G&A forum before that and the G&A forum before that.....
    AKA: Former Founding Member
  • 10canyon5310canyon53 Member Posts: 2,122 Senior Member
    timc you and I share tastes in both shotguns and performance trucks.  My daughter is currently driving my 2010 5.3L V8 powered GMC Canyon Z71 with CAI, enlarged air box intake, K&N air filter, ported throttle body, performance exhaust and custom tune.  Gained a couple of mpg and a lot of power.  Did the upgrades over 3 years and 100,000 miles ago and have had zero issues.  I wish my 2010 Suburban was a diesel, but GM does not put a diesel in the Suburban any more.  Might have a solution to look at when it is paid off.....there is a shop near Orlando that will pull the Duramax drivetrain out of a 3/4 ton GM truck and swap it into the Suburban.....and make it look and operate as if it were factory.  The name of the place is DuraBurb.  http://www.thedrive.com/news/7895/now-you-can-have-a-diesel-chevrolet-suburban-thanks-to-duraburb-inc

  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 23,683 Senior Member
    That thing is seriously fast - my least favorite Chevy body style, but who cares? Its badass!
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 12,661 Senior Member
    cpj said:
    Pretty badass triple turbo Dirtymax. Skip to about 3:00 to see it run. The truck looks dumb, but is FAST. He should be punched in the bag for putting a late model bed on that truck. One of THE dumbest looking things you can do. 
    https://youtu.be/iUfrR37-Olo
    I wonder if it just fit the tire/rear end combo and he called it good.
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
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