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Just thought I would share.


Gamble

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So I have been crazy busy for the last few months and aside from trolling a little I haven't been on the forum much. I did however complete a task worthy of the forum. (for me anyway) Thought I would share my experience.

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I was called on by a friend to travel from central KY to Austin TX and pick up his race car and bring it back. I haven't ever made that long of a journey for purposes of hauling/towing something, but I thought it would be kinda fun and I like to put the ol girl to work on occasion. I don't know what my weight was, but it wasn't bad. I made the trip in a total of 37 hours. Used 120 Gallons of Fuel and traveled 2140 miles. So I averaged 17.833333333333333333333333333333333333333 miles per gallon. I think there were a few more 3's on there but you get the point.

Yeah I know thats not great fuel mileage but I was pretty happy since I towed the trailer there and back, have 4:10's and heavy a$$ 35's. Truck did absolutely fantastic, no issues at all, and I can say I have 100% percent confidence to do whatever task is needed out of my truck. And for those wondering, maintained 20-21 psi from the Assassin Pump the whole trip with no hiccups. I did realize there are a few things that I would like to have.

1. RV275's or similar (just cause I want them mostly)

2. Tow mirrors (trailer was hard to see back there at night.) Ordered Tow mirrors yesterday and will have them installed later this afternoon.

3. Taller gears: may start looking into locating some 3.54's for the truck. I can only imagine how slow the boat would have been without the 35's on there for some ratio help.

Just thought I would share.

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I took it pretty easy on speed, the trip down with an empty (bouncing trailer, I hate arkansas) I ran about 60-63mph. Loaded up I ran between 69-73mph. I don't have cruise on this truck so the variance is just from having to maintain foot to pedal and eye to cluster for 37 hours. LOL

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What series does your friend race his z in? I used to have a 1st generation 280z that I would take down to nelsons ledges (a closed circuit road course here). It was such a blast bieng able to open up and giver er all she had, or sometimes all I had! Thoe z cars have all been very fast little cars with really good handling abilities. I sure do miss it

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What do you get unloaded? No trailer or anything..

Haven't really ever checked. Most of the stations around here stop the pump at $100 or $75 so when I go to refuel at 1/4 tank I usually just put whatever the pump will let me, and that is never enough for a full tank. I will have to try it and see.

This car hasn't been on the track yet, but it is a drag car, he sold its twin which was a road car. I am not sure what class this one will fall in now, but if there is a "NASTY FAST" class it should be a competitor to say the least. At one time I believe he held the record for fastest stock block 350z, so he knows his stuff when it comes to these cars.

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Oh and I now have tow mirrors....:thumb1: Will post a picture of the update tomorrow.

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