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I told you guys I would post a video of my good friends, Jimmy and Dale Smith's 2001 Dodge CTD Full-Race Pickup. I have been on their "Pit Crew" for the last three years and have traveled with them to alot of drag race events, including the last two years at the "ATS Truckfest" out in Denver, Colorado.
They live in Danville, Kentucky and are two of the nicest guys you would ever meet.

This truck currently holds the U.S. 1/4 mile record for a diesel pickup, having run a [email protected] MPH. However, the truck has gone even FASTER since that record, going [email protected] MPH this past fall. The engine was built by "Scheid Diesel" and the transmission by "ATS Diesel Performance."
The truck has well over 1,000 H.P. and can hit 100lbs of boost!:YO:

This video was taken at "Beech Bend Dragway" in Bowling Green, Ky.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YaCbSfw_ySI


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Good video, thanks!
Man, that rascal leaves doesn't it?
Wonder what he 60ft's?
 

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Thats hauling the hay..................
 

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:YO: Man, there before takeoff it sounded like it was about to explode. That's a sweet truck!!
 

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freakin awesome man:rck:

i think they oughta come down here to HRP, so i can watch em:D

and besides, the track is at sea level, so they'd run in the 8's:SPIN:

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Altitude makes very little difference in diesels.
 

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Diesels aren't affected till after 6,000 feet and then the affect is minimal.
 

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They bring their own atmosphere...turbocharger pressure.
 

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Good video, thanks!
Man, that rascal leaves doesn't it?
Wonder what he 60ft's?
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You guys are all very welcome. I am glad you liked the video.;)

As I recall, their best 60ft times have been around 1.35-1.40 but I will check and make sure on that for you guys.
 

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Altitude does make a difference in a diesel engines, the only time it does not is when the engine produces it's own atmosphere i.e. a turbocharger or supercharger. This is one of the reasons Dodge had such a hit with their turbocharged engine. They were able to perform at altitude without losing power unlike the Fords and GM's at the time.
 

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That is true but when was the last time you seen a non turbo diesel produced?
 

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High compression non turbo charged diesel engines make excellent off road engines because they do have the torque and are much more responsive in the low end range vs. a turbo charged application which does take some time to spool.

While they may not be making non turbocharged diesels in new vehicles, there is still an application for them. Also I'm a fan of knowing how and why things work instead of assuming there's no reason to do something because it's just how it is now. ;)
 
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