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I just got my truck back from [email protected] and I am amazed at how she drives now.
Thanks again JJ I've always enjoyed working with someone that can take time out of their own schedule to meet up with someone two hours away to trailer their vehicle up the road to work on and trailer it back down when finished.  "Da Goods" for sure!
The boost on this thing comes at you so quick that I forgot a couple of times that I should be watching the road and not my gauge. lol
The shifts are just right, not too hard and not too soft. Yet when you stab the throttle the truck reacts.

These pulls were on a Mustang Dyno with the following mods:
2.8 upper/MAF Extender/Metco Idler/6#Lower/Beru Plugs/Extrude honed upper/Ported Eaton/ and an XCAL tune from JJ.

So far I haven't done much with the truck on the modding side atleast from a cost stand point. I remeber with the Lightning I had in 2000 it started to feel like I was throwing money at it and always mailing a chip back to a tuner for another program. :LOL 

My how times have changed for the better.
Here's the two dyno sheets that I have. 
A/F was 11.6-11.7
I'll post the pics of the sheets below with more information.

Later...
Bruce

First pull was done as soon as the truck arrived and got strapped down.

Second pull was done about a half hour later. 

Both these runs were with 15 #'s boost. [smilie=laugh.gif]


Gotta update my mod list:
Full mod list:
Mod list is as follows:
Stock blower with Steigmeir Port job
JLP CAI
JLP6# lower
SCT XCAL tuned by [email protected]
FTVB from [email protected]
MAF extender
Extrude honed upper
JLP 2.8 upper pulley
C&L intake tube
Metco Idler
15 #'s boost
11.6-11.7 A/F ratio's
Stock exhaust
Beru plugs
 

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It was my pleasure Bruce.

Even if there were a few hiccups during the week which were beyond our control (tbody), it still turned out great and the truck runs fantastic.

Knowing that you have a safe, powerful dependable vehicle means more to me than anything else. There is room in the tune for sure to make more power and we will do just that at the track next week.

For your H/D to make that kind of power on pump gas and at low timing and safe A/F's is impressive for sure..

I'll be BTJ wishes he didnt sell his now LOL

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It was my pleasure Bruce.

Even if there were a few hiccups during the week which were beyond our control (tbody), it still turned out great and the truck runs fantastic.

Knowing that you have a safe, powerful dependable vehicle means more to me than anything else. There is room in the tune for sure to make more power and we will do just that at the track next week.

For your H/D to make that kind of power on pump gas and at low timing and safe A/F's is impressive for sure..

I'll be BTJ wishes he didnt sell his now LOL

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You are da goods!
You can't even take into account for that crappy Accufab t-body I bought off line. Atleast the guy that sold it sent me my money back for it. Maybe before Cecil I can get one that works! lol
Plus with all the little things that were done (i.e. bung welded in for a/f reading) I couldn't even think of a reason to complain. Well you there is... How come you didn't detail the truck while you had it??? lol

Again I need to thank BTJ for selling me his boost gauge, my luck I tell ya!

So that's a BIG THANKS! to [email protected], Johnny Lightning Performance, BTJ and Steigmeir for the port job!

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Bruce
 

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airtroop01 said:
Awesome numbers!

What happened to the throttle body?
The guy sold me a crap ass Accufab...
He owned up and sent me my money back however.

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Nice Numbers, JJ knows his shit when it comes to tuning these trucks. I just need to get my Fuel Filter Changed and get to a dyno shop with a clean A/F toll and get the Correct numbers. I hope I will hit the 415-420 range.
 

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Thank you!

The truck ran 13.0 at Cecil with some crap ass traction on the stocker tires. Neither myself or JJ could get the thing to hook up out the hole. I even tried a couple of time to walk it out gently and still gouldn't do any better.
I suppose I'll be saving some $$$ for some new tires.

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Bruce
 

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Those are some nice number's...
 

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SOon to be there! Nice numbers!
 

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Boss Hoss said:
Thank you!

The truck ran 13.0 at Cecil with some crap ass traction on the stocker tires. Neither myself or JJ could get the thing to hook up out the hole. I even tried a couple of time to walk it out gently and still gouldn't do any better.
I suppose I'll be saving some $$$ for some new tires.

Later...
Bruce
There is a 12.80 or better in that truck if you can get it to hook.. I had no idea how bad those tires would be.. LOL

Its a strong running H/D and a pretty one to boot.. playstation, dvd, and the seat heaters are all I need..

I'll see you soon Bruce, tell your wife and my kids I said hi.. :D :D

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Boss Hoss said:
Thank you!

The truck ran 13.0 at Cecil with some crap ass traction on the stocker tires. Neither myself or JJ could get the thing to hook up out the hole. I even tried a couple of time to walk it out gently and still gouldn't do any better.
I suppose I'll be saving some $$$ for some new tires.

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Bruce
Yeah, they're your kids alright.... As soon as they are ready for college and need funds you can take over. lmao

I'm also thinking about raising the rear on the truck a bit. I've noticed that the rear tires sit a bit towards the opening. I'm thinking that maybe I'll raise up to the 3" drop instead the 4" drop.
Don't know maybe I'll run up your way next weekend or something. You got them lifts in yet.

Later...
Bruce

There is a 12.80 or better in that truck if you can get it to hook.. I had no idea how bad those tires would be.. LOL

Its a strong running H/D and a pretty one to boot.. playstation, dvd, and the seat heaters are all I need..

I'll see you soon Bruce, tell your wife and my kids I said hi..   :D :D

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