Originally Posted by dodge_dude94
^Because the Cummins doesn't have the top end power do blast through mud like a gasser does.
what rock have you been living under?!
apparently you have never seen the big diesel boys drag racing or sled pulling....
you think a 2,000hp 6.4L diesel can't blast through mud?!
hell even @ 1000hp any gas motor would be hard pressed to try and keep up...
think my truck would bog down in a little mud?
you got a lot to learn about turbocharged engines.... the more load you put on them, the sooner the power comes in. you don't have to rev a diesel high to make ridiculous amounts of power...I can make my full amount of torque under 2000rpm if I load that motor up... more load = more spool = more boost= more power!
as for displacement vs hp:
my engine is a rather weak example compared to whats out there, but it's one I personally built with a very limited injection pump...
5.9L 359CI producing 576hp 1285lbs/ft tq @ rear wheels. rough translation = 600hp 1300lbs/ft tq @ flywheel.
btw if I got a redline fueling box or an adrenaline 4k box, I could rev to 4000rpm safely. my valvetrain is upgraded enough to handle it
If I went to titanium retainers and keepers, added an upgraded fluidamper, and swapped to a p7100 with a 5k gsk I could rev to 5k!
oh yeah, no special fuels either...
just #2 diesel with 128:1 mix of 2-cycle oil. damn cheap compared to race fuel...
could easily bump my power up and get rid of the smoke with nitrous