Why do diesels think they are the only ones with boost?

nullrout

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So setup of the story. Car has been down with trans problems for almost 3 years. SMC alcohol kit took a crap on me in the meantime. Got beat by a new M6 so I had Don Cruz install Julio's kit.

I'm taking Don's advice and turning it back up slowly. I started with the car at 18PSI and have now crept up to around 22PSI.

The girlfriend's twenty year old son in down in Florida on vacation for the week with his friend. They aren't really car guys but I was showing them Buick. They seemed interested in it.

So last night around 930 I said something to the effect of "You guys wanna go for a ride in the Buick and teach some folks the virtues of what an almost 30 year old V6 can do?" They were down.

So the GF is in the front seat, two 20 year olds in the back, and off we go into Tampa. No real play just a couple of blasts where I rolled in the throttle for a 20mph roll or would punch it and pass a couple of cars. Pretty mundane overall.

Then the diesel truck shows up...he must have seen me punch it and pass some cars. I was going maybe 55 in a 50 when he came out of nowhere and passed me on the right probably doing 80. It was a Ram 3500 dually with either a very small flatbed, or no bed at all...not really sure which. Obviously with some work done to it. It was one of those trucks that makes sounds like its going to suck up small children and animals when it goes by.

We were coming into town and I really wasn't looking to get a ticket or go that fast. However, the planets aligned and the next light (just barely in the city limit and not a residential neighborhood yet) goes red. The boys are like are we gonna race him? I said it depends on what the truck does, but yes he's about to learn he's not the only one with boost. I watched the light cycle though the cross street and turn lanes and new we were next. I heard him start to bring the RPM up on the truck and knew it was on, fish on the line. I can't really hold any boost off the line with my current set up but I bring the RPM up to about 2 grand and am sitting at maybe 3 inches of vacuum. I was hoping the weight over the read end would help me hook...

Light goes and we're off. I was just spinning the drag radial like they nothing. I fishtailed through the intersection then had to pedal it cause it just wasn't going to hook. Was about dead even with the truck at this time. Out of the throttle then rolled back in and the truck goes bye bye. Dude in the truck's girlfriend gave me the WTF is that car look as I killed them. I let out of just north of the speed limit and went back into obeying the law mode--well at least mostly. I have the truck a thumbs up as he passed me, he have a quick toot toot honk as he turned at the next light. At least he wasn't douchey about it.

I don't know if he knew what a turbo Buick was or not, but he knows now.
 
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I know the type. Think their 3 ton truck is a race car and nobody else has any right to be on the road. Don't get me wrong, I know they can run tons of boost and make god awful torque. Some of them are really fast but if I was going to drive a tank it would be an Abrams. Good kill.
 
I know the type. Think their 3 ton truck is a race car and nobody else has any right to be on the road. Don't get me wrong, I know they can run tons of boost and make god awful torque. Some of them are really fast but if I was going to drive a tank it would be an Abrams. Good kill.

My number #1 annoyance and favorite types to school are the ricers. The fart can exhaust sound is like nails on chalkboard to me. I scare most of them out of even trying by giving them a turbo flutter. Most drop their super aggressive fast and furious act at that...but every once in a while I get to give a real lesson. My #2 annoyance is the diesel trucks who do the same aggressive bull crap. At least this one gave up when he knew he was out gunned.
 
Bro-trucks. Like rice boys, one in 100 is fast.

I was out at the beach one time in my daily driver, a regular old Ford Focus, when a pack of like 20 bro trucks were being super stupid: doing burnout at stop lights, rolling coal in heavy stop and go traffic, almost sideswiped me to get one car in front of me in a line of 20 cars headed towards a red light. I so wished I was in the Buick that day. Well probably was for the best because it was too heavy of traffic for me to begin school safely (at least my safety comfort zone) anyways.
 
My number #1 annoyance and favorite types to school are the ricers. The fart can exhaust sound is like nails on chalkboard to me. I scare most of them out of even trying by giving them a turbo flutter. Most drop their super aggressive fast and furious act at that...but every once in a while I get to give a real lesson. My #2 annoyance is the diesel trucks who do the same aggressive bull crap. At least this one gave up when he knew he was out gunned.


Most of the ricers don't bother me too much now. They either know better or don't think and old, boxy 80's car is worth bothering with. They would much rather take on another Honda or Mom's mini-van. The ones I really use to dislike were when these cars were still new. Back in the late 80's it didn't take long for the muscle car guys to learn. I would pull up to a light beside a Mustang or IROC and they would show respect. We would be civilized and leave like gentlemen. But every little Escort GT I would get beside acted like they had the fastest thing on the road. They would rev their engines, make the car jump at the light and slingshot past then slow down. I hated those cars. I got so tired of killing them but you know how it is. A challenge has to be answered.
 
Yeah I get that. I didn't have my Buick back in the day. My car is only 8 years older than me:)

I just don't get any of that type that wants to race at every single light with a mostly stock 4 cylinder. It was like that when I was still in the service and would drive in Jacksonville NC. I hated driving in that town. Every damn Marine thought he was a race car driver with his Civic with a muffler bore larger than his actual cylinder bore.

I forgot my another annoyance, the motorcycles who drive like a-holes with their "watch out for motorcycles" stickers. I get that cars sometimes don't see you and come into your lane, but you don't have to make it worse by weaving in out of heavy traffic. I wanna make my own stickers that say "Eff you, watch out for me". I was behind a Harley doing that a few weeks ago. I was gonna turn into my neighborhood but the light went red and no one else was around so I stayed straight. Light when green and I passed him while turning over the drag radials. All of the sudden he wasn't nearly as aggressive. Imagine that. Why do you have to be called out like that to drive like a normal human being?
 
I was a "ricer" so don't hate....:p
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I was a "ricer" so don't hate....:p

Little Mister2s were nice cars and most of the boosted ones I've seen are pretty tasteful so not really rice. I myself am partial to the DSM siblings and their 3si cousins. Unfortunately many of the n/a ones did find their way into the hands of ricers but the ones that are done right are pretty cool. I like all the performance in a small package. Probably the reason I like our little LC2s so much. It's fun to see v-8s tremble.
 
I found this, and all I can think of is this video.

At least the guy in the ram wasn't like this guy... Around here this is how Ram diesel guys are. Ford diesel guys are about the same. It makes me laugh. Lots of diesel guys at work, not douchy, but still fun to mess with and fold in their tow mirrors while the imaginary trailer is outback.


My last kill vs a Ram wasn't in my car. Just my truck. Guy probably wanted to choke himself after he got beat by a n/a yota 1/2 ton. Could barely hear my radio over all the bigfoot fart noises and boost whistle. He was wayyy butt hurt. Turned off at the last minute with no blinker to avoid me.
 
I found this, and all I can think of is this video.

At least the guy in the ram wasn't like this guy... Around here this is how Ram diesel guys are. Ford diesel guys are about the same. It makes me laugh. Lots of diesel guys at work, not douchy, but still fun to mess with and fold in their tow mirrors while the imaginary trailer is outback.


My last kill vs a Ram wasn't in my car. Just my truck. Guy probably wanted to choke himself after he got beat by a n/a yota 1/2 ton. Could barely hear my radio over all the bigfoot fart noises and boost whistle. He was wayyy butt hurt. Turned off at the last minute with no blinker to avoid me.

That video is hilarious
 
I was in Florida for the street car shoot out and they had the DHRA there at the same time. There was all makes of trucks but most had the Cummins in them. It was pretty wild to watch. most of the trucks were running tens. I talked to a couple of them about boost pressures. The guy I talked to was running 120psi on a cummins in a ford f-350. I asked them about the rolling coal stuff and he said they get pissed when they see guys doing that because the cops harass their group. But they did say they did a lot of street racing. We have some guys around the suburbs of Chicago that act stupid and do the rolling coal . Most of them are punks and they better not get caught rolling coal because most towns around me banned that
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