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That's all fine a dandy and a cool idea, i like it in fact, but you have to stop and think, They had to add a whole lot more fuel carrying capacity to get it to travel that far. It has to carry 162 gallons to go 1600 miles. That's basically 10 mpg, which may be do able. The 6.7s seem to average right around that when hauling heavy. However, various factors such as (load, location or varying terrain,fluctuations in climate, etc.) are going to cause drastic fluctuations in fuel economy. Also, its not practical. Who in their right mind is going to travel 1600 miles non-stop? You are going to have to stop along the way, and more often than not you will be stopping at a gas station or truck stop so you could just fill up when you stop to take a break. So the added fuel carrying capacity really means nothing. Plus, with fuel at $4 a gallon that totals up to a whopping $648 a fill up give or take. Ouch! Cool idea and will probably be really popular with hotshotters and other heavy haulers. Just kinda seems like they didn't think it through all the way. I would definetly like to see one though. Just my thoughts on it.
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