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North Carolina to New Mexico:

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Here are a couple pics of the trek my little brother made from NC to NM... included are pics of I-40 through the NC mountains, then Nashville, Memphis, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, and New Mexico... There were tons that he took, but here are some samples.

He said that the drive through TN wasn't bad, but Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas were pretty unbearable... Western Texas and New Mexico brought a sudden transition in landscape which broke the monotony a bit.

The vicinity of Asheville and the NC state line

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In and around Nashville TN

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Memphis, sort of

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Stuff west of TN

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Getting closer...

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Cool road trip. The pictures of NM bring back some good memories. NM does have a distinctive landscape.

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What part of NM did they go to? NM def has some interesting and unique landscapes, much of it very beautiful. Brings back memories for me as well.

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He went to Santa Fe. I didn't know this, but that place is almost 7000 feet above sea level... Humidity is extremely low and the day/night temperature change is rather extreme.

He drives a turbocharged car and noted a marked increase in turbo lag whist in Santa Fe. They took a day trip up some mountain (10,000+ feet I think) and he noticed a very dramatic change in power due to the reduced air density.

I've seen the turbochargers on some petrol cars glowing orange, like the burner on a stove. I'm sure his was nice and toasty after climbing that mountain, though I hope it wasn't this hot :D

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Speaking of which, I've had the turbocharger on my diesel glowing a dim red colour after running it wide open for a while out towards Forest City (which isn't much of a city) in Rutherford County, NC.

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Yeah, Santa Fe is very high in the mountains. It's a great city to visit to.

Being a car nut, I've seen that happen to my turbo several times too. It's always entertaining to pop your hood after a bunch of WOT runs and your exhaust manifold and turbo is glowing red hot! Turbo lag is much worse with the thin air because of the alt. Although the cool air here in the south is good for a turbo car, nice, dense, cool air to flow through the turbo system. Very nice pics.

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Thanks for the "turbo charged" photos, NorffCarolina. Hope to see some more...

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WOW how did i miss this post awsome pics cool road trip but I don't think I could have rode that far I'd have to suck it up and fly in a plane

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Great pics. I missed this too. I'm in the mood for a road trip now! Especially with the 9 inches of snow we've gotten so far today.

don't think I could have rode that far I'd have to suck it up and fly in a plane

LOL. I've driven from Flint to San Diego & back again. Now that was a LONG drive.

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