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  1. jeffh81

    jeffh81 Deplorable Established Member

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    Considering the Ram 2500 6.4 trucks hit 16-17 on the highway according to the guys on the ramforum. I think we will be surprised especially with the 10spd backing it.

    I want one and i bet once you throw on a open muffler and it probably use 3.5 inch pipes. You gain a little more mileage
     
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    Glad to see they are keeping the 6.2. no mention of warranty in the write up. They played heavy on the blue collar working needs of a powerful truck, was the word reliableity in that article? Robots tested it? Let me test it! I know extrem working conditions.


    Ford best be careful! They are putting a lot of their eggs into the truck and SUV column. I want them to succeed. Reliableity is the number one concern for me and most other blue collar men.
     
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    yea sorry.. didn't know it was posting.. was trying to get the image to work.. i reported the duplicates
     
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    Think that's with th 6 speed too.
    Ram will roll out the ZF 8 speed for 19/20 2500 IIRC for the 6.4L. So maybe a small gain in MPG on the hwy.

    Hopefully this engine sees more of a mod life than the 6.2L. Had high hopes for the 6.2L but I guess being used only in the Raptor/SD caused it to be overlooked by a lot of aftermarket companies.
     
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    The 8spd will be a gamechanger for the 6.4. The biggest complaint is the gearing is too spaced out for the gas engine.
     
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    Im betting they will knock it out of the ballpark. The 6.2 has been a success for them and the new engine is the talk of the town with all of us truck or nothing guys. Im been wanting to go back to Ford so Im really watching it.

    Any idea of a release date @SID297 ?
     
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  7. SID297

    SID297 OWNER/ADMIN Staff Member Administrator

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    Late Summer.
     
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  8. me32

    me32 BEASTLY SHELBY GT500 TVS Established Member

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    Umm if your towing that much at that low of a power rating your nuts. It wouldn't make it up the hills.
     
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    Hey. I dont put the numbers out, i just bring over what they tell us on the GM truck forums
     
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    SID297 OWNER/ADMIN Staff Member Administrator

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    Pretty sure that's the max towing configuration with a diesel. However, MD trucks used to get by with less power than that. They just did it in 2nd gear when pulling a grade.
     
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    Ford essentially killed that motor way too fast. Should ok kept it in the F150 line up. Great reliable and power
     
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    Why was it designed so narrow? Are they planning to put it in something other than a truck?
     
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    So what?

    So, worst gas milage then diesel (unloaded) and half the torque?
     
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    The 6.2 aint going anywhere they will still make it.

    You got MD trucks, RV applications, marine applications. Its a much simpler design and that makes it easier and cheaper to maintain. Guys who will work the truck want that.
     
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    SID, I remember reading that you had heard from multiple sources of some common HP & TQ numbers being reported un-officially for this beast...any lowball approx hints???
     
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    me32 BEASTLY SHELBY GT500 TVS Established Member

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    Gives options. New raptor motor possibly
     
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    And still cheaper to operate per mile by far I'd bet. Diesel fuel mileage has not been a cost per mile advantage in a long time. They have crap reliability with emissions intact too. I think the 7.3L gasser will be a huge success. It will have same or more torque than the 7.3L powerstroke and look how "legendary" that one is.
     
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    +1

    Diesels gave up the operating cost advantage a long time ago. And unless you are hauling serious weight, a low rpm gasser in the ~500-550 lbft torque range is plenty of grunt for the VAST majority of people. Remember, the diesel offerings from the mid 2000's were in this general range, with far inferior transmissions, and did just fine. It's easy to forget that proper gearing makes a world of difference.

    Very smart plan by Ford. Will really make people think twice before they check than $9K diesel option, and all the headaches that come with it.
     
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    Cheaper, certainly. I guess it depends on how much people actually tow.

    I would think most people would rather have the power.
    Diesels will always cost more that's the nature of the beast. However, I guess if I'm spending nearly $50,000 on a truck I'd rather spend more for a diesel.

    I think the major advantage to this motor will be the 10 speed.
     
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    That would be the only a raptor I wouldn’t having.


    Pick your poison.
     
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