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  1. GTSpartan

    GTSpartan Yield right!!!! Established Member

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    Just for the hell of it.....

    GM’s 6.2L truck engine puts out 420/460. ASSuming similar output per L, extrapolates to 490/540 from the 7.3L.

    That’s my wild guess. Maybe slightly less HP.
     
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  2. me32

    me32 BEASTLY SHELBY GT500 TVS Established Member

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    That would make me happy to see those numbers.

    That would be a great starting point.
     
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    GTSpartan Yield right!!!! Established Member

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    If they can somehow keep peak torque in the 2500-3000 rpm range, that would be super badass too.

    I’m probably being just greedy now!
     
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    me32 BEASTLY SHELBY GT500 TVS Established Member

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    I dont see that being unreasonable. I think its doable.
     
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  5. jeffh81

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    I went conservative. There will be a hunk left on the table.

    GM 6.2 is a high compression high rev engine. It makes its powet at the top of its reve range. This monster will be a low rev stump puller and Ford is gonna leave a hunk on the table for reliability reasons
     
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    mc01svt 100% full natty brah Established Member

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    that's not a proper extrapolation since you are comparing a light duty high performance engine (250k mi) to a commercial heavy duty engine made to last 500k miles.

    the GM 6.2L is an aluminum block high performance engine. It is tuned for higher power and not something you would use in an HD application as the load cycle would be too severe. This is exactly why it is only offered in the 1500 series but not the GM 3/4 & 1 ton trucks.

    Same thing with the ford 6.2L and the dodge 6.4L. They had to be detuned to live for high load cycle use.

    im going to put the 7.3L at 430hp / 525lb-ft. Thats about a 15% bump from the 3v 6.8l V10.

    Ford should have done this years ago. All the newer diesels are technological money pits that are putting fleet owners in the poor house.
     
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    mc01svt 100% full natty brah Established Member

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    i can only hope there is a shop out there willing to graft an excursion body onto the 2020 superduty. That would be my dream family truckster and tow pig.
     
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    It's tomorrow, out with it please.
     
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    OK, but the Raptor is built on the F150 platform which already can handle the width of the Coyote or the 6.2 2V motor.
     
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    SID297 OWNER/ADMIN Staff Member Administrator

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    gimmie11s Dont be a Hybred Established Member

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    Ah yes. Beautiful set up and much lower profile than my turd lol... totally agree on the wind. Makes sense.


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  12. SID297

    SID297 OWNER/ADMIN Staff Member Administrator

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    Yeah, that's a brick you have there.
     
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  13. me32

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    Actually we dont know if the 6.2 works in the F150 as is was dropped after the 2014 production. 2015 was a new chassis. No 6.2L.
     
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    Those numbers are on 93 octane and that’s a higher compression engine with Direct Injection...better off extrapolating from their new 6.6L 401HP/464TQ (even tho it’s also DI it’s at least rated at 87 oct) which comes out to 443HP/513TQ...so 440/510 is prob good estimate
     
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    Last time I priced out a diesel, I found a bunch of trucks in the $52-53K range, F-250 Lariat. That was 2016. I'm sure the prices have gone up.

    The diesel option used to be around $8K, but it's probably gone to $10K.

    I never thought the cost was crazy to maintain my diesel trucks. But, that's just my option.



    My last 6.7 used to get around 20 on the open high way, 3.55 gears.

    Pulling anything in the 14K pound range, between 10-11 mpg. A buddy of mine used to have a 6.8 V10, pulling a similar size trailer would get 5 mpg.



    Anyways, here's what I see. The new F-150 pulls 12,000 (obviously with all the towing options), a fun weekend warrior that still gets decent mileage unloaded. However, now we are talking about a 7.3 motor, that will pull maybe 14-16K? But only gets 10 MPG unloaded? Extremely tough sell to the average guy. If you are pulling more than 12K on a regular bases than a diesel would be the better option. I'd still buy an F-150.

    Does the motor have potential? Yes. 10 mpg daily driver that you use to pull on the weekends, knocking down 5-6mpg while towing. I wouldn't be interested.

    The only saving grace would be the 10 speed behind it. If this truck could get around 15 mpg unloaded, then yes, I could see Ford selling a ton of them. Heck, I would even buy it. I wouldn't care about 5 mpg when towing, because that wouldn't be often. Only time will tell, hope Ford made the right move.
     
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    You really think unloaded the 7.3 will only get 12mpg? Your smoking. Its backed with a 10speed and will have multiple rear end gear options. I bet if seeing 16-17mpg unloaded maybe even more if used with a 3.73 rear.

    I can see this new 7.3L with a 4.30 gear tow 10k with ease and still get around 10mpg. Mind you 87($2.99ca) octane is cheaper than diesel ($4.09 ca)and no added cost of def. You put all that into the mix that 20mpg doesnt look all that great.
     
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    Don’t forget how much oil changes and fuel filters cost on a diesel. Then there’s out of warranty repair costs...


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    STLR FN 6 TIME SUPER BOWL CHAMPS Established Member

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    Wonder what the cost option would be when adding the 7.3L to an order? My guess would be a 2/2.5K optionl.
     
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    I'll be surprised if it's more than $1,000. My gut says $800. It should actually be cheaper to produce than the 6.2L.
     
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    Hemi 6.4

    Power:410 hp @ 5600 rpm
    Torque:429 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm
     

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