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  1. mc01svt

    mc01svt 100% full natty brah Established Member

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    Putting any type of PD blower on a 8,000lb curb weight truck with a 20,000lb tow capacity is a recipe for disaster. There isn't enough meth in the world to keep the intake charge cool enough during heavy towing.

    the performance world and the work truck world are very different applications. In fact, the industry standard process is to detune the engine for less power and torque as you go into heavier duty applications, especially when you get into class 5-7 commercial trucks.
     
  2. Weather Man

    Weather Man Persistance Is A Bitch Premium Member Established Member

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    Turbo kit with 5 or 6 #'s and huge air to air intercooler is all you need for a killer camper tower.
     
  3. SID297

    SID297 OWNER/ADMIN Staff Member Administrator

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    Didn't stop KB and Whipple in the past. With about 8-10 PSI you should see some really nice gains and still be able to keep the IAT2s in check. The new trucks are already setup for a massive air-to-water system for the PSD running well over 20 PSI on a large turbo. With no concern for hood clearance I can imagine a fairly sizable intercooler fitting easily.
     
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    lexustech48 I <3 Ford Premium Member Established Member

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    Plenty of room for a reservoir for a heat exchanger mist system too. Air to air or air to water would benefit.
     
  5. mc01svt

    mc01svt 100% full natty brah Established Member

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    Done it in the past? I dont recall whipple ever doing a f250 specific supercharger kit. They have one for the raptor but almost no one uses this for a superduty. KB had one for the triton v10 but it flopped hard. You couldn't go over 6psi while towing unless you wanted 240f inlet temps. Its fine for romping around town in the truck without a load but if you tow with it up a long grade you can get into minutes of sustained boost and no where for all they heat to go.

    PD blower will always be limited for intercooling since there is only a small area between the engine valley and the blower outlet. Even with the blower flipped upside down there is not much room. You can put a super sized front mount heat exchanger but the flow rate across the blower outlet will be the limiting factor. That is why there has never been a blown application in a 1 ton truck. Large displacement NA or turbo diesel is the only thing that makes sense

    i towed with my lightning but usually on level ground and nothing heavy enough that i needed to be in boost all the time.
     
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    mc01svt 100% full natty brah Established Member

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    that would work great but by the time you design a custom manifolds for turbo, all the fuel system mods, intake manifold, intercooler, plumbing and hardware it would've been easier to just buy the diesel. Fleets will never do this and most people want the safety of a warranty with their $70k truck.
     
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    SID297 OWNER/ADMIN Staff Member Administrator

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    Whipple had a 2V V10 kit and a 3V V10 prototype. Ford sold 2V V10s that we’re hydrogen fueled with a PD blower from the factory.


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    mc01svt 100% full natty brah Established Member

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    hydrogen fueled? Post a link...

    those whipple kits i had forgot they even existed. They must have sold like 8 of them. As much time as i spend on excursion and superduty forums ive never seen one. Used KB kits pop up from time to time but not much interest for them.
     
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    lexustech48 I <3 Ford Premium Member Established Member

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    Hmmm.... even with the V10 Triton, I have enough room for a blower under the hood on my Excursion. .... but Im not sure how I feel about getting worse mileage than I already am haha
     
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    SID297 OWNER/ADMIN Staff Member Administrator

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    LMGTFY


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    me32 BEASTLY SHELBY GT500 TVS Established Member

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    What was ford planning to use that engine for?
     
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    I'm thinking about a used motorhome. A PD V10 would definitely get my attention!
     
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    lexustech48 I <3 Ford Premium Member Established Member

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    SID297 OWNER/ADMIN Staff Member Administrator

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    I think E-Series based shuttle buses.

    Godzilla swap it.
     
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    Looks like a couple different colors for 2020 as well.
     

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    SID297 OWNER/ADMIN Staff Member Administrator

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    Oxford White is the only one that matters.
     
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    Where's your sense of adventure!
    Star white looks pretty close to platinum white, maybe a little more pearl in it or something. It's nice to see a new shade of blue in a SD, blue jeans has been around quite awhile and was about as much maintenance as black.
     
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    Need 04 Wine I will out drink you Established Member

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    Already asked if my boss will get me a new work wagon with this in it.....maybe, was the answer.. **** ya thats not a no!
     
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