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Old 08-04-2018, 04:59 PM   #101
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If they're going to build a V8 Ecoboost they'd probably use the 5-liter or something smaller. They couldn't keep tires on a twin-turbo 6.2.

My partner's wagon makes 603 hp from a 4-liter V8 with twin turbos. Oh, and 627 lb-ft of torque. You don't understand neck-snapping acceleration if you haven't ridden in something like THAT. And no we don't tow the Airstream with it, even though its brakes are way better than an F250.


True. But it would be fun!!!
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Old 08-05-2018, 08:19 AM   #102
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The 6.7 Power Stroke is a superlative motor. It's output, durability, and efficiency is unmatched. Among all passenger vehicles, even exotics, it arguably is one of the, if not, the best diesel motors.

Point is, this single motor doesn't define all diesel motors. For every great diesel motor, there's a bunch of crappy ones. Just like gas motors. Nor does that diesel locomotive have much of anything to do with your truck. BTW, almost all modern locomotives are hybrid, with electric motors providing the actual tractive force. Diesel powers the generators which provide the electric power to drive the locomotive.

Not everyone needs this pinnacle 6.7 motor, to do a relatively welterweight job of towing an Airstream. If you can afford it, and you appreciate the balance of qualities it brings, more power to you. But just because the motor is awesome doesn't automatically mean its the best at everything, e.g. handling. Nor does it mean other choices can't do a great job.
I agree 100 percent with your assessment.
As the saying goes there is more than one way to skin a cat. My comments were mostly regarding theoretical comparison between gas and diesel period.
Having spendt my working life in a highly diciplined civil construction busines environment I consider both my luxury AS and TV frivolous expenditures. Especially at age 74.
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Old 08-05-2018, 01:45 PM   #103
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Does anyone know what makes the differences in the maximum GVWR on the 2018s? Quite a variation there, is it spring packages, tires etc? My 2002 F-350 was only available in a GVWR of either 9,700 or 9,900 (SRW). The 2018 F-350 ranges from 9,900 to 11,500 (SRW). Just curious what makes the differences and why so many?
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