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Old 12-10-2009, 04:28 AM
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Torque question

Hi I'm a first time diesel owner with a question about stock power. These trucks are built to pull. My truck is stock with no chips or programmer and I haven't pulled anything with it yet. I notice this truck doesn't put me into the seat as I expected. I guess I expected to be thrown into the seat because I see these trucks pulling amazing amounts of weight. Does torque mean tons of pulling power but not nessesarily acceleration with nothing being pulled?
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Old 12-10-2009, 06:34 AM
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Let your engine breathe a little and it will make a big difference. The 7.3 was detuned because of the weak 4R100 trans, so there is a lot of power that can be brought out of them without a great deal of money being spent. Just make sure you do the supporting mods before you add more ponies, exhaust, intake and gauges, plus support auto trans with a valvebody. But remember you bought a truck not a drag racer!!!!

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Old 12-10-2009, 07:48 AM
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I think the first thing you'll notice with a diesel over gas is that the pulling power you now feel without a trailer attached, isn't going to change much when it IS pulling a trailer

You hardly know you're asking the truck to do more work where as, with a gas engine, you really "feel" the new load on it.....
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Old 12-10-2009, 08:44 AM
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And tractor trailers come with 2000lbs of torque.. do they throw you in your seat?

They aren't meant to be fast (although I did kill gasser pickup trucks in my 7.3). As others have said, they are meant for work and towing.
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I remember the first time I towed my trailer with a friends, borrowed, diesel truck.

There was a steep hill on the highway, that I was used to, and I knew I had to floor it with my gas truck going up because I would go from 70 to maybe 55 by the time I got to the top.

With the diesel, when I floored it going up, I went from 70 to 85 by the time I hit the top!

THAT's some difference
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Old 12-10-2009, 06:21 PM
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I've asked this question on here before and I appreciate the responses. Like I said I've never even driven a diesel before I bought this one and now I'm going to pull horses around but haven't yet. I've always heard of all the power and thought that meant It would have incredible acceleration. I don't want a hot rod and I drive it like an old lady to get the best mpg but I guess I'll see the power when I'm pulling. Thanks guys.
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