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?
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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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.