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Old 06-15-2008, 12:25 AM
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7.3 vs. 6.4

So there I was. It was about 11:00 on a beautiful evening. The moon was shineing bright as the stars seemed to blanket us with a feeling of security. The family and I were sitting at a red light in the diesel when from out of no where pulled up a dirty 2008 crew cab dually F450 diesel. I had just left the stock car / drag race show and thought mmmmmm, wonder what that 6.4 is like. sure am glad I don't own That.
It felt like forever until the light turned GREEN. We both slowly accelerated from a stop and then it happened........just like a switch turned on. You could hear the diesels strokin' faster and faser. We both had the same idea and smashed the gas at the same time but I am ashamed to admit..............he totally walked away from me!. No matter how hard I pushed the go pedal, he was still putting more room between us.
I looked over at my wife and said " I think it's time to phone Jody. I need a dp tuner"

anyone else go up against a 6.4?
I don't know.....maybe somethings wrong with my rig. Something that I didn't notice
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Old 06-15-2008, 12:40 AM
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Never lined up next to a 6.4 but I would love to!

A buddy of mine lined up and also got killed but he has a 94 IDI and hand shaker.

I wouldn't doubt that if it was a tuned 6.4 with a DPF delete, the 7.3 would have no chance. Oh and yes you need a DP-tuner. Your truck has yet to be awakened! You'll have a permanent grin and won't wanna leave the driver's seat!
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i know the answer...you have a basically stock truck with no chip pushing maybe 200hp to the ground. He's probably got at least 100hp to the wheels more
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yeah......i knew they would out perform
I guess I thought it would be a little closer though

BUT, with Exhaust, guages and dp tuner............then he'll be saying "what happened"
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anyone else go up against a 6.4?
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just ran a 08 friday night with exhaust , just dpf back, afe stage 2 intake and sct livewire on highest setting , pulled away from him by 10 truck lengths , i was pleased
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its been awhile since iv driven or even rode in a stock 7.3 so i dont really know how fast they are but i do know that the new 6.4s are quick right out of the box. when my dad first got his it would beat my 6.0 fairly easy
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I don't know.....maybe somethings wrong with my rig. Something that I didn't notice
I don't see any tuning listed in your sig, so that might be what is "wrong"
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And it only took you about 20k grand to do it too. lol There is alot of potential in those 6.4l's.
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And it only took you about 20k grand to do it too. lol There is alot of potential in those 6.4l's.
are you referring to me , i have no where near 20 grand in mine , i agree that there is massive power yet to see from the 6.4
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i know the answer...you have a basically stock truck with no chip pushing maybe 200hp to the ground. He's probably got at least 100hp to the wheels more
That's what I was originally going to say.
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