First off, I know, racing is stupid, and REALLY hard on stuff.
To the point; I bought a 2002 BONE STOCK
F250 CCLB with a 7.3L (245,000 miles). I bought it because I pull a smallish trailer (8-10,000 lbs) on a fairly regular basis. It fits my needs perfectly and I routinely get good MPG while empty and loaded. Its a big, slow, beautiful pig.
Anyway, I have a friend at work that insists that his 6.0l Chevy gasser (2003 2500HD CCSB - bone stock, 85,000 miles) will pull just as well as my 7.3l with my loads, and is faster/more fun to drive. I also have a buddy with a Ecoboost (Brand new CCSB, bone stock) that also insists his Ecoboost will pull my loads just as well and be faster/more fun to drive, etc.
Anyway, being that I am stock, I know I don't stand a chance in a flat out sprint, but I also think Id get them if we timed sprints pulling the trailer. But, my big question is, what would I need to get them while empty? I'm thinking that the usual Intake, Exhaust, Tuner would keep me with both those knuckleheads, maybe behind the ecoboost, but Im certain that wont pull the trailer NEARLY as well as my 7.3. I just want to make them shut their traps. I already got them on 'price paid' by a lot (I paid less than half what was given for the chevy, and we all can google what a new ecoboost costs), so I have a little play room to upgrade and still tout that. If the usual doesn't cut it, I'd still have some room to custom tune the chip, and go with some 160/80's, regulated return, and a turbo
. But I don't need to have a speed demon, especially not on PMR's. I just want to know if I can show them the ol' girl is better than they think.
Any input/suggestions would be appreciated. I already have guages on the way, so the most basic upgrade has been completed!