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6.0 hop up potential ?

I was just told that the 6.0s are running stock from the factory at 90% of there capability so the guy said that if you start messing with turning them up you are destined for disaster. He also said that the 7.3s stock are running at someething like 70% of their capacity, so you could get away with turning these up without problems. What do you guys think?
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Well the 7.3 was "detuned" from the factory and the 6.0 was overtuned.

Look at the horsepower specs between the motor in the FORD and the motor in say an international 4300.

Anyway - the 6.0 is destined to blow headgaskets... and egr coolers.

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It was just some random guy that has an 03 superduty 6.0 and we got to talkin about trucks, he was all proud of how his truck is stock and thats just how you got to leave them or they just wont last. Mine is definitely tuned and I am not having any problems. YET.....
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I am not sure of those numbers that you stated. I would agree that the 7.3's were detuned and the 6.0's were overtuned for having a "few" engineering faults. But at the same point in time there members pushing 6.0's Granny is pushing over 500hp and 770ft-lbs at the rear wheels. With a conservative loss of 25% of power due to the driveline and friction that means that her motor is rollin approx~ 660hp and 1026ft-lbs at the crank. At the same point there are a good amount of us 6.0 owners making approx. 400hp at the rear wheels with out problems. Just my half of my two cents

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