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post #1 of 33 Old 08-25-2009, 10:49 AM Thread Starter
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Pros and Cons to a Powerstroke?

Alright guys, I need to get some insight on the powerstroke motors. We are looking for something that can handle up to 900hp. Can you tell me about either what you have/want/would have? Why and what are some down falls to some of these engines? I am not worried about brand loyalty.. seeing how I am a chevy person anyways lol.. so please give me some real reasons why you would choose a powerstroke over a cummins or duramax. This truck will be built for racing, but havn't decided what the engine will be going in. First I need to figure out what my drive train is going to be. The more info the better! Thanks fellas!

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YOU HAVE TO HAVE DEEP POCKETS to get those numbers from a powerstroke.
I am brand loyal and if i were you id build a cummins motor.

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Depends totally on which PS motor you're talking about. 7.3, 6.0, 6.4. If you're really going to BUILD it up. Then you should be looking at a 6.4. The 7.3 has too many things holding it back and I don't think a 6.0 can get there without a whole lot of giggly gasses and twins.

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it seems that a lot of the hp cieling has to do to most powerstrokes fuel delivery system ( injectors bieng fired from the high pressure oil system rather than a typical fuel pump on a cummins or a dmax ect . ithink but i am by no means an expert.

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YOU HAVE TO HAVE DEEP POCKETS to get those numbers from a powerstroke.
I am brand loyal and if i were you id build a cummins motor.
Agreed, MUCH easier and cheaper with a CR 5.9.

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Your not the first person to say that. From what I have seen, the cummins is easier to get more power from and not to difficult to work with. The money is not an issue though, this is something we have been wanting to do for some time, now that both me and the man have good paying jobs we plan on not shorting the project any change.

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Depends totally on which PS motor you're talking about. 7.3, 6.0, 6.4. If you're really going to BUILD it up. Then you should be looking at a 6.4. The 7.3 has too many things holding it back and I don't think a 6.0 can get there without a whole lot of giggly gasses and twins.
i couldnt agree more, although for everyday work i prefer the 7.3 all day.

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Your not the first person to say that. From what I have seen, the cummins is easier to get more power from and not to difficult to work with. The money is not an issue though, this is something we have been wanting to do for some time, now that both me and the man have good paying jobs we plan on not shorting the project any change.
that bieng the case build that powerstroke to the hilt and keep us posted

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I'm no expert but I would starting doing my homework on the 6.4. That will get you past the big power down fall that the HEUI systems gave the 6.0 and 7.3's.

Do you have a rig in mind to put the engine in?



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This def won't be a daily truck lol. the 6.4 you say? could you give me more insight on why you chose it? and what about the fuel delivery issues? it being a design flaw is it something that could be easily fixed?

Can you tell me alil more about the 5.9 or direct me to a site that could give me some basics?

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