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post #1 of 11 Old 12-31-2012, 07:35 PM Thread Starter
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obs 7.3 crew 4x4 .. was thinking of tradeing it for a superduty crew 4x4 v10

do you guys think it would be a good trade..

i have a 94.5 powerstroke cclb 5spd 4x4 .. 6in lift 37s

was kicking around tradeing for a 99 superduty v10 cclb 4x4 auto

my truck is in need of some fuel system work.. it runs ok but get bad mpg and lacks power.

still a daily driver as is thow..

look forward to ur responces..
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Why not a diesel? The V10 will suck down gas like no tomorrow.


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my truck needs work and i dont have the cash..

when i pull my 10k toyhauler over our mountain pass i only can do 25mph.. and i get about 7mpg
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If you take off the 37's, you'll get much better mpg. And btw, the V10 will tow about the same and get around the same mileage or worse.

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im just putting it out there for input.. even my old 460 with 38s got 8mpg and pulled mountain passes at 55 loaded the same..

got a few ppl in my family that have the v10s and love em..
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Oh the V10 is a great motor, it just won't give you the mileage or power gains you're expecting. It will still pull that camper well though

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so u dont think ill do better than 25mph and 7mpg over a pass?
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Here's the specs:

1994.5 7.3 Powerstroke= 215 horsepower and 450 ft/lbs torque

1999 6.8 V10= 265 horsepower and 405 ft/lbs torque

So the V10 has the horsepower advantage but the diesel has the torque advantage. My guess is they'd tow about the same.

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see my truck needs help.. im sure i can be putting down near that power.. max out my egt with an empty flat bed trailer..

its stupid
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So keep your truck and fix it instead of getting the v10. You'll be happy in the long run.


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