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Old 06-05-2013, 05:27 PM
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Why v8 architecture?

Here's an interesting discussion for ya. Why did Ford and or International, decide to roll with v8 architecture instead of inline 6 for their diesel? We all know an I6 has a lower torque curve best suited for pulling, but did they decide a v8 configuration is best suited for the all around, average driver application? Driving around town, cruising highway, pulling loads, acceleration and ect?
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Old 06-05-2013, 05:30 PM
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A straight engine is usually longer. But what it usually comes down to is politics and prior business agreements.
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I think they stuck with a V8 because that is the platform General Public associates with power

WOW I could have had a V8 LOL
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Old 06-05-2013, 06:07 PM
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Why not a v16 or 20... You don't see any newer Inline 8's anymore
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^ inline 8? Don't think I've ever seen one.
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International only used the v8's (t444e/ 7.3, vt365/6.0, maxxforce 7, 6.4l) in trucks that would run around town, (small box trucks, sweeper trucks, etc.) nothing that would do a lot of long hauls or heavy hauls. The v8's were chose for the quicker throttle respones in the applications they were used in . If the truck needed a little more they would step up to the DT466/ Maxxforce DT I6 engine for more torque.
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