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Already boasting class-leading payload and towing, Ford has now increased the 2011 F-Series Super Duty's engine output to ensure it has class-leading numbers in all areas. Originally launched with 390-hp and 735 ft-lbs of torque, Ford is upgrading the truck to deliver 400-hp and 800 ft-lbs of torque. Better yet, owners who already purchased one of the lower-output 2011 models will be able to get a free upgrade from their Ford dealer.

"These numbers are impressive, yes, but that is not why they matter," Samardzich said. "These numbers matter because our customers say they do. The higher torque means that fleet operators, such as Florida Power & Light, can plow through deep swamps and get to downed power lines faster and more confidently. It means that oil and gas crews in the Northwest can tow up an 8,000-foot grade maintaining a steady speed and using less fuel."

In addition, F-350 dual rear-wheel (DRW) models will get upgrades that include an increased max payload from 6,520 to 7,070 and a max fifth-wheel tow rating set at 22,600 lbs, up from 21,600 lb.

More: 2011 Ford F-Series Super Duty Getting Upgrade to 800 FT-LBS of Torque on AutoGuide.com
 

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gotta love the power race. look at how far trucks have come... 400hp/800ft-lbs out of the box? most of us are happy if we can ever get to that point with a bunch of mods.
 

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gotta love the power race. look at how far trucks have come... 400hp/800ft-lbs out of the box? most of us are happy if we can ever get to that point with a bunch of mods.
Aint that the truth. I'd be contempt with those numbers on my 7.3
 

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Makes me wonder how much HP Ford is holding back ??
 

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and how much mileage they COULD be getting......
 

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My truck keeps gettin slower and slower....But wow those are very impressive numbers :icon_ford:
 

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I wonder if the genius engineers can figure out how to get the tailpipe sniffers satisfied without choking off the engine and killing the mpgs.:doh:
 

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Wow! Now we're talking! I think that's awesome that Ford is allowing previous customers to come in and get a free upgrade on their 6.7! So I'm assuming that it must be a software thing then? Which means.... as soon as we get ourselves some experienced tuners on the job, we'll probably be seeing massive increases in power just from tuning alone! Can't wait!
 

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Aint that the truth. I'd be contempt with those numbers on my 7.3
X2.:woot: would be enough for me. I would buy one but I dont think they can beat how much I pay per month. lol
 

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I wonder if the genius engineers can figure out how to get the tailpipe sniffers satisfied without choking off the engine and killing the mpgs.:doh:
i think the engineering is pretty genius. think about it, these trucks make way more power than the older trucks did, they get better mileage, and do so while having to adhere to much stricter emissions standards.
 

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Genius Engineers

I am an engineer at a medical device company and if I would have developed a dpf that collects all the soot then squirt raw fuel into the exhaust stroke of the engine to burn it off, I would have been fired. Think about it, what have you done to clear the air when you are storing the crap you engine is producing then burn it off?:confused: Nothing, it all goes right back into the air. The solution is to produce an engine that runs effiecent and uses all the fuel, try to execute a clean burn.
 

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I am an engineer at a medical device company and if I would have developed a dpf that collects all the soot then squirt raw fuel into the exhaust stroke of the engine to burn it off, I would have been fired. Think about it, what have you done to clear the air when you are storing the crap you engine is producing then burn it off?:confused: Nothing, it all goes right back into the air. The solution is to produce an engine that runs effiecent and uses all the fuel, try to execute a clean burn.

i'm sure it's not that black and white, and i'm sure you would get fired if you were developing DPF technology during the time you should be working on medical devices. It doesn't seem like emissions control equipment is ALL that bad, the new trucks put out more power and get at least the same mileage if not more, all with this emissions equipment in place. The "genius engineers" that design these engines are bigger diesel geeks than we could ever hope to be, it's not like they're "the man" and we're the cool, hip diesel community fighting back for what they're trying to destroy. I guess I just never saw the point of getting angry with the people creating these engines, they work hard to continue to raise the bar, all while having to tiptoe through all the bureaucratic standards and red tape.
 

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+1:icon_ford:
 

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I cannot WAIT to see some tuning numbers!
 

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wow. so basically your lookin at 1000 ft lbs torque after a tune lol.. all those guys bashing ford for being the pos are really gonna be suckin some asscheese when they see me flyin by in a stock 800 ft lb truck lol. ill be out the window yellin "eat your heart out barbara streisand!" lol not sure what she has to do with anything but thats what id say i bet
 

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Here's the memo:

August 3, 2010


To: All Ford Dealers
Subject: Announcing 2011MY Super Duty Performance and Capability Enhancements

The 2011MY Super Duty is off to a phenomenal start, with total retail sales and market share exceeding objectives. This truck is a homerun! Well, the best heavy-duty truck in the segment is about to get better! We are thrilled to announce performance, fuel economy, and capability enhancements to the new 2011MY Super Duty. These enhancements are a credit to the continuous improvement and testing efforts of our Engineering and Manufacturing teams. We know customers value power, capability, fuel economy and durability, and we moved quickly to bring these enhancements into the market place.

In addition, we are announcing a new, first-ever Customer Satisfaction Program – 10B17 to provide the same horse power, torque and fuel economy upgrades for customers that have already purchased or leased a 2011 Super Duty pickup with the 6.7-liter Power Stroke® diesel.

Attached are the press releases sent to media today. Here are the details:

Performance/Capability Enhancements

The Ford built 6.7-liter Power Stroke® V8 turbo diesel, already praised by customers and journalists for its power, quietness, and fuel economy will raise the bar even higher. The result of additional durability and capability testing, the new 6.7L Power Stroke® diesel will now be rated at best-in-class 800 lb.-ft. of torque and 400 horsepower, an increase of 65 lb.-ft. of torque and 10 horsepower compared to when the all-new Ford-engineered and Ford-built engine went on sale earlier this year. The 6.7L Power Stroke® diesel's best-in-class fuel economy will be improved as well – now 20% better than the outgoing pickup models (vs. 18% at launch). Production at Kentucky Truck Plant with these performance upgrades will begin on August 5th.
Starting with production on August 9th, one of the heavy haulers in the 2011 Ford F-Series Super Duty lineup – the F-350 Dual Rear Wheel (DRW) - will add vehicle upgrades that will bring maximum payload and maximum fifth-wheel towing to best-in-class levels. Higher-strength steel in the frame will boost the payload and towing ratings as follows:
F-350 DRW maximum payload to 7,070 pounds, from 6,520 pounds
F-350 DRW maximum fifth-wheel towing to 22,600 pounds, from 21,600 pounds
Customer Satisfaction Initiative

Super Duty has more loyal owners than any truck in the heavy duty segment and many of these customers have already purchased a new 2011 Super Duty pickup. We understand the importance of these customers! With this in mind, we are pleased to announce we will be offering a first-ever, no-charge horsepower and torque upgrade Customer Satisfaction Program 10B17 to all owners that have purchased or leased a new 2011MY Super Duty pickup with the 6.7-liter Power Stroke® V8 turbo diesel. Here are some high level details:

SERVICE ACTION: It is anticipated that Customer Satisfaction Program 10B17 will be provided to dealers by August 31, 2010, once the IDS service release is available. Dealers will then be able to reprogram the PCM and TCM to the latest calibration.
CUSTOMER NOTIFICATION: Owners of affected vehicles will be notified approximately one to two weeks after the release of Customer Satisfaction Program 10B17.
OASIS AND FSA VIN LISTS: OASIS will be activated when Customer Satisfaction Program 10B17 is released to identify the affected vehicles. FSA VIN Lists will also be available to identify vehicles assigned to individual dealerships. Owner names and addresses will be available after the customer notification.
STOCK VEHICLES: Dealers are strongly encouraged to begin updating their affected in-stock vehicles once Customer Satisfaction Program 10B17 is released.
A more detailed communication of Customer Satisfaction Program 10B17 will be sent out later this month.

Please note, due to hardware changes, there are no plans to upgrade the payload and towing capability of 2011MY F-350 DRW's already sold to customers or in dealer stock. Only F-350 DRW units built after August 9th will receive this additional capability.
 

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I love it wait for GM to put out there numbers and then go over the top!!! Love to see the new powerstroke spank that Duramax ***!!!
 

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I love it wait for GM to put out there numbers and then go over the top!!! Love to see the new powerstroke spank that Duramax ***!!!
i mean seriously dude, wouldnt just be nice to be able to say, "my stock powerstrokes quicker". because its like, thats all the gmc/duramax forums are about, how peppy their trucks are. they dont seem to care or talk much about any other things. but yea watch chevy which i have nothing against come out with numbers over the powerstrokes then we SLAM EM again with another 100 ft lbs'a torque lol. im not gonna lie though, today i saw a like 2010 black cummins lifted like 8-10 inches with like 38s and 20s and it was ****in sick. imo all the trucks are sick, but im PSD DUDE TO THE BONE, TIL THE BREAK'A DAWN YO
 

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wow my grammars really gone down since high school
 
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