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doubleedge
08-04-2010, 02:36 AM
http://www.autoblog.com/2010/08/03/official-ford-6-7-liter-powerstroke-gets-800-lb-ft-as-of-next-w/

An update to the computer (dealer can upgrade currently released trucks) bumps the hp/torque to 400hp/800ftlb and in August new units will receive an upgraded frame to increase payload/towing by 550lbs/1000lbs.

GravelyGuy
08-04-2010, 09:42 AM
I wonder what the frame upgrade is? Too bad I missed out. I pick mine up tonight:cool2:

STIHL GUY
08-04-2010, 08:21 PM
that sucks for the people that just bought new trucks and missed out on this upgrade

oakwdman
08-04-2010, 08:32 PM
I wonder what the frame upgrade is? Too bad I missed out. I pick mine up tonight:cool2:

You can still get the hp/tq upgrade!

tnmtn
08-04-2010, 08:34 PM
wouldn't it be nice if the big three would stop the horsepower war and instead go to a reliability war. 300 hp is plenty of power for a medium duty truck. i would like to see instead a heavier 7-9 speed transmission to help keep the power in usable ranges.

GravelyGuy
08-05-2010, 12:01 AM
You can still get the hp/tq upgrade!

Yes I will. Truck is sweet. I got 19.2 MPG on the 50 mile trip home at 70 MPH. I reset it when I got off the highway and averaged 18.5 through town.

meets1
08-05-2010, 10:57 PM
That is all fine but now what - click of a mouse and dodge re-programs there cummins and GM will stay here at think at this point but when there intro there new truck they will jump the numbers again. I my neighbor the dodge dealer / owner says no big deal to increase Hp, torx, just play with the settings a bit and its done.

How much hp do you need in a truck much less payload or frame to handle that much power. After all it is still a 3/4 or ton truck.

Ozz
08-06-2010, 02:25 AM
wouldn't it be nice if the big three would stop the horsepower war and instead go to a reliability war. 300 hp is plenty of power for a medium duty truck. i would like to see instead a heavier 7-9 speed transmission to help keep the power in usable ranges.

The problem therr is the fact that most people don't know when to use the extre 3-4 gears.

Sure, people that have driven semis before, but the average joe won't know when to use the extra gears. Although, I have to admit, 800 ft-lbs, 400 HP, ex-heavy suspension and extra braking and a 7-9 speed in a truck like an F550 would be awesome. Small enough to drive around, and yet has the power to yank arond some serious size stuf.