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Ford V10 vs V8

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Dojo, Mar 19, 2004.

  1. Dojo

    Dojo LawnSite Member
    Posts: 13

    I need some opinions for a new truck purchase. F350 dump V10 vs V8. Any opinions on the V10 would be great, also any concerns with the 5.4 V8 not being powerful enough. At this point I think I am going to stay away from the diesel because of money. Although I do feel the diesel would be the best engine of all. Pros and Cons of V10 vs V8. Let see what you got!!
  2. aries

    aries LawnSite Senior Member
    from nj
    Posts: 334

    I have had my V-10 F-350 since 2001 I love it power is unbelievable the only thing it does not pass is a gas station average 9 miles to the gallon alittle more on the highway but not if your pulling a trailer, my other ford is a diesel 2000 and to tell you the truth when comparing gas mileage it is just Little bit better but also a great truck love them both! the V-10 has 50,000 miles on it have not had any problems yet good luck I'm anyone you choose will be fine.

  3. Dojo

    Dojo LawnSite Member
    Posts: 13

    Thanks, do you think the 5.4 V8 would be too weak. The reason I am not sure is because I would have to wait 6 weeks for the V10 and the V8 is ready now. I just don't want to be impatient and grab the V8 and it be a dog.

    FIRESCOOBY LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 981

    The 5.4 is too weak. It would probably do the job, but would work harder therefor reducing engine life. The whole time you'd be wishing you had a more powerful motor.
  5. jrg

    jrg LawnSite Member
    Posts: 4

    I had a 92 F-250 with a 5.8 and never had any problems. Pulled an open 16' trailer full of equipment and hauled a pallet at a time of ice melt. It handled it great. If the V-8 is a little weak for ya just slap one of those chips in it. I put one in my 02 Mustang and that was the only bolt on upgrade I've done that you could actually feel the extra power. And the V-8 should be a little easier on fuel when your not workin it. Good Luck
  6. riches139

    riches139 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 369

    The new 5.4 is 300hp.

    What is the V10 rated at ?
  7. bayfish

    bayfish LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 641

    Is it an automatic transmission or manual?
    I have an 88 F350 with 7.3 diesel IDI. Not a real powerhouse by any means but with the 5 speed and low gears, it pulls good. The gears provide the pulling power not so much the horsepower.
  8. deere mowers

    deere mowers Banned
    Posts: 29

    We run two V-8s one being a '97 and the other a '01. No probs outside of a coil on the '97 ( $225.00) I wish they had a little more power but they get the job done for now. The '97 gets about 16 MPG , while the '01 gets about 13-15 MPG.
  9. Doster's L & L

    Doster's L & L LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 616

    Why not consider the diesel engine? They last forever and they're able to pull the tongue off the trailor and very fuel efficient.
  10. NateV

    NateV LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 340

    The new 5.4 is in the new F-150 only. The old 5.4 is 260hp. The V10 is 310hp.

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