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Ford apparently wasn't happy with 2nd place.

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by doubleedge, Aug 4, 2010.

  1. doubleedge

    doubleedge LawnSite Senior Member
    from ND
    Messages: 911

  2. GravelyGuy

    GravelyGuy LawnSite Silver Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 2,548

    I wonder what the frame upgrade is? Too bad I missed out. I pick mine up tonight:cool2:

    STIHL GUY LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Messages: 5,226

    that sucks for the people that just bought new trucks and missed out on this upgrade
  4. oakwdman

    oakwdman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,297

    You can still get the hp/tq upgrade!
  5. tnmtn

    tnmtn LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NE Tn.
    Messages: 1,022

    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.
  6. GravelyGuy

    GravelyGuy LawnSite Silver Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 2,548

    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.
  7. meets1

    meets1 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,855

    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.
  8. Ozz

    Ozz LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 887

    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.

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