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RE: New Ford 7.3 Gas

jefe 4x4 here. I have not been on here for a few years, but am on here to add to my extensive research for a talk I'm presenting at the Truck Camper Adventure Rally next week, and a subsequent article for the on-line magazine. The piece should clear the air, or at least give you a perspective on the hot button issue of GAS VS. DIESEL Jeanie and I bought a 2020 Ford F-350 XLT FX4 4WD SRW SB SC 7.3L Godzilla Gas V-8 (430HP; 475TQ) TorqShift 10 speed 10R140 auto trans 397 amps dual Alt dual batts frnt Dana 60; rear Dana M275 E-locker 4.30's 4190# payload 7243# curb wt. 11,300# GVWR 5-er prepped. 2020 Northstar Laredo SC, 12v compressor fridge, cassette, 320w Solar sub zero insulation. 2350 pounds wet. No, we're not selling our 2001 built Dodge H.O. Cummins. The real differences with the new Ford 7.3L gasser are twofold: 1. The engine is not like any modern Ford truck engine i have driven because is makes gobs of torque down to 1500 rpm and has enough torque to pull heavy loads without a big mpg penalty. Ford even puts the gasser into big trucks up to F-750. Chevy's 6.6L V-8 is close but not close enough. Mopar's Hemi V-8 torque drops like a rock at 1500 rpm. 2. The second half of the equation is the 10 speed truck transmission. It has the lowest of low gears, and 3, yes three overdrive gears to eek out the last drop of mpg. I might mention the 4.30 gears deliver the most rear wheel torque of all the final drives. So, keep your eye on TCA for my extensive coverage of the GAS vs. DIESEL debate from someone who has both and will continue to have both. Just know that the 7.3L gasser coupled to the 10R140 trans is a game changer, especially for us that haul truck campers. jefe
jefe 4x4 02/07/21 01:25pm Truck Campers
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