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Old 04-07-2014, 11:41 AM
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Real horsepower numbers

I am in the final stages of my research for purchasing a new super duty and I am curious about the two different horsepower/torque numbers that you get for these trucks. One is in the 385hp/405tq range and the other is 316hp/397tq. What is the difference? Does it have something to do with towing capacity? Need some help.

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Old 04-07-2014, 05:33 PM
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Same engine, measured at different RPM's due to some sort of government regulation or industry standard for rating output of engines in trucks above a certain GVWR the RPM has to be different, the exact numbers escape me.

It's the *feel* of the engine that has nothing to do with numbers on paper. The 6.2 winds out like there's no tomorrow, the old 460 in my other truck will pull a house off its foundation at idle. Both get the job done; pulling grades over high mountain passes fully loaded.

For what it's worth, empty I street raced (don't do this at home, kids!) a Raptor from a stoplight one day and amazingly enough, outran him. Not by much, but my truck was a nose ahead the whole time until we both had to back off. I attribute it to the 4.30 gears and smaller diameter tires, since we both have the 6.2.

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So same tune, just reading the numbers at different points. I didn't know that about the different readings.

It is good to hear about the power and torque. My dad had a 5.4 in his previous F-150 and I was never that impressed. I was hoping that the new 6.2 was a different beast. I have not given it the gas pedal test yet because I know as soon as I test one that I am going to want to buy one. My 6.0 psd just seems down on power compared to the 7.3 psd and 6.7 cummins that the trucks on our farm have and I am ready to get out of diesels (too much overhead cost for what we use them for).

I am looking at 3.73 gears for the mileage. Any other suggestions for must's on this truck hunt? I am looking at CC short bed F-250's.

Thanks for any advice that I can get here from people that own 6.2's.

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RW or FW Hp?
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RW= rear wheel horse power
FW= flywheel horsepower

Do you need a 4x4?
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RW= rear wheel horse power
FW= flywheel horsepower

Do you need a 4x4?
Gotcha, Thanks!

Yes, I would need 4X4 for our snow in the winters and some of the roads that I have to travel for our farm after it rains. Hard to pull a stock trailer out of a muddy pasture with out 4 wheel drive.

Looking for rear wheel horse. With 380hp or so at the flywheel I am looking at the 300 or less range at the wheels? What about torque? 405 at the crank and probably the same 300 range?

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My figures are about 327 Hp / 344 Tq. to the ground +/-.
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