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I had asked a lot of questions on the live chat with the Ford Engineer on the 6.2 today but it seems the diesel took front pages in the answers... . So whos thinking of ordering the 6.2L? Anyone? We will be seriously looking at ordering one...maybe....
Guess I'll have to see once I get around to hooking you up for some tunes for my lethargic 5.4. Will be in touch real soon.
The deal maker for me would be the increased hp/torque of the 6.2 along with promised greater fuel efficiency. We'll see. More likely a 2nd year version.
08 SD250 2wd 5.4, 93 F450 7.3IDI, 08 4runner, 67 Imperial Crown, 49 Dodge Coronet parts, ask me why.
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If the 411hp and 434ft/lbs are correct numbers for the 6.2L, then my next 2011 or 2012 SuperDuty CC Auto 4.30 4x4 will have the 6.2L. I am sure...those are conservative numbers too. That engine has so much more potential...
What I have said in the past...is the 6.2L must provide more torque than my current V10 in order for me to consider it (wasn't concerned with hp numbers). If the numbers hold up...6.2L all the way. However...I will be leaving mine all OEM stock.
Just in case any are interested...my '03 V10 has 310hp and 425ft/lbs torque.
2012 FORD F250 SD CC 156" Lariat FX4 6.2L BOSS 4x4 4.30s
2003 F250 SD SC 142" XLT FX4 V10 Auto 4x4 3.73s -- Traded
1976 F150 LWB Custom 4x4 390FE NP435 3.50s
Yes, it should compete with the V10. Probably not for RV applications like Class C's ,etc... nor towing above 10K, but for the rest it should work well. I have owned many 8.1L GM's with 4sp/4:10's running gear. They discontinued it, so I took a chance on GM's 6.2/6sp/3:42, and it suprisingly did well compared to the 8.1. Not equal, but good enough to get the job done. I now own two GM 6.2's. I tow 8K through the Appalatian mountians a lot, but not enough to buy a specific tow vehicle with a diesel that stinks as a daily driver.
Was very happy with my V-10 hope this is just as great
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I took a chance today and ordered a 2011 F350 with the new 6.2 and 6 speed auto. I had to replace a 02 with a 5.4, 6 speed stick and 360,000kms. The heads are rotting at the manifolds!!
I never order first year or job1 items but I need a new truck to replace this one desperately. I have my fingers crossed. Should be in late March or early April. I'll post a couple reviews shortly after.
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