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jonmacpolo

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Posted: 02/19/20 09:29pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I had a 2007 Ford 350 short-bed gas V-10 with a large Lance camper on it, and it would struggle going up the Sierras while pulling a small boat. Do you think the new 7.3 would do better than the old V10?
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Posted: 02/19/20 09:32pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Absolutely...


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Numbers say it will.


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It not only has more power than the V-10, it has the new 10 speed transmission which should keep it in a sweet spot more often.

Watch this video and I think you will be impressed.

https://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/30034724.cfm

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I guess define struggle. If you mean slows down on grades, you probably are going to do the same with the 7.3 so I wouldn’t necessarily blow $30-40 large on a new truck just to get the 7.3.


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If your in the market for a truck and loyal to Ford then 7.3 would be a good choice and upgrade over V10. Imo

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kellem wrote:

If your in the market for a truck and loyal to Ford then 7.3 would be a good choice and upgrade over V10. Imo

If you are loyal to a gas engine a 7.3 gasser would be a good choice. If you want more power and performance go diesel.


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vjstangelo wrote:

I guess define struggle. If you mean slows down on grades, you probably are going to do the same with the 7.3 so I wouldn’t necessarily blow $30-40 large on a new truck just to get the 7.3.


It's been a while since you've shopped for a new truck, I take it?

You're not getting any sort of Super Duty for $30-40,000 cash layout unless you've got about a $20,000 trade in.


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Sounds like the 07 had the wrong gearing. With the right gearing the V-10 would run right up the mountain. Same goes for the new 7.3. If you gear it wrong it too will struggle, but not nearly as bad with a 10speed auto!


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Define struggle. High RPMs, but holding speed, high RPMs and losing speed or something else?

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