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Old 02-11-2019, 09:57 PM
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Originally Posted by djfllmn View Post
ford tried this before..with the 6.2, and they barely moved any of them except the raptor
Thats because my 6.2L was a crazy upcharge over the other engine options.....and it was trim limited. You had to get a Platinum, Limited, or Raptor most years. Had to spend $55,000 at a minimum to get in a 6.2L.

Some years they added it to the order banks for FX4 and Lariat, but again order only. They could have sold many more with rebates and less limitations.

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Just because it's a large displacement engine doesn't mean it will be slow revving. I had a 496 that wound up like a small block and would hold 8grand all day. It's all in how you build it. With the right cam(s) and heads you could have 650hp on pump gas easy.
Not without forced induction!

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Old 02-11-2019, 09:59 PM
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Iíd buy a 7.3 F-150 YES!
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Originally Posted by ModularFord
Thats because my 6.2L was a crazy upcharge over the other engines....and it was trim limited. You had to get a Platinum, Limited, or Raptor most years. Had to spend $55,000 at a minimum to get in a 6.2L.

Some years they added it to the order banks for FX4 and Lariat, but again order only. They could have sold many more with rebates and less limitations.
You could get the 6.2 in an XLT. But it was a $4000+ upcharge over the Ecoboost even I think.
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Originally Posted by SteveLord View Post
You could get the 6.2 in an XLT. But it was a $4000+ upcharge over the Ecoboost even I think.
Correct but only for 2 model years in the lower trims as an order item and a hefty upcharge.

The pricing and availability of the 6.2L engine was like the current 3.5 H.O eco. They donít move many of them either.

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Old 02-11-2019, 11:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Spooled View Post
Ford will never put the 7.3 in a half-ton truck or a car. If they did, it would affect CAFE. It's specifically a heavy duty engine because of this reason.
I agree, but Ford could always come out with a 5/8 ton "Heavy Half" version of the HDPP truck with the 7.3 motor, 9.75 rear diff, and HPP frame. That would make for a one heck of a work truck package for contractors who need to tow large and haul heavy but might not need all the heft of a Super Duty.

But with that said, they are lowering the height of the F250 by an inch so maybe my thought on a "F200" is worked into the bigger SuperDuty.
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I agree, but Ford could always come out with a 5/8 ton "Heavy Half" version of the HDPP truck with the 7.3 motor, 9.75 rear diff, and HPP frame. .
love it! where do I sign the papers and give you my money!

it would be neat and honestly i would probably have picked it over 5.0 or 3.5 EB (as long as it wasn't stupidly priced) if I had the option since they are really pushing this engine to be highly reliable since it's for heavy duty applicaitons. Ford would not only have the great 5.0 and ecoboost motors but then would also be the top dog 2V pushrod motor against gm's 6.2 which is not available across the board. I would just hope if for some tiny chance ford actually brings it to the f150 they wouldn't limit it to just higher trims. It's so cool in my opinion that you can get 10speed trans with the 5.0 or ecoboost in a XL reg cab pick up and I would hope they would continue that mentality with the 7.3 in the dream world they stick it in an F150
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Hell yes! Ain't no replacement for displacement! But seriously I would love a torquey motor. My 5.0 is great and all but we all know it shines on the top end.
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People think I'm crazy, but I still think that 7.3l is gonna find its way into a special edition mustang of some sort. Its possible it may find its way into a sport version of the F150 as well...

But those mentioning CAFE have a valid argument, and the 7.3l will not return good economy as compared to current F150 offerings. Additionally its gonna be heavy...

I can dream though
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That's the only way I'd buy a new F150 to replace my 2012.
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