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I hear what you are saying, but I don't know if you can go just by the differential ratio when assessing towing capability. I actually do think the new 6.7 will pull a bit more power out anyway. So, even if all was equal in the drivetrain, truck weight, wheel height, trans gears, etc., an engine making 400HP would be able to turn 3.55's about the same as a 380HP engine turning 3.73's. It's only a 5% leverage difference.
But I also think there are differences in the trans gearing and the other factors I mentioned. When it is all said and done, I would not bet against the new Ford. I agree it will be interesting, but Ford has definitely set a new height for the bar. Let's see where the others end up.
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