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6.0 - Vs - 6.4 Dead Stop To Wot!!!!

I just got back in from running a new 2008 F-250 Powerstroke S/C 4x4. WOW! Ford has made one helluva truck available to us. First of all I did indeed notice how quiet this truck is upon cold start up and going down the road. We took this 6.4 PSD and lined it up with a 2007 6.0 PSD S/C 4x4 and took off from a dead start. I will get to the results in just a minute but I wanted to let everyone know that we were comparing apples to apples for the test. Both trucks are Supercab short box 4x4's, Both with 3:73 gears, both w/ Torqueshift Auto,s, both with 18" rubber one being an 08 Lariat with 22 miles and the other being an 07 Sport with 130 miles. The first run we took was from a stop in 4wd. There was NO comparison. The 08 6.4 easily outran the 6.0 in every gear. Giving the 6.0 the benifit of the doubt we decided that we would run it up and down the road for a while to loosen it up and get everything good and hot to make positively sure that everything was working to its potential. 2cd run we stopped and lined them up, once again in 4WD, I was in the 08 and let my buddy in the 07 spool up its turbo and let him take off first. Not until he was rolling at full throttle and a fender and half a door in front of me did I touch the throttle. Once I rolled into the 6.4 I was amazed at the ground that I made up after he already had a good jump on me. By the time the 08 was shifting into second gear we were already pretty close to dead even and when the 08 shifted into 3rd it was all over as I was steadily putting distance between us. Sorry this is so long but I am stoked about the improvements Ford has made on the the Super Duty and I am not just talking about it out running the 6.0. This truck and I do mean truck in every sense of the word is absolutely the best truck I have been fortunate enough to drive. The interior is something of luxury and well laid out. The 08 is very quite as others have said before. The power fold telescopic mirrors are awesome, the tailgate step is very practical and solid. The power is decieving. It is quiet and smooth which may lead someone to believe that it isnt as powerfull or as quick as its replacement. After we drove this awesome piece of machinery and lined the 6.4 and the 6.0 up for battle there is no question left in my mind on which PSD comes out on top. The 6.4 Super Duty is the next truck I will own. ONCE AGAIN SORRY THIS IS SO LONG BUT I HAD TO TELL YOU MY EXPERIENCE WITH THE NEW DIESEL!!
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Now this is what I wanted to hear ! Nice review.

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good write up man.

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Excellent, real world type write up. It's great that you used similarly configured trucks. Most of the morons doing the truck tests in the magazines can't even seem to do that right.

Did you two happen to switch trucks when you raced? Just to make sure you're not a lot better racer than him?

We compared a chipped 7.3L to a 6L once and they were within a truck length after about 45 MPH, the 6L being a tad faster. We found that when we switched drivers, the opposite happened. So really it was that one guy just knew how to race better than the other guy.
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Excellent, real world type write up. It's great that you used similarly configured trucks. Most of the morons doing the truck tests in the magazines can't even seem to do that right.

Did you two happen to switch trucks when you raced? Just to make sure you're not a lot better racer than him?

We compared a chipped 7.3L to a 6L once and they were within a truck length after about 45 MPH, the 6L being a tad faster. We found that when we switched drivers, the opposite happened. So really it was that one guy just knew how to race better than the other guy.
We didnt feel the need to swap drivers because we were doing straight line runs on the open road and we were not manipulating shifts. We were putting it in drive and letting the transmission do all the work while flat footing the throttle. We figured that this took the "driver" variable out of the picture at least for the most part. The second run that we took I gave him ground. He was spooled, moving and a nose ahead before I got into the throttle on the 08 and not only did I catch the 6.0 when it shifted into second, but the mighty 6.4 out muscled and pulled the 6.0 when we went into third gear. In my opinion it didnt come down to who was a better driver as we were just flat footing the throttle and smiling. This is plain and simply getting the power to the ground. Besides I didnt want to switch drivers because I was having way to much fun:Thumbup: :Thumbup: Like a kid in a candy store so to speak!: YOU GUYS HAVE TO GET YOUR HANDS ON ONE AND DRIVE IT.
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Hopefully I will be driving mine friday and going on a 500 mile round trip this weekend.. :Thumbup:
Good Luck with your trip. Let me know what you get for fuel milage with your new truck.
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Great write up!:Thumbup: Maybe next time you can get a hold of one of the competitor's rigs to play with. You're the only one who has lined up two equally equipped trucks to see what the real results are. Good job.

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Great write up!:Thumbup: Maybe next time you can get a hold of one of the competitor's rigs to play with. You're the only one who has lined up two equally equipped trucks to see what the real results are. Good job.
I would love to run it against the competition out of the box stock for stock to see how the Super Duty stands up. I do believe that this truck will put the shine back on Ford's Blue Oval for Diesel customers but only time will tell.
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