6.4 test drive not what i thought - Diesel Truck Forum - TheDieselGarage.com
Thread Details Posted by jrmmustang, this thread has received 17 replies and been viewed 2395 times.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-10-2009, 03:38 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
jrmmustang's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: wisconsin
Posts: 85
Points: 6,063
Thanks: 15
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
6.4 test drive not what i thought

So the other day was cruising the dealer lot and seen a sweet 6.4 So the sales guy offered me a test drive and I said WHY NOT. I took it for a little drive up the interstae and over all awsome truck except one thing. I was a little dissapointed by the power. I got on it all the way going up the on ramp and it just didn't take off like i thought it would. I have a 95 with stage ones and a ts chip and it can take that ramp at about 5-10 mph faster and feels like it pulls much harder.

So is it just that the truck need more break in Cause I figured with the stock hp of 350 the 6.4 would pull away from my 95 I just would like to know anyones elses expierince going from a chipped OBS to a 6.4 No bashing here just some questions I though I would ask. Or i guess i would have to get it and get spartan right away

New horse
2003 F-350 Crew Dually 4x4 Auto Cold air intake Silverline stainless 4" turbo back SCT erics x-race,x-street, tow
195k runs good
359.8 hp 6-13-09
14.9-91 mph 7-10-09

SOLD IN ITS PRIME LIVE LONG
1995 CC F-350 292,456 miles auto 4x4 4.10 gears
Intake 4" exhaust 160 cc injectors gauges IDM mod ts redone by "TW" 6 pos
jrmmustang is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-10-2009, 04:55 PM
Senior Member
 
4play's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: norman, ok
Posts: 1,700
Points: 41,545
Thanks: 55
Thanked 387 Times in 342 Posts
they're not rocket ships, and they do have to "break in". also the new trucks are pretty quiet and smooth it makes them seem slow compared the loud and rough earlier ones mainly the obs.
4play is offline  
post #3 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-10-2009, 05:18 PM
Diesel Kid
 
Super08Duty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: College Station, TX
Posts: 4,580
Points: 45,496
Thanks: 384
Thanked 273 Times in 247 Posts
You have to remember your comparing two completely different animals. Your truck has a chip on it and practically no emissions junk. Vs the 6.4 with no chip/tuner and loaded with emissions parts. You wouldn't believe the power of a Spartan tuned 6.4!

Colton

2008 F-250 PSD 4X4 XLT
Spartan-MBRP-Elite-AFE-KEM

542hp 1060trq 9/18/10
Super08Duty is offline  
post #4 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-10-2009, 06:14 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
Threadstarter
 
jrmmustang's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: wisconsin
Posts: 85
Points: 6,063
Thanks: 15
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by 4play View Post
they're not rocket ships, and they do have to "break in". also the new trucks are pretty quiet and smooth it makes them seem slow compared the loud and rough earlier ones mainly the obs.
Yeah thats for sure way way way smoother and quieter than my 1 ton
i know it not a perfect comparision its not what i was going after just a difference it the power i thought it would have compared to mine thats all. If it wasn't for the small house cost of one i would be all over it. But heck for $40,000 i can add a few more go fast parts to mine for now

New horse
2003 F-350 Crew Dually 4x4 Auto Cold air intake Silverline stainless 4" turbo back SCT erics x-race,x-street, tow
195k runs good
359.8 hp 6-13-09
14.9-91 mph 7-10-09

SOLD IN ITS PRIME LIVE LONG
1995 CC F-350 292,456 miles auto 4x4 4.10 gears
Intake 4" exhaust 160 cc injectors gauges IDM mod ts redone by "TW" 6 pos
jrmmustang is offline  
post #5 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-10-2009, 08:06 PM
Senior Member
 
pyro2nite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Sacramento CA
Posts: 606
Points: 40,269
Thanks: 52
Thanked 64 Times in 63 Posts
I bet your 95 has a lot less weight to move around than the 6.4.

2008 FX4 3:73 ZF-6 SC SB Transfer Flow
Singles club member 166 H&S Mini, KEM Tunes, S&B intake
pyro2nite is offline  
post #6 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-10-2009, 08:58 PM
* * * * *
 
rod.10853's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 246
Points: 68,497
Thanks: 16
Thanked 26 Times in 26 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by jrmmustang View Post
So the other day was cruising the dealer lot and seen a sweet 6.4 So the sales guy offered me a test drive and I said WHY NOT. I took it for a little drive up the interstae and over all awsome truck except one thing. I was a little dissapointed by the power. I got on it all the way going up the on ramp and it just didn't take off like i thought it would. I have a 95 with stage ones and a ts chip and it can take that ramp at about 5-10 mph faster and feels like it pulls much harder.

So is it just that the truck need more break in Cause I figured with the stock hp of 350 the 6.4 would pull away from my 95 I just would like to know anyones elses expierince going from a chipped OBS to a 6.4 No bashing here just some questions I though I would ask. Or i guess i would have to get it and get spartan right away

My truck is just over a year old. It's still stock. It's got about
11K miles on it now. It definitely has more balls today than it did
the first month or so I was driving it. I don't know why. It still has
notable lag at the start in 1st, but nothing like when it was when new.

Rodney

08 F250 CC LWB 4x4 PSD, 6 SPD-Manual, 3.73 LS
2.5" Leveling Kit / 2" Superlift Add-a-Leaf
18" MT Classic II Wheels / 35" Toyo MT Tires
Go Industries Rancher Grille Guard
SnugTop Truck Cap/Shell
Xtreme Liner
rod.10853 is offline  
post #7 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-11-2009, 05:11 PM
Senior Member
 
Superdutytd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Washington State
Posts: 2,126
Points: 30,513
Thanks: 28
Thanked 59 Times in 55 Posts
Images: 3
Also I've found that if I go out and romp on the truck for it while the computer seems to figure some **** out and gets it act together. (Faster)

2008 Red CCSB 6.4 Auto Lariat.
Stock 20's wrapped in 35x12.50R20 Toyo MT's, 3.73 gears, Nav, Backup Cam, Tailgate step, Upfitters, etc.
Mods: AFE Intake, Line-X, 20% Tint, Clear Bra, Husky Mats, Smoked Recon Mirror markers/3rd brake light, Bushwacker Pocket style flares w/ mud flaps + an aluminum Rapid Hitch (one of the best investments!)
Feel free to PM with any questions about any of my mods.

SRW Club #55
American Club #55


Last road trip-567 miles @ 20.7 mpg @ 67mpg average speed.
Superdutytd is offline  
post #8 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-13-2009, 08:27 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 31
Points: 22,929
Thanks: 3
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by jrmmustang View Post
So the other day was cruising the dealer lot and seen a sweet 6.4 So the sales guy offered me a test drive and I said WHY NOT. I took it for a little drive up the interstae and over all awsome truck except one thing. I was a little dissapointed by the power. I got on it all the way going up the on ramp and it just didn't take off like i thought it would. I have a 95 with stage ones and a ts chip and it can take that ramp at about 5-10 mph faster and feels like it pulls much harder.

So is it just that the truck need more break in Cause I figured with the stock hp of 350 the 6.4 would pull away from my 95 I just would like to know anyones elses expierince going from a chipped OBS to a 6.4 No bashing here just some questions I though I would ask. Or i guess i would have to get it and get spartan right away
That was and is my impression as well. I posted that a long time ago when I was first test driving looking for a new truck. The truck has PLENTY of power for hauling and towing, but the acceleration is somewhat lacking. I attribute that to the fact that my truck is somewhere near 8,000 lbs and will never be a drag racer in stock dress. That's fine with me. I drive like the old man I am anyway. But I have found that if you REALLY stick your foot in it, that horse will RUN! It just needs a little encouragement..and watch that fuel needle head for the big "E"!
yukondiesel is offline  
post #9 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-13-2009, 11:41 PM
R.I.P. DAD
 
SEABEE08FX4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Montgomery, Texas
Posts: 3,800
Points: 44,557
Thanks: 368
Thanked 289 Times in 205 Posts
OBS dosnt weigh anything near a 6.4, plus the 6.4 dosnt feel as fast as it really is. Dosnt have that same gut punch pull of a 6.0 even though its just as fast if not faster.

R.I.P. TMCS (SS) Brooks R Newell, I will forever miss you.

OneBigAssMistakeAmerica

2008 F-250 FX4



NMCB-28, KICKIN BUTT SINCE 1942

American club member #40
FOSP Club # 1
My sense of humor is an acquired taste, if you dont like it....... ACQUIRE some taste.
SEABEE08FX4 is offline  
post #10 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-14-2009, 02:22 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
Threadstarter
 
jrmmustang's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: wisconsin
Posts: 85
Points: 6,063
Thanks: 15
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I don't know exacly what the truck weighted but it was a 250 x-cab 4x4 short box, mine is a crew long box and with me in it, it weighs 7960 lbs so i am guessing at least mine weights close if not a little more

New horse
2003 F-350 Crew Dually 4x4 Auto Cold air intake Silverline stainless 4" turbo back SCT erics x-race,x-street, tow
195k runs good
359.8 hp 6-13-09
14.9-91 mph 7-10-09

SOLD IN ITS PRIME LIVE LONG
1995 CC F-350 292,456 miles auto 4x4 4.10 gears
Intake 4" exhaust 160 cc injectors gauges IDM mod ts redone by "TW" 6 pos
jrmmustang is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Diesel Truck Forum - TheDieselGarage.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Not really a kill, but first test drive after FTVB FordRacing200 Road Kill, Bench Racing 0 11-22-2007 06:43 PM
Test Drive 08 450 4x4 4.88 ACC inc. 2008-2010 6.4L Power Stroke 1 03-20-2007 01:55 AM
Saw test drive of Superduty on pickuptruck.com d67rdave 2008-2010 6.4L Power Stroke 2 02-22-2007 07:26 AM
Test drive Firefox LargeCar The Parking Lot 30 10-03-2006 04:58 PM
Mega Cab Test drive. ACC inc. 5.9L Cummins (2003-2007.5) 1 07-17-2006 11:08 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome