I wasnt able to find the website you referenced.
Please let me know where you went and how you make out! Any info from someone who has done it would be great!
I did go to my International dealer and ask them to turn it up for me. I got some info today. They gave me a couple of options:
the truck is currently at 245hp.
Option #1 -- 255hp, no physical changes
Option #2 -- 265hp, need to replace top piston rings
Option #3 -- 285hp, need to replace top piston rings
Option #4 -- 300hp, need to replace top piston rings, hi pressure oil pump, and transmission!!!
I told them, ok maybe I would go for the 285hp option. How much would it cost? They said the ecm flash is $300 for any option, a new plate for on the engine is $100 for any option. As for the top piston rings, they said because it is a high hour engine (12,000hrs) they won't do the piston rings without doing a full overhaul/rebuild. Not what I had in mind but they are supposed to get back to me with pricing on that.
I don't remember all the torque numbers but it is currently rated at 620 ft/lbs. The 285hp option would take it to 820 ft/lbs.
Does any one know what kind of increase in speed I would see trying to lug a trailer uphill with an extra 40hp and 200 ft/lbs torque? Would it be very noticeable? If it goes up the hill at 30 mph now would it do 35? 45?
I'm not sure what 200 extra ft/lbs torque would do but it seems like it might be substantial...???
I will post back when i get the numbers on the engine rebuild...
If anyone has any insights or opinions, please chime in...