2017 6.7L Ford Powerstroke
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While the 2017 Ford SuperDuty may still retain some of the remnants of its predecessor, to include the powerful 6.7L Powerstroke power plant backed by a 6R140 transmission, nearly every nut and bolt has been changed.  Were the changes for the better, only time will truly tell, but looking critically at the specifications, this truck may have set a new bar for the competition.

The mighty 6.7L Powerstroke is still in use that was originally debuted in model year 2011, but has received numerous upgrades that net a claimed 440 horsepower with 925 foot pounds of torque at the flywheel.  That’s right, out of the box bone stock, you’re almost four digits of torque!  Countless upgrades were made to ensure the integrity of the rest of the powertrain, to include a stronger transmission and larger axles.  Stuffed into the single rear wheel axles, you’ll have your choice of either a 3.31 or 3.55 ratio, while the dual rear wheel versions have options for 3.55, 4.10, or 4.30.  For those of you not concerned with ¼ miles times, what will all of this newfound power get you?  How about an unprecedented 32,500 towing capacity and 7,630 payload!  And to help you stop these massive loads, Ford has also upgraded the front and rear brakes to 14.29” diameter rotors and larger calipers.

To ensure that the skeleton was as robust as the power plant, Ford designed a fully boxed frame, a departure from the standard C-channel, coupled with additional crossmembers, in order to create a frame that is twenty four times stiffer than previous models.  However, with a stiffer frame also comes the necessity of better suspension to aid in absorbing varying road (or off road) conditions.  As a result, Ford upgraded not only the suspension, but also the steering, to improve the overall handling and reduce driver input.

Do all of these upgrades sound like its adding a load of weight to an already behemoth of a truck?  Absolutely, but here comes the really groundbreaking update, Ford opted for an all aluminum body.  That’s right, no more rust-prone steel sheet metal, all high grade aluminum, and it net an overall weight reduction of 350 pounds compared to previous models. 


With all of these upgrades, how can this truck be made any better?  That really depends on how you use your truck.  Do you like to take it off road on the weekends?  If so, you’ll want a taller ride height, more wheel travel, and an even better handling suspension.  Do you rack up the miles and need better fuel economy?  We’ve got your back with high flowing exhaust systems, cold air intakes, programmers, and numerous other options.  Do you like power, like lots of power?  Guess what, we’ve got upgrades that can get you any kind of power you’re after.  But maybe you’re like most and do a little of everything, if so, we can help you create exactly the truck that performs exactly the way YOU want it to.

As always, if you’ve got any questions about which products are right for you and your Powerstroke, don’t hesitate to give us a call or send an e-mail to cs@dieselpowerproducts.com and we would be happy to assist.

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