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While the latest iteration of the 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 and we would be happy to assist.
Q: Will a DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter) back system provide more sound to my truck?
A: Generally speaking no, the emissions equipment upstream will still act as a muffler. However, that doesn't mean installation will not help in other areas by improving exhaust flow. While minor, the benefits are noticeable, plus an aftermarket exhaust looks way better than the stock exhaust.
Q: I'm looking at an exhaust kit on your website, but it doesn't state which cab and bed configuration it fits, will this fit my application?
A: In most cases, unless it is specifically stated as fitting a certain configuration, all exhaust kits on our website will fit all cab and bed lengths. Further, most kits will not fit cab and chassis applications unless otherwise noted.
Q: I'm looking at this 5" (or other) exhaust kit, but my truck only has a 4" exhaust now. Does this 5" exhaust include an adapter / reducer?
A: Yes, the exhaust systems we sell will adapt down to fit the application at the designated starting point (turbo back, cat back, DPF back, etc.) for a hassle free installation.
Q: What are EGT's?
A: EGT stands for Exhaust Gas Temperature, which is the temperature of the exhaust leaving your engine. This measurement is typically measured before the turbo to ensure you are not overheating components. For most applications, we recommend not exceeding 1300 degrees.
Q: Will the products you offer void my warranty?
A: Some parts may void your warranty and some may not. We recommend researching the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act that specifically protects consumers when choosing to install aftermarket components on their vehicles, as well as consulting with your local dealer.
If you've got a question about your Powerstroke, feel free to give us a call at 888-99-DIESEL and we would be happy to assist.