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Re: Ford 6.7 Powerstroke

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12-12-2013 12:41:46

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Quoting Removed, click Modern View to see you probably have the old standard .75 to 1 overdrive, now a days the overdrives are around .50 to 1, trust me i drove a trailblazer with 4.56 gears and it turned 2 grand with a .57 overdrive gear, just cuase you have a steeper overdrive gear doesnt mean every one else does. its called the best of both worlds high gears for good acceleration and a mellow overdrive gear for good highway mpgs not only that i could have 5.13 gears and 46 inch tires and turn 2 grand worth of rpms at 110 mph, a smart person contemplates all the factors of engine rpm at speed before telling everyone else they are wrong because they have better gears for towing than you do and are still turning the same or lower rpms

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12-22-2013 10:34:30

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 Re: Ford 6.7 Powerstroke in reply to blue924.9, 12-12-2013 12:41:46  
And with any load at all behind that .57 OD gear (or 37 inch mud tires) at 2000 RPM your gas engine is going to need to downshift because it's already well under its torque peak. The diesel will lug down another 300-500 RPM before needing to shift.

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