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Re: Ford Tremor

Posted: Sat Feb 08, 2020 6:32 pm
by Bill2014
I'm sure the Power Wagon with the soft flexy suspension rides a lot smoother than the stiff suspension Tremor. 8-)

Re: Ford Tremor

Posted: Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:28 am
by Reloaderguy
04Ram2500Hemi wrote:
Sat Jan 25, 2020 5:54 pm
I just drove the Tremor with the 7.3L and I’ll say this, it’s one hell of a truck. The ride quality is on par with my Power Wagon, the transmission shifts are smooth, and it feels like the the truck has plenty of power. I just can’t get past the $71,000 sticker price. Ford is going to sell a lot of these!

I’m not going to post pics because I’m on my iPad and they would post funky.
The 7.3 makes 500+ HP on an engine dyno with headers and no accessories. However, it comes with a 100lb+ weight penalty over the old cast iron Windsors and a 200lb+ weight penalty over a Coyote. There is a lot of potential in the 7.3 but it is a heavy engine with a large form factor and tall deck height. One of the reasons to go with gas over diesel is the weight savings; the 7.3gas gives up 100lb of that weight savings.

Re: Ford Tremor

Posted: Sun Feb 09, 2020 5:25 pm
by RustyPW
Reloaderguy wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:28 am
04Ram2500Hemi wrote:
Sat Jan 25, 2020 5:54 pm
I just drove the Tremor with the 7.3L and I’ll say this, it’s one hell of a truck. The ride quality is on par with my Power Wagon, the transmission shifts are smooth, and it feels like the the truck has plenty of power. I just can’t get past the $71,000 sticker price. Ford is going to sell a lot of these!

I’m not going to post pics because I’m on my iPad and they would post funky.
The 7.3 makes 500+ HP on an engine dyno with headers and no accessories. However, it comes with a 100lb+ weight penalty over the old cast iron Windsors and a 200lb+ weight penalty over a Coyote. There is a lot of potential in the 7.3 but it is a heavy engine with a large form factor and tall deck height. One of the reasons to go with gas over diesel is the weight savings; the 7.3gas gives up 100lb of that weight savings.
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Re: Ford Tremor

Posted: Sun Feb 09, 2020 5:45 pm
by DamageWagon
I just looked under the hood of a 6.7 Powerstroke. I have no intentions of ever having to work on one. The gas engine must do better at accessibility and simplicity than the diesel does.

Not having diesel emissions, nor complexity, in the form of a big block engine with a heavy casting and big displacement, gives the 7.3 a lot of potential for being a legitimate long-life hard use workhorse for guys that need a diesel but don’t want the issues of them.

Re: Ford Tremor

Posted: Sun Feb 09, 2020 8:18 pm
by RustyPW
DamageWagon wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 5:45 pm
I just looked under the hood of a 6.7 Powerstroke. I have no intentions of ever having to work on one. The gas engine must do better at accessibility and simplicity than the diesel does.

Not having diesel emissions, nor complexity, in the form of a big block engine with a heavy casting and big displacement, gives the 7.3 a lot of potential for being a legitimate long-life hard use workhorse for guys that need a diesel but don’t want the issues of them.
Wonder if you have to raise the cab to work on them like the diesel?