Join Date: Dec 2002
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Re: DT466E and DT530E.......power upgrades????
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Your power stroke is in a 8,000 Lb. pickup. The DT will be in a 15,000Lb. MDT. not to mention the almost double frontal area.
The MDT will have to work much harder to get to and maintain highway speeds. if you have ever driven an MDT you will know what I'm talking about.
How much do you have your PSD floored to get to and keep moving? In a MDT it can often be over 75% of the time spent driving. its not making the HP its keeping the motor together while using it.
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I drive one of three International 4700s that my employer owns everyday. They aren't very heavy at all.
I believe a 4700 cab/chassis only weighs something like 11-12,000lbs. My F350 weighs about 9000lbs and runs like a greased rocket.
The 466 is a dog of an engine. 210hp or so in the trucks at work.
When I have my horse trailer on my pickup, it has every bit of the frontal area of one of the 4700s and weighs more but I can hold whatever interstate speed I think I can get by with.
The 466 is a DOG. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/vomit.gif[/img]
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