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Old 01-25-2013, 04:49 PM
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No matter what you do to a 4.7, its never going to have Cummins-like torque. Truth be told, the old 230-horse 5.9 has more off-idle grunt than even the 310-horse 4.7. So GEARS (as already mentioned) are your friend. The little 287 cubic inch motor just has to spin to do its work, but that kills your unloaded fuel economy. Everything's a compromise.
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