In 1999, Ford introduced an all-new Super Duty F-series truck with an aggressive options list and handsome good looks. This opened up huge opportunities for both Ford and International, who could start adding more power by installing a huge air-to-air intercooler in the new truck's larger snout. Output was now upped to 235 hp and an incredible 500 lb-ft right out of the box. The truck sold like free beer on St. Patrick's Day and by model year '02, International was on a tear by upping horsepower to 275 and torque to 525 lb-ft. It quickly became known that by adding a few easy bolt-on aftermarket parts, power would shoot up to 300-plus and torque went over 600 lb-ft at the wheels. The freshly designed trucks were selling at a record rate. If people couldn't buy them new, they bought them used, upping the resale values for any Power Stroke Ford. The last of the 7.3L Power Strokes came off the assembly line in 2002, taking with them the end of the Two-Valve era.
Looks like General Motors accidentally posted some specs on its new heavy duty pickup Duramax diesel engine over the weekend, and it’s got five horsepower on Ford’s Power Stroke. If these numbers are accurate Ford will hold the line on peak torque, but Chevy will still be making a big step up on stock output.
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