Join Date: May 2007
Location: Parlin, New Jersey
This is more of a apples to oranges question, It's all about application. When I'm pulling my car trailer It's much better to be maintaining highway speed over the raritan bridge then watching a 4.9 downshift 2 gears and tach out to hold 35mph. 525 ft pounds of torque at 1600 rpm is a big help. horsepower isn't everything. The Mack I drive for my night job has 488 Horsepower and 1700 ft pounds of torque with a rev limit of 2100rpm.
Because of the cost of maintenance it's surely not a practical daily driver, but if you need to move something heavy its the way to go.
I've come into this world with nothing and still manage to have some of it left.
ASE Master Technician and Advanced Level Specialist.
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1994 Thunderbird, 4.6 V8, PI heads, SVO Blower, 8# pulley, 2.5 duel exhaust, 4R70W, MarkVIII converter, Mark VIII differential, Trac-Loc, 3.73 gears, H&R 1.5 lowering springs, bilstien rear shocks and SC front struts.