Friendly Comparison of Ford 7.5 460 to Gm 8.1 496.


Craig0320

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Who has driven both and what is there take.
 


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rusty ol ranger

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The 8.1 is stouter then the 460 is about every way i hate to say. Not like "oh my god holy shit" stronger, but definatily stronger.

Both return low double digit MPG
 

Craig0320

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Break it right the first time. Fix it better the next time.
I've towed 20k with the 460 and with my 8.1. I have to say putting the allison in tow haul wakes the beast. I get around 10 mpg towing light. 8-9 towing heavy.
 


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