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john858 03-19-2009 10:29 AM

454 vs 6.5
i,m looking at a truck that has a 6.5 in it that is blowed up i was wondering what you guys think the best way to go with it put the 6.5 back in it or 454 .any comments,suggestions will be great ,thanks guys

CamBirdRacing 03-19-2009 10:45 AM

what year and how much?

I had a 6.5 in a 95 1 ton. Ran good but didn't like anything hooked to the bumper. Only got 13mpg empty.

BEAST477 03-19-2009 01:37 PM

I've had both a "95 with the 6.5 way under powered for pulling would get 16-18mpg not a dually. The '97 with 454 would pull my 32' enclosed no problem about 10mpg everyday abouy 6mpg towing. If you buy it and put the 454 in it you are going to have to get the right computer,change transmission and possibly fuel tank not sure but i'm sure the fuel pumps in the tank are different. Just something to think about.

john858 03-20-2009 10:14 AM

the guy was higher than i was told so by the time i bought the truck & put a engine in it i could buy one that already runs,thanks guys

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