Video: Classic Debate – Duramax Vs. Power Stroke

In a debate as old as time, we take a moment to discuss the new Duramax and Power Stroke diesel engines in the new Ford and GM heavy duty pickup trucks. This classic debate ignites the passion in many enthusiasts.

On the left we have the new Duramax hooked to the Allison transmission. Pumping out 397 horsepower and 765 lb-ft to the rear or all four wheels, this engine is by no means a slouch. Slamming the go pedal at 30 mph will throw the traction control into a frenzy.

On the right we have the new Power Stroke which is all new and was developed in house by Ford. Pumping out 400 horsepower and 800 lb-ft to the rear or all four wheels, this engine is on paper, king of the hill. It is worth noting this engine has already received a factory software flash to upgrade the power to exceed the new Duramax power ratings.

So take a moment watch the video below and make your call, which side are you on?

Side note- I did this video clip in one take. I know it is lb-ft not ft-lb when referring to torque. I also know it is diesel not gas. I slipped on those two occasions and did not have time to do another take. Just wanted to mention those two mistakes before the war started in the comments.

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3 Responses to “Video: Classic Debate – Duramax Vs. Power Stroke”

  1. Units of torque can be referred to as either lb-ft or ft-lb; they’re both correct. The force and distance are being multiplied to get torque, so their order doesn’t matter.

    12/04/2010 at 8:38 pm Reply
    • Dan, you are correct. The reason I wrote that is it seems some people get all uppity about the subject.

      12/04/2010 at 9:17 pm Reply
  2. norm #

    I have owned both Ford and Chevy and they are both good trucks, but the newer Gm trucks are just loaded with cheap/chinsy plastic in the interiors,there is no comparison between the quality feel in the cabs, the ford is by far quieter and classier.
    As far as engines the idea that the duramx blows the ford away is hog wash,i have driven both of these and the power stroke is every bit as powerful as the duramax.by the way the gm is an izuzzu engine.
    And last but not least Ford did not ask for a bail out with our tax payer money like Gm did unreal.

    07/28/2012 at 2:34 pm Reply

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