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Old 12-26-2007, 08:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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pros and cons of a 460 tow rig

Any one out there using a 460 ford for a tow rig?what are some of the draw backs and some of the plus to a diesel?
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what years are u looking at. there is a big diffence in diesels. IDIs, non turbod, turboed, powerstrokes. also fuel injected 460 or carbed
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Old 12-26-2007, 08:42 PM   #3 (permalink)
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f.i. 460 with auto 4x4 f-250 1995.I know its not as powerfull as a powerstroke,I am currious as to how much power the 460's make
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a 460 will have somewhere around 350 hp. they tow great. a powerstroke would out tow it but probly blow a head gasket while doing so.
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Gas Gas and more gas had a 91 f350 it loved gas.
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Got a 01 v10 gas. loveit. and for the extra money u say buying the gas and not the diesel u can put a supercharger on it
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Got a 01 v10 gas. loveit. and for the extra money u say buying the gas and not the diesel u can put a supercharger on it
because a v10 was an option in his first post?
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a 460 will have somewhere around 350 hp. they tow great. a powerstroke would out tow it but probly blow a head gasket while doing so

They haven't had that much power since the eary 70's.
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91 f250 4x4 ext. cab long bed w/ a 460

cons are mine loves gas and oil.

a pro for me is that the motor has been rebuilt by the previous owner.
tranny shifts great!
and i got the truck for 1500.00
i couldnt find a diesel close to that kinda price. My truck even has cruise control and AC.

anyways! if you got some cash to spend 5grand or more get a diesel!
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a 460 will have somewhere around 350 hp.


Don't we all wish.

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'88-92: 245hp, 395lb-ft
'93-97: 260hp, 410lb-ft

With the right gearing they pull great. I have one that I tow with and it pulls nearly as good as my fathers '99 PSD, however does not get as good of mileage while doing so. About 9mpg towing 14,000lbs. I do get about 14mpg empty if I drive it nicely.
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Old 12-27-2007, 06:56 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Gas Gas and more gas had a 91 f350 it loved gas.
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we've towed crazy loads with my 91 f350 crew 4x4 460...and to be honest if it wasnt for the 11mpg empty I would still have it..my diesel doesnt tow as well..but its easier to fill up.....
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Old 12-27-2007, 10:07 AM   #14 (permalink)
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First off, the guy who said they have 350hp. Yeah fawking right..... Dont post bull shit answers.

I have one sitting outside my window with a 460. Its been worked over and tows like a beat donkey. It will tow anything I have ever tried to tow. Plenty of power, I think stock was around 230 or 245 hp and around 400ft lbs. The gas mileage is the shitty part. It likes gas. Lots of gas.......

Diesels get better mileage and I think they tow at least as good, maybe better. I am saving parts to swap to a psd and 4500 in mine.
More for mileage and longevity than power.

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Old 12-27-2007, 11:54 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Clearly if he's stating it has 350 hp in factory form, he is off his rocker. At the same time, if someone has 'worked over' a 460, something on the order of 400 hp and more is possible and you'd still have a towable powerplant.
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Any one out there using a 460 ford for a tow rig?what are some of the draw backs and some of the plus to a diesel?
Con gas mileage
Pro it's a great tow vehicle.
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I had an '86 carbed F-350 and it was an utter dog. The EFI ones are a little better but are still dogs in comparison to modern diesels. My friend has a 93, and it never tops 10 mpg. My dad's '03 F-150 5.4L tows the same trailer faster than the old 86 ever did - while still getting double digit fuel economy.

As for the genius who claimed 350 HP from a dog 460 and blown PSD head gaskets...what the hell are you talking about? From now on, only post when you have something intelligent to add.
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my old 460 was built a little and pulled anything i ever asked of it... headers, cam and intake with a 600 CFM holley carb... 360 HP and 500 FT/lbs estimated power, empty mileage was about 11, towing anywhere from 8 to 4 depending on how heavy...
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The main con is that it will suck gas like a crack whore sucking cawk on the corner. Other than that, it'll rock.
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Clearly if he's stating it has 350 hp in factory form, he is off his rocker. At the same time, if someone has 'worked over' a 460, something on the order of 400 hp and more is possible and you'd still have a towable powerplant.
Yeah, mine is worked over. I am pushing around 370hp and around 580 ftlbs. Its tows like a beat donkey. I was saying the stock trucks came around 240 and 400. I am 98% sure those are close to the stock numbers because mine was right in that ball park when I got it. I had plenty of power then and more then I need now. It likes gas though... Even when i am nice to it, It likes gas... Lots of gas.
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My 460 rig is the trailered rig for a reason.... 11-12 mpg empty blows, and sub 10 towing reallys hurts... Good power, and will pull great, but, SUCK back the gas like there's no tomorrow.
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