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Old 07-23-2010, 05:56   #1 (permalink)
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6.8 V10 engine swap

i recently bought a 2008 f-350 5.4L V8, and i think it could use a little more power. my goal is to drop a 6.8 V10 into it. aside from the block, would i need to change anything else (trans, bell housing, pumps, etc), or are the mod engines generally compatible in that regard?

also, if/when i get this project done, will my truck run the same in terms of piston timing, spark plugs firing, and gears changing? i have heard that an engine swap will usually cause a tolerable, but noticeable difference in feel to the way the vehicle drives.
any help is appreciated (and please don't knock me for getting the 5.4 )

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Old 07-23-2010, 08:34   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 6.8 V10 engine swap

Your best bet is to go out and find a truck with the v10 and buy it. There's a lot of electronics besides all the mechanicals that would cost more than buying a truck already built that way. Have you driven the v10? The newer 5.4s we have in our fleet will almost outrun them. Mine has the 5.4 and I'm very happy with it. Since the newer version 5.4 came out, they're better than the early ones.
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Re: 6.8 V10 engine swap

thanks rtg...

...the undrelying goal here is to increase HPs...can you offer any add-ons that would help me accomplish this? and also a good, all-encompassing website i can find these things at?
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Old 07-23-2010, 12:15   #4 (permalink)
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Re: 6.8 V10 engine swap

I've never been into mods but check one of our sponsors. Stillen. They have superchargers available plus other perfomance related parts. There might be others too.
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