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Just a reminder that in 1996 your top dog truck engines were:

A 454 (7.4 liter) V8 with 230 hp and 385 lbs-ft (upgraded to 290/410 in ‘97)

A 444 (7.3 liter) turbodiesel with 210 hp and 425 lbs-ft.

A 488 (8.0 liter) V10 with 300 hp and 450 lbs-ft (optional cummins 12v 6BT - 180hp/420 lbs-ft)

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Meanwhile in 2015:

GM’s smallest V8 (5.3 liter) puts out 355 hp and 383 lbs-ft

The smallest Ford engine ever put into a truck (2.7 liters) does 325 hp and 375 lbs-ft

Ram’s tiny 3 liter Ecodiesel does 240hp and 420 lbs-ft

EPA mileage for all the new engines is about double that of the old ones.

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