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Old 12-30-2007, 06:07 AM
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IMHO,For a street driven truck The HP is not the main factor as max HP is usually at a higher RPM than you will drive most often. The torque is what matters and the 383 will ,if set up correctly, make more torque at a lower RPM than the 350. Thats why I say go 383. I have done it in a 65 C10 and yes you will notice the difference.Also The 700R4 has 2 advantages, It has a lower first gear that helps with launch, effectively like running a lower rear gear then at cruising an over drive that is like running a higher rear gear. When set up properly you get the best of both worlds. Great 0 to 60 and great drivability for long hauls.
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