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wiserfrombud

Difference between Mack and Volvo?

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Ok since I have bought my Mack, I have a lot of inquisitive people most places I go. I am surprised how many people ask "Is that a Cummins or what kinda motor is in there?" Obviously I reply "no its a Mack motor", but then feel inclined to say we'll really a Volvo motor with some Mack finishing touches. Besides the obvious color difference and valve cover, what else is the difference? Please tell me it's more then that or I might be forced to sell my truck on principle alone. Hahaha. I don't honestly think Volvo makes a bad truck. Just not my taste personally. I thought I read somewhere the ecm on a Mack is 12v and a Volvo is 24? I'm sure Mack has their own software....anything else? Different cam or anything?

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Probably not much. I often wonder what Mack could of done with just a Volvo block and cylinder heads and designed the rest itself.

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I'm not sure about in the states. But in Australia the mp10 is different from the Volvo. They don't have a vgt turbo among other differences

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The MP8 and D13 are identical except for paint, intake manifold logo, and valve cover. I haven't found an engine or m drive tranny part that is not completely interchangeable. Cabs and body are the only real difference. Mack does still hold a higher trade value over the volvo. And mack is just a better looking truck. So for this discussion " looks are everything" and "looks are the only thing"

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I have the Mack diffs as well.....significantly cooler then anything Volvo offers. Haha.

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The mack rears are private label meritor. But the top loaders are cool. Whatever it takes to get the gold dog.

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Biggest difference is the image!

The Boss Dawg

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Or the Volvo Penguin?

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Cab-Hood-Manual transmission-Top loading rears(Does Volvo use?)-Camel backs-Westport Chassis (Volvo probably uses also)-engine programming.

Probably not much else. Is Mack walking beam still available?

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I was wondering if Volvo was going to start offering Macks axles. Especially now that they are building them in house again in Hagerstown. Just seems like the next logical step to help with a lower demand for those axles over the last 15 years.

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I also see by the specs the MP makes a few more horsepower and torque the the Volvo equivalent.

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