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Old 07-29-2002, 01:02 PM
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WOW!!! 4.30 gears.....that thing must really sing goin' down the highway at 65-70......or will it run that fast ???? & 14 mpg ??? no way!!! I am also looking at moving into a 250/350 so I like this thread, but really !!! 4.30's but it truly would pull stumps. 80% highway driving, 10% city & 5% pullin' the boat, so I have other things to consider other than the ultimate torque/towing monster with infinitely high (numerically) gear ratio. I gotta' keep it at that magic 11-15mpg range and still pull the occasional 10,000 rig....and stop it of course!! That is the problem now, braking....actually my 5.4 pulls it pretty well. Just can't go over 55 due to "control" issues.
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Excellent Troutly, I have been thinking about the V10 for several reason- mostly wife reasons (!!). I will lean more that way now.
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If you want a gas mottor better look at GMs 496.....
More Power, Better ride, better Milage.....

BTW.......I drive a PSD...SD...Ford has the Diesel !!!!
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Old 07-29-2002, 05:45 PM
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2002 V-10 with 27,000 miles and 0 problems. Pulls 5,000# boat, kids, etc. down to LOTO like nothing is back there. It's not even working at just over 2000 RPM.

Gas is nothing to write home about but who cares!

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Hey Troutly: You seem to have the inside scoop on these Fords
Just left my dealer and he says no new Diesel untill 04 maybe
even 05 ?! I dont want to keep mine 2 more years !!!!!

What is it with these fuel figueres?? My PSD NEVER has seen the other side of 16 mpg !!! I think some people are wishing when they post these #s !!!!!1
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I know we don't want to make this a chevy vs. Ford thing.

But the chassis on the Ford is alot beefier than the Chevy
Look at the weight differences of the truck and then put them on a lift and look underneath.

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Yea Mr Cig I gotta agree.....My truck works 5-6 days a week..and then for a vacation it tows the boat ! I needed the toughest truck i could buy. But some dont need all that. a couple of my buddies have the new GMs. Very plush and nce ridding trucks
just not as HD as my SD
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2001 F-250SD Crewcab 4x4 Long Bed,LOVE IT.V10 is so quiet I have to look at the RPM`s to see if it`s running,when I start it.Now if someone will buy my 22ZX Donzi I too can tow a bigger boat.
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Troutly always knows!!!!!1
Give them a year to work the bugs out and then ill be ready!!!

Oh yea, MPG #s....No "Fuzzy Math" here!! around here if you arent running 70-75 you get blown off the road!!! Must be where my MPGs go to!!
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