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Old 07-12-2019, 01:09 PM
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Good to stay away from something new design (engine/trans/vehicle itself/etc) for 2-3yrs. Let the other owners be the guinea pigs and R&D.. Just my old azz observations.
Iíll third this. My 2002 Avalanche 2500 with the 8.1L/M32-4L85E transmission had valve body issues from brand new. Eventually had valve body replaced under warranty.

Also why I went with a 2018 Ram 3500 vs. the new 2019.
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Am I missing something here? You are considering a brand new pickup for a dedicated 1 mile tow with a 10,000lb load, but it won't be your daily driver?

It's your money, and you get to spend it as you see fit, but I'd seriously look for an old beater of a tow vehicle for a few dollars, and put the rest towards something else for the family, like the kids' college funds. Heck, an old 3/4 ton Suburban with a 454 would do great, and it would a big bus for hauling kids when needed.
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Originally Posted by Chart View Post
Am I missing something here? You are considering a brand new pickup for a dedicated 1 mile tow with a 10,000lb load, but it won't be your daily driver?

It's your money, and you get to spend it as you see fit, but I'd seriously look for an old beater of a tow vehicle for a few dollars, and put the rest towards something else for the family, like the kids' college funds. Heck, an old 3/4 ton Suburban with a 454 would do great, and it would a big bus for hauling kids when needed.
No, I am considering trading a high mileage 1/2 ton daily driver and a 1 ton dually dedicated tow rig for a 1 ton single wheel daily driver/tow vehicle. Getting tired of the two truck system, no matter what I do it seems like what I need is always in the other truck.
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Originally Posted by TylerBurich View Post
No, I am considering trading a high mileage 1/2 ton daily driver and a 1 ton dually dedicated tow rig for a 1 ton single wheel daily driver/tow vehicle. Getting tired of the two truck system, no matter what I do it seems like what I need is always in the other truck.
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I still have my 01 f250 7.3 and had a 2015 f150 but when I got bigger boat I wanted to tow in something more comfortable so I got a new f250 crew cab with the 6.2 gas. I have been very happy with the truck. It tows my 12,000 lbs boat just has good as my old 7.3 and gas mileage is 13.5 normal and 10 towing. When I sat down and did the math on the cost of fuel over 100,000 the diesel was only $2500 better and that didnít include the higher maintenance cost. I just couldnít justify the $10,000 increase.
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I just hope Ford doesn't neuter the engines potential below 4000 rpm like they did on the 6.2. The one in my work F250 is a total slug below 4000 rpm. Will hardly accelerate empty on the highway without dropping two gears first. Above 4000 rpm it comes alive and runs great. Playing with it, you can really tell it is all limited by torque management more than a lack of engine potential.
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I just hope Ford doesn't neuter the engines potential below 4000 rpm like they did on the 6.2. The one in my work F250 is a total slug below 4000 rpm. Will hardly accelerate empty on the highway without dropping two gears first. Above 4000 rpm it comes alive and runs great. Playing with it, you can really tell it is all limited by torque management more than a lack of engine potential.
That is the same feedback i'm getting from my customers with 6.2's and is why i'm leaning towards the 4.30 gear.
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Originally Posted by cdail28590 View Post
I still have my 01 f250 7.3 and had a 2015 f150 but when I got bigger boat I wanted to tow in something more comfortable so I got a new f250 crew cab with the 6.2 gas. I have been very happy with the truck. It tows my 12,000 lbs boat just has good as my old 7.3 and gas mileage is 13.5 normal and 10 towing. When I sat down and did the math on the cost of fuel over 100,000 the diesel was only $2500 better and that didnít include the higher maintenance cost. I just couldnít justify the $10,000 increase.
Thanks for the input, the gas mileage issue for me isn't a big deal since my 2011 1/2 ton hemi only gets 12 lol. Dealer is quoting me a new F350 6.2 with 4.30 gear so we will see what they come up with, hoping to keep it around $40k.
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I'm in the market for a new to me F250 2017 or newer......you guys think they will deal on the new 2019's when the 2020 comes out in Sept. ??
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Originally Posted by Gimme Fuel View Post
I just hope Ford doesn't neuter the engines potential below 4000 rpm like they did on the 6.2. The one in my work F250 is a total slug below 4000 rpm. Will hardly accelerate empty on the highway without dropping two gears first. Above 4000 rpm it comes alive and runs great. Playing with it, you can really tell it is all limited by torque management more than a lack of engine potential.
The 5.4L in my 2010 FX-4 was a slug too and the shifting sucked. Mike at 5-Star corrected all of that and really woke the engine up. I'm sure removing however much of the torque management wasn't doing the tranny any favors but I gladly traded one for the other. I dumped it at 80K miles just to avoid any transmission issues as it got older.
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