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Old 07-17-2019, 10:54 AM
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Originally Posted by F-2 Speedy View Post
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. ??
If you can find what you want on the lot I bet they will, There is a local dealer that has the exact truck we want except for the wrong gear ratio and color, that truck is $8k below msrp. I'm still waiting on a hard number quote from dealer on the truck I did a build out on, that truck had an msrp of $48k. The 2019's in this area have dropped $4500 in the last couple months so not sure how much more they will come down.
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Old 07-17-2019, 03:57 PM
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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.
I always figured that would be the case. Mine is a fleet-owned vehicle (only reason I drive a Ford haha) so I can' tune it unfortunately. Might be the last F250 we have anyways. Half tons are now enough for most of what we do and we rarely tow anything anymore, and that's the reason I have the 250 is I can back up a trailer compared to our other minions even though I only go in field when we are short staffed anymore.
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Originally Posted by TylerBurich View Post
If you can find what you want on the lot I bet they will, There is a local dealer that has the exact truck we want except for the wrong gear ratio and color, that truck is $8k below msrp. I'm still waiting on a hard number quote from dealer on the truck I did a build out on, that truck had an msrp of $48k. The 2019's in this area have dropped $4500 in the last couple months so not sure how much more they will come down.
Im seeing new 2019 f250 4x4 navi lariat's from 58k to 70k.....I dont get the price differences, all seem to be optioned the same
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Old 07-18-2019, 07:52 AM
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Im seeing new 2019 f250 4x4 navi lariat's from 58k to 70k.....I dont get the price differences, all seem to be optioned the same
In our market dealers have 2 pricing strategies. They can price the truck conventionally knowing they will have to negotiate down at the time of the sale or they can adopt the new Market Value Pricing which cuts right down to the brass tacks with a no negotiation price. We do the same thing in the parts world but not with every line.
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Originally Posted by TylerBurich View Post
In our market dealers have 2 pricing strategies. They can price the truck conventionally knowing they will have to negotiate down at the time of the sale or they can adopt the new Market Value Pricing which cuts right down to the brass tacks with a no negotiation price. We do the same thing in the parts world but not with every line.
I've always thought discounting off the grossly inflated MSRP price is a joke..........it doesn't impress me that they discount 7k or more from MSRP
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Originally Posted by F-2 Speedy View Post
I've always thought discounting off the grossly inflated MSRP price is a joke..........it doesn't impress me that they discount 7k or more from MSRP
Right on, does anybody pay msrp anymore?
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About to pull the trigger and order F350 srw 6.2 4.30 gear, Dealer says we can still order a 2019 and take advantage of rebates otherwise it would be a 2020 with no rebates and msrp increase. Thanks everyone for all the input!
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Ended up ordering a 2019 F350 6.2 Crew Cab Long Bed 4.30 gear in the XL/STX trim. Couple things I wanted to note for anyone else curious about the gas superduty.
-Transmission is different in the gas F350 vs F250, The 3/4 ton uses a new "G" Tranny vs the 1 ton having a transmission similar to the diesel which is much stronger.
-I didn't go for the adaptive steering since it is fairly new and didn't want the complexity of that system.
-I did opt for the sync3 with the larger in dash infotainment system.
-I went for the ultimate tow camera setup as well not specifically for towing but I think it will aid my wife when she is parking it.

Still very anxious to see what numbers the 7.3 Godzilla V8 puts out but for now this truck should do everything I need it to. Sources are telling me that 2020's aren't going into production until as late as November now so who knows, time will tell.
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FWIW, Ram does similar with the 2500 and 3500.
The 68RFE is the only transmission available in the 2500 with the Cummins.
The 68RFE and the AISIN are options for the 3500 with the Cummins.

But the 68RFE mated to the Cummins is therefore electronically hamstrung by 100HP & 100 Lb/ft, so it doesn't rupture the lesser transmission.
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Originally Posted by Sydwayz View Post
FWIW, Ram does similar with the 2500 and 3500.
The 68RFE is the only transmission available in the 2500 with the Cummins.
The 68RFE and the AISIN are options for the 3500 with the Cummins.

But the 68RFE mated to the Cummins is therefore electronically hamstrung by 100HP & 100 Lb/ft, so it doesn't rupture the lesser transmission.
I did price a 2019 ram 3500 6.4 but the rebates were non existent on those. The initial price was better.
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