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Old 07-11-2019, 07:49 AM
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Is anyone else considering the switch from diesel to gas? Still awaiting power #'s but if it is close to 500ft lbs I am considering selling our 5.9 common rail cummins and daily driving a 1 ton single wheel F-350. Only news I have heard is Sept/Oct. availability on the 7.3 V8.
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There is nothing wrong with any of the new modern turbo-diesels for daily driving. The Godzilla sounds awesome, and as someone who has owned 3 different trucks with GM gas 8.1L/Allison combinations...
...I still wouldn't want a gas vehicle for my only tow vehicle. Even my GF has a daily driver Mercedes Benz diesel SUV, that she tows her toys with.
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Old 07-11-2019, 09:33 AM
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There is nothing wrong with any of the new modern turbo-diesels for daily driving. The Godzilla sounds awesome, and as someone who has owned 3 different trucks with GM gas 8.1L/Allison combinations...
...I still wouldn't want a gas vehicle for my only tow vehicle. Even my GF has a daily driver Mercedes Benz diesel SUV, that she tows her toys with.
We only tow 1 mile down the highway from the storage shed to the ramp. It looks as though the 6.7 is $9,120 over the current 6.2 gas. I know the 7.3 will carry a premium over the base model 6.2 but that is yet to be known $$$. If it is $4k-$5k option to go from the 6.2 to the 7.3 than I will just get the diesel for a few g's more. And we aren't talking platinum trim, I'm really digging the xl/stx package.
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What size boat are you towing?
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What size boat are you towing?
311 Formula on a steel tri axle trailer
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Even the 6.2 will be plenty. Especially for the short distance you tow. No way would I spend the money on a diesel. I towed our 37 AT with my RAM 2500 6.4 hemi with no issues. I could never justify a diesel partially because my commute to work is only 3 miles. I would destroy it.
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Originally Posted by Drock78 View Post
Even the 6.2 will be plenty. Especially for the short distance you tow. No way would I spend the money on a diesel. I towed our 37 AT with my RAM 2500 6.4 hemi with no issues. I could never justify a diesel partially because my commute to work is only 3 miles. I would destroy it.
Appreciate your input. I have a 4 mile drive to work and i'm afraid that would be detrimental to a diesel. Trying to get away from the dedicated tow rig has proven easier said than done. My daily driver is a 2011 hemi ram 1500 and I lowered it to make getting the kids in and out a breeze. The new super duty's are really tall, have to make sure I get good steps so the kids can get in, they are 8,7,15mo.
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My kids are younger than yours and manage just fine getting into and out of my diesel 4x4 F350's.

You'll probably always have the resale on the diesel so it's not money lost, but I agree that 10k is a lot for the 6.7 option, and lots of short drives probably isn't great on it, but they are so refined it is unbelievable. I've said this before but if I blindfolded you and drive you around in my wife's Yukon Denali and my 6.7F350 you would be hard pressed to know which vehicle you were in 95% of the time. The truck is faster, just as quiet, and I'm not so sure it doesn't ride better....

Also agree that you don't need the diesel and the gas trucks may be less headache if you're keeping it long it of warranty

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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.
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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.
I can get behind this statement 100%. As of now i'm leaning toward an F350 CCLB single wheel 6.2 xl/stx with the sync package. I have owned many 1st year body styles and engines all with problems specific to 1st production year.
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