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Old 02-01-2016, 09:08 AM   #1
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Old 02-01-2016, 10:21 AM   #2
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Looks sweet! If there is anything that would get me out of my 3/4 ton F-250 diesel, this would be it!
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Old 02-01-2016, 10:39 AM   #3
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Its still going to be a Ford...

I do look forward to seeing some real world feed back on this new truck and engine combo.
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Old 02-01-2016, 10:52 AM   #4
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This is the truck I was waiting for... Problem for me is that I've soured on Ford now so... I guess I'll watch from the sidelines and see how it progresses!
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Old 02-01-2016, 02:03 PM   #5
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It would need a truly functional exhaust brake to be of interest to me. That's one of the best features of my F-250 diesel and I would never give that up!
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Old 02-01-2016, 02:19 PM   #6
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I agree Bob, I would not own (buy) a diesel without an exhaust brake...
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Old 02-03-2016, 07:16 AM   #7
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Trans programming is what works on gassers. And should work fine with a diesel. The turbocharger may be the VGT type.
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Old 02-05-2016, 08:38 PM   #8
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The problem with diesel 1/2 tons is the lack of payload. The diesel engine is significantly heavier, lowering an already low payload. I wouldn't be surprised if the payload rating is only 1000-1500 lbs like the Ram 1500 diesel.

Hook up an airstream and toss in a couple people and you are already maxed out.
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Old 02-05-2016, 09:02 PM   #9
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IMHO published 1/2 ton payloads, especially as it related to towing, are as much about selling 3/4 tons as anything else.

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Manufacturers typically want to have the highest payload ratings to sell more trucks.

This would apply to half-tons too.

I doubt the manufacturer cares very much which truck you buy, as long as it's not another brand. So, they always want to have better specs than the other brand. This fact would argue for their putting as high a rating on their models as possible in any class, including half tons.

Purposely giving a strong little diesel a 1300 pound payload rating when it could actually be rated for 2000 pounds seems unlikely to me.
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IMHO published 1/2 ton payloads, especially as it related to towing, are as much about selling 3/4 tons as anything else.

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Yes, that and I also believe there is a lot of "CYA" going on also. Manufacturer's have been burned pretty bad in the past by class action law suits.
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The spy photos and speculation have popped up before.

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Yes, that and I also believe there is a lot of "CYA" going on also. Manufacturer's have been burned pretty bad in the past by class action law suits.
That's very true Steve. This is one reason why they don't want to state a payload rating that is larger than what their testing and engineering standards can defend in court some day. To do otherwise would be thinking like Volkswagon did when they cheated on their emission testing, and look where it's gotten them.
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I have been waiting for this 10 speed with EB and hope it works out. I also am looking at the new 1/2 ton Titan Diesel, 14"+ breaks, engine braking, etc...
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