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Old 03-08-2011, 04:24 PM   #43
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These types of threads always seem to degrade to this level.

It's almost like third graders in the playground saying, "my daddy can beat up your daddy!"
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Old 03-08-2011, 04:59 PM   #44
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Not really, the original question was from a nice lady wanting to know what would be a good tow vehicle. If she was going to be towing every day or even once a week, then she might even want a diesel but does she need one? I think not. A gas rig set up right will do her a good job and she doesn't have to get her perfumed hands messed up with stinky diesel fuel, plus she can fill up anywhere, and her oil changes will cost her $19.95 or less. Regardless of the brand of vehicle, I think she will be happier with a gas rig than with a diesel. You big tough boys need your diesels, I know, but not everyone needs one.
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Old 03-08-2011, 05:11 PM   #45
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pappy, wow, my point was diesels are not as loud as you might think, they generate good HP/Torq while getting pretty good MPG. You counter with how much HP that V10 makes at 4200 RPM's, while you're getting millage measured in feet per gallon.

When you pass those Cummins on the hills how do you stand the shrill from all those little pistons pumping so fast? I googled diesel sootbag, but only found other posts from you on the ford forums taunting the diesels with your V10.

YouTube - 7.3 Powerstroke vs 6.8 V10
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I googled diesel sootbag, but only found other posts from you on the ford forums taunting the diesels with your V10.
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Old 03-08-2011, 06:03 PM   #47
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Your Youtube has only to do with tires. That type of pulling is just so much bogus. Even pulling my AS I never get below 8.5 and mostly 9 or above. If all you've got is better mileage then say so, but there is no power contest between a 7.3 and a 6.8 V-10, as the V-10 will win every time. I can handle my little pistons working hard just like you have to turn up the radio while your little injectors are about to blow. Have you changed out your CPS lately? How many times has that 7.3 lost an intercooler boot just as you were topping a hill? I know all about those 7.3's and I also know their limits.
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Old 03-08-2011, 06:30 PM   #48
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It's been a while since there was anything both substantive and on-topic posted to this thread. "Mine's bigger than yours" is neither informative nor constructive.
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At altitude too?

You must have one of those "special V-10's"...

Look, I do love the Ford V-10, but remember - torque is king, diesel fuel has more energy per volume than gas thus "dollarFordollar" - diesel wins hands down...

Long term owner, gonna put some miles on your TV, tow in the mountains, etc. Just can't see your logic gaser being better than diesel, more dollar efficient, no way...

Important to have these dialogs as it helps others to make their own decisions, educational as well, etc.
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It's been a while since there was anything both substantive and on-topic posted to this thread. "Mine's bigger than yours" is neither informative nor constructive.
So what is your point? Maybe it is time for you to go elsewhere.
Mr Pappy is kinda lively and this has all the makings of a fun thread.
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So what is your point? Maybe it is time for you to go elsewhere.
I made my point quite clearly.
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I made my point quite clearly.
Nope. Couple subjective judgments, no conclusion.
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Guys you all need to relax. All trucks/suburbans can get you from point A to point B.

But, IMO the best way to get there is a 2011 superduty.

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Old 03-08-2011, 07:24 PM   #54
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Yeah, I priced a decent F-350 6.7 diesel Lariat 4X4 in Bountiful, Utah last week at a sticker of $59,750 and that wasn't even totally loaded. With the new V-8 at 365 hp, you could start at least $8,200 less from the start. When I sold my 2002 F-350 7.3 it had 182,000 miles on it and it was very tough for me to sell it. But, I spent alot of money on that engine making it run with the big boys, and it did. However in the summer of 2007 the new diesels were of the 6.4 variety with the sootbag plus lifting the cab to work on the engine(are you kidding me??), so I ordered a V-10 in my 2008 and equipped it just the way I wanted it, plus I got it on the X-plan and a 3 year lease. This 2008 V-10 is by far, the best Ford truck I have ever owned in the past 18 years of Ford trucks. Again, we are about to embark on a 7500 mile trip pulling our 30' Classic from Utah to Florida and back to Idaho. The V-10 has 81,000+ miles on it and we will see how it does. If it blows up, you will know, and if it does me a good job, you will know that too. You will find me to be a very sensitive, tolerant fellow, and I like reds over whites.
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On the other hand we had some folks in today that purchased a trailer. They just picked up a new F150 with a 4.6 Litre for 17,900. For the difference between that and a new superduty they purchased a very nice Airstream and in 10 years the Airstream will still be worth something. They will have to shift down on some hills and climb at 50 MPH instead of 65 MPH. Fuel cost will be the same or less than the Super Duty. It will be quieter and smoother.

Just another way to look at it.

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That's the best logic I've seen in this whole thread Andy. Good for you.
That's why they put in six speed trannys. So you can get there nicely with less power but probably better fuel economy, and definitely better fuel economy when not towing. And most of us don't tow all day every day.
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