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Old 11-11-2007, 03:48 PM   #29
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Old 11-11-2007, 06:12 PM   #30
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Brad,

You're absolutely right about the Dodge V-10. It's a terrific alternative to the diesels. Sadly Dodge has left a terrible gap between the 5.7 Hemi and their diesel. The V-10 was a low cost way to get the towing capability that rivaled the diesels. With the money saved one could buy a couple thousand gallons of gas.

As for its smoothness. If you haven't picked up from some of my previous posts, I am a Dodge Dealer. When I got my first V-10 truck in everybody gathered round to hear that big honking V-10 rumble to life. What a let down. It purred like a kitten. I even had an old school mechanic set a nickle on edge to show just how smooth it ran.

Strangely this post has drifted, I think, from Steamer1's intial post where he made the observation that a 3/4 ton truck was starting out with a power disadvantage to the 1/2 ton when engines were the same. He's right - and this V-10 in a 3/4 ton truck would correct that situation.
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Old 11-11-2007, 10:53 PM   #31
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Wanna hook up hitch to hitch and see who pulls whom? That is if you have not added super chips and such stuff??
Could be a good fun outing.
And yes, I have HEARD the 2008 FORD DIESELS. AND THEY , oops, sorry the neighbor just turned his off. Sorrry I was shouting. Anyway, they are louder than the new Duramax. IMHO.

And back to the 1/2 ton - 3/4 ton issue, if you plan on towing anything over 5,000 lbs GCCC then you should look at the 3/4 ton if for no other reason than as stated here before---- the brakes....
And do not believe all you see in the comercials about who has the best brakes as the new kid on the block claims.

Another "IMHO" remark.

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I will be using 4 wheel drive, low range though.
Yes my truck has big brakes. 4 whell disc with ABS.
The 08 Ford is a lot quiter than mine.
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Old 11-11-2007, 11:44 PM   #34
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Anyway, they are louder than the new Duramax. IMHO....
good thing it's only an opinion...

check the reported db for each...

and the interior dbs for each...

then report back.

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Old 11-11-2007, 11:46 PM   #35
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To the original question

The short answer is gears.
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...By the way (Here I go Again!), is that Powerstroke in the F450 and F550 the same as the one in the F250 and F350? Again...
here is your guide to the 2008 ford...

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f463...now-30023.html

the 6.4liter is the same engine from 250 up....

in the 450 it is geared differently and detuned (lower hp) slightly...

but the towing capacity of 24,500 lbs is adequate...

ok guys (and michelle)

since we are bragging...

how's this

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Brad,

You're absolutely right about the Dodge V-10. It's a terrific alternative to the diesels. Sadly Dodge has left a terrible gap between the 5.7 Hemi and their diesel. The V-10 was a low cost way to get the towing capability that rivaled the diesels. With the money saved one could buy a couple thousand gallons of gas.

As for its smoothness. If you haven't picked up from some of my previous posts, I am a Dodge Dealer. When I got my first V-10 truck in everybody gathered round to hear that big honking V-10 rumble to life. What a let down. It purred like a kitten. I even had an old school mechanic set a nickle on edge to show just how smooth it ran.

Strangely this post has drifted, I think, from Steamer1's intial post where he made the observation that a 3/4 ton truck was starting out with a power disadvantage to the 1/2 ton when engines were the same. He's right - and this V-10 in a 3/4 ton truck would correct that situation.
I noticed that also, but oh well!
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here is your guide to the 2008 ford...

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f463...now-30023.html

the 6.4liter is the same engine from 250 up....

in the 450 it is geared differently and detuned (lower hp) slightly...

but the towing capacity of 24,500 lbs is adequate...

ok guys (and michelle)

since we are bragging...

how's this

cheers
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and IF ya click the pic it is even BIGGER!
Hey 2air, THAT's a BIG ONE!
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Old 11-12-2007, 06:28 PM   #39
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Old 11-12-2007, 06:50 PM   #40
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We had 2 Burbs before the ?? ??. . .
PM me if you want any more details on our ????/?? ?? experience.

We have no idea what you're talking about.
oops! Typo, should have been DA=DuraMax Allison
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Smile IMHO yup just that

toairishuman,
AGAIN, IMHO, THE CHEVY IS QUIETER BOTH INSIDE AND OUTSIDE.

BUT MAYBE IT IS BECAUSE I OWN A CHEVY AND NOT "SOFB".

Have a good one! ! !


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