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Old 01-24-2011, 06:40 PM   #81
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BTW,,,Ford Left International for a reason and remanufactured this NEW diesel so it will be done right....and dodge is GOING to have to change/redesign it's engine along with gm,...just to keep up with the power upgrades.

Eventhough I had 198,000 miles on my 7.3 and 80,000 on my 6.0 which was pure bliss on both.

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Old 01-24-2011, 06:43 PM   #82
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I really don't worry too much about mpg....

The old saying is...If you have to ask then, well you can't afford it applies to me,I believe. Now if I had a 10 truck crew, I can understand the calcualtions. BUt no matter what... I'm going where I wanna go and work where i have to.

Surprised your CPA doesn't want fuel receipts to maximize tax advantage. Ours does. So if you change your mind . . . .

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Old 01-24-2011, 08:04 PM   #83
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I have a blank check for up to 70k....

I troll the Internet & Rags for all the info I can comb...

No brainer, I'll gamble on Fords new tranny & engine vice an outdated Cummings & a great GMC Denali - for me going with a US spec engine & tranny fully warranted for 100,000+ miles bump-bump and in my opinion, better looking, riding, and technology based tow platform then the others has won me over....

I fly planes and race cars, know lots of engineers in both fields, they all support the SD Ford Trucks....

Sounds Good To Me...

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Old 01-25-2011, 07:19 AM   #84
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Surprised your CPA doesn't want fuel receipts to maximize tax advantage. Ours does. So if you change your mind . . . .

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Just mileage numbers,..no fuel receipts.

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Old 01-25-2011, 10:34 AM   #85
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You will have to be patient Shane,,,, the 6.0 powerjoke engine didnt develop its probs until 60k or 70k miles.
lost several work trucks with 6.0's with less then 8k on the clock...it's all luck on parts

edit: all were 06 and older
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Old 01-31-2011, 12:28 PM   #86
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Going to pull triger on F-250 6.7 next week -- Question: I was told by a salesman that the opitional package that includes the skid plate, etc. also included heaver (stiffer) front spings???

With an older airstream -- really don't want any rougher ride than necessary -- think the skid plat is a good thing -- however the stiffer springs --- Any thoughts here?
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Going to pull triger on F-250 6.7 next week -- Question: I was told by a salesman that the opitional package that includes the skid plate, etc. also included heaver (stiffer) front spings???

With an older airstream -- really don't want any rougher ride than necessary -- think the skid plat is a good thing -- however the stiffer springs --- Any thoughts here?
According to the info that came with my F250, the Fx4 Off Road Package includes the following:
Transfer case and fuel tank skid plates
Hill Descent Control (SRW only)
Rancho Shocks
FX4 Off Road bed box decals

Nothing about heavier springs although the shocks are different than standard. I tow my 2009 27" FB quite comfortably with my 2011 F250. I also switched to 600# bars on my hitch which made a big difference. I love this truck. May I recommend the tailgate step? You won't regret it.
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Thanks for all the info. --the 600# bars -- not sure what ours are? --How dioesthe 600# bars compare to your previous bars -- did you increase or decrease the bar strength?
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Thanks for all the info. --the 600# bars -- not sure what ours are? --How dioesthe 600# bars compare to your previous bars -- did you increase or decrease the bar strength?
I had 1000# bars before and it was really stiff. Then reading posts about too stiff suspensions and too heavy bars shaking the trailer apart convinced me to switch. Much nicer now.
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Thanks -- i will make sure ours less also -- the step thing -- looks very good!
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OK, latest test. Route was Portland, OR I5 south to Grants Pass, then west on 199 to Crescent City, CA then north on 101 to Brookings, OR. A total of 594 miles averaging 70-75 mph on I5 then maybe average of 55 over to the coast thru the mountains. The truck now has 3200 miles on it. Average mpg was 19. I'm still a little confused about the mileage to empty calculator as it said I had 30 miles left but there was still 4.3 gallons left in the 37.5 gallon tank. Just a word of advice, don't run out of fuel. It's a major PIA. Took a very long time to purge air out of the system. If the mileage to empty calculator says 30 miles to empty, BELIEVE IT.
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Any updates? Overall mpg? (total fuel divided by total miles)
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Any updates? Overall mpg? (total fuel divided by total miles)
The mpg numbers in your trucks display is there just to make you feel good.

Hey Ross, thats total miles divided by gallons used.
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Getting 17-18 solo, and 12-15 towing depending on the hills, wind, load.... Tend to drive with a lead foot too. I have cross checked that that little feel good display on the dash, pretty dam accurate...
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The mpg numbers in your trucks display is there just to make you feel good.

Hey Ross, thats total miles divided by gallons used.
Thanks on the correction.

I find the overhead display to be good enough to check for on-road conditions of traffic, weather, etc. I just re-set it to "see" how it's going.
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Getting 17-18 solo, and 12-15 towing depending on the hills, wind, load.... Tend to drive with a lead foot too. I have cross checked that that little feel good display on the dash, pretty dam accurate...
The Fords break out idle time if one source is accurate. What is the average mph for the balance you're seeing? (E/T versus miles) Above 30-mph?
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Getting 17-18 solo, and 12-15 towing depending on the hills, wind, load.... Tend to drive with a lead foot too. I have cross checked that that little feel good display on the dash, pretty dam accurate...
Thats what I am getting on mine.
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Heavier springs up front - you need to order the Snow Plow package or Camper (in bed camper) packages.

If you don't plan on using either - then don't....
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