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Old 01-17-2014, 02:03 PM   #31
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After driving my bosses 2014 F250 6.7 and a customers 2011 F350 6.7 I`de look elsewhere! can`t believe how mushy these things drive! they don`t move! they shift like a wet noodle and just feel like it only has 200HP and maybe 300lbft of torque. maybe with a trailer it may be different! and I`m a Ford/Dodge guy. I wouldn`t buy one! I`ll stick with my V-10. it feels much better!
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Old 01-17-2014, 03:34 PM   #32
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After driving my bosses 2014 F250 6.7 and a customers 2011 F350 6.7 I`de look elsewhere! can`t believe how mushy these things drive! they don`t move! they shift like a wet noodle and just feel like it only has 200HP and maybe 300lbft of torque. maybe with a trailer it may be different! and I`m a Ford/Dodge guy. I wouldn`t buy one! I`ll stick with my V-10. it feels much better!

Even the 6.7 felt sloppy? Sounds like the one you drive was in limp mode. They are very snappy in my opinion even with a load they beg for more. Can't speak for the 6.2 though!
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Old 01-17-2014, 03:38 PM   #33
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After driving my bosses 2014 F250 6.7 and a customers 2011 F350 6.7 I`de look elsewhere! can`t believe how mushy these things drive! they don`t move! they shift like a wet noodle and just feel like it only has 200HP and maybe 300lbft of torque. maybe with a trailer it may be different! and I`m a Ford/Dodge guy. I wouldn`t buy one! I`ll stick with my V-10. it feels much better!

Really?? Man, I'm not sure what you drove, but "mushy"? "don't move and shift like a wet noodle"? You sure you weren't driving a Smart Car? My truck pulls a LOT better than my 6.4L did. And easily. It has a bit of turbo lag, but nothing like the 6.4L. And once it kicks in, it'll bury you in your seat. I have pulled all over Texas (the eastern portion of it anyway), and I can set the cruise control at 65mph, and until I hit the decent hills, it never even downshifts out of 6th. Like I said, I don't know what you drove for sure, but it couldn't have been a 6.7L. If it was, there was something seriously wrong with it.
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Old 01-17-2014, 08:23 PM   #34
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Nope neither were in limp mode. The 2014 only has maybe 4k miles on it and the 2011 has 11k. Yes they both drove alike! When you lay into it it takes about 3 seconds for the engine and trans to decide what they want to do! And when it finally does you are rewarded with a bit of boost, yes it moves, but not as much as you'de expect 800 lb ft of torque too! For near $70k no thanks!
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Old 03-12-2014, 01:20 AM   #35
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Towing with the Diesel will be far more enjoyable.....the "initial" cost of a gasser will be cheaper though.

If you plan on keeping the rig a while, the gas will have little resale where the diesel will recoup the option price easily.

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Old 03-12-2014, 11:53 PM   #36
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We've towed our 2013 29RE with both a 2011 F-250 6.2L and a 2013 F-350 dually 6.7L. Both did the job, but the F-350 is head and shoulders above the 250 for ease of towing. It always seemed the 250 was right at the edge of it's capability while the dually hardly knows the Silverback is back there. As far a fuel mileage goes, when we take everything into account, the cost per mile is just about a wash.

Yes, the initial cost is higher, yes a diesel, especially a newer one with all the EPA stuff and the infamous high pressure fuel pump, common rail configuration, requires more care but if you want my truck you'll have to pry it from my cold, dead hands! This rig is a pleasure to drive!!!

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6.7. Best towing I've ever had. Dually makes it even better. We're on the 3rd dually now, and this one is my favorite. I just thought my last one did well until I bought this one. Ford didn't miss much on this truck.

All that said, still hope to get a Freightliner or Volvo in the future. Used one of those is pretty close to a new F-450.
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I absolutely love my 6.7. Spent nine days towing for almost 8000 miles and the whole trip was great. As you have said I wouldn't give this truck up for nothimg.


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6.2 or 6.7

Having owned both I can say there is no comparison in the two. The 6.2 is a great power plant but the 6.7 wins hands down. You really have to have a reason to own one though or the cost difference is not worth the extra HP and torque you gain. I also have a couple friends who drive the V10s and they have a hard time keeping up with me in the hills. Not to mention they tell me they only get 7-8MPG when under load.
That said, I really wish Ford could figure out how to get more than 26 gal fuel tank on their short bed 6.7 crewcabs.
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Having owned both I can say there is no comparison in the two. The 6.2 is a great power plant but the 6.7 wins hands down. You really have to have a reason to own one though or the cost difference is not worth the extra HP and torque you gain. I also have a couple friends who drive the V10s and they have a hard time keeping up with me in the hills. Not to mention they tell me they only get 7-8MPG when under load.
That said, I really wish Ford could figure out how to get more than 26 gal fuel tank on their short bed 6.7 crewcabs.
Absolutely love my 6.7.
I love my 6.7 as well. I have a 350 long box and love it. This is the first long box truck I have owned and would never go back to a short box. The 37 gallon fuel tank is nice too.

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