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Old 10-08-2015, 10:39 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by Ejs4029 View Post
Northstar1960....Sounds like your 6.0 had more zip then mine in the hills mine had a 4.10 rear but I was running larger tires 35's with a lift kit so I'm sure that didn't help. Honestly if the truck didn't get stolen I would be driving it today it's just that the opportunity with the settlement from the insurance company gave me a chance to step up to getting a diesel.
you lost a lot with those tires no wonder you had issues . i just came from western slope Colorado [cedaredge ] and am now in St.louis for a bit and off to Fl next week for the winter . If i add all the times spent pulling up passes and only being able to go 45 mph compared to all the time spent going 65 to 75 . the pass pulling would equal about 1% of my travels. even going from Co to Montana the amount of time spent pulling passes is minor compared to the normal travel and normal speeds of 60 65 in the mountains

I would love a diesel but it is very cost prohibitive . while the gasser does more then fine, I also have the 410 gears and also the hd tow package with stock 3" exhaust . I was running taller tires but went back to stock size of 75/245/16 once i new i would be pulling the 29xlr.

diesels do not fit every budget ,maybe some day

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Old 10-08-2015, 11:36 AM   #22
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Everyone knows that a diesel will pull far better than a gasser. The decision on whether or not to go with a diesel depends on:
1) What you're towing
2) Where you're towing
3) How often you're towing
4) Affordability

My TT is 32 ft. long and no more than 7000# loaded. I probably will never tow in the mountains and until we're both retired, we'll tow no farther than a day's drive one or two times a year. The rest of our camping is within 2.5 hours. My F-150 is a daily driver but if I wasn't towing I really wouldn't need a truck at all. Economically, it makes no sense for me to get a diesel.

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Old 10-08-2015, 04:30 PM   #23
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When everything on paper says you should be just fine, but you are white knuckled, freaked out driving. That is a towing struggle!!!
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Old 10-08-2015, 05:27 PM   #24
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Go to 5:12 on vid - very empressed that the front half shafts didnt explode doing this. Tuff chev


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