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Old 05-30-2016, 10:38 AM   #61
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That is not true at all. It depends on the payload rating of your truck. Mine has a payload of 2265 and the door sticker says 65 all around. I have seen others with payloads over 3k that do say 70 to 80 psi. and yes mine has LR E tires from the factory. If you go to pretty much any tire manufacturers web site they have charts for air pressure vs load. The LT275/70 18 tires a lot of the trucks come with are rated for 3640 lbs at 80 psi so to double that would far exceed the 6100 lb rating of my rear axle and 4900 lb rating of the front but still give a comfortable margin on a truck with say 7k rear axle. These same tires are rated at 3360 at 65psi so again well within safety margins for my 6100lb axle. So no Ford has the tire inflation correct based on the truck ratings nothing more or less. BTW these numbers are from Toyo on their LT series tires as I am running Open Country AT II's in the factory size.
My neighbors F250 6.7 has a payload of 2358. The front axel rating is 5200 and rear 6100. TP on the sticker is 65 front/80 rear with factory E 18" tires. Specs on the truck are near the same but tire pressure is different.
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Old 05-30-2016, 10:48 AM   #62
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That's 100% true if you read what i wrote . psi depends on load .
on another note increasing psi does not hurt the tire unless your load is way small . i run 80 psi when hauling my TH better mpg , better handling when hauling and tire wear is even . so running 80 psi when loaded even if your not carrying 8000. is ok .
when unloaded i run front at 70 and rear at 65 . when hook up it's 80 psi rear even though i'm not close to the 3206 max cargo for my truck
I actually did read what you wrote
" if the door sticker says 65 psi then either the truck did not come with e rated tires or ford is looking for a softer ride at your expense"

Seems pretty clear what you said.
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Old 05-30-2016, 11:01 AM   #63
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I have no clue why anybody would even pay attention to the door sticker on tire psi! Determine your tire psi by load and tire specs. Read the tire
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Old 05-30-2016, 01:34 PM   #64
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I agree with NM. My truck says 75 all around. Front only rated that high because of snow plow package. I run 62 front and 65 rear. I would go even lower in the front if not for the TPMS warning light. My front end weighs only 3800 lbs.


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Old 05-30-2016, 05:15 PM   #65
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Lol imho it isn't worth the 9k initial cost and then the additional expenses for maintenance and operation just so I can say I have less trouble going up a hill, real or not. My 6.2 gets 9.7 towing and 14 empty. I guess it just depends on how much you stomp the gas. In the end my cost per mile even if you do get better mileage is much lower with a gasser. It will take a hell off a few miles to work off that 9k in initial cost, and by the time you do that you will need to replace a turbo or two. Away go again in the red . So go ahead and pass me going up that hill I will still beat you to the bank.
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Old 05-31-2016, 01:17 AM   #66
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Lol imho it isn't worth the 9k initial cost and then the additional expenses for maintenance and operation just so I can say I have less trouble going up a hill, real or not. My 6.2 gets 9.7 towing and 14 empty. I guess it just depends on how much you stomp the gas. In the end my cost per mile even if you do get better mileage is much lower with a gasser. It will take a hell off a few miles to work off that 9k in initial cost, and by the time you do that you will need to replace a turbo or two. Away go again in the red . So go ahead and pass me going up that hill I will still beat you to the bank.
You get most of the diesel option back when you trade or sell. Gassers just aren't very popular in used heavy duty trucks.
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I don't want to open a can of worms here--

I have long been a Ford PowerStroke guy (since the mid 90s). However, I now have 2 F150s with the 5.0 (a 2012 and a 2015). I'm not going to replace the 2012 for a couple of years, but doing some planning anyways. I drive about 25K highway miles per year (on each truck) and only about 10% of that is towing the 27' TT.

My 5.0s (both SCrew 4x4 with 3.55) do between 18 and 21 mpg easy highway driving. 8.5-10 towing the trailer. (2015 beats the 2012 hands down).

Those of you that have the 6.2--Is there a noticeable enough difference in power while towing to make the other 90% of my miles worthwhile while receiving lower fuel mileage? Obviously the F250 suspension, brakes, etc. will be much preferred while towing. Just want to get honest feedback of the pros and cons of the 6.2 with regards to purchase price, maintenance costs, repair expectations, fuel mileage etc.

I would love another PowerStroke, but the upfront purchase price, DEF, etc., etc. make me consider another option.

Throw it at me!
Can't say for certain not knowing what your perception of power is with the F150s you drive, Numbers wise the max tow F150s have comparable torque to the 250s. I just upgraded to 2016 f250 settled on an F250 XL with a few options, I came out cheaper than a mid range F150, I think the money is in the suspension, and handling of the payload, The 250 is safer with heavier loads in my opinion. Well worth the upgrade.
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