Originally Posted by Steve218383
still searching- im leaning more towards a F250 mostly new but ive found a really good deal on a used one BUT it had a 5.4 with a 5 speed 3.73 all the new ones have 6.2 and a 6 speed 3.73, both are rated up to 12500 how much of a power difference is there? im pulling about 7000 trailer
There are lots of people who tow with that combo, but if you can swing it go for a 6.2 as they are an amazing engine tranny combo. Every time I pull with ours I get a silly grin on my face between the ease that it pulls and the stability of the platform in general oh and the exhaust note just begs to have someones foot in to the headlight (if your into that stuff). I just cannot believe how much better my super duty pulls compared to my 08 Ram 2500 hemi megacab 4x4 with 3.73s. This truck weighs almost 600 lbs more with the same gears and it will run circles around the Dodge. (In the Dodges defence, it was not the engines fault it was the terrible tranny ratio wise it got saddled with).
Good luck with any choice you make.