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Old 05-10-2013, 10:24 AM   #101
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Old 05-10-2013, 10:25 AM   #102
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Old 05-10-2013, 02:41 PM   #103
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Old 05-12-2013, 10:21 PM   #104
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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
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Old 05-12-2013, 10:33 PM   #105
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Huge difference between the 5.4 and the 6.2... The 6.2 has significantly more power & torque...
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Old 05-12-2013, 10:38 PM   #106
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We have a diesel and it pulls like crazy but be prepared for expensive repair bills and maintenance costs....14 liters of oil in there...2 batteries, 2 fuel filters, $5000.00 for injector change..etc...the power is awesome but it comes with a cost...
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Old 05-13-2013, 07:45 AM   #107
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I drive a 2wd F350 bucket truck (Verizon) everyday and oddly enough it has a 5.4 in it. It is a heavy truck and that motor does not turn on until about 3800 rpms anything under that and it is a hound. Absolutely go with the 6.2 you will without question regret the 5.4 for your needs.
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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
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Old 05-13-2013, 08:37 AM   #109
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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.
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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).

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Your new Ford is 600lbs heavier than your Megacab was?
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