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Old 03-24-2015, 03:55 PM   #41
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So I've been looking around and came across what I thought was the truck for me:

2015 6.7L F250 Lariat, fairly well equipped with a pretty good starting price.

However, I noticed that it has the 3.55 electronic locking axle instead of the 3.73

What kind of affect will this have?
The 3.55 is standard in the SRW, I believe you can only get the 3.73 in a DRW.
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Old 03-24-2015, 04:47 PM   #42
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So I've been looking at so many I've confused myself. I believe the F250s I've "built" on the Ford site all had 3.31. It looks like adding the Snow Plow Package requires the 3.55. Living in Myrtle Beach, I obviously don't need the snow plow package.

Would it be better for me to pass on this truck and keep an eye out for a 3.31 or would the difference between the two be negligible?
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OK, nevermind. It looks like the 20" wheels gives the 3.55 vs the 3.31 with 18" wheels
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Old 03-26-2015, 06:27 AM   #44
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snow plow package has nothing really to do with attaching a plow, it's mainly a suspension upgrade, which is never a bad thing
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Old 03-26-2015, 07:32 AM   #45
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Torn here between Gas or Diesel. Fuel prices and maintenance play into decision of which truck for sure, daily driver i would be SRW and definitely a F350. As technology improves maybe a turbo charged gas engine along the lines of Eco boost for a 1 ton truck may come out. That would be the answer for many I believe.
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Old 03-26-2015, 08:25 AM   #46
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We have a dually F350 6.7 with about 65,000 miles and love it. I don't know how it could be cheaper to run than a gas unit because of the price of diesel, but it pulls the load. I would not go with the 3.55 rears as it would limit you pulling power. Ford will have some charts on their web site to guide you. We have 4.30 but pull a 19,000 GVWR trailer.
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I don't know why nobody can do the math to figure overall fuel costs with diesel are way less. I traded a 3/4 ton gas for a 1 ton diesel last year. The major increase in MPG while towing with diesel saves 19 cents per mile vs gas. Adds up fast. Comes out to saving $100 every 525 miles.
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I don't know why nobody can do the math to figure overall fuel costs with diesel are way less. I traded a 3/4 ton gas for a 1 ton diesel last year. The major increase in MPG while towing with diesel saves 19 cents per mile vs gas. Adds up fast. Comes out to saving $100 every 525 miles.
How about not towing? If its a daily driver, then its a wash, maybe a gain depending on driving conditions. I also did the math, actually not math, actual towing next to my brother who has a 2013 F250 with the 6.7L . This was a year ago before fuel dropped and for every 100 miles it costs me $4.00 more than him.
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OK, nevermind. It looks like the 20" wheels gives the 3.55 vs the 3.31 with 18" wheels
My F250 has 3.73 rear end with 18: wheels. Good match.
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How about not towing? If its a daily driver, then its a wash, maybe a gain depending on driving conditions. I also did the math, actually not math, actual towing next to my brother who has a 2013 F250 with the 6.7L . This was a year ago before fuel dropped and for every 100 miles it costs me $4.00 more than him.
my 3/4 ton gas never got better than 13 not towing. My diesel gets around 18-19 no problem. I've averaged as high as 22 for a tank.
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