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Old 08-29-2012, 11:12 PM   #1
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Pulled the trigger on a F-350 King Ranch Super Duty

Well after hearing dretired and so many others rave about the new 6.7 diesel, I decided I'd better jump on the band wagon as well. I found this truck in Austin and the DW and I are driving my 2009 up to trade it in tomorrow. It has the 6 speed auto transmission with the 3.55 electric lock up rear end. My hope is that my mileage will improve from the numbers I've been seeing with my 6.4. I'm also looking forward to doing some towing over the Labor Day weekend.

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Old 08-29-2012, 11:20 PM   #2
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Nice truck. You're every day mileage will be better (15-16). Towing will be about the same. (From my experience)
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Old 08-30-2012, 12:49 AM   #3
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3.55 e locker , fx4 on 20" here too....towing miles are about the same, city is way better, the tow QUALITY is where the diff is IMHO. Either way, nice truck......enjoy!
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Old 08-30-2012, 01:47 AM   #4
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Not a Ford fan........but nice truck. Good luck and happy towing!!!
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Old 08-30-2012, 06:32 AM   #5
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Great looking truck, imho Ford has the best looking truck on the road. Enjoy and don't cramp up from smiling to much when you drive it off the lot :-)
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Old 08-30-2012, 06:45 AM   #6
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Very nice truck!

I have black carpet in my F250, what a pain to keep clean. If I had kids at home I'd have to replace it with tan.
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Old 08-30-2012, 07:58 AM   #7
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I have a 2006 F350 DRW King Ranch with stock tune engine. Gets 17 empty and 14 towing the 5th wheel. I keep reading that the new trucks with DPF get worse mileage as they need to burn extra fuel to regen the DPF. And you have the extra expense of diesel exhaust fluid. But hey, the black smoke police are happy.

Now granted the 6.0 engine has it's issues and lots of them. But it's very well documented what one has to do to fix those. I love those new Fords but don't drive enough to wear out my current King Ranch. Enjoy your new one!
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Old 08-30-2012, 08:31 AM   #8
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Well after hearing dretired and so many others rave about the new 6.7 diesel, I decided I'd better jump on the band wagon as well. I found this truck in Austin and the DW and I are driving my 2009 up to trade it in tomorrow. It has the 6 speed auto transmission with the 3.55 electric lock up rear end. My hope is that my mileage will improve from the numbers I've been seeing with my 6.4. I'm also looking forward to doing some towing over the Labor Day weekend.
Nice...though I'm a Duramax/Allison junkie, I've always drooled over the ford truck interiors....enjoy
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Old 08-30-2012, 08:44 AM   #9
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Sweet ride! Enjoy that new truck! It looks like my Expedition's bigger, badder cousin, LOL (we also have the black on gold trim exterior)
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Old 08-30-2012, 08:45 AM   #10
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Nice, congratulations. Your towing mpg might increase some, but probably not much. I'm getting a coupe of extra mpg towing my 5th wheel. But my everyday driving is about 3 - 4 mpg better. And highway, empty, is even better still. I've gotten close to 23mpg on my two trips between Houston and San Antonio.

But the real improvement will be that engine. It is a true pleasure to pull my 5th wheel with the new engine. What I've said before, and what others have said will hold true. The first time you pull with it, you'll see what we're talking about.

Keep us informed as you get it and hook up the first time.
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