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Old 09-22-2013, 11:03 AM   #1
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I like my F150 but would like more towing ability, is it posible?

I have an f150 extended cab with a 5.4l. I like the size and the maneuverability. It makes a good daily driver. Is it possible to find something with the same dimensions maybe in a one ton four wheel drive with a diesel?
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Old 09-22-2013, 11:08 AM   #2
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What year is your 150, I have seen lots of them that are just as big as my 250.
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I have an f150 extended cab with a 5.4l. I like the size and the maneuverability. It makes a good daily driver. Is it possible to find something with the same dimensions maybe in a one ton four wheel drive with a diesel?
You should be able to find a F250/350 with the same wheelbase as long as you match you current cab and bed size.

A diesel as a daily driver may not match if you do a lot of short trips. Late model diesels may do lots of regen cycles if you don't take any longer drives and heat them up.

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Get a Chevy. Mucho Grande.

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Really, you should have no problem getting a short wheel base truck, but may have to sacrifice ride quality and yes with current diesels, there is the regen issue. Find a good used 2007 or so with low mile, short bed ext cab and it is just like a regular 1/2 ton pickup. Chevy LBZ would be my choice ( which I already have), but the Ram and Ford units are good also. There are recommendation here on the forum and elsewhere on the best years to buy of these trucks, based on performance and repair records.

Just an idea.
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What is this regen that you talk about?
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It's a new(er) emissions do-dad.



Luckily my 6.0L is old enough to not have that garbage.
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I'd rather go regen than def!

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I'd rather go regen than def!

Bless my 2010!
I swore I'd never get one with either. And now I've got a Ford 6.7. People make a much bigger deal about def than it is. I never think about it. It adds $30 to an oil change- other than that you ignore it. Everyone I know or have talked to with a 6.4 gets horrible mileage- I'll trade the extra 5 or 6 mpg for an extra 30 at an oil change any day.
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I have an f150 extended cab with a 5.4l. I like the size and the maneuverability. It makes a good daily driver. Is it possible to find something with the same dimensions maybe in a one ton four wheel drive with a diesel?
By extended cab, do you mean the Super Cab of the Crew Cab ?? If you have the Crew Cab with a 6.5' bed and a 157" wheelbase, then there is an equivalent F250 or F350 with that same setup and wheelbase. The Super Cabs (6.5' bed) and Crew Cabs (5.5' bed) both had 145" wheelbases, and there is no equivalent in the Super Duties.
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I'd rather go regen than def!

Bless my 2010!
Your def trucks still have dpfs so you will still have regens- just water vapor, nitrogen and less emissions, but on Gm diesels with def, the range on regens is suppose to be around 700 miles, of course this varies with driving habits
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