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Cummins12V98

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larry barnhart wrote:

Who is even thinking it would pull like a diesel. I know we are all bored but vechicles made for different jobs. Chevman


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Not much of a test IMO. Did he ever get over 50 mph but maybe a couple times?
Rolling hills aren't much of a barometer IMO. Low profile trailer is also not a real good test.
It looks nice though.

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romore wrote:

In low gear at 30 mph and half a tank of gas later. We had a mid nineties Ford with the 460, it would pull anything we needed to move but we couldn't afford to feed it.

I don't about where you live, but regular is selling (in a few places) for UNDER $1 and diesel fuel is still close to $2. Adding the cost of diesel engine oil changes and DEF, I don't know how anyone not doing 50K+ miles/year hauling/towing heavy can justify a diesel pickup !

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romore wrote:

In low gear at 30 mph and half a tank of gas later. We had a mid nineties Ford with the 460, it would pull anything we needed to move but we couldn't afford to feed it.

I don't about where you live, but regular is selling (in a few places) for UNDER $1 and diesel fuel is still close to $2. Adding the cost of diesel engine oil changes and DEF, I don't know how anyone not doing 50K+ miles/year hauling/towing heavy can justify a diesel pickup !


Because I want one and I can afford it. How do you justify owning an RV?

I haven't seen gas under $1, and live in one of the cheapest states for gas.

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ShinerBock wrote:

theoldwizard1 wrote:

romore wrote:

In low gear at 30 mph and half a tank of gas later. We had a mid nineties Ford with the 460, it would pull anything we needed to move but we couldn't afford to feed it.

I don't about where you live, but regular is selling (in a few places) for UNDER $1 and diesel fuel is still close to $2. Adding the cost of diesel engine oil changes and DEF, I don't know how anyone not doing 50K+ miles/year hauling/towing heavy can justify a diesel pickup !


Because I want one and I can afford it. How do you justify owning an RV?

I haven't seen gas under $1, and live in one of the cheapest states for gas.


Same here. I put about 5K a year on my truck - so what? I don't get this "justification" stuff. You can't justify anything in this expensive hobby.
When I buy a new truck it will be like buying a tool; I'll get the one that I think does the job best. Considering what a new trucks costs, the diesel option just isn't that big of deal. Besides, I've always gotten every dime the diesel cost back (and more) when selling a used truck.


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I would love the opportunity to pull my fiver with the 7.3L gas. I think this engine is going to be a home run!


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If there are any problems with the 7.3 I don't look for them to be very big. This engine gives those that have a camper just a little too big for the other gas engines and yet they don't need all the power of a diesel. I'd love to have one but my truck does just fine with my 10,000 GVWR camper. If I were going to buy a new one I'm pretty sure that I'd buy a 7.3 over a 6.2 even if I didn't need all of the power. It looks like it would be a good driving truck.

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Cummins12V98 wrote:

Is it me or did it seem really loud even when not pulling a grade?

If you are a gasser guy i am sure it will be a good truck.


Yeah, it does have a nice exhaust note, doesn’t it? I like it personally. I read somewhere that they were working on quieting it down. I hope they make that optional.

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That TFL Ike test with 16k is impressive. Good for Ford. I had a 96 F250 with a 460 that was a cool truck that towed my Ski Nautique great. It had the double 15 gal fuel tank setup that they used back then I remember days that I swore the needle moved on my 8 mile drive to work.

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mtofell1 wrote:

I know the diesel guys love their diesels but that is one hell of a gasser. 4.30 gears, 10 speeds from what looks like an amazing tranny and all that HP and torque. The speed management going downhill was very impressive (I know the hills weren't huge). Nice looking setup. Thanks Fish!


Yup......them Diesel guys love their Diesels.......oops, that's me,.....just thinking out loud. Can't even visualize me without a Diesel now. But I am glad someone finally made a good big gasser.


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