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specta

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Posted: 06/26/20 09:31pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

When I bought my truck used back in 2013 I had two choices.
1. A low mileage 2 year old gas pick, or 2, a 5 year old diesel with 150,000 miles on it.

Glad I picked the newer gas PU or I'd be driving a 14 year old truck with 350,000 miles on it.

Mine has the 6.0L with 3.73 gears and I have zero complaints.

My camper only weighs 4000 lbs. With my ATV and trailer total is closer to 12k for everything.


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I’ve owned six diesels. My concern with the newer diesels is the potential for very expensive repairs after warranty. I’ve towed a 31’ 8500~ lb 5th wheel and now a 32.5’ 8500 lb TT with a 2010 5.4L/3.73 F250. At 106k miles, all is well. Still runs and looks like a new truck. I’m looking at a 2020 F250 XL 4x4 6.2L gasser as well. Wife wants my F250 and I’ll use the new one to tow the TT and boat. 19,000 rpm in a Formula One race car is screaming. 4200rpm up a grade isn’t a problem for me.


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Why are people scared to let their machines run as intended? The engineers did not give you eight speeds intending the tranny to stay in OD constantly.
Small block V-8 are designed to make power above 3500 rpm,why are you scared to let the engine work as designed? I love the sound of my 5.7running up hill in 3rd gear at 3700 rpm. Pulls like a freight train!

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pitch wrote:

Why are people scared to let their machines run as intended? The engineers did not give you eight speeds intending the tranny to stay in OD constantly.
Small block V-8 are designed to make power above 3500 rpm,why are you scared to let the engine work as designed? I love the sound of my 5.7running up hill in 3rd gear at 3700 rpm. Pulls like a freight train!


I agree 100%! Especially the sound of the 5.7L Hemi.

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Spectra makes a good point albeit not really pertinent to the OPs situation as he’s not towing or hauling heavy.

To the last couple posts, I don’t think anyone said they’re afraid to hear a gasser let er eat up a hill, but there’s no disputing a diesel will tow the same roughly 50% easier and with about 50% better mileage. Apples to apples 6.2 to 6.7 newer Pstroke.
Diesel haterz, chew on that a bit.


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Hannibal wrote:

pitch wrote:

Why are people scared to let their machines run as intended? The engineers did not give you eight speeds intending the tranny to stay in OD constantly.
Small block V-8 are designed to make power above 3500 rpm,why are you scared to let the engine work as designed? I love the sound of my 5.7running up hill in 3rd gear at 3700 rpm. Pulls like a freight train!


I agree 100%! Especially the sound of the 5.7L Hemi.


I would agree as well but I am concerned that the extra work is harder on a gas engine than a diesel and it also equates to worse mileage. The mileage on this particular truck I was looking at is awful even without towing.


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You guys can have all the screamin' gassers you want. Not me. Having towed for a living for eleven years with the old 454/460 one ton GM and Fords I can't stand the racket anymore on a all day run.

OP..... don't rule out a F250 diesel with the heavy service or camper package. This option give the F250 the same suspension as the F350 srw diesel. Of course the rest of the truck is the same.


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way2roll wrote:

Hannibal wrote:

pitch wrote:

Why are people scared to let their machines run as intended? The engineers did not give you eight speeds intending the tranny to stay in OD constantly.
Small block V-8 are designed to make power above 3500 rpm,why are you scared to let the engine work as designed? I love the sound of my 5.7running up hill in 3rd gear at 3700 rpm. Pulls like a freight train!


I agree 100%! Especially the sound of the 5.7L Hemi.


I would agree as well but I am concerned that the extra work is harder on a gas engine than a diesel and it also equates to worse mileage. The mileage on this particular truck I was looking at is awful even without towing.


It is and it will, however, you'll get plenty of miles out of the 6.2 provided it's not hooked to 14klbs daily and horsewhipped up the Ike. IMO, longevity is not the largest downside to the gasser at all. It's power and fuel mileage.
Buy what you want. People were towing the same with MUCH less not more than a couple decades ago, and some still do.
But that's not the point. Do you still carry a flip phone, or do you enjoy the features of your IPhone 10? Similar comparison. Spend more, get more. Other than the diesel may not actually cost you more in the long run.

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I'm not against higher RPM's or even the noise from a gasser. I'm more pro diesel because I want a relaxing tow with less input from me, the driver.
A gasser requires more input, that means pressing a little harder on the accelerator, letting the truck find the right gear, maintaining the right gear, down shifting as required, holding the gear as required. More effort to descend a steep grade.
A gasser requires more input. Now some may consider that extra input part of the fun and I get that. Sort of like why some enjoy driving a manual transmission.
Personally relaxing and enjoying the ride with little driver input is my idea of idea of a smooth trip.
The diesel takes all the work (driver input) out of the equation. Some may consider me a lazy driver because I want the truck to drive itself with out input from me, to some degree you are correct. That's why I paid more for a diesel performance.


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Lantley wrote:

I'm not against higher RPM's or even the noise from a gasser. I'm more pro diesel because I want a relaxing tow with less input from me, the driver.
A gasser requires more input, that means pressing a little harder on the accelerator, letting the truck find the right gear, maintaining the right gear, down shifting as required, holding the gear as required. More effort to descend a steep grade.
A gasser requires more input. Now some may consider that extra input part of the fun and I get that. Sort of like why some enjoy driving a manual transmission.
Personally relaxing and enjoying the ride with little driver input is my idea of idea of a smooth trip.
The diesel takes all the work (driver input) out of the equation. Some may consider me a lazy driver because I want the truck to drive itself with out input from me, to some degree you are correct. That's why I paid more for a diesel performance.


I would think the new 10 speed would require less driver input since the PCM/ECM has more gears to choose from for the right situation.


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