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egarant

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Posted: 11/04/20 10:35am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hi,

Has anyone ventured out and got a Ford 350 with the 7.3 liter "Godzilla" gas V-8 to put under their TC?

FCA is re-purchasing my 2013 RAM 3500 with the Cummins so I get a chance to start anew.

I am no longer interested in a diesel, had a few of them now and just don't see the need since I don't tow anymore and the heavy engine robs essential payload capacity which is what any TC'er needs.

I know that 7.3 will just consume fuel at a typical V-8 rate, 48 gallon tank with cheaper regular gas prices will suit me fine.

Anyone with any practical experiences yet?

Thanks!

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Posted: 11/04/20 12:37pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Before you slam the door on a diesel, check resale numbers. At least where I live diesels are in high demand and retain better value.

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Posted: 11/04/20 12:42pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have to ask why FCA is re-purchasing your Ram...


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Posted: 11/04/20 12:49pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have an old 7.5 gasser, and run around with the TC just fine. These 2 engines have similar numbers, but with the 10 speed auto, it'll stay in the "zone" easier.

I wouldn't give it a second thought, to go gasser.


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Posted: 11/04/20 01:14pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have a 6.2 gasohol OHC V8 / 6spd in the Flatbed Ford Fordoor. It hauls a camper plus towing 22' enclosed trailer no problem.

If I were spec'ing new I'd have no problem going with the 7.3 gas pushrod engine especially in a non towing application.

I don't travel big roads that much so 75mph tow/hauling up and over every grade is not "top of mind" all the time.

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I am running a new F350 gasser with 6.2l and ten speed. (The 7.3 gassers were very difficult to find this spring...). Having said that, we couldn’t be more pleased. Have completed a full season now of hauling TC, towing boat, towing Airstream and the gasser has been great. The ten speed trannys are a game changer for gassers.
Max we tow is ~ 12,000 lbs.
Prior truck was diesel. Don’t miss diesel AT ALL. In fact, rather relieved not to be running diesel any longer.
Times change, and trucks have too.

Go drive the new F350’s. You’ll buy one.


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BurbMan wrote:

I have to ask why FCA is re-purchasing your Ram...


Yeah, truck that's been out of warranty for at least 3 years?
Good for him, but would like to hear the story...


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And if you want to up the game on your 7.3 gas you will still be cheaper than a 6.7.

https://youtu.be/fUazCizgR04


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600 HP would be fun, but the Procharger would also help in the Mountains.


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It looks like Ford is JUST starting to build the 2021 models as the trucks were the last vehicles to go online because of COVID (at least that is what the Costco rep at the Ford Dealer said).

Ford is just now pulling orders for the 2021, build time should be 8-12 weeks.

I am going to start the process tomorrow.

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