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Re: Hey, any truck advice for a fellow MM guy?

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crwilson

01-06-2014 12:43:31
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I'm on my eigth Ford diesel. It's a 2011 6.7, one of the first ones. It is the best truck I've owned. I've had them all and have run them all in business pulling a forty foot goose neck. The 6.7 get's the best fuel milage and will out pull anything on the rode today. Ford spent eight years developing this engine because the 6.4 and 6.0 that came from Navistar were so crummy. After six years of lawsuits, Ford finally got most of the warranty money that Navistar owed them. So far they have not been into one of the 6.7 engines in our area. With no load it gets 19 on the interstate at 75 MPH and 25 MPG on a two lane road. It is a hoss. It is coupled to a six speed transmission that has been proven over the years in the bigger trucks that Ford makes. Yes, they all are good when they work but if you look at the statistics on who owns work, you will see that Ford does it better hands down. This is my experience.

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Mopower

01-12-2014 16:46:57
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 Re: Hey, any truck advice for a fellow MM guy? in reply to crwilson, 01-06-2014 12:43:31  
My F250 4X2 5spd 7.3 Powerstroke with 3.55 gear ratio pulled 27.2mpg this summer doing about 58mph. It had just received new injectors and a mild program adjustment. It's currently between 300-350hp. I didn't believe it, so I ran three tests on a 150-200 mile trip and checked my odometer to my specific route mileage via mapquest. The first was 26.5mpg, second (driving a little easier), was 27.2mpg, and the last, driving more aggresively in colder weather, was 25mpg. Usually is is about 20-22 driving to work and NO more than 20mpg at 70mph. Hauling a 6000# tractor on a 25ft gooseneck at 60mph, I've gotten as high as 16.

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Digsandfarms

01-07-2014 10:22:30
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 Re: Hey, any truck advice for a fellow MM guy? in reply to crwilson, 01-06-2014 12:43:31  
Thanks for all the input gentlemen. I just returned from truck shopping and feel like I need a drink! The f250 and f350 trucks have almost DOUBLED in price since my last purchase in 2004. I think I am set on the ford 6.7 or Chevy duramax. The ford has great factory rebates and incentives right now, and the fuel economy will be hard to beat. I have owned a few dodge trucks in the past and I think they are a good American vehicle- but the inside of the cabs are set up like my wife's minivan. It also seemed a little thirsty on the test drive and the turning radius was not too impressive. The Chevy seemed to have the best acceleration and turning radius. It was also -10 degrees when I started these trucks cold for test drives. The Chevy was by far the quickest to warm up and started quickly. The dodge and the ford seemed a little cold blooded in comparison. I appreciate all the input. I wanted some feedback from hard working fellows that work the hell out of their trucks! Thanks again! And anyone who is running an older diesel should treat themselves to a test drive in a new one. They have really come a long way in a short time. I was impressed.

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jd plowboy

01-07-2014 13:47:21
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 Re: Hey, any truck advice for a fellow MM guy? in reply to Digsandfarms, 01-07-2014 10:22:30  
i think dodge messed up when they changed from the 5.9. i have a 05 3500 dodge and love it. 21mpg on the interstate at 75 miles per hour. i also have a 95 cummins that gets 22 driving around in the country. i love my dodges.



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G1355

01-06-2014 12:56:34
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 Re: Hey, any truck advice for a fellow MM guy? in reply to crwilson, 01-06-2014 12:43:31  
Hate to burst your bubble, but rams 3.6 v6 2wd and 8 speed tranny only get 25, and there 3.0l Eco diesel don't even get that and its in a 1500. So your saying your 6.7 is stock and gets 25. Not buying it, not saying it would be a terrible truck, but it isn't getting 25mpg stock. Say its gotta 37 gallon tank as ive found on the internat your saying you can make it 925 miles on a tank. Doubt that. Hope not many are buying your story.

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Johnston

01-07-2014 22:02:16
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 Re: Hey, any truck advice for a fellow MM guy? in reply to G1355, 01-06-2014 12:56:34  
Well I believe him cause I have a 2013 getting 24 highway



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M.Genrich

01-07-2014 14:26:35
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 Re: Hey, any truck advice for a fellow MM guy? in reply to G1355, 01-06-2014 12:56:34  
My 7.3 ford diesel runs around fifteen mpg going down the road empty and about twelve with a loaded thirty foot goose neck. My neighbor has about the same pickup as mine and he claims to get 23 mpg. empty. Go figure! I had a 454 in a chevy once and fifteen sounds good to me after that.



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john B. ne in

01-13-2014 15:15:09
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 Re: Hey, any truck advice for a fellow MM guy? in reply to M.Genrich, 01-07-2014 14:26:35  
My bro-in-law only gets 12-13 and 15-16 with his 2008 f -350 short bed double cab. It's now got about 58,000 miles on it. It's all factory with no chip or programmer. That's about all I hear from most Ford Owners. My Duramax gets 20 around town and 26hy.I did have the computer reprogramed at 60,000. I gained almost 4 mpg by doing that! I was able to reprogram my 2004 Duramax but you can't do anything to help the mileage in any of them from 2010 and newer.

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G1355

01-08-2014 13:40:51
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 Re: Hey, any truck advice for a fellow MM guy? in reply to M.Genrich, 01-07-2014 14:26:35  
Yes the 454 Chevy is hard on gas, my dads old one would get 8 on a good day. I like my hemi though I can get 17 on highway, but my old 360 only gets 8-9 but its also full time 4wd which hurts some.



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crwilson

01-06-2014 14:45:16
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 Re: Hey, any truck advice for a fellow MM guy? in reply to G1355, 01-06-2014 12:56:34  
Your bubble is the only one busted. And yes it is stock and if you drive 55 on a two lane road it will get 25 MPH. The most milage I've gotten out of one tank of fuel is 665 miles but that's driving a combination of insterstate, town and two lane combined in one trip. I'm not getting into a pissing contest with anybody here; I'm just telling you what my truck will do if you don't get in a hurry. I've owned Dodge's with Cummings diesel with autos and standards and I'm telling you that the Ford will outpull them time and time again with fewer trips to the shop and you don't have to listen to all that rattling either. If you like Dodge trucks, that's your perrogative but don't try to tell me what I know to be the truth about my trucks. I never said that I got nine hundred miles out of a tank of fuel; you put those words into my mouth not me. You inserted something into my advice that wasn't there. All you have to do is look at the statistics. The F-150 is the best selling vehicle, not just truck, but the best selling vehicle thirty three plus years running. The Super Duty trucks own work and they didn't take any government money when they were handing it out either. I think I'll just keep buying Fords.

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G1355

01-06-2014 14:56:51
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 Re: Hey, any truck advice for a fellow MM guy? in reply to crwilson, 01-06-2014 14:45:16  
Best selling because its the cheapest. And the "rattling" is because the cummins sounds like a real diesel a powerstroke sounds like a gas. You can bad talk the cummins but why is it in semis, tractors, dozers etc, and the powerstroke is in a ford only. And the inline 6 is better than a v8 why do you think tractors and semis run inline 6 cylinders. Six in a row makes them go! If you like the ford good. But the dodge cummins or hemi are tough to beat.

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crwilson

01-06-2014 15:18:32
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 Re: Hey, any truck advice for a fellow MM guy? in reply to G1355, 01-06-2014 14:56:51  
That's real clever "six in a row makes them go". I think I rememeber a slogan too that says something about "Ford tough". Sayings and cheap words don't make you the best; stats do. Dodge may be tough to beat but they are every day by the best in my opinion. And that's what this forum is all about, my opinion and yours. Who's right will be decided by actual results and our freedom to choose the truck we like. Ford's are not cheap either. If I wanted a "cheap" truck I'd go buy a GM.

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M.Genrich

01-07-2014 19:10:25
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 Re: Hey, any truck advice for a fellow MM guy? in reply to crwilson, 01-06-2014 15:18:32  
ID RATHER BE STROKED THAN RAMMED!!!!!!



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G1355

01-08-2014 05:18:57
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 Re: Hey, any truck advice for a fellow MM guy? in reply to M.Genrich, 01-07-2014 19:10:25  
If you can't dodge it ram it, or dodge the father ram the daughter lol. There's a lot of good sayings out there.



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G1355

01-06-2014 17:21:26
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 Re: Hey, any truck advice for a fellow MM guy? in reply to crwilson, 01-06-2014 15:18:32  
"Ford tough" I thought it was found on road dead or fix or repair daily. Guess we will agree to disagree. We both like are own and that's what makes the world go round. If everyone had the samething it'd be pretty boring. And I like to get people going about fords on here! Some take it better than others



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crwilson

01-07-2014 11:00:24
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 Re: Hey, any truck advice for a fellow MM guy? in reply to G1355, 01-06-2014 17:21:26  
I knew it wouldn't be long before you brought up all of the common acronyms for Ford. There are some interesting ones for Dodge too but I'm not into name calling. I too still own a Dodge truck but it was built back when Dodge had some sense about em. It is a 1947 Power Wagon. It's a one ton pickup with a 230 CI 75 HP six with 583 gears with a PTO winch up front and 9.00x16 Gumbo mudders. It's baby blue with black running boards and fenders. Now that's a truck!

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G1355

01-07-2014 12:36:25
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 Re: Hey, any truck advice for a fellow MM guy? in reply to crwilson, 01-07-2014 11:00:24  
I have two powerwagons, a 1979 and a 2012 and plan on finding a 1974 with a 440



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