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fiveoboy01
09-01-2006, 09:35 PM
2006 F-250, 5.4 auto, XLT. Just picked it up on thursday. Of course, I put it to work right away friday morning. It pulls my trailer MUCH better than my old truck! :weightlifter: And the rear suspension isn't nearly on the bumpstops like the other truck was.

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DBL
09-01-2006, 09:37 PM
sweet truck i love those new grills and headlights

Mike33
09-01-2006, 10:15 PM
Nice truck, nothing like nice eqpt. in business good luck to you.
Mike

Birdhunter1
09-01-2006, 10:42 PM
Do you have the towcommand in that truck? When the lease is up next year on my 06 F-150 I'mm gonna get a 250 Superduty, the 150 does almost everything I need it to but twing my tractor around more and more is getting old with the bumperpull and the gooseneck I'm wanting I think will overload the truck too much by the time I get the tractor and bushhog on it.

ALarsh
09-01-2006, 10:46 PM
Sweet truck. Is that a 2wd? How much did it run you?

Mike33
09-01-2006, 10:47 PM
Do you have the towcommand in that truck? When the lease is up next year on my 06 F-150 I'mm gonna get a 250 Superduty, the 150 does almost everything I need it to but twing my tractor around more and more is getting old with the bumperpull and the gooseneck I'm wanting I think will overload the truck too much by the time I get the tractor and bushhog on it.
I have the tow command in my new 06. I like it very much no drilling holes attaching anything. It works more sensitive than any box i had in my other trucks. It has a readout like 5.5 and you can adjust by pushing a + or - button 1/2 at a time. I also have a wiring problem with 1 of my trailers and it will tell me pulling out ( trailer at fault ) and ding.
Mike

FearThisDeere
09-01-2006, 11:02 PM
I love that truck. Looks great. Seems like this was the week everyone is buying Fords!:drinkup: The one thing that I wish I had is tow command.

fiveoboy01
09-01-2006, 11:22 PM
Thanks for the compliments.

Yes, I have the tow command package with the integrated brake controller. I love it. It works seamlessly with my trailer, and there is zero jerking like there was when creeping along at lower speeds. It does a great job of sensing how far the brake pedal is depressed and adjusts trailer braking power as opposed to the time-based controller in my other truck. Definitely worth the money.

It is a 4x4.

I paid 30,5xx for it. That doesn't include the GAP insurance I got, which was like 450 or something for the entire term of the loan. I got 0% for 72mo through Ford with that promotion they are running till September 5th.

jazak
09-01-2006, 11:33 PM
Sweet exactly what I want to get just in a gas:clapping:

jazak
09-02-2006, 12:12 AM
You gonna put anyhing else on it? Plow, strobes, insert, ext?

Keith
09-02-2006, 01:06 AM
I like it! But an XLT? You must not sweat much :laugh: J/k, but get some seat covers before you ruin the cloth.

I guess it's pretty nosey to ask, but how much did you manage to get knocked off sticker? I'd be all over a new one if I hadn't purchased mine a couple of years ago. Hard to look at the 0% for 72 months and just keep telling yourself you don't need a new truck :D

fiveoboy01
09-02-2006, 10:26 AM
Sticker was 34,5xx. I think I could have gotten more off if it hadn't been for the 0% for 72. I think that gives them less room to move on the price. Ford has to get their money somehow.

And yes I'm getting some seat covers this weekend.

Keith
09-02-2006, 04:37 PM
Getting about $4k off with 0% is pretty good in my book. You are effectively seeing about an $80 savings every month paying no interest. As long as you plan to keep a truck for a long time that's better than rebates.

M&M Services
09-02-2006, 06:01 PM
Awesome looking truck you will love it looks just like my dads 05..They are nice trucks, great suspension...You did good on the price too!

Albemarle Lawn
09-03-2006, 11:47 PM
4.10:1 gears?

Scag48
09-04-2006, 12:59 AM
Very nice, standard cabs are still my favorite. Just that classic look with modern lines. Love the truck! :drinkup:

tcls83
09-04-2006, 04:15 PM
Nice truck!

South Florida Lawns
09-04-2006, 05:27 PM
SHARP LOOKING TRUCK!

Wow I need a XL though just cuz I get em dirty.

Travel'n Trees
09-05-2006, 03:30 AM
Nice looking truck. I like how they look.

fiveoboy01
09-05-2006, 11:45 AM
4.10:1 gears?

Yes. I specified that the truck had to have them:)

qualitylawnmanagement
09-13-2006, 11:02 PM
Hey sorry this is old, but I wanted you to get some time to see what you were getting for mpg. What type of mpg are you getting, does it have more power than the older 5.4 did? The way gas looks like right now, it would almost be worth going gas at $2.17 a gal.

fiveoboy01
09-14-2006, 02:38 AM
I get around 10-11 mpg with the trailer on it. Haven't been able to get a good mpg figure unloaded yet. Of course, I try to use a very light foot.

The increase in power is definitely noticeable over the 2-valve 5.4.