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BrandonV
08-03-2010, 07:07 PM
hey guys, thinking about trading in our 08 LCF for a f550 because we need an extended cab. diesel is a $7500 option now, so I thinking of going gas. Frankly because its our maintenance truck, it travels less than the others 33k on the lcf in 2 years of driving. I don't think with diesel at a 30¢ premium I'll ever make up the difference. so opinions on the v10 please.

wvmike
08-03-2010, 09:09 PM
you cant go wrong with a v10. i love them. every since ford let the 7.3 go its the only way to go now.

Marek
08-03-2010, 09:19 PM
I have a 08 450 extra cab with the v 10 and 4:88 rear. Love the truck. It has a 12 solid side dump body with a wheel barrel rack on the top and gets 8 - 9 mpg towing or not. Tons of power . Might be Fords best motor ever. There are tons of these things out there with well over 300k on them and running strong. A friend has a 09 550 crew cab with the same body and rear and get 5.6 mpg with the diesel 6.4

Gravel Rat
08-03-2010, 11:23 PM
Go with the V-10 you will have to order one because the dealers want to rip you off by making you buy a overpriced diesel. You read tow 411.net there are guys buying F-450-550 V-10 powered tow trucks and having very good sucess with them.

Diesel trucks are not worth it they cost way too much money and too many head aches. There is no resale value to them nobody wants a used one without warranty.

rcslawncare
08-04-2010, 12:56 AM
Get a new gas truck. The milage is bad for the new diesels anyway, its doesn't help to make that huge jump in the initial investment for one... the V-10's are a workhorse.

cashishift
08-04-2010, 02:49 PM
Get a new gas truck. The milage is bad for the new diesels anyway, its doesn't help to make that huge jump in the initial investment for one... the V-10's are a workhorse.

the mileage is great once you take off all the stupid emissions things.

Ozz
08-04-2010, 06:30 PM
the mileage is great once you take off all the stupid emissions things.

Yes, but then tha puts waay more money that the gas, as it's already 7500. Have your truck done over, and you're looking at nearly 10k just to have a diesel.

Marek
08-04-2010, 08:36 PM
I can put a brand new v 10 in mine for what the 6.4s emision system costs.

tnmtn
08-04-2010, 11:59 PM
what kind of bed will go on the truck? it may be possible to get a double cab isuzu.

hosejockey2002
08-05-2010, 10:54 PM
the mileage is great once you take off all the stupid emissions things.

That's why it makes sense today to go gas on a new truck, the diesels pull better but you don't have to illegally modify a gas truck to make it run right. Right now diesels are where gas engines were 20-25 years ago. Once manufacturers figure out how to make diesels meet emission standards, get good fuel economy and be reliable, diesel will once again be the way to go.

cashishift
08-06-2010, 02:30 PM
That's why it makes sense today to go gas on a new truck, the diesels pull better but you don't have to illegally modify a gas truck to make it run right. Right now diesels are where gas engines were 20-25 years ago. Once manufacturers figure out how to make diesels meet emission standards, get good fuel economy and be reliable, diesel will once again be the way to go.

That's very true... or the government gets their heads out of their asses when it comes to diesel emissions.

What's sad is how ******edly efficient the 09-10 Ford diesels are once you get the emissions garbage off of them.

Guys are reporting high teens in the city.. and 20++ on the interstate.

Thats approaching some car's fuel mileage.

BrandonV
08-06-2010, 08:15 PM
what kind of bed will go on the truck? it may be possible to get a double cab isuzu.

it's a switch-n-go, plan on just swapping it off this truck and putting it on the new one.
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Gravel Rat
08-06-2010, 09:58 PM
How long is the hoist system it looks like you will have to get the 189 inch wheelbase model if you are getting a regular cab F-550. You will definatly see a huge increase in turning radius. Where you can go in the cabover you may not beable to with the F-550.

The 05 and newer F-450/550s do turn quite abit sharper. My 2006 F-450 turns tighter than my 2003 both reg cabs and same wheelbase.

BrandonV
08-06-2010, 11:10 PM
Yes I figured as much, but need the space among a few other reasons I need to trade.
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Gravel Rat
08-07-2010, 12:06 AM
A 550 with a V-10 will work for your needs and a little nicer to drive with more room in the cab.

BrandonV
08-07-2010, 08:37 AM
well unfortunately I don't drive it, and in all honestly the LCF has been one of the most enjoyable trucks to drive I've had... love the visibility. i was due to get myself something a smaller runabout this year but looks like the maintenance crew will get all the shiny stuff yet again.

360ci
08-08-2010, 09:22 AM
I agree, the overhead of a modern diesel is too great (over $10K option here in Canada!), so a larger gas engine is the better choice.

As for mileage, it's a mixed bag these days. They should've kept the 300hp or less diesels on the market. A 350-400hp diesel is overkill, not to mention the emissions crap. When something goes wrong, expect a $1-2K repair bill each time.

All manufacturers are doing to increase mileage is lower top gear highway rpm from around 1800-2000 with a 250hp diesel, down to 1500-1700rpm for a 350hp diesel. This gives them the SAME mileage at a similar road speed. The theory of bigger is better in the automotive market will soon change - for the better, once small diesels come into play.

I believe instead of offering a 6-7L light diesel engine, they should offer a 4-5L diesel engine as well for us guys who need some capability out of a 3/4 or 1 ton truck, but don't want to pay for the worse mileage the larger engine brings.

GravelyGuy
08-08-2010, 11:01 AM
As for mileage, it's a mixed bag these days. They should've kept the 300hp or less diesels on the market. A 350-400hp diesel is overkill, not to mention the emissions crap. When something goes wrong, expect a $1-2K repair bill each time.


Some of the emmisions stuff on the 6.7 has an 8 year warranty. By that time if it fails you will be out of warranty so you may as well rip it off.

I averaged 23.2 MPG yesterday. I'll take that with 800 lbs of torque.

360ci
08-08-2010, 11:02 AM
Some of the emmisions stuff on the 6.7 has an 8 year warranty. By that time if it fails you will be out of warranty so you may as well rip it off.

I averaged 23.2 MPG yesterday. I'll take that with 800 lbs of torque.

In Ontario, you have to do emission test every two years, and they've been more prone to pull random spot checks on vehicles as well. Granted, they generally go after the cars that LOOK to be tuned, or sound loud than anything else. I will agree that at least with the Dodge it'd be my choice in terms of diesels, as it does not require urea.

ProTouch Groundscapes
08-08-2010, 12:28 PM
anything over 10K gvwr here doesnt need emissions testing! woohoo! but we are one of a few counties in ohio that even require Echecks anyways...

BrandonV
08-08-2010, 01:23 PM
So you're getting 23mpg out of a f550?
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GravelyGuy
08-08-2010, 01:33 PM
So you're getting 23mpg out of a f550?
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No, sorry. It is in a 250. I figured I would put up a number because you aren't going to find many 6.7 550s yet.