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Old 08-18-2014, 07:55 PM
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New or Used

Looking like I need spend some money or give it to uncle Sam

So if I buy new Ford SD Extra cab dually Would fix my problem.

Or buy used and then I can buy something else to fix my problem


My Question to Ford guys that owns the new 6.2 gas How are they working?

Type truck I wanting is
F350 or bigger
Red Extra Cab Dually Flat bed or a (((dump flat bed )))
Manual prefer
5.4 Gas prefer might go with a 7.3 or a 6.4 diesel if I go used
High gears for snow plowing

I haven't even look at a new one So I don't know what option I can get I just found out today from account That I need spend some cash
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Old 08-18-2014, 08:10 PM
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You can't get a manual transmission on the news ones anymore. Unless you buy a Dodge.
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Old 08-18-2014, 08:35 PM
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You can't get a manual transmission on the news ones anymore. Unless you buy a Dodge.
That's what I heard but wasn't sure Well there goes the manual on a new one
Did find a 2011 F450 with a manual 6.4 DRW but its a regular cab even in red
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We have a 2012 for cc lb with the 6.2 and it's been wonderful. The thing pulls weight like it's not even there and stops short. Even on hills. It's a good work horse for what we do. It pulls around 10k on a daily basis
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Old 08-19-2014, 05:56 PM
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I wouldn't go with any of the used engines you mentioned besides maybe and I stress maybe the 6.4. I currently drive a 7.3 but that's because I can work on it. The 7.3 are usually pretty simple to fix but they're getting old with the newest one being over a decade old now so I will say it will nickle and dime you to death if you're having someone do the repairs. Also, in your neck of the woods 10 year old trucks are usually pretty rough compared to here where a 10 year old truck could still look brand new underneath. The 5.4 have some pretty serious issues depending on the years. Head gasket issues with leaking oil to the ejection of spark plugs or them breaking off completely on the newer design. I know the bottom ends are not very good either. Again its been a few years since they've built a 5.4 truck now. I have not heard any bad reviews on the 6.2 but I had a 6.7 ford bucket truck for work that pulled a 20k trailer with a mini X and material and never had an issue with it or the other one in our yard. We had some issues with the 6.4 I think it has the shortest production run of pretty much any diesel truck worth mentioning so..... I'm a Ford owner and would only buy another Ford now a days besides maybe a 4.8/5.3/6.0 Chevy they are good engines. I would buy a 6.0 over a 6.4 just my opinion and have it done up right. The 6.0 has some very bad known issues but once those are addressed and no programmer they're very solid engines.
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I wouldn't go with any of the used engines you mentioned besides maybe and I stress maybe the 6.4. I currently drive a 7.3 but that's because I can work on it. The 7.3 are usually pretty simple to fix but they're getting old with the newest one being over a decade old now so I will say it will nickle and dime you to death if you're having someone do the repairs. Also, in your neck of the woods 10 year old trucks are usually pretty rough compared to here where a 10 year old truck could still look brand new underneath. The 5.4 have some pretty serious issues depending on the years. Head gasket issues with leaking oil to the ejection of spark plugs or them breaking off completely on the newer design. I know the bottom ends are not very good either. Again its been a few years since they've built a 5.4 truck now. I have not heard any bad reviews on the 6.2 but I had a 6.7 ford bucket truck for work that pulled a 20k trailer with a mini X and material and never had an issue with it or the other one in our yard. We had some issues with the 6.4 I think it has the shortest production run of pretty much any diesel truck worth mentioning so..... I'm a Ford owner and would only buy another Ford now a days besides maybe a 4.8/5.3/6.0 Chevy they are good engines. I would buy a 6.0 over a 6.4 just my opinion and have it done up right. The 6.0 has some very bad known issues but once those are addressed and no programmer they're very solid engines.
I have a 7.3 and 3 5.4 All 4 of them as gave very little problems

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Old 08-21-2014, 11:43 PM
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Ive got a 2014 f-250 xl 6.2 and I love it. pulls 10,000 lbs like its not even there. I got the 10,000 gvwr package which is the same gvwr as my 02 f-350 7.3. i dont think you will be dissapointed and I think its way better then the 5.4. I cant wait to plow with it this winter.
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Old 08-22-2014, 09:50 PM
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I had major issues (single repairs over $2,000 with;
97 F250 7.3
07 f250 6.0
04 f150 5.4.
Great luck with:
03 chevy 6.0
95 chevy 5.7
01 gmc 5.7
02 f150 v6 estimates truck.
94 ford f350 460

All purchased used. Always. Take it for what it is worth I guess.
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Old 08-22-2014, 11:37 PM
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IF I can get away Im going Saturday to look at the 2015 Its time for new I think been since 02 since had a new one and Cant find a newer one used with the 6.2
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Old 08-23-2014, 10:12 AM
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What kind of payment will that have to carry Snyder?
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