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Old 07-19-2012, 05:01 PM
zak406 zak406 is offline
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I dont own one but ive driven them before for a construction company I used to work for. Milage does suck, however if you would delete the emissons bullshit you would be getting the same miles you would in any other diesel...
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Old 07-19-2012, 05:10 PM
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I'm looking at a 450 pick up for pulling heavy equipment
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Old 07-21-2012, 01:09 AM
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I have the 450 and love it. I didn't get it to do 110 but I can pull anything I put behind it.
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Old 07-22-2012, 01:23 PM
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F-550 weighing in at 14,000 pounds with tools and crane. Runs like a champ but had lots of problems early on (new turbo, radiator, exhaust sensors) but I found the best Ford diesel shop in NC I'm sure. It gets 8-9 mpg but it will pull anything and do it with a smile. I love it, but I wish it got better mileage.
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Old 07-22-2012, 01:39 PM
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Everyone needs to keep in mind that higher ratio rear ends will NEVER get anything past 12-13.

For what its worth, the mileage y'all are getting is actually pretty good when you compare it to dodge and chevy. Delete the emissions and get a good tune for it and watch those numbers climb.
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