brothers new truck choice?? - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
User Tag List

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 44 Old 01-31-2012, 03:20 PM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 
clashem360's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 141
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Question brothers new truck choice??

so my brothers gasser f150 finally died off 289k on original motor and trans (rambo truck) were now converting it into a mud truck but he has to get a new truck. Its going to be a diesel because

1 our company trucks are duramax (from my experience HORRIBLE truck) and i use my 96 stroker instead and he wants to do the same

2 we haul our boat and camper together and yeah his gassers 302 wasnt doin much for that boat
now the dilemma is to get a SRW 4x4 or a DRW 4x2

we haul 36ft and 40ft trailers mon-fri our boss pays for fuel when working but we also live in well easiest way to say it in the middle of no where so if it rains a 2wd 8k lb truck will die going home but its questionable if the SRW will be able to hold up to the weight. our trailers are flatbed 20ft portable sawmills and other length is a normal flatbed to haul the wood. we drive into crazy places where the duracraps get stuck in 4wd without even the trailer so im wondering your thoughts on whether a dually or single?? because im no king of hauling so i dont really know the full benefits of the DRW VS SRW

any help appreciated in advance and it will definitely be an OBS the best looking trucks ever in both our opinions

Last edited by clashem360; 01-31-2012 at 03:21 PM. Reason: forgot a good point
clashem360 is offline  
post #2 of 44 Old 01-31-2012, 03:22 PM
Premium Member



 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Spokane, WA
Posts: 20,054
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 188 Post(s)
Thanks: 101
Thanked 175 Times in 165 Posts
Feedback Score: 5 reviews
DRW 4x4!!!

I don't think any SRW will be able to legally carry a 40' trailer...

2005 F250 King Ranch Work Truck.

Studded and Deleted
175/30% Injectors from WARREN DIESEL!!
Barder Stage 2 Turbo
Warren Comp Tranny w/ PI TC
Six0~Stroker is offline  
post #3 of 44 Old 01-31-2012, 03:25 PM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 
clashem360's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 141
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
only problem is we cant find any around here i dont think they made 4x4 DRW OBS trucks if they did id be all over that more than a black guy on a barrel of chicken and koolaid!
clashem360 is offline  
post #4 of 44 Old 01-31-2012, 03:49 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Red '97's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Nunn, Colorado
Posts: 840
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by clashem360 View Post
only problem is we cant find any around here i dont think they made 4x4 DRW OBS trucks if they did id be all over that more than a black guy on a barrel of chicken and koolaid!
haHA!! ya they didnt make OBS duallys with 4 wheel drive... sounds like you need somethin tough, maybe a superduty dually with 4wd and a 7.3? surprised youd wanna use a personal truck for rough work like that

-Conner

1997 F-250 Long Bed Extended Cab
--7.3 Powerstroke E40D Auto
--4.10 Rear End
--280,000 Miles

-Napa 6637 DIY CAI
-3 inch DP, 5 inch under truck, 6 inch Mitre!!
-2nd gen Wicked Wheel from Dieselsite
-Tony Wildman 6 Position Chip
Broke College Kid Mod
Now residing in LARAMIE, WY for school at the University of Wyoming! Hit me up if youre around, I'm always down for a hot rodding adventure

"Never cut what you can untie"
--Buckaroo Proverb
Red '97 is offline  
post #5 of 44 Old 01-31-2012, 03:51 PM
Premium Member



 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Spokane, WA
Posts: 20,054
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 188 Post(s)
Thanks: 101
Thanked 175 Times in 165 Posts
Feedback Score: 5 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by Red '97 View Post
haHA!! ya they didnt make OBS duallys with 4 wheel drive... sounds like you need somethin tough, maybe a superduty dually with 4wd and a 7.3? surprised youd wanna use a personal truck for rough work like that
Hey don't make fun!!!
I'm not very familiar with OBS trucks.
And why not a Superduty 7.3? that's what i meant lol

2005 F250 King Ranch Work Truck.

Studded and Deleted
175/30% Injectors from WARREN DIESEL!!
Barder Stage 2 Turbo
Warren Comp Tranny w/ PI TC
Six0~Stroker is offline  
post #6 of 44 Old 01-31-2012, 03:53 PM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 
clashem360's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 141
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
yeah honestly we need CATs or something superpowered but no choice but yeah I'm ok with using my personal truck because our boss says if it breaks on the job he fixes it since honestly my powerstroke outdoes the duramaxes easily. But do you know how common a 4x4 DRW OBS would be? It's honestly my dream truck lol but yeah my brother hates the dmax because those IFS pos trucks are horrible in most aspects

Sent from my Autoguide iPhone app
clashem360 is offline  
post #7 of 44 Old 01-31-2012, 03:54 PM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 
clashem360's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 141
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Sorry thought you said did I was happy now sad


Sent from my Autoguide iPhone app
clashem360 is offline  
post #8 of 44 Old 01-31-2012, 03:57 PM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 
clashem360's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 141
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
And I love the superdutys but the bodys aren't hardened enough for him he beats up on trucks worse than me (both 21 he's adopted) and i had a 93 ranger that died off were pre 2000 fords all the way! Lol

Sent from my Autoguide iPhone app
clashem360 is offline  
post #9 of 44 Old 01-31-2012, 04:49 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
elrojo63's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Lewisburg, Pa
Posts: 1,189
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
they are around. A lot are in regular cab dumptruck form. You could always take a SRW and convert to dually or a dually and convert to 4x4... or maybe you'll get lucky and find a dually 4x4 with a real bed. How much weight are you carrying?

1997 PSD Crew Cab Shorty Centurion Flatbed 234k D60 Swap
Leather Interior, built in radar detector, 5 inch dozer stack, DIY exhaust brake/TC lockup

1997 F-250 PSD ZF5 4x4 RCLB 362k SOLD

1953 Clark Carloader Forklift
1996 Subaru Legacy Wagon
2001 Big-Tex 16' Landscape Trailer
2006 Suzuki King Quad 750 27 inch ITP Mudlites
elrojo63 is offline  
post #10 of 44 Old 01-31-2012, 05:11 PM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 
clashem360's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 141
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
My last weigh in on my truck I was at 23571 and yeah I was struggling really bad a srw f350 ext cab long bed with that much weight I could barely stop and yeah without anything in the trailer but the sawmill It's around 19k I'll have to weigh for exact but yeah pullin all this offroad isnt much fun


Sent from my Autoguide iPhone app
clashem360 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome