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drw or srw? newbie...

Let me start off saying I am new to diesels...I have a lifted F-150 but i want to switch to a diesel and was looking for a little input...My personal opinion is that trucks with a srw only look good lifted(again personal preference)...and I would like to have just a regular height truck..therefore I have been looking into getting a dually just for everyday use (I dont drive TOO much)...I've read into it a little bit..after driving a big lifted truck Im not all that worried about the size or turning radius as my truck now has next to none...I wont be towing a lot but every once in a while a horse or car trailer nothing crazy.. I live in NJ so snow in the winter(although not this one) is fair but not insane..Just was looking for a few unbiased opinions? Thanks in advance
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srw are easier to park and will get better mpg with 3:73's

a drw will most likely have 4:10's, little less mpg, and a little harder to park. buying 6 tires instead of 4. no carwashes

I love drw trucks. i just dont need one. i tow but most of the time its 10k or under. i do tow over 10K but not enough to justify a drw.

in your case i would go with a srw.

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It would be kind of dumb to buy a dually if you don't need it. Unless you just have a bunch of money and love to spend a lot on tires...


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if you dont need it, dont get it. a srw would be fine and better in the winter. better milage and you get to go through the drivethro at mcdonalds.


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cut me some slack, its a work truck.
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A dually for everyday use is over kill. You'll buy two more tires than normal, buy more diesel than normal, take longer to park than normal. Unless you just really want one or tow every day, there's no point.
That being said, I have one. It was my first truck so I'm keeping it. Don't have to pay it off or anything. I work for an RV dealer/repair shop and we buy trailers from auction so I've used it to pull trailers a few times. Did I need it? Not really. Unless you start talking 12k lbs and up on a regular basis, not needed.
But, like I said, if you really want it, do it.

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I don't go thru any drive thrus anyway lol.. And my truck now has terrible mileage it's lifted 11"... So neither of them would really be anything new lol car washes included... Buying tires isn't a worry either... Money is but driving a truck i like is worth the money IMO... Like I said I don't NEED a dually but I do want one I think?


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I love mine. If I couldn't afford all the extras I'd sell it cause I don't NEED it. But it's freakin sweet.


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What do u mean by extras?


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Tires, fuel and stuff like that is extra over a SRW.


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