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Old 06-16-2007, 05:30 AM
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Thinking of a 6.4L

I'm loving these new trucks. My dealer has a brand new black 450 sitting in the lot. I know i know... I have a 250, and truthfully I only need a 250. But starting big, you can only get bigger. I know in time I'll want to tow a 5th wheel camper, so I'm kind of thinking ahead. is it even worth the time and effort. Keep the rig I have now? I know I'll miss the power for a while- but with the DPF and cat having been cut off recently, and other things ahead in the future, I'm sure I'll be able to get it back soon, I hope.

What are your thoughts?


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Old 06-16-2007, 10:53 AM
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dude, whatever makes you happy, that is the best advice i can give you!
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For the 450, I'd trade my truck in a heartbeat.
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Im sure the speed limiter of 81 will be addressed when the tuners get everything figured out but you would have to get used to that till then. Yes the 450's can only go 81 MPH. I know my sister is very happy with hers of course it is only a 350.
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Nate, you prolly know what I think. Here my thinking though. I would try to keep your current truck for the fact that you can still mod the hell out of it. I know you also want to build a real lifted truck, not this 6in crap. The 450 would be a great tow truck, but I think your missing it by 200, LOL

Keep me posted on what you decide
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Old 06-16-2007, 09:34 PM
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Nate your truck is one of the sharpest on here, and it hasn't given you any trouble so why change now? I say wait until you do need the 450.
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Old 06-18-2007, 01:15 PM
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Yeah- went and test drove one on Saturday. It was nice- but I got in my diesel, and I can't let go of my baby. It'll take a lot more than just a stock 08 to lure me away from the 06 I have now



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Old 06-18-2007, 01:21 PM
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Good choice nate. Give it 2 years then go for it. They haven't been out long enough to know of any longevity problems abd what not. Not to mention this engine is the same platform as the 6.0 but 40psi boost scares the shiat out of me with the problems the 6.0 has with cylinder pressures. I'm sure it will be good, but hold off man
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5th wheels are a lot lighter than they used to be and the F250 can haul a pretty good sized one. You may want to consider another 250 or 350.

The only other thing I can say is to keep your old truck too if you can.

I have no plans to get rid of my old truck. I can also tow my 30ft 5er with my old truck and it's a 1500. At 80mph you can't tell it's back there.

http://dcphillips.net/towing2.mpg
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keep yours and save the money for the 5'er.
the extra money you have to fork out for the new one will take a nice chunk of $ out of the cost of a nice trailer.
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