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Old 06-27-2013, 11:56 PM
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2008 Ford F250 6.4L King Ranch (Crew Cab 4WD)

I have a 2008 Ford F250 6.4L King Ranch and no extra money these days.
I want to hookup my truck with a Lift Kit, Tires, and all the cool bells and
whistles but without extra cash, I'm in a rut.

So my thinking was that I sell my 2008 Ford F250 6.4L King Ranch which has
about 85,000/miles on it and use the cash from that sale to buy a used
truck that I can hook up with all those goodies.

So my question is, what Model and Year of Ford Truck should I think about
getting? I'm not sure I want to stick with a Diesel truck because of it's
price often being $0.25/gal more than gasoline. And given that I don't use
my vehicle for any hauling, towing, or work use, it's just a show piece that
sits in the driveway until I need to get Milk and Bread from the local store.

I was eyeballing one of the current generations of F-150 Crew Cab/4WDs
Lariats but the only ones in my price range that still leaves me a few dollars
to spend is a 2009/2010 with typically over 100,000/miles. Trouble is, those
cost around $20,000 (+/- $5000) and I'm only expecting to get between
$25,000k - $30,000k for my truck. Not an idea swap, IMO.

So maybe I should just forget the Diesel issue look at an older 7.3L F250,
(eyeballing a 2003 7.3L) with most appear to be around $10,000 - $15,000.
That would leave me with at least $10,000 - $15,000 to upgrade the hell
out of it. I'd figure $3k for the Lift, $2k for the Tires, Nav/GPS/Stereo,
paint job, upgrade interior, and some cash to burn.



In any case, what would everybody do if you had my truck as your
primary vehicle?

a) Keep It -- Enjoy that King Ranch w/stock configs
b) Sell It --- Get something cheaper and hook it up

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I got a diesel because I get better gas mileage than my old 1/2 ton has truck. You can also get so much more power out of them.

My vote would be if you can afford to tune your current truck, keep it. Otherwise sell it. Get another cheaper 6.4 and tune it...

Tuned 6.4s are awesome!


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I went from a 7.3 to my 09 lariat and I think if your used to the king ranch you will regret going backwards to a 99-02.
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I went from a 7.3 to my 09 lariat and I think if your used to the king ranch you will regret going backwards to a 99-02.


Is going backwards in vehicle Generations mainly an Engine Performance
issue or creature comforts?
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Little of both. The 7.3 is a great motor but its not really comparable to new diesels. It really depends what you are looking for. If you want better performance and towing ability I would stick with the 6.4. If you could care less about that then the 7.3 will serve you fine.
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Little of both. The 7.3 is a great motor but its not really comparable to new diesels. It really depends what you are looking for. If you want better performance and towing ability I would stick with the 6.4. If you could care less about that then the 7.3 will serve you fine.

Hmmmm.... Since I rarely tow/haul anything, the power of the 6.4 is really
just going to waste. I suppose with as 7.3, I could sup it up, right?
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Hmmmm.... Since I rarely tow/haul anything, the power of the 6.4 is really
just going to waste. I suppose with as 7.3, I could sup it up, right?
I would disagree with this comment. I have never towed more than a utility trailer (I know. I get crap for 'why get a diesel then?!' But it's awesome). I promise the power of my truck never goes to waste.

Why get a 6.4? Because... RACETRUCK. Only excuse you need


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i just sold my 02 350 7.3 its in my sig. and have recently purchased an 08 king ranch. let me tell you, the bone stock power of the truck is unbelieable and how clean and smooth the power is compared to the ol 7.3. dont get me wrong i loved the 7.3 to death but power wise cant touch it. I own a landscape company and haul around anywhere from 10-16 foot utiliy trailers to dump trailers and the power diff between pulling those night and day!
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i just sold my 02 350 7.3 its in my sig. and have recently purchased an 08 king ranch. let me tell you, the bone stock power of the truck is unbelieable and how clean and smooth the power is compared to the ol 7.3. dont get me wrong i loved the 7.3 to death but power wise cant touch it. I own a landscape company and haul around anywhere from 10-16 foot utiliy trailers to dump trailers and the power diff between pulling those night and day!


Out of curiosity, how much did you pay for that '08 King Ranch?
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Out of curiosity, how much did you pay for that '08 King Ranch?
well after a bunch of back of forth with sales guy and sales manger. I payed $28,000 out the door. when i bought it the miles were 89,700. its fully loaded minus the navi system. but it has traction control, sunroof, aux swithces power rear window back up sensors. why you ask?
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