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Help with Engine Decision

Hi guys,

New to the forum but have been following for awhile. I am ready to order my '12 F250 and day now and still cant decide between the gas or diesel (diesel guys dont kil me) I have read threads about people asking if the gas or diesel is for them but it usuually has to do with their towing needs, mileage etc.

For me I do no towing or off roading. Its strictly going to be a street queen like all my trucks have been. I have only had F150's in the past with 6" lift/35's and for this truck it will get a 8" pure performance 4 link lift with 40's. Most people say that the gas engine is more suited for me but is that a good decision for this size lift and tires? Do I need the low end torque to move those tires?

I have never owned a diesel before and was wondering if there is a lot of messing around with that regen system, nox fluid if i dont tow or do a lot of miles? I live in Canada and in the past i have stored my trucks in the winter and i dont imagine i will be rolling in the snow with 40's this year. Also I do not see many people lifting these 2011 with the 6.2L and didnt see anything at Sema

Thoughts?...............Experience so far with you guys with the big lift?

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...not towing...street queen....

...you just left me...in a "whats the point?"

it doesn't matter...whatever you want to do. Like a high performance car thats a garage queen.. there is no logical answer other than it is what the owner wants to do with it.
800 lbs of torque at 1600 rpm vs. the gasser's numbers. Again, it's a decision based in what the owner wants....acceleration, rolling pretty?


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storing a truck in our Canadian winters? WTF. if you dont haul , tow, or go offroad, then why do you need a big lift and huge tires or even a truck ? nevermind a diesel! stupid *** question/post

what do you drive in the winter ? a smart car?

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I would love to drive the truck in the winter but you cant tell me once it at like 8"-10" of lift and 40" mt tires its not dangerous and its not like you can put the little stock tires back on it.

I am a fan of lifted trucks and the look of the especially the SD. Dont tell me that all the guys on here with big expensive lifts and all the ptm parts and mods on here are always off roading and workin it to its potential. I know the truck is a work truck and kudos to those of you who love it for that.
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For resale purposes I would say go with the Diesel as it will lose less value over time. Again even with the lift and the tires I don't see a huge problem driving it in the winter unless maybe you get a ton of ice. But whateve floats you boat on that as it is your truck. I don't think I could have ever purchased a SD without it being a Diesel.
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With 40 inch tires you will only see single digit MPG numbers and it will run like a dog. To me if you are going to be spending big money on suspension it doesn't make since to cheap out on the motor. This might just be me but everytime a see Superduty running a big lift and tires on a gas motor I always just assume they couldn't afford both and hope people will be distracted by them big shiny wheels.
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FastCarsSpeed/zsommer79,

Some good points here guys that was more of the advice I was looking for as I dont have any experience with 3/4 Ton's and their engines. I would definetly not feel like the "Big Dog" if I had the gas engine, but some people were saying that the Diesel is a lot of maintainece and you have to let all the emission crap cycle etc.

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Were you refering to the gasser running like a dog with 40's? If so what MPG numbers would the diesel get?
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FastCarsSpeed/zsommer79,

Were you refering to the gasser running like a dog with 40's? If so what MPG numbers would the diesel get?
I would think with the diesel you would see in the 12-13 MPG range mixed driving just depending on how heavy footed you are. I haven't had a 6.2 in a Superduty but my Raptor did, I was getting 11 city and 14 hwy. So going from 35's to 40's on a truck that weighs another 1000lbs and you are going to be looking at some really awful mileage. But regardless of mileage at the end on the day the diesel is going to handle the bigger tires better and would have enough power to get out and pass when you need to.
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Were you refering to the gasser running like a dog with 40's? If so what MPG numbers would the diesel get?
My buddy have the 6.2 gasser and this is what he gets!
Unloaded- 6.7 diesel gets 17/20,Gas 6.2 gets 11/13mpg
Towing- 6.7.................11/13,Gas 6.2........8/9mpg

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I'm with you guys on the view of seeing a SD with the gas motor. I just think, "what's the point". But I also think, "what's the point of having a 10" lift running 40's on a truck that's built to do one thing, work". IMO if you can't back it under a fifth wheel or gooseneck and pull 25,000lbs, it's useless. But that's just me.

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