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Old 06-13-2012, 09:25 AM
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Why shouldn't I?

Trade my '07 F150 with 90k on it for a new '12 F250??

It would be my first diesel. I farm, and haul pallets of seed and chemical, a long with other misc hauling for general farm work. The power would be nice.

My hesitation is I'm not very mechanical like a lot of you all here, which when reading about the tunes, deletes, etc that can be done to help with gas mileage, efficiency, power and to help with the longevity of the engine itself.

I'm excited to step up to a Super Duty! I don't know if my checkbook will appreciate it, but someone try to talk me out of this?
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Old 06-13-2012, 09:38 AM
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Its unlikely that anyone will try and talk you out of it. These trucks are amazing and if you treat them right, they treat you right. I've had two powerstrokes and have loved them both.
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Old 06-13-2012, 09:52 AM
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In this economy unless you have an excellent job, making great money, with no worries I would not buy a new truck.

If the above is of no concern then by all means.

The other situation to look at is that I am sure your truck is paid for already so you would return to the world of high truck payments unless you have a large amount of money to put down.

The ball is totally in your court but those are some things to think about.

If you are not mechanically inclined then get an extended warranty and don't worry about tuning the truck.
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Old 06-13-2012, 09:54 AM
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It's cheaper to keep her
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Old 06-13-2012, 03:34 PM
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If you own the farm....and do it the size that we do there is no way a 150 would do what we do. Heck the 250's are sometimes to small.
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Old 06-13-2012, 03:58 PM
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You don't say where your from, so don't know what kind of farming your doing, but
here are a few things to think about. Diesel trucks cost more and the oil and filters
cost more also. If you buy a F-250 or F-350 with the new 6.7 it will out pull and out
carry anything your F-150 can do. You will be able to pull a 10.000 lb load like it's not
back there. Just my 2 cents.
Doug
Also a 15.000 load.
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Old 06-13-2012, 04:42 PM
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A 6.7 does not need tuning. Is a tune more fun? yes If you tune just for improved milage it would prolly take a few years to make a custom tune investment back. If you can handle spending the money for a new truck, then you will love the 6.7. I perfer the 350
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Old 06-13-2012, 06:18 PM
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I need to update my profile. I'm from Iowa.

The F150 is paid for, Yes.

How many miles or how long can you run one stock before some deletes or tunes are needed?
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Old 06-13-2012, 06:42 PM
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You only live once so if you can do it (afford it) then go for it. Tunes or deletes are never needed IMHO unless you're into that sort of stuff and have the cash to burn. If you need more power then buy a bigger truck. You'll have plenty of it with the 6.7L!
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Old 06-13-2012, 06:49 PM
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Tuning is not needed. Modding is not needed. It's fun.
If you can justify the payments on the truck, and especially the expensive maintenance, and it's worth it, you'd be happy.
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