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Anyone else hate there 3.31 gear ratio?
My 08 was 3.73's and towed in fifth gear like a freight train (granted it was spartan tuned, but i only ran the lower hp tunes), and my new truck is shifting all over the place, and it drives me nuts. If i wanted that i would have bought a gasser.
When pulling a trailer, i am down into fifth at the bottom of the hill, and by the time i make it part way up the hill it is wanting to drop into 4th and rev up to about 3,000 rpms!!! I hate the 3.31's, didnt' want them to begin with, but the dealer talked me into it. I don't like the fact that the only way to get 3.73's is in a dually. A one ton diesel should not have 3.31 gearing, unless you drive it around as a grocery getter.
Not sure that 3.55's would be much better, but maybe?? I wanted to put 285 tires on my truck, but definately won't now after seeing how poorly it performs with the stock size on it!
I know ford did this because they thought they were going to get better fuel mileage, so they could post that on there resume, but i have to work my 6.7/3.331's so hard to keep it up to speed that it doesn't get any better mileage than my 08 6.4L. Highly disappointed!!
SOLD 2012 Ford F350 Lariat, 6.7L PSD, crew-long, silver/gray, Air Lift load lifter 5000 air bags w/Wireless air compressor, Icon stage I leveling kit, bfg a/t's....
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