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post #1 of 14 Old 12-02-2009, 07:32 AM Thread Starter
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Should I get a F450

Ok I need some opinions, I am on the fence here. I found a nice 08 F450 cheep. low miles fully loaded, should I get rid of my 04 F350 4x4 crewcab with the 6.0 and go for the F450 4x4 with the 6.4? I will use it to tow my trailers and for a daily driver. As far as fuel milage I know it will suck but I can deal with that. Let me know... Thanks

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If your truck has been trouble free, then I wouldn't recommend it. However, if you've had a lot of problems out of your truck, then I'd go for it.

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yeah id go with the new f450. from every thing iver heard and read id go with the 6.4 over the 6.0

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screw all this I just want a 6.4!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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4.88s would be the only downfall with the 08 as a daily driver.

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Well my truck has been fine. I am thinking 6.0 vs 6.4 and better towing. fuel milage is not too big a deal. I was thinking a overdrive down the road maybe to help. If I get it I will keep it long term and that is what bothers me about the 6.0 will ir be a long term truck? Plus the 450's Are SWEET Looking !
Thanks for the replys and keep them coming and if any of you have pic's post em up.

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couldn't 4.10's be swapped in? better mpg

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10inch PRO JL
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the 4.88's were an option the 4.30 is standard. check the tag on the rear end to see what it has. if you do alot of highway driving i really wouldnt go with a 4.88 truck not just because the fuel mileage, but because you will be reving the piss out of it at 70mph

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If I actually had something to tow, I would so roll a 450. It might even look something like this. Plus I love the power potential of the 6.4


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I agree i will be reving alot.. I am thinking go with 285/70 19.5 35" tall tires with a 4" lift. the tire size will help a little and I can always go with a aux overdrive if I have to . I also agree I think the 6.4 would be a better choice that my current 6.0. this is why I am on the fence about it, I drove it abd its awsome and it turns way better than I expected however it does tack out that diesel alot and the speed limits here are 75 and 85-90 is not all that uncommon.

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1941 Chevy Pro Street Blown BBC
1959, F-100 292 V-8 4Spd
1960 F-100 Factory 4x4
Freightliner FLD 120 Toterhome in the process Cat 3406
1977 Jag XJS 383 SBC
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2000 Excursion 4x4 7.3 pipe, chip, ect.
SOLD..2004 F-350 4x4 6.0, CC, LB 8" lift 37" Toyo mt's and a few mods
2008 F450 4x4 6.4 Let the Fun Begin
Farm Toys...IH 856, 706, Hesston 6600
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Well I bought the F450. I jusr could'nt let it go. I love it its a awsome truck. Timr for a lift and tires. If anyone on here has one post some pics.

Injection is Nice but I'de rather be Blown
1941 Chevy Pro Street Blown BBC
1959, F-100 292 V-8 4Spd
1960 F-100 Factory 4x4
Freightliner FLD 120 Toterhome in the process Cat 3406
1977 Jag XJS 383 SBC
1991 F-350 2x4 Dually Blown 460
2000 Excursion 4x4 7.3 pipe, chip, ect.
SOLD..2004 F-350 4x4 6.0, CC, LB 8" lift 37" Toyo mt's and a few mods
2008 F450 4x4 6.4 Let the Fun Begin
Farm Toys...IH 856, 706, Hesston 6600
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