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This isn't a diesel but I was hoping you all could help me out w/ this... I'm looking at purchasing a new F350 SuperDuty for work & personal use from our Ford Dealers Commercial Truck Center. Would like the diesel, but can't afford it right now so here's what I'm thinking:
2013 Oxford White F350 XL
6.2L gas standard cab, long bed
3.73 or 4.30 gears w/ rear electronic locker
FX4 4x4 package
10,000 GVWR package
Heavy service front springs package
Power equipment group
Roof clearance lights
Trailer brake controller
17" 5 spoke cast-Aluminum wheels
4x4 electronic shift on the fly
HD 40/20/40 vinly front seats
1. The vast majority come w/ 3.73 gears, but they offer a few w/ 4.30 gears. Most of the driving will be w/o pulling anything, but it will pull some weight occasionally. Should I opt for the 4.30 (there's no additional charge) or stick w/ the 3.73s? Any idea what gas mileage will be for either gear ratio?
2. What axles, trans, & t-case does this truck come with? Are they any good?
3. Finally... MSRP on this truck is ~ $37,180 what should I be able to get it for OTD? They're giving me the 'ole rebate run-around...
For that price you can buy a Diesel, I did.
2015 F-350 CCLB DRW, Lariat Ultimate,
2nd Gen. 6.7L "Scorpion" Turbo Diesel,
440HP/860TQ, Torque Shift 6-speed,
Tuxedo Black W/Charcoal Black Int.,
14,000 LB GVWR,
3:73 Gears W/Limited Slip,
17" Polished Forge Alum. Wheels,
BFG All-Terrain Tires,
Factory 5th Wheel/Gooseneck Prep Pkg.,
Spray In Bed-Liner,
Supplemental Cab Heater,
FX4-Off Road Pkg.,
Engine Block Heater,
9025 Lbs. on the CAT Scales.
"Mack Daddy Scorpion!"