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Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Las Vegas
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Have only owned one gas truck. It was an 08 ranger so im porlly not the best candidate for gas vs. diesel. I only owned it for 3 months until I realized I was way to big for that truck. I'm 6'4" 260 pds so I felt like I was riding in a clown car. And for being a 4 cyl with a manual trans it didnt get as great of gas mileage as i had expected. I purchased it because I was wanting something cheap that got good mpg to drive so I could strip down my 91 coupe mustang that was at the time my DD and to a 414 stroker and stuff I had sitting waiting for it. Needless to say that ranger was a waste of time and I wish I had gotten a diesel then instead.
Now.... I have had many friends with gas trucks as well as my parents. I am now on my 4th diesel. The maintence is a little more expensive with oil changes being 4x more oil, and fuel filters needing done every 10K. But my diesel have consistently gotten as good or better mpg than my parents 02 F150 and always better than my friends lifted titans,tundras, F-150's etc. Its also not in all instances diesel is more expensive either. My gf and I just took a vacation to california. We stayed in santa ana and there was a rebel station where diesel was 3.65 and regular 4.03.
And not to mention resale. I dont have the brightest friends when it comes to buying and selling vehicles but I will say i have honestly never lost money on a diesel even after dropping money on mods etc where they are trading up for newer tundras and just losing thousands.
To this day after either riding in my trucks or just hanging around me i have had 4 friends switch from gas to diesel and all of them say they'll never own gas again.
2000 Regular Cab SHORTY truck.
-5" exhaust to 7" single mitre.
-DJM 3/5 drop
-22" wheels wrapped in 305 nitto 420's
-2008 F350 CCLB ZF6 truck. Leveled, 22's w/37s, deleted, H&Stuned etc -SOLD
-2005 F350 CCLB 6" 37's, studded, tuned etc-SOLD
-2002 F350 CCLB 6"lift, 20's w/35's, DP tuner etc -SOLD
-2005 F250 CCLB 8", 20's w/37's bunch of mods -SOLD
-2002 F250 CCSB 4" lift,18's w/35's DP tunes etc -SOLD
Last edited by slowcoupe; 07-07-2013 at 08:42 AM.