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Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Versailles, KY
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There were several changes in 05 that are nice. They went to coil springs on the front, nicer ride, and tightened the turning circle so you can park easier.
Someone correct me here - did the 5R11 transmission come out in 05? It's bulletproof.
There were some quality issues with 03 and 04 6.0's, primarily improper head torque at the factory and a bad batch of injectors from Siemens that would break and hydrolock the engine. By now, most 03's and 04's that would have trouble have already had it.
Can't speak for the 7.3's, and probably don't need to - most people who own them, love them.
As for mileage: I drive an 06 F350 with dually rear and 4.11 gears. Getting 19-20 @ 55, 18 @ 65, anything over 70 and it starts to drink. Averaging around 15-16 in mixed city/hwy, but that's with a real light foot. Mash the pedal hard, and it sucks the fuel down. Winter diesel seems to be costing me around 1mpg, maybe a bit more.
"Big Duke": 06 F350 King Ranch
long bed, crew cab, dualies