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Help Me Out....Decisions, Decisions...new to diesel
Okay to start out..DONT try talking me out of the F-250, I want a diesel truck and love Ford, THIS is the truck I want to get.
I've always driven gas......
But test drove my friends Chevy 2500(?) diesel and was very impressed with the amount of extra power it had compared to a gas truck.
This is going to be my main car for a lonnnnnnnnnnng time, so I want to get the most out of it.
So besides manual vs. automatic (getting automatic), what options will give me the best performance, ride, handling (big factor seeing that I live in the city but work in the outskirts)...
Dunno if this is the right place (admins go ahead and place this somewhere else if you want) to post but here I go...
I'm looking to buy a F-250 with the 6.4 Powerstroke Diesel, and want some help picking out the right options.
I'm definitely going with the 5 speed automatic. Pretty sure I want the 3.55 Limited Slip Axle ratio?
Also whatís the difference between the tire options they give me?
What advantages will the Stabilizer Bar package give me....
I'll be towing a 27 ft Contender with Twin 250 Yamaha's and the occasional few ATV's and wave runners.
Extra heavy-duty alternator, duals, or just the standard?
When I do get it, whatís your favorite chip to get the best gas mileage/performance?
I'm building it to be a XL Super Cab with a couple extra amenities that don't really warrant posting on here..
SOOOO can everyone give their opinions; also is there anything that I left out that you guys think is important? Lemme know
P.S. What was your actual gas mileage with the 6.4 diesel before you moded your trucks?