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post #41 of 65 Old 11-17-2019, 05:32 AM
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Its probably a stupid question, but does the 1000 ftlbs of torque really make that much of a difference even though the HP are very close together? Ive never drove a diesel and have nothing to compare it too.
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ahhhhhhh, the age old debate of gas vs diesel.

I remember when I used to drive a gasser. Once you go diesel you'll wonder why you didn't years prior.

Yes diesel is more expensive now days, fuel is more expensive, oil blah blah blah.

I go with diesel because of towing during heavy head winds. OMG these new 6.7s will pull 6th gear all day long with 40-50mph head winds going up hill. I do all my own maintenance and repairs so cost difference is not an issue. My wife also takes my truck solo camping with my daughter and the ease of pulling with a 1 ton diesel vs a 1/2 ton gasser is way safer.

Its up to you. My dad and brother in law both have the 6.2 gasser F-250 and F-350. But guess who they call when they need something big hauled????? I own a 33 foot, triple axle 21k goose trailer and they won't even touch that trailer with their gassers. Me, I love hauling that thing, throw 2 jeeps and 2 wheelers up there and off you go.

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i got a diesel F250 because i wanted one. i just sold my 26ft gooseneck horse trailer so i dont need a 3/4 ton or a diesel anymore.

but i still want it

as far as MPGs go, deleted, lifted on 36s and mixed driving i average 17.5 unloaded.


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The first question you need to ask yourself is am I making money with this diesel truck that I just paid almost 50k for. If the answer is no then next question is can I afford to maintain and or repair this diesel economically speaking standpoint. If still no or maybe then a diesel is not right for you. New gas rigs have more than enough power to pull your current load. Also the mileage gain is not sufficient enough to offset the maintenance and or repair of a diesel. If you really want a diesel I would suggest an older one like a 6.0 or a 7.3. They are just as reliable and are pre emissions.
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I think you may find your answer in how long you expect the transmission in your gasser to hold up towing 7000 pounds fairly consistently. If you are towing out in the flat lands, staying with the gasser would probably be the better choice. If you are towing in the high country, then the diesel would be the better choice. As stated above, its what you feel more comfortable with and are willing to sacrifice.

For myself and my choice, I chose the diesel. I come from this line of thinking:

"It's better to have it and not need it, then to need it and not have it"

Good luck with whichever avenue you decide.

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My trailer towing every day is for my job. When the trailer is empty, 3-4k lbs, truck tows good, barely know its there. But when loaded. Damn, takes forever to get uptown speed. Guess that is where the extra torque comes into play?
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I had a gasser for 200,000 mi. Couldnt tow in the mountains. Crushed a wrong way driver on the highway, sacrificing my truck. Got a F-250 7.3 diesel and I tow 6,000 lbs in the mountains with no problems. Close to 500,000 miles so far.

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Diesels are expensive. Don't buy 1 just for better fuel economy. They are built with a heavy duty work load in mind. They are different than gas & yes you will get better fuel MPG but the longevity is where they shine. 500,000 to 1,000,000 is the norm. The new ones are quiet & very powerful. Oh then there is the resale to consider. Hardly anyone wants a used heavy duty gasser.
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Torq is what diesels are all about. The HP is a pretty much insignificant number
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