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My New F 250

Unread postby fla-gypsy on Mon May 18, 2009 12:33 pm

I have ordered an 09 F 250 Crew Cab with the 6.8L/4.10 5 sp auto Torqueshift with only the packages and accessories I want. What a great feeling to get a vehicle set up exactly to fit my needs. I am stoked. 6-8 weeks to delivery. This thing will be a towing juggernaut!

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Re: My New F 250

Unread postby ButteBumBob on Tue May 19, 2009 7:04 pm

Congratulations !!!!! but, don't you mean you are "stroked".
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Re: My New F 250

Unread postby fla-gypsy on Tue May 19, 2009 8:12 pm

Oh no, they can keep the PowerStroke, I went for the best gas tow engine available today, the Triton 6.8
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Re: My New F 250

Unread postby JQSpree on Wed May 20, 2009 6:29 pm

Congrats Gypsy,
Sounds like you got what you wanted. As part of your research, did you do any comparisons for best gas vs best diesel for for mpg towing and around town? I really struggled on that trying to justify more pull power(1/2ton vs 3/4) vs reported differences in mpg and ride comfort for 3/4 ton for the 90% of the time I am not pulling. If I could have gotten same milage, ride and not too much of a price penalty, I would have opted for the 3/4 ton even though I didn't know enough last year to know how deceiving all the tow and weight claims from everyone have to be adjusted!

Again, good luck with that.
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Re: My New F 250

Unread postby fla-gypsy on Wed May 20, 2009 9:00 pm

JQSpree wrote:Congrats Gypsy,
Sounds like you got what you wanted. As part of your research, did you do any comparisons for best gas vs best diesel for for mpg towing and around town? I really struggled on that trying to justify more pull power(1/2ton vs 3/4) vs reported differences in mpg and ride comfort for 3/4 ton for the 90% of the time I am not pulling. If I could have gotten same milage, ride and not too much of a price penalty, I would have opted for the 3/4 ton even though I didn't know enough last year to know how deceiving all the tow and weight claims from everyone have to be adjusted!

Again, good luck with that.


I decided early on that the price penalty for diesel would never work for me. This is my daily driver to work and back and my main tow vehicle. I have been driving 3/4 ton since 2003 so I do not care about ride quality. I go in with eyes wide open on mpg's. My 5.4/3.73 in my 05 F 250 gets 13 around town and 8.5-10 when towing. The bigger engine, rear gear combo will get about 12 around town and 10(+) towing. In addition the engine will not have to work near as hard to pull this load and I have the option of going bigger later (not likely). What I get in performance will put a smile on my face compared to the current truck. I would not be comfortable pulling my trailer with a 1/2 ton even though some may be capable of doing it. I love the stability of the 3/4 ton platform. That confidence derived from the 3/4 ton is unbelieveable. It makes the journey enjoyable. I am buying strictly for performance when towing this time around
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Re: My New F 250

Unread postby Limey on Fri May 22, 2009 12:17 am

Congrats on the new truck! I'm sure you'll love the greater power :)

However, personally, I would go with a diesel again if I were in the market - My Cummins averages about 17 non towing and about 11 when towing double - actually last night I towed 150 miles with 5er and boat and averaged over 12. Plus, right now in Colorado (for the first time in years!) gas is about 16 cents more than diesel right now. WooHoo! :mrgreen:
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Re: My New F 250

Unread postby fla-gypsy on Fri May 22, 2009 7:10 pm

Got my VIN # today. They tell me it will be here the last week of June. In time for my last 2 summer trips. I wish I had it for all of them.
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Re: My New F 250

Unread postby JQSpree on Fri May 22, 2009 7:27 pm

I hear you re performance. Maybe after this trip, my wife will see the advantage. But I still have 8.5 yrs until my next vehicle purchase and I assumed I might not need that. I would hate to have to try to sell or trade up to 3/4 in current economy. If I give mine away, I could save a few thousand on a larger one. Don't ever see any advertising on larger trucks around Sacto except the Dodge 3/4 ton diesels for $35K. No ads on Chevy or Ford.
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Re: My New F 250

Unread postby fla-gypsy on Fri May 22, 2009 7:34 pm

My current 05 Super Duty is being taken by oldest son and he will pay it off and keep it. He gets a great truck for about $12,500 and I don't lose any money on the trade. Good deal for both of us.
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Re: My New F 250

Unread postby jp rver on Sat May 23, 2009 10:00 am

Congrats! That v10 is an awesome engine!

In fact, a Ford v10 equipped truck is on my list as a potential replacement for my current truck in a few years. However, I will buy used because I simply don't put enough miles on my truck to justify the cost of a new one, (and I'm poor! :lol: )
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Re: My New F 250

Unread postby skipnchar on Sat May 30, 2009 1:01 pm

Congratulations on the new truck. I'm betting you're going to love it a lot and find LOTS of excuses for hitting the road ;)
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Re: My New F 250

Unread postby fla-gypsy on Sat May 30, 2009 3:00 pm

Thanks guys I am glad it worked out this time and I am looking forward to the increased capability it will have over my current set up.
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Re: My New F 250

Unread postby fla-gypsy on Sun Jun 28, 2009 9:58 pm

Here it is!

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Re: My New F 250

Unread postby Clyder on Sun Jun 28, 2009 10:45 pm

It looks mighty fine. Great pictures of it. You've got something to be proud of.
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Re: My New F 250

Unread postby Limey on Mon Jun 29, 2009 12:40 am

Coooooooooooooool! 8-) 8-) 8-)
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Re: My New F 250

Unread postby aja72 on Tue Nov 24, 2009 3:56 am

It Looks cool, Good truck. Enjoy ride. All the best.
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