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Old 08-07-2011, 10:22 AM
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I went with the F-250 4x4 King Ranch 6.7 L diesel. I have about 460 miles on it right now and absolutely love the truck. The truck is an absolute beast. Towing the prostar is a joke, and towing the x-star is actually enjoyable now. I can't even feel the boat. At one point, I literally thought I left it at the ramp. Not to mention, the interior is like a freakin Mercedes. I am very happy with the truck and I pray to god that I do not have problems with it.

I am using linseed oil to keep the saddle leather seats in good condition.
Does anyone have any other tips about using this truck that are good to know? Any upgrades that are truly worth it?

Thanks for all of the help y'all.
Awesome! You'll love that new truck. I know I do. Lets see some pictures though!
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Old 08-07-2011, 10:33 AM
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I am in the processing of looking a for a new truck. I currently have an '07 Chevy Tahoe, and it struggles while pulling the star. I am looking at the Ford F250 with the diesel engine. Does anyone have any experience with this truck or similar trucks?

Keep in mind that I commute two hours total each weekday (120 miles total), and every morning before work I trailer the star to the river and back (total of 58 miles).
I have a 2005 6.0 F250 SD 4 door with an 8' box. Pulls like stink on a regular basis over 10,000 pounds for our other hobby. Tows the MC S&S (78) no problem with no need for trailer brakes. (18 - 20 going 55 empty; 14 pulling the MC; 10 pulling the big trailer for mileage)

Had some issues initally but it was due to the PO's lack of maint. All fixed now with 25,000 HARD EARNED TOWING MILES since 2009. Biggest think I hear is be dilligent with your maintenance. If you are scared of the 6.0 get the 7.3 stick...

You spend enough time reading stuff on the internet and you will never buy anything due to all the complaints. (People often complain more than commend)

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Old 08-07-2011, 10:35 AM
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Huskie,
I just saw your question, I would start here: http://www.hsperformance.com/store/f...-kit-ford.html

You might also look at some of the Ford forums like www.powerstrokenation.com to get some recomendations. If you think your truck runs good now wait till you un-cork it! 6.4 is a beast that is so restricted from the factory.
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Old 08-07-2011, 08:36 PM
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I am in the processing of looking a for a new truck. I currently have an '07 Chevy Tahoe, and it struggles while pulling the star.
I'm surprised your Tahoe struggles. My 2006 Sierra 1/2-ton pulls my 230VRS with no problem, and likewise pulls my wife's two-horse trailer (7200 lb GW) without any struggling at all.
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Old 08-07-2011, 09:32 PM
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I have an 07 f250 diesel, traded the 02 7.3 on it years ago. also had a 97 7.3 f350. the only difference between the 250 and 350 is a couple hundred bucks and the heavier springs...which i don't need. they all towed fine as will most any diesel truck you get a hold of. i'm going to switch to the 3.5 f150 when the '12s come out though as my x14 and cargo only come to 5k lbs
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Old 08-07-2011, 11:06 PM
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My tow rig is a 2000 F250 with the 7.3 Turbo. I will drive that truck until the whees fall off. My Daily driver is a VW Jetta TDI, so diesel all the way around. The gas mileage on the Jetta is ridiculous.
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Old 08-08-2011, 12:10 AM
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I am a ford tech. The 6.0 l is a good engine if the headgaskets have been done. It is also best if the head bolts are replaced with good aftermarket studs. The transmissions are pretty trouble free. The 6.4 l seems to be a troublesome engine and I would stay away if I were you. The 6.7 is pretty new, but so far has been excellent.
Wow, nothing to say about the 6.0 turbo and EGR cooler? Seems everyone I know has had turbo/EGR issues with the 6.0. Mine is a 2004. I'm on my third turbo and EGR cooler. 38,000 miles. Last time I had an issue technician rode in it for two minutes, as soon as I hit the gas he knew my turbo was toast....from experience with 6.0's.....bucking back and forth and black smoke. (Huge dealership in Central CA)

Don't get me wrong, truck pulls like a dream when working right and Ford/ESP extended warranty have been great....but....love to have my 99 7.3l back (but the trans sucked!)

I'd buy another Ford diesel if I had the chance.....good luck.
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Old 10-23-2013, 05:56 PM
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93k on my '05 6.0 , after some mods and a custom tow tune i,m verry happy how the truck pulls.
non studded and still original HG,.....cross my fingers.
6.7 is an awesome truck....so nice.
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Old 10-23-2013, 11:03 PM
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Two comments: 1) My Suburban with 6.0L gas engine has no problem pulling our X30, but when we go over the high mountain passes we are doing 60 mph, not 80 mph. I just take a deep breath for those two mountain passes (Eisenhower tunnel, Vail pass), then rest of the time can cruise at will. 2) My close friend owns a high-performance diesel shop, is a "Ford guy", and x2 what Magnum says about the 6.0L diesel motor and says the bigger motor is the only way to go.
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Old 10-23-2013, 11:44 PM
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It is strange to hear someone say to stay away from the 6.4. the 6.0 is the BIGGEST crappiest motor ford has put in a 250. Girlfriends dad put 155k on one and went through one erg cooler and a leaky radiator. unlike the 6.0 where his blew up numerous times.
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