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Old 08-22-2019, 04:52 PM   #43
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He knows he is not overweight, said so in his post. He wants more power and is questioning his transmission.

No gas engine is up to that weight. A 6.2 with 4.55 gears would do it but it will be barking at you up steep grades. The new 7.3 will be a big help but if you could afford that you could afford a diesel, which is what you really need. Ford is phasing out the V10 for a reason, it is an outdated platform.

So in a Ford you have 2 options: 6.2 with 4.55 gears,(hard to find), or 6.7 diesel. If you go with an older diesel you will be fighting reliability, same with a V10
I have a 2017 F250 CCLB and I really like it. The gearing is 4.30 not 4.55. My truck is rated to 15K on both TT and 5th wheel. Up to 10k you donít know itís back there. The new 7.3 would be ideal for that load. If you think you will go heavier in the future then go diesel. The new 2019 and 2020 6.7 is almost completely changed from when it first came out. Changes are made every year. My brothers 2016 is way different from the new ones.
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Old 08-22-2019, 04:55 PM   #44
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Right now we're just staying close to home, partly because of my wife's mother with dymensia and because I don't want to tow too much with the truck. I bought it from my uncle who is the original owner and anal would be an understatement. The truck is almost a 147000 mile time capsule and I don't want to rip the transmission out of it.
Pull the transmission and rebuild it.
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Old 08-22-2019, 05:01 PM   #45
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Well, I just took the plunge and bought a low mileage 2015 F-350 DRW. No more worries about weight.
Good move. My old 7.3 sounded like bolts being shaken in a coffee can. Ran it until T boned. Now on my 3rd 6.7 without a problem. The 2019 is so quiet inside you check to make certain it is running.
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Good Choice

I have a 2012 F350 Dually Diesel & it will pull & handle anything i want to hook it to !
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Old 08-22-2019, 05:40 PM   #47
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My current truck is a 1997 F-350 7.3 DRW automatic. My new to me travel trailer is a tank, a 2012 Peterson Excel just weighed at 13660 lbs. The truck has a class V hitch and will handle the tongue weight and trailer weight and the tongue weight is 2000 lbs., right on 15% of total trailer weight. The truck pulls the load OK but it's a slug and I'm afraid the transmission is going to take a dump if I continue to pull this amount of weight. From what I can figure I'm also over the GCWR by 960lbs and over the max trailer weight for the truck by 3600 lbs. I'm looking to upgrade to a newer F350 but I can't afford or want a 6.7 Powerstroke, the 6.4 is a POS so that leaves me with either a 6.0 or a 6.8 V10. I'm looking for opinions from those who know these two engines. I've found a 2010 F350 6.8 V10 DRW automatic 4x4 crew cab XL with 76000 miles and a 2006 F350 6.0 DRW automatic 4x4 King Ranch with 46000 miles that has had the EGR delete and is otherwise stock. I know all of the problems with the 6.0 but I don't want to buy the V10 and regret it. Both are priced within $1000 of each other. Sorry to have been so long winded. Just hoping for some real world advice on which truck would be better suited to my needs.


The 6.4 with its problems is a big upgrade on the 6.0. Personally I wouldnít purchase either.
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IMO the absolute best way to fix a EAOD Trans is to install a ZF5 or preferably a ZF6 transmission. Once rolling ZFís can be shifted up or down Without touching the Clutch pedal at all.
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Old 08-22-2019, 06:25 PM   #49
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The 6.4 with its problems is a big upgrade on the 6.0. Personally I wouldnít purchase either.
Towing with a STOCK '06 F 250 with a 6.DOH and 230000 miles not a single engine related problem. Alternator, Radiator etc... but nothing due to it being a 6.Doh....MAINTENANCE is the key...
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Consider a 2.5 ton hauler type truck esp one w a cummins/Allison drive train.
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Old 08-22-2019, 06:55 PM   #51
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We got a 2018 Ram 3500 diesel with the Aisin transmission.
My wife liked the color, I liked the transmission and all the features.
Pulls out 10000 lb Arctic Wolf or my Bobcat trailer no problem. Rated at 17000 lbs towing so your setup should be no problem.

I have 10000 miles on the diesel and it is just starting to break in.
Do try to find pure diesel rather than biodiesel if you go this way.
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Well, I just took the plunge and bought a low mileage 2015 F-350 DRW. No more worries about weight.

We need just a little more information, is it a gas or diesel?


Picture would also be nice.


Congratulations on the new to you tow rig, wait til you feel the difference between the 7.3, and the hopefully 6.7 PS.
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You arent likely to see a big difference within a generation of a vehicle unless they completely change the interior or something. You guys might be suprised how much a small change costs to make on that large of a scale. The trucks i typically drive are the budget versions without the better sound deadening But the duramax is usually really quiet until you put an exhaust on. The powerstroke has sounded like a bucket of coins for ages now.
I wanted a ford or a dodge used, but every ford was a whistling turbo or clunkin rear end lol , and dodge was noisy with body shaking off.
Found a 2007( no def) crewcab c4500 w duramax and Allison w 135k, air rear bagged, cab bagged seats bagged, cheaper than getting into any used 450 or 3500 dually. Maybe I got lucky but itís not noisy except for the clang of the flip flop on the chrome stacks. Pulls 5ver triaxle Alfa see ya like it ainít even there. All kinds of braking and factory exhaust brake. Interior needs a bit to be desired as plastic and itís fasteners are poor quality . Sunroof wants to leak , interior cab lights are a joke . Dash instrumentation(gauges) is nice.
175k , did kingpins , steering links, and tires all around, one a/c compressor, fuel filter assembly. Have a weak air compressor (12v) on the cab,seats and horns and slow leak somewhere on the rear bags, but the fire ants in the yard are kicking my ass when I crawl under .
Best vehicle Iíve ever owned...
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Congrats on the new truck. I think that you made a good decision and you will like how stable that truck is when towing. You will also like the power when towing.
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The 6.4 with its problems is a big upgrade on the 6.0. Personally I wouldnít purchase either.
If thats the case its safe to say you dont know anything about either.
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