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Old 09-15-2020, 09:12 PM   #15
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Ford recalibrated the suspension on 2020 to make it ride better. I test drove the 2020 F-250 diesel and thought it was really improved over my 2017.

The 10 speed was smooth and the engine was powerful with a smooth ride. Again, it drove like a big F-150.

I was set on the 2020 GM 2500HD 6.6 gas truck with the 6 speed until I test drove the 2020 Ford. I thought they just added new engines but they changed the steering to be more precise and lighted it and tweaked the suspension to ride better.
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Old 09-16-2020, 07:40 AM   #16
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Hi. I just upgraded my mid size SUV (FJ cruiser) to a 2020 F250 7.3L gasser. I can honestly say there is absolutely no ride quality when the truck is empty. You can literally feel every single small pit on the pavement. But after I hookup my trailer, which is only 500-550 lbs on the hitch. The ride is a lot more smoother. I skipped 1/2 ton only because of their lower payload. I usually travel with family of 5, 1/2 ton isnít adequate no matter how small the trailer is. I only drive the truck for camping trip and drive a little civic everyday, so the truck empty ride quality isnít a big deal for me. Iíd always go for a 3/4 ton or 1 ton if itís not your primary vehicle.
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Old 09-16-2020, 07:47 AM   #17
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I got the 2020 7.3. I’d say if you give a bit more gas or in the tow haul mode, which let the tranny shift over 2k rpm, it’s smooth. If you get a light foot like me then the shift around 1.3-1.5k rpm is quite jerky. And the 10 to 8 gear downshift is horrible, like a noob stick driver learning heel-toe. It does a bit better after I put 1000 miles on the clock.
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