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Old 10-27-2010, 07:27 PM
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6.2 tow with ease???

i pulled the trigger last night and ordered my standard cab 350 with the 6.2 and 4:30 gears. i regularly tow between 8-13k on bumper or 17k with gooseneck. everyone tells me i shouldve got the diesel, but i simply dont trust the new diesels and besides im not rich if they break down they cost to much to repair. am i wrong for thinking this or is the 6.2 capable and have the ***** to do the job i need it to do?
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well you've got the perfect config for towing..

smallest possible truck with teh best gearing option..

i cant see how you could possibly not be happy..
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do you think itll have the *** to pull that much and not be to hard on it?
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17k is pretty heavy with any truck. I haven't driven a 6.2l but you'll definitely know it's back there with any truck
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If the load is truly 17k lbs on the scale thats pushing the upper max tow limits from Ford. I think truck will be in 3rd gear most of the time running that weight. Conventional towing 8k-13k no probs there..
Post up some pics once you get your rig..
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I've pulled 17K across the state (TX) & in off-road situations & the 6.2 handle it fine & I got the 3.73's... While you may be pushing limits with the truck itself - the motor / drivetrain will handle it fine..

I know guys that haul that heavy all the time & use gassers..
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do you think itll have the *** to pull that much and not be to hard on it?
I think with 4:30 gears you'll be fine. I have the 3:73 and my TT weighs in about 9K fully loaded. On flat ground I hardly know it's there, in the mountains I can maintain 55-60 on a 7% grade in 4th gear. You may be getting to the outer edge of weight for your truck when pulling 17K, but the powertrain will handle it with ease.
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If the load is truly 17k lbs on the scale thats pushing the upper max tow limits from Ford. I think truck will be in 3rd gear most of the time running that weight. Conventional towing 8k-13k no probs there..
Post up some pics once you get your rig..
i figured it would test the limits of almost any truck, but i hate duallies unless its a flatbed like my other diesels. ill post up pics in 6-8 weeks, then ill get ya to work your magic on this thing
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i figured it would test the limits of almost any truck, but i hate duallies unless its a flatbed like my other diesels. ill post up pics in 6-8 weeks, then ill get ya to work your magic on this thing

Looking forward to it thanks a bunch
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Absolutely perfect choice on options...you will be surprised just how much grunt that engine has...I promise. Open up the intake and exhaust, throw a tune in there and it will be a towing MACHINE!
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