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Old 01-25-2011, 06:56 AM
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Anyone get rid of 6.0 dpowerstroke for the new 6.2?

I currently have a 2006 F350 6.0 but, I'm interested in the 6.2 gas. I was wanting to hear from guys that have made the change from the 6.0 if their happy with the new gas motor...any regrets or if anyone has gone from a Chevy 6.0 to the 6.2, I've had both so any comparisons would be great.

I did try to do some search's but came up with not a lot of info on this subject....thanks for any help and info.
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Old 01-25-2011, 07:14 AM
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Good question. IIRC, I've read a couple of posts on here from folks who made the switch from the 6.0. I am interested as well so thanks for asking.....I'll be watching for responses. In the meantime, here's one you may or may not have read from a former 6.4 owner who switched.

http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/10...-to-6-2-a.html
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Old 01-25-2011, 03:10 PM
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I forgot to mention I pull a trailer weighing around 8000 pounds.
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Old 01-26-2011, 08:36 PM
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Anyone get rid of 6.0 dpowerstroke for the new 6.2?

I have a 2006 F350 6.0 and wanting to get peoples thoughts and any info of going to the 6.2 gas after having the 6.0 diesel. I tow a 8000 pound trailer about 10 times a month and would like to know how it will perform and what rear end to get? Thanks
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Cade I merged your two threads. Both asked the same question.
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The 6.2 will deal with 8k no sweat. Ten times a month how far? 3.73's would do fine, but it's up to you...
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What kind of terrain? The same load in Florida is a LOT different than even where I live, lots of rolling hills. Going even more mountainous, and it makes a difference. For what it's worth, the engine in this truck has more horsepower than any previous PSD that ford has offered. The new 6.7 is only a few hp higher. The real difference is the torque, but these transmissions are geared fairly well, with a good steep 1st gear-so getting big loads started is not such a chore. I can only speak from experience of about 5-6,000 lbs towing with this truck so far, but I can assure you, I practically forgot the trailer was behind me. If you are in a position where you have the financial ability to switch to a new truck, I honestly do not think you would regret it. Just my 2 cents.
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I live in Kansas City Missouri, so the terrain is flat, lots of stop lights and some interstate driving. I hope that helps for anyone with advice. Thank you to those that have replied and for merging the two threads. I realized I left the first thread a little vague.
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I switched from a F-250 cc 4x4 6.0 2003 back in August and pull a 9000lb travel trailer. My new truck is an F-250 cc 4x4 6.2 2011 and works great at pulling. The cost of the 6.0 was killing me which I could have made the switch sooner.
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Thanks Claycomotrucks1991, what rear end gear did you go with? I assume your in the Kansas City area, so what rear end gear should I go with? My trailer is a tandem axel flatbed with a pressure washer, 525 gallon water tank and misc. other stuff mounted on it that I pull from commercial job to job, about 50/50 of city and interstate. I've heard 373 will be fine than others say get the 430 and with the 6 speed it will make up the fuel economy...any thoughts or advice would be greatly appreciated.
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Thanks Claycomotrucks1991, what rear end gear did you go with? I assume your in the Kansas City area, so what rear end gear should I go with? My trailer is a tandem axel flatbed with a pressure washer, 525 gallon water tank and misc. other stuff mounted on it that I pull from commercial job to job, about 50/50 of city and interstate. I've heard 373 will be fine than others say get the 430 and with the 6 speed it will make up the fuel economy...any thoughts or advice would be greatly appreciated.
I went with a 3.73 and have no problems. That is what I had in my 6.0 and took many a trip to the mountains. The 6.2 pulls equally good in the mountauns.
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Great thread and info, Sounds like either gear set would be just fine for you 3.73 or 4.30. Most dealerships have the 6.2L with 3.73 gear set.

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The info that has been given is great. I was considering the diesel but ended up with the 6.2 and am very happy with it. I haul a enclosed 102" X 20' Car carrier with full carpentry workshop in it about #7000. Hauling this load in the mountains of VT is no problem. I average about 9mpg and I can't be happier.
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Got rid of my manual 2006 CC LB 6.0L. Have the 6.2L 3.73. Tow trailer about your size, usually at 80mph if I am in a hurry.

If towing lots, would have gone 4.30. But I mostly run light or with a smaller enclosed snowmobile trailer. I live at 7,000 ft elevation and run up and down the mountain.

I am quite happy that the 6.0L is gone, and am ok that my fuel econ is down 25% from my old 6.0L. Like the gas motor much better for lots of reasons....
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Glad I found you guys

I have a 03 F-250 CC, 4x2, LB, Lariet, 5th wheel receiver, sprayed in bed liner, Royal Red/Pale Adobe with the 6.0L Powerstroke and just a fewhours ago I ordered my new 2011- F-250 SC, 4X2 with the 6.2L gas. It has the standard 3.73 rearend and I pull a 9,000 lb 5th wheel one a month.

Like others have said the diesel prices are way up and even though I love my 2003 6L it was time to get back to gas and save a few buck on fillups.

They say it will be 6-8 weeks to get. Anyone have any pictures of that 2 tone color? Royal Red/Pale Adobe?
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