I don't tow heavy loads of...well anything much any more. Sold the cattle, gave up the 5th wheels for a motor home. Could most likely make due with an F150, but don't want to. And sure ain't going to give up driving a truck, even if it is just a spare vehicle. And a big truck ain't no truck without power under the hood. Diesel would make no sense for me, as I don't need that kind of HP/TQ, cost or headaches.
So this brings me to thinking of a new Superduty and the 6.2. Kind of surprised me how many of my old V10 Forum Friends are now 6.2 Owners. So how about some good honest feedback on the new trucks.
I'm a fellow 3V V10 owner, and haven't driven a 6.2L. Like you, I'm interested in how the new gasser compares to the V10. I might need to trade up someday to get the newer safety features (my 05 lacks decent headrests and 3 point middle belts).
This thread on FTE might be interesting reading. It includes posts by 5-Star Mike (with dyno runs) and F-550 V10 owner LS2Chicago.
I have both but havent driven the V10 since last fall as I use it as an rv and took the insurance off it for the winter. I am curious now to drive it and compare it to my new company 6.2 F250. I can say that right off I know the V10 has more torque. I have 4.10 gears in the V10 and 4.30 in the 6.2.
I can't give a very in depth comparison just yet, but the only thing that stands out in my mind between the 2 is the transmission shifting in the 6.2 does it a little more. I don't know if the 6.8 with the 4.30 put the engine in the sweet spot and would just stay there. Maybe I'll have to get use to the 3.73 gears with an extra gear in the transmission. Overall though engine power wise the 6.2 feels strong like the V10. Now I bought the 6.2 for a daily drive and needed the 4X4 in the desert out west now, won't be towing anything with it. My wife will get the V10 and that will pull the 5th wheel. In a couple of months I'll give a better comparison after I get 10k under my ars, but I believe there won't be any complaints.
I have about 3,000 miles on the new truck and couldn't be happier, the overall feel is great. I've read just about all threads on the 6.2 before purchasing and the power it has fantastic, I think some guys have a notion in there head that a 400 hp will make it drive like a mustang, but these are big trucks. The only thing that I noticed is the shifting in the truck as far it's power bands, it will take some getting use to after having the V10, with the V10 it did little to no down shifting when hitting hills, it was as if it was in the sweet spot for just that.
I haven't used the manual shift yet and will have to figure that out, possibly locking a gear out in hilly/ mountains area will help with the constant shifting.
But once again no regrets getting the 6.2 and when I feel the need for the BSEG I'll jump back in the "08' and take it for a spin around the block.
Gas mileage isn't to shabby either, 14mpg combined so far. Will hit a truck scale this week and see what the weight of the truck is with the cap and misc. It's like scratching a lottery ticket at the pump between the the 2 truck mileages.