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Old 12-28-2013, 10:10 AM
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Back where I belong! 2014 SD

Hello all,
Just bought a 2014 Ford Super Duty Crew Cab 4x4 Lariat with the 8ft bed 6.2L engine. What a nice truck loaded with the bells/whistles. I just sold my 2013 KR F150 and it is night/day with the SD. The F150 is a nice truck and offers a lot to those who like them but there is no comparison with the SD. I had a 02 SD 5.4L before going to the F150 and the engine ran great. Can anyone comment on there experience they have had with this new 6.2L gas engine,, Hows it running and do you like the tow capability?:
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Old 12-28-2013, 12:28 PM
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Can't help with your question but post some pics of the new beast!
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What's your final gear ratio? And what are you towing? I bought my first Travel Trailer last year (30', ~7.5k lbs loaded), & initially started with a 2010 5.4L. After not being satisfied with the performance, & being within 100lbs of the trucks GVWR, I traded for a 2011 F-250 win a 6.2L and 4.30 gears. It towed great (night & day to the F-150), and felt much more secure. Best I ever saw MPG-wise (ALL highway) was 16.5 (@ 60mph), though it was usually in the 15s. Combined normally around 13. Towing was regularly between 8-9. I had read a LOT of people on these forums having complaints w/ the 3.73 gears, but I had none with the 4.30. MPG's were within about 1 from the "more efficient" gearing, too.

Before leaving TN to move back to CA, we upsized our trailer (36', >9k loaded for normal camping) and decided to upgrade to a 2013 6.7L since we'd be towing it thru much higher elevations than on the east coast. I have no doubt the 6.2 could have handled it, but buying in TN I didn't have to pay tax. I will tell you that I was happy to be towing with the diesel when we crossed the continental divide on the I-40, loaded for moving, at ~20,000 GCW,110 degrees, & into a 20mph headwind. The diesel was working hard, so I'm not sure how the 6.2 would have handled it.

Otherwise, I had no issues with the 6.2!
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What's your final gear ratio? And what are you towing? I bought my first Travel Trailer last year (30', ~7.5k lbs loaded), & initially started with a 2010 5.4L. After not being satisfied with the performance, & being within 100lbs of the trucks GVWR, I traded for a 2011 F-250 win a 6.2L and 4.30 gears. It towed great (night & day to the F-150), and felt much more secure. Best I ever saw MPG-wise (ALL highway) was 16.5 (@ 60mph), though it was usually in the 15s. Combined normally around 13. Towing was regularly between 8-9. I had read a LOT of people on these forums having complaints w/ the 3.73 gears, but I had none with the 4.30. MPG's were within about 1 from the "more efficient" gearing, too.

Before leaving TN to move back to CA, we upsized our trailer (36', >9k loaded for normal camping) and decided to upgrade to a 2013 6.7L since we'd be towing it thru much higher elevations than on the east coast. I have no doubt the 6.2 could have handled it, but buying in TN I didn't have to pay tax. I will tell you that I was happy to be towing with the diesel when we crossed the continental divide on the I-40, loaded for moving, at ~20,000 GCW,110 degrees, & into a 20mph headwind. The diesel was working hard, so I'm not sure how the 6.2 would have handled it.

Otherwise, I had no issues with the 6.2!
I got the 3.73 with e-locker. I only tow my 21ft bass boat. My F150 EB 6.5 bed 3.73 maxtow towed that fine but it was real bouncy on the back end and it wasn't as solid a tow as w/my old SD. I didn't get that great of mpg's with the EB. Towing was 10.5 and had a lifetime of 16.1, that's easy driving around town 40-50. Jumping back into this 14 SD is night/day. Doors panels don't wiggle when you shut the door, theres no vibration at 55mph and no shudders/CAC issues to worry about anymore. If I can get 13 city and 16 highway I would be happy with that and hope to keep this truck as long as my last SD (12 yrs)..I bet the 4.30 gears were a beast on low end. I can see where the diesel was a smart upgrade. Right truck for the job!!
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2013 sd lariat crew cab

First let me say I do love my truck, I special ordered it to exactly what I wanted but when it downshifts from 4,3,2 into 1 st gear it makes a clunk sound from the transmission especially when u have to slow down at a light very quick. I took it to my local dealer and Ford wanted them to drive 2 trucks exactly the same as mine. So they found 2 trucks exactly the same power train and same size and they both made the same clunk as mine brand new. I'm not happy with this but don't know what else I can do spent over 54,000 on new truck for it to have transmission noise.
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Can you post some photos of the new truck?
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First let me say I do love my truck, I special ordered it to exactly what I wanted but when it downshifts from 4,3,2 into 1 st gear it makes a clunk sound from the transmission especially when u have to slow down at a light very quick...
Let me get this into the hands of your regional customer service manager, Stanggt24; I know they'll be happy to help. Send me a PM with your full name, best daytime phone number, VIN, mileage, and servicing dealership; I'll do the rest.

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Can you post some photos of the new truck?
Tom, I got no clue on how to post a pic. I go digital camera and can take a pic and can scan to my desk top but beyond that, I am computer illiterate.
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