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Old 10-20-2015, 02:16 AM
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I'm Happy with My 6.2L

A quick back story, just pulled our '30 tandem dual gooseneck trailer, 7,500#s empty, loaded down with tree length firewood logs about 200 miles. I didn't have accesses to a scale, but I'm quit sure that I was well above the truck's 22,000# GCWR and the gooseneck's hitch rating, 2014 F-350 SRW reg. cab 4x4 with 4.30 gears. Lastly, the first time I had the auxiliary springs touching the pads front and back at the same time because of the heavy pin weight.
 
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Old 10-20-2015, 11:54 AM
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Any major hills ? My 6.2L does great pulling until a get to a major hill in the road.. It would be better if I had your 4.30 gears however..
 
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I'm Happy with My 6.2L

The 6.2 is very capable motor and when pulling I believe the 4,30 gears are the way to go. We gross around 24400 when pulling and when on mountain grades I'm at the edge of its capability but I'm still happy with our decision to stay with a gas motor. If you haven't used it yet in the manual mode when towing give it a try, it's way better than tow haul.

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Old 10-20-2015, 02:35 PM
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Originally Posted by clintbonnie View Post
Any major hills ? My 6.2L does great pulling until a get to a major hill in the road.. It would be better if I had your 4.30 gears however..
Yeah, Highway 385 between Sidney and Bridgeport, Nebraska, is fairly hilly. On the hilly parts I just locked out 5th and 6th gears with the cruse control set at 65 m.p.h. The truck maintained 65 m.p.h better than expected.
 
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Originally Posted by rvpuller View Post
The 6.2 is very capable motor and when pulling I believe the 4,30 gears are the way to go. We gross around 24400 when pulling and when on mountain grades I'm at the edge of its capability but I'm still happy with our decision to stay with a gas motor. If you haven't used it yet in the manual mode when towing give it a try, it's way better than tow haul.

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I have a lot of friends and family that got burned by their unreliable Power Strokes, the main reason why I don't have a Power Stroke in my new truck. There are times where I've used the (M)anual mode, usually on long grades were I don't want the truck to down shift. I found that with the cruise control set, in tow/haul, and 6th gears lockout is the way my truck pulls the best.
 
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Old 10-20-2015, 03:07 PM
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Yeah, Highway 385 between Sidney and Bridgeport, Nebraska, is fairly hilly. On the hilly parts I just locked out 5th and 6th gears with the cruse control set at 65 m.p.h. The truck maintained 65 m.p.h better than expected.
Just curious.. how do you lock out 5th and 6th gears ? Had my 2015 since February, but don't know how you would do that ..
 
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Originally Posted by clintbonnie View Post
Just curious.. how do you lock out 5th and 6th gears ? Had my 2015 since February, but don't know how you would do that ..

Just push the negative button on the shifter repetitively and you will see the gears dropping off on the info screen. push plus button to add them back.
 
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If you haven't done it yet hit the positive button first so the gears show up on the right hand of the information center, then you can see what gears you are locking out.

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The 6.2 is very capable motor << Clip>>. If you haven't used it yet in the manual mode when towing give it a try, it's way better than tow haul.

Denny
thanks for the information... as my first TRIP is next month with F 250 and travel trailer....

trailer loaded maybe 9,500 and 1500 in truck. ( 800 being motorcycle in truck bed )

Ohio to South Carolina.. and the Hills and Never been to the Carolina's
 
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If you haven't used it yet in the manual mode when towing give it a try, it's way better than tow haul.

Denny
I agree.. Ford needs to work on their "tow haul" mode.. I don't like.. I do use the Manual mode & pick my own gears..
 
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Old 10-21-2015, 12:29 AM
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Originally Posted by clintbonnie View Post
I agree.. Ford needs to work on their "tow haul" mode.. I don't like.. I do use the Manual mode & pick my own gears..
What I don't like about the TH is the way it hangs in the gears, I really think that they programed it to max HP rating and not peak torque that happens in the mid 4K range, I do use it coming into town from hwy speed because of the transmission braking works coming into town and up to lights.

When I'm pulling it hard in the manual mode I like to keep it between 3 to 4.5K. I've done it enough I don't even have to look at the tach anymore I just listen to the torque throb just like the muscle cars of days gone by. If you ever pulled one for all its worth you will know the sound I'm talking about.

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Yes, the last automatic transmission vehicle I owned was 1990.

and have only owned 3 automatic vehicles in 47 years...

and for muscle cars..

high school 64 Chevelle SS 327, 4 speed
then 65 Impala SS 409, 4 speed.. (2) 4bbl's

from 1988 to 2008 1979 Corvette (I restored) 383 with 5 speed manual..
 
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Yes, the last automatic transmission vehicle I owned was 1990.

and have only owned 3 automatic vehicles in 47 years...

and for muscle cars..

high school 64 Chevelle SS 327, 4 speed
then 65 Impala SS 409, 4 speed.. (2) 4bbl's

from 1988 to 2008 1979 Corvette (I restored) 383 with 5 speed manual..
You owned them and are still alive to talk about it

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If Ford still offered the manual transmission, I'd have one. But, with that said, these modern TorqShift trans. is so much better than the old E4OD. For me moving the button all the time in manual mode would get old fast. Plus, how long is it going to take before that little micro-switch to break under constant use?
 
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If Ford still offered the manual transmission, I'd have one. But, with that said, these modern TorqShift trans. is so much better than the old E4OD. For me moving the button all the time in manual mode would get old fast. Plus, how long is it going to take before that little micro-switch to break under constant use?
I don't use it all the time just when pulling or going down grades, all the rest of the time it's in D and the computer does the thinking

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