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Old 10-10-2017, 01:32 PM
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I did not really need a SD truck but I was looking at F150s and just happened to stumble on the fact that a F250 Lariat, optioned as I wanted, was almost identical in cost to similarly equipped F150 Lariat trucks I had been shopping.....which made it a no-brainer when you figure it as $/pound.....

So far, I have no issues with the 6.2...moves the truck down the road perfectly fine.......
Same here!! I was replacing F150 but wanted a little more suspension etc. .......... but one of the main things I wanted was a crew cab and 6.5' bed.

I happened to look and found $ for $ I could get a lot more with SD/F250 and about the same MPG as my F150. And, the CCSB is 6.75' bed. It was a no brainer for me. The benefits of more brakes, towing capability, etc. etc.

I've been driving a friends 2015 F250 6.2 quite a bit and I knew with the improved #s on 2017 6.2 that this was the way to go (I also have 4.30 gears). I have not been disappointed a bit. Now at 3000+ miles in about 40 days.
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I did not really need a SD truck but I was looking at F150s and just happened to stumble on the fact that a F250 Lariat, optioned as I wanted, was almost identical in cost to similarly equipped F150 Lariat trucks I had been shopping.....which made it a no-brainer when you figure it as $/pound.....

So far, I have no issues with the 6.2...moves the truck down the road perfectly fine.......
^^^^^ - I wasn't in the market for a new truck but the transmission went out in my 2011 F-150 and I worked out a deal with my dealer for a new 2017 F-350 SD already on the lot. Had everything I wanted and when I compared prices to similarly equipped F-150's I was even more sold on the idea. I really like the way the 6.2 sounds compared to my last truck.
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Love my 6.2 and I've never felt slow in the darn thing either. Man it gets up and goes for a truck of this heft. People that ride with me are amazed at how quick it is.
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^^^^^ - I wasn't in the market for a new truck but the transmission went out in my 2011 F-150 and I worked out a deal with my dealer for a new 2017 F-350 SD already on the lot. Had everything I wanted and when I compared prices to similarly equipped F-150's I was even more sold on the idea. I really like the way the 6.2 sounds compared to my last truck.
what area of Pittsburgh are you from I just picked up my F350 CCLB a couple weeks ago ordered 8/8/2017 so far quite happy with it
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Old 10-12-2017, 06:17 PM
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I love it, i replaced my 2008 F150 and this thing does everything i wanted my halfton to do and more and gets better mileage to boot even being gas.
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Old 10-12-2017, 08:31 PM
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It seems crazy how much more truck you can get for the money. Better suspension, frame, brakes... better everything! I wished I would had figured this out a long time ago, I would have never owned an f150. I am loving my f250, and the 6.2 is a beast of a gas burner.
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I love it, i replaced my 2008 F150 and this thing does everything i wanted my halfton to do and more and gets better mileage to boot even being gas.
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Love my 6.2 and I've never felt slow in the darn thing either. Man it gets up and goes for a truck of this heft. People that ride with me are amazed at how quick it is.
really amazed by my new F350 SCLB SWR with the 6.2. Ford lost me for 12 years after my 2005 f550 with the 6.0hmy"""""". Traded it for a late year GMC with the Duramax, beat that truck like it owed me $ everyday, but last 2 years cost was $12500 in repairs "parts" I do my own repairs, was not gonna drop another penny on a diesel again.
Really happy with Everything on this truck.
power, performance,ride and last but not least the looks off this beast is off the Charts.
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Old 10-13-2017, 12:26 AM
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I drove a 2017 F250 Supercab longbox with the 6.2L last night. Very nice. All they had in a 6.2L. Found a crew cab F350 tonight, and drove that one. Again, a 6.2L. For some reason, the F350 shifted really slow, and seemed bland. The F250 was peppy and quick. Could the "G" transmission in the F250 make THAT much difference? I wanted max payload for the pittance cash difference between the F250 and F350. All the F250s I find have the 10,000# GVWR package. But now, if the true difference I felt is due to the transmission, I'll add air bags to an F250 if needed. This will be my daily driver and weekend warrior.
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Old 10-13-2017, 05:16 AM
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I drove a 2017 F250 Supercab longbox with the 6.2L last night. Very nice. All they had in a 6.2L. Found a crew cab F350 tonight, and drove that one. Again, a 6.2L. For some reason, the F350 shifted really slow, and seemed bland. The F250 was peppy and quick. Could the "G" transmission in the F250 make THAT much difference? I wanted max payload for the pittance cash difference between the F250 and F350. All the F250s I find have the 10,000# GVWR package. But now, if the true difference I felt is due to the transmission, I'll add air bags to an F250 if needed. This will be my daily driver and weekend warrior.


I am going off of what I've read and experienced in test drives. Yes, I think the G makes a big difference. When I was shopping, my decisions came down to F250/6.2L or F350/6.7L. If I was going "bigger" truck, I'd go bigger engine as the F350 doesn't have the G transmission. I'm not a transmission expert, but I agree, the shift points on my F250 feel really well mated with the engine. It is nice on a daily drive and we'll see how it works in my weekend warrior mode. I could have used it all summer as I had the trailer hooked up almost every weekend.
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Old 10-13-2017, 06:17 AM
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smokewagun - the G makes a big difference, but the other would be the rearend. Did the 250 have the 4:30? (likely not, but maybe..)
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Old 10-13-2017, 07:19 AM
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I love mine> I also came from a 1/2 ton and I couldnt be happier. I ordered mine with the 4.30 rear end but I havent towed with it yet. I'm on the hunt for 5'ver. As it stands right now, this truck is far quicker than I thought it was going to be. I can't wait to put a load behind it to really see what it can do.
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Old 10-13-2017, 07:24 AM
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I drove a 2017 F250 Supercab longbox with the 6.2L last night. Very nice. All they had in a 6.2L. Found a crew cab F350 tonight, and drove that one. Again, a 6.2L. For some reason, the F350 shifted really slow, and seemed bland. The F250 was peppy and quick. Could the "G" transmission in the F250 make THAT much difference? I wanted max payload for the pittance cash difference between the F250 and F350. All the F250s I find have the 10,000# GVWR package. But now, if the true difference I felt is due to the transmission, I'll add air bags to an F250 if needed. This will be my daily driver and weekend warrior.
I wanted a gasser so this is exactly why I ordered a 250 with 4.30's. Now, if it would just GET HERE!
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Old 10-13-2017, 08:41 AM
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I have the 6.2l 4.30 and it has plenty of power and zip to it for a truck that weighs 7,000 Lbs and I get the bonus of 1500 Lbs more payload to accommodate my 5th wheel pin weight and cargo for long trips
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Old 10-13-2017, 08:55 AM
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...The diesel at least provides some of that, but after 150k miles, I'm thinking ONLY the 6.2L will have the empty repair bill folder. Ugh! Decisions, decisions.
I've seen so many posts on the repair costs of the 6.7 with only a few examples of very expensive repairs. Yes, the 6.7 has some very expensive parts, but failures are very rare. From what I've read, on average, the 6.7 will last much longer than a 6.2. Many modern diesel engines go 400k miles, which would be a very rare exception for a gas engine. (The 6.2 is a fine engine, but so is the 6.7.)
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