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Old 10-19-2017, 01:04 PM
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Road noise

I'm looking at the F-250 in the King Rang variety. How is the road noise and engine noise? I test drove a Lariat F-150 and it was fairly quiet (according to car and driver it is 1db quieter than the BMW 750 on the highway). Numbers like these are not posted for "commercial" vehicles or generally measured. Has anyone driven both the F-150 and the F-250 (similarly equipped) and notice a difference in road noise one way or the other?

This is assuming generally stock conditions (OE tires, no lifts, no other modifications).

How about road noise between the 6.2 and the 6.7?
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Old 10-19-2017, 01:11 PM
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I have a 2017 F350 6.7L diesel. I visited my son and gave him a ride around town to do some errands. When we got back to his place I was bragging about my new ride and mentioned that I needed to change my habits and not pump gasoline into the fuel tank. He said "This is a diesel!!?" While I have not driven the F-150, but I think my son's comment says it all.
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Old 10-19-2017, 05:04 PM
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My wife questioned my sanity when I ordered my 6.7L KR ... "A diesel? It's gonna' be noisey and stink, too." After about 10 minutes into her first ride in it, she commented, "This is actually quite nice." She's also a tad bit peeved that I'm getting better fuel mileage than she does in her 2013 Explorer Limited.
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According to the DB meter app I have. My KR registers 62-68 DB at 70 mph with no radio on. The 17 F150 the dealer gave me to drive while they were working on my truck registered 70-78 mph on the same highway.
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According to the DB meter app I have. My KR registers 62-68 DB at 70 mph with no radio on. The 17 F150 the dealer gave me to drive while they were working on my truck registered 70-78 mph on the same highway.
Thanks for info. Those apps aren't exactly accurate but that is a notable difference between the two. I think part of the success is the higher distance from the road so the sound isn't reflected in the cabin as much. I noticed this recently when getting a ride in an older Honda Pilot the road noise was much less than the "luxury" Lexus ES350 (one of the quietest cars available on the market) due to being further from the ground and larger wheel well spaces to dissipate the noise.

Are you running the 6.2 or 6.7?
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Old 10-19-2017, 07:43 PM
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My truck is as quiet as it can be it just has a squeak and a rattle that need to be addressed.
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I'm coming from a 2011 F250 CCSB to my 2017 F250 King Ranch. The difference is unreal. The 2017 is so quiet with practically no wind noise or noise from outside at all.
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I have a gasser and coming from an '01 7.3 the difference is day and night. I can hear the radio again and when I want to hear that 6.2 music I crack the windows. I was surprised at how quiet it was during the test drive.
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Thanks for info. Those apps aren't exactly accurate but that is a notable difference between the two. I think part of the success is the higher distance from the road so the sound isn't reflected in the cabin as much. I noticed this recently when getting a ride in an older Honda Pilot the road noise was much less than the "luxury" Lexus ES350 (one of the quietest cars available on the market) due to being further from the ground and larger wheel well spaces to dissipate the noise.

Are you running the 6.2 or 6.7?
My truck is 6.7.
Yes. I realize the app isn't perfectly accurate but it's a fair guideline. It's unreal how much quieter the 250 is.
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Although we only have 200 miles on it, our truck is still super solid and quiet. We do punish our trucks around here due to living down really rough un-maintained roads.

Time will tell, but so far really impressed how quiet the cab is.
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I have a 2017 F250 diesel and a 2015 F150 with the twin turbo 3.5 V6. Cabin noise is about the same. Engine noise is quieter on the F150 at moderate throttle but much louder when I kick in the twin turbos.
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I was putting the kids in the back this week. The 9 mth old was at full wail in his car seat. When I closed the door to go to the other side, it was silence. Lots of sound deadening. AND... even with the windows down (fronts as the rear's have sunshades plastered to them), it does not beat you up driving around town. It was 72 and I could not resist opening the rear window, the sunroof, and the windows down.
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I've got a CCDRW with 6.7, traded my 2014 F150 3.5 eco. No noticeable road noise or engine noise on the freeway. Biggest thing to me, I've been through a drive thru several times and have yet to be asked to turn the truck off so they can hear my order.
My brother just got F250 with 6.2. I can hear him on his Bluetooth sync and hear no road noise in the background. To me these are quieter than both or F150s were.
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I've got a CCDRW with 6.7, traded my 2014 F150 3.5 eco. No noticeable road noise or engine noise on the freeway. Biggest thing to me, I've been through a drive thru several times and have yet to be asked to turn the truck off so they can hear my order.
My brother just got F250 with 6.2. I can hear him on his Bluetooth sync and hear no road noise in the background. To me these are quieter than both or F150s were.
What is the difference in noise between his 6.2 and your 6.7?

Thanks for the responses everyone. I'm set on getting the F250. Just trying to figure out the last few details.
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What is the difference in noise between his 6.2 and your 6.7?

Thanks for the responses everyone. I'm set on getting the F250. Just trying to figure out the last few details.
I haven't idled them side by side yet so I can't answer that. I'll try tonight and let you know.

When trading my F150, mild exhaust, I couldn't hear the 6.7 with them both running side by side.
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