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Old 11-05-2018, 11:52 AM
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So it seems that all of my racer friends are buying new Super Dutys. I ran into this guy Sunday out playing with our toys. Its a 2018 F350 CC Dually FX4 6.2. I had never seen a dualy 6.2 in any trim level above an XL.

He had to special order it and the dealer told him he had better pick it up because he would never be able to sell it otherwise. Nice truck. When I was looking to buy I had a tough time choosing between the Ruby Red, Bluejeans and white. That's my white 250 6.7 beside it.









 
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Old 11-05-2018, 12:02 PM
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That must be the reason why my selling dealer was beyond motivated to make such a great deal on my 6.2 Lariat Value Pkg with 4:30ís. Fine by me tho!
 
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Old 11-05-2018, 12:30 PM
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That must be the reason why my selling dealer was beyond motivated to make such a great deal on my 6.2 Lariat Value Pkg with 4:30ís. Fine by me tho!
If only I could find such a deal.....
 
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Old 11-05-2018, 12:47 PM
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The truck camper crowd likes those 6.2 duallys. Gives them a higher payload rating than a heavy diesel.
 
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Old 11-05-2018, 12:57 PM
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I am seeing a ton of F450s lately with the V10 in a service platform and also Ram 4500s with the HEMI badge.
 
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The truck camper crowd likes those 6.2 duallys. Gives them a higher payload rating than a heavy diesel.
This guy said that was their intention. To put a slide-in camper so they could stay in the camper on race weekends. He just hasn't done the camper yet.
 
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Old 11-05-2018, 01:07 PM
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This is my 2nd unicorn...my first was a '99 V10 that I kept until April when my new '18 arrived after a 10 week wait...
 
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Buyers have been trained that if you order a 'HD' truck you 'need' the diesel. Dealers know this fallacy and like it because it means more profits.
Not true by a long shot. The 6.2 has proven to be an excellent and reliable gas powertrain.

I also have a unicorn 6.2 dually and recently hauled a 6700 lb econoline on a 2400 lb trailer up a 6% grade, and kept 65 mph in 5th gear. Truck pulls just fine and has plenty of power, and the 4.30 gears are absolutely worth every penny.

I would only recommend the extra cost and maintenance of the diesel if you regularly tow over 20000 lbs.
 
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Old 11-05-2018, 03:08 PM
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Buyers have been trained that if you order a 'HD' truck you 'need' the diesel. Dealers know this fallacy and like it because it means more profits.
Not true by a long shot. The 6.2 has proven to be an excellent and reliable gas powertrain.

I also have a unicorn 6.2 dually and recently hauled a 6700 lb econoline on a 2400 lb trailer up a 6% grade, and kept 65 mph in 5th gear. Truck pulls just fine and has plenty of power, and the 4.30 gears are absolutely worth every penny.

I would only recommend the extra cost and maintenance of the diesel if you regularly tow over 20000 lbs.
On the other hand the 6.2 was not on my list because it simply does not have enough power. And it's not an option in the F450.
 
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Old 11-05-2018, 03:19 PM
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I have no complaints or knocks against the 6.2. Its a great motor and performs well. After driving a 2017 6.7 I decided that if I was going to get a new truck it was going to be a 6.7.
 
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If you need a diesel because you tow a lot (frequently or heavy weight), thereís no debating what to buy. If youíre shopping for a HD truck and want a diesel because you can afford it, donít hesitate, get one so you can enjoy the diesel experience.
If the diesel option isnít in your budget (initial $9k+ option cost & routine maintenance), the 6.2 has proven capable by several on this forum.
Switching from a 13 Ram Cummins to current 6.2 gas, I do miss the diesel low end torque. Iím lucky to put 6-7k miles a year on my truck with several short errand drives so thatís the recipe for a short lived emission system. In my case, a total front end failure instead.
Once any of the big 3 find a way to put out a diesel without dirty EGR and complicated $$$ downstream exhaust treatment, I wonít hesite to go diesel again.
 
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Old 11-05-2018, 04:28 PM
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Alaskan_Warbird has a F350 Lariat CC Dually with the 6.2. He is in the same town as me, and that configuration is definitely not seen often (maybe it was an error when the dealer ordered it). He has a mammoth of a truck camper... literally, a Mammoth made by Host.
 
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Old 11-05-2018, 05:12 PM
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Alaskan_Warbird has a F350 Lariat CC Dually with the 6.2. He is in the same town as me, and that configuration is definitely not seen often (maybe it was an error when the dealer ordered it). He has a mammoth of a truck camper... literally, a Mammoth made by Host.
Thanks for the tag. I love my 2017 6.2 dually! It's a monster with none of the diesel maintenance or hassles in the extreme cold up here.








 
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Old 11-05-2018, 06:17 PM
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I had a 6.2 in a Raptor and it was a slug. Put a trailer behind it ok if you have the patience of Job going up a grade plus unloaded MPG's suck.

My GM DI 6.2 I had after the Raptor murdered it in mpg's and performance. For me in a HD not on a bet. That being said some people have to have one for various reasons and I understand that but performance wise they are on the "hind tit" as they say.
 
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Wow 6100 ccc? Thats what Im talking about. I need a 6.2 drw once I get out of NY.
 

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