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looking for a truck

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by WINTER 3, Sep 6, 2007.

  1. WINTER 3

    WINTER 3 Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 80

    What do you think? I have a 96 f250 w/ a 351. Looking at a f350 srw w/ 5.4 motor & 4.10 gears. My truck has always done the job fine. Do you think I could still be happy with the new truck. I feel if I look for a v-10 that with my luck it will pass everything but the pumps. I didn't mention that the truck gets me around, plows snow, and tows a 7,000 lbs trailer. I had thought of adding exaust, and k&n air intake to improve mpg.

    thank you for your imput
    Dave
     
  2. jcesar

    jcesar Senior Member
    from Mi
    Messages: 492

    have you looked into a diesel? Lots of power, and pretty good fuel economy.
     
  3. ABES

    ABES PlowSite.com Addict
    from MN
    Messages: 1,322

    the 5.4 is not enough motor for a 1 ton truck i drive a F350 at work with the 5.4L it doesnt have near the power of chevys 6L
     
  4. WINTER 3

    WINTER 3 Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 80

    I have a diesel in my other truck. This is my daily driven when not using the 1 ton rig. I'm a firefighter so I need a truck that I don't have to wait on when it's 20 below. I also drive only 12000 miles between 2 trucks. It isn't woth the extra $ for motor, more expensive oil changes, and higher fuel prices for a diesel at this time. My accountant said I need to be driving 12000 miles plus for it to pay for itself
     
  5. mike psd

    mike psd PlowSite.com Addict
    from pa
    Messages: 1,028

    i dunno if ford man or not but if wanna gas truck i'd look into a chevy
     
  6. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    There is no difference in gas mileage between the 5.4 and the V-10. The 5.4 has to work so much harder then the V-10 to move the weight of the truck it suffers on gas mileage. The V-10 will always have enough power.
     
  7. Sweetpete

    Sweetpete Senior Member
    Messages: 325

    In defense of the 5.4, I've driven one since I bough my F250 new in 04, and it's never let me down when it comes to pushing snow. Seems like plenty of power for me. I have done some good size lots, hotels, businesses, driveways, etc... (even a few McDonalds) and never had a problem with the truck moving the snow.

    Just FYI