anyone have experience with ford motors

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by PLOWMAN45, Jul 14, 2020.

  1. BUFF

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    Most of what he says he has no idea of what it means
     
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  2. plow4beer

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    Btw, dodge had 3.73 rear end....furd 3.55
     
  3. Mark Oomkes

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    Seriously?

    3.55s?
     
  4. BUFF

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    Anymore with these zippy autojomagic trannys gear with the overdrive diff ratio isn't as big as deal anymore, what where the RPM's at hi-way speed
     
  5. BUFF

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    He's not Mel Tillis... he said 3.55
     
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  6. plow4beer

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    Ya..it’s what was on the lot...at first I thought that seemed high, but with a 10speed it changes things. The trans will skip gears as needed. It’s weird
     
  7. plow4beer

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    About 2k “ish”on the furd at 72mph, touch over 1500 on the dodge. On that stretch the dodge showed just over 20mpg (20.2mpg)...the furd showed 15
     
  8. BUFF

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    Being a gas motor would expect higher rpm to keep it close to the torque curve but also though the 10sp would have it running a tad lower since it's a big block.
     
  9. plow4beer

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    Ya....there’s a readout showing you what gear your in, and like I said, it’s weird to see it skip gears under certain conditions. Either way, I do like it better than the 6.2/6spd combo they offer (that’s what the truck we’re trading has)
     
  10. BUFF

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    I have a 6.2 6sp and have hated it since the first time I pulled a trailer weighing more than 5k. This pickup was my 1st autojomatic vehicle and 1st gas motor since '91 with the exception of my '97 that has a 460 with a 5pd. I'm replacing my current pickup in the near future with a 6.7PSD, just need to talk to dealers about ordering one they way I want it set up and finding the best deal.
     
  11. plow4beer

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    The 6.2 is crap...just like the 5.4, I’ll never own another one.

    Btw, not sure if I mentioned it earlier, but the dodge rode better than the ford also
     
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  12. Randall Ave

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    The Ford just didn't have the power ya thought it should?
     
  13. Mark Oomkes

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    What could possibly go wrong with that?

    Not sure I'll ever be a fan of Furd engineering.
     
  14. BUFF

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    I don’t fit as well in the Dodge as I do in a Ford. Head and shoulder room is the issue.
     
  15. plow4beer

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    No, but I do like our furd truck that has a V10...I’d prefer that be the big block option in pickups again.
     
  16. plow4beer

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    i agree the super doodeez have slightly more room inside than the Comparable dodge/gm
     
  17. 1olddogtwo

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    The last couple years Fiat Chrysler really has up their game.
     
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  19. Hydromaster

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    Rumor on the playground is there’s already a recall .
     
  20. Mark Oomkes

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    And 16 reflashes...
     
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