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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-16-2013, 12:03 PM Thread Starter
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New F350 SuperDuty

I'm looking at purchasing a new F350 SuperDuty for work & personal use from our Ford Dealers Commercial Truck Center. Would like the diesel, but can't afford it right now so here's what I'm thinking:

2013 Oxford White F350 XL
6.2L gas standard cab, long bed
3.73 or 4.30 gears w/ rear electronic locker
FX4 4x4 package
10,000 GVWR package
Heavy service front springs package
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Trailer brake controller
17" 5 spoke cast-Aluminum wheels
4x4 electronic shift on the fly
HD 40/20/40 vinly front seats

Several questions...

1. The vast majority come w/ 3.73 gears, but they offer a few w/ 4.30 gears. Most of the driving will be w/o pulling anything, but it will pull some weight occasionally. Should I opt for the 4.30 (there's no additional charge) or stick w/ the 3.73s? Any idea what gas mileage will be for either gear ratio?

2. What axles, trans, & t-case does this truck come with? Are they any good?

3. Finally... MSRP on this truck is ~ $37,180 what should I be able to get it for OTD? They're giving me the 'ole rebate run-around...
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My guess is you'll be lucky to get 15 mpg with the 3.73's. Most guys I know that have gas 3/4 tons usually get around 12-14 mpg highway, less in city driving.

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I don't have experience with the gassers but do have a couple comments for you:
1) The 3.73 should be all you need with the 6 spd tranny Ford is using now, I would think 4.30s would kill you MPG.
2). Unless your hanging a snow plow off the front, with a gas engine I would think the Heavy service front spring package would make the ride awful rough.

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1. I'd get the 3.73s personally. I am not sure of on the mileage of a gasser haven't owned and probably will never own a gas truck where diesel is an option.
2. Dana 40 and 60 axles i think. No clue on the transfer case. You can get the only transmission available which is the new 6 speed automatic.
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I'm getting 14mpg mixed driving empty with 4.30's in a '13 4x4 CC SB gasser. Drive like an old woman & keep it under 60 mph and you could prolly do better. Don't be afraid to get the lower gear, the mileage difference is going to be small.

Dana super 60 axle up front. Sterling 10.5 full floating in the rear, unless you're thinking DRW. Then it's a Dana 80.


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