Join Date: Apr 1999
Location: Chugiak Alaska
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I think the engine is the problem not so much the job. You don't see a lot of post saying that describe the 6.4 as bullet proof or go to motor. You would most likely do better with a newer motor. As far as is this enough truck for the job. Remember it is not just the engine it is all the other parts that make it capable of hauling that type of load. Brakes, springs, axles, tires, transmission, and hitch all factor into hauling a big load. Also What type of country are you driving in? Flat Texas or running in the Rockys? The new 2018 F450 is rated for that kind of weight. What is the Gross combined weight rating (GCWR) OF YOUR 2008? So is this a few times a year you are doing this type of load or running it hard every week? I don't tow that often but when I do I am usually at or above the GCWR of my trucks. I make sure I slow down and take my time.
Early 1999 F350 AUTO 4x4 CC LB DRW 4.10 6.0 trans cooler, Front hitch, 2,000 hubs/ brakes, Bilstein shocks/steering stabilizer, Diesel site coolant filter 203 thermostat, EBV delete, new O-rings, new Oil cooler, RIFF RAFF FRX, Glow plug led, Pillar gauges, Lighted cupholder, Painless wiring fuze block, Harpoon/hutch mods, Removed axle blocks. Air bags, 5 wheel hitch, In bed 7 pin plug. Spare tire key delete. KLHANSEN on speed dial. 75,000 as of May 2019