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Ralph Cramden wrote:

Sounds like Ford will be competing with themselves. You can have the egoboost, or the egodiesel.

Then don't buy one. Real cute calling it an EGOboost too, by the way. People have been clamoring for diesel half tons for a long time. Ram found a nice little market for their diesel. Ford offered a similar package in a truck with a higher payload. I'm sure it will sell nice.

We still don't know the two most important numbers... PRICE and FUEL ECONOMY. Those will be what sells this truck or leaves it sitting on the dealer's lot.


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Considering that my deisel pusher motorhome with a GCWR of 30,000lbs only has 300hp and only 6 gears I would be comfortable with a GCWR of 25,000lbs for the 3 liter with a 10 speed transmission, provided that it is built to be run flat on the floor all of the time. More power is nice but you don't really have to be able to go up the Ike gauntlet at 60mph with a full load.

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Groover wrote:

More power is nice but you don't really have to be able to go up the Ike gauntlet at 60mph with a full load.

Very true. I highly doubt that most people here have ever towed a situation like the Ike, and even those that have don't tow it very often. For a one time tow, does it really matter if you hit 60 mph or 50? In the grand scheme of things it takes another couple minutes one time in your life.

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bucky wrote:

Can you say 7.3 PSD. Almost exactly the same numbers. It will do well in the market place.


Agree- my first thought reading the thread title ,then the op calls it underpowered?
Do they post fuel economy of 1/2 tons?I could go for this as a utility vehicle ,I have missed a pik up in my life.


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bucky wrote:

Can you say 7.3 PSD. Almost exactly the same numbers. It will do well in the market place.


Exactly what I was thinking.


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hone eagle wrote:

bucky wrote:

Can you say 7.3 PSD. Almost exactly the same numbers. It will do well in the market place.


Agree- my first thought reading the thread title ,then the op calls it underpowered?
Do they post fuel economy of 1/2 tons?I could go for this as a utility vehicle ,I have missed a pik up in my life.

Numbers look right, our 2001 Ram 5.9 had 235 HP and 410 torque and a 4 speed auto or 5 or 6 speed manual and about 12,000# towing with 4.10’s less for the auto only as it a little weak. With a diesel it isn’t so much HP, it is torque at the low end.


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What would it weigh in the smallest 4 by 4 pants. Would it fit under the 5000 pound limit bening the winnie?


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250/440 number aren't bad at all..... for a 1/2 ton truck and expected mpg gains.
Hell made a dang good living with a 215/440 5.9 Cummins in a old '96 one ton DRW Dodge truck pulling non rv trailers.

Ford as GM and Dodge/Ram sells LDT's to folks other than just the rv market.

Glad the diesel is making its way into all the the 1/2 ton truck world.


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Maybe they will put it in the expedition EL as well. That would really catch my interest. It sure is amazing what they are doing these days.

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MPG will be the real deal maker for most. 30+ mpg on the hwy?
Also you don't need the HD option to tow 11,400 lbs as of now in F150's. Just the Max Tow option.

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