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Old 10-08-2018, 12:34 PM   #21
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my dealer told me they have had good luck with the v10
but, you'll get about 8mpg

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Old 10-08-2018, 02:24 PM   #22
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I can't add any first hand advice but I've heard nothing but good things from the two people I know who owned them. That being said they are a Ford modular engine so they will suffer the same short comings as the 4.0 V6 and the 5.4 V8... except the cam phasers as the V10 didn't have VVT iirc.

My reservations would come into play about the "engine replacement". Unless you know it's history don't touch it with a 10 foot pole. Every junk yard engine is sold as having 130K on it even when it's actually 300K.

On top of that the 10 year mark is where the more serious repairs start creeping up.

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The engine was a brand new crate motor. Installed by a very good shop. I figure with a new engine there shouldn’t be many of those major repairs needed.
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Whats 1000km? Like 25 miles?

Seriously, if you are just putting around town, the fuel mileage will be horrendous. Unless you are used to 8-10 mpg. To me it's normal, but it is an issue in the long run.

If it's a hauling rig, it will have plenty of power.

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The engine was a brand new crate motor. Installed by a very good shop. I figure with a new engine there shouldn’t be many of those major repairs needed.
Holy crap that must have cost a fortune. What's the truck selling for? How many km on it?

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Old 10-08-2018, 08:37 PM   #25
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Holy crap that must have cost a fortune. What's the truck selling for? How many km on it?

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4x4 or 2x4?
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10k sounds like a fair price. Wonder what happened to have the engine fail so young.

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4x4.

An employee was towing with cruse on and had it at redline for to long and blew a rod.
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4x4.

An employee was towing with cruse on and had it at redline for to long and blew a rod.
Trust your gut, it sounds like a fair price, but not something I'd go head over heels for. If you trust the guy and the mechanic, snap her up.

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My biggest worry is if having a DRW is going be a bigger inconvenience than the added benefit over a SRW flat deck
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My biggest worry is if having a DRW is going be a bigger inconvenience than the added benefit over a SRW flat deck
Inconvenience? Better payload, wider flatbed, doesn't look stupid like a single wheel flatbed, extra tire in back incase of blow out, I hate towing with my single wheel 350, but they didn't make a 4x4 dually 21 years ago.

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My biggest worry is if having a DRW is going be a bigger inconvenience than the added benefit over a SRW flat deck
So it adds a bit of width, no biggie.

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I'd buy it

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Inconvenience? Better payload, wider flatbed, doesn't look stupid like a single wheel flatbed, extra tire in back incase of blow out, I hate towing with my single wheel 350, but they didn't make a 4x4 dually 21 years ago.

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Harder to park, more tires to buy, more attention from truck cops, can’t take the trailers through drive thru’s any more.

I don’t think the SRW looks stupid. This is another one I’ve been looking at
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It's two more tires.

Drive through?

Yes, that single wheel with a flat bed does look stupid.



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8 mpg is the best you’ll see I’d say.
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It's two more tires.

Drive through?

Yes, that single wheel with a flat bed does look stupid.



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Lemme be honest...I've been about to pull the trigger on a cab over CC truck for a while now....but the inability to use drive throughs majorly effects the quality of my life.

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Lemme be honest...I've been about to pull the trigger on a cab over CC truck for a while now....but the inability to use drive throughs majorly effects the quality of my life.

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Yeah that does suck not being able to use a drive-through however there are quite a few drive-through’s that do accommodate larger vehicles if you have a regular route

That’s also the problem with the higher vans on the market now


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Duallys suck in the snow, nobody runs them here unless they stick to the highways mainly.

You don’t need a dually to haul big weight, it sure is nicer though, saves on tires. I haul my gradall and backhoe without a dually. You’ll have to get a Cummins to do that though.

Flatbeds are awesome, way better to work out of. The downside is not being able to toss stuff in the bed like a regular pickup, gotta strap stuff down. With under bed boxes you can haul tools and still have a bed for material.

Best part of a flatbed..... you can’t dent them. I always dent up the bed way before the cab, so with a flatbed your rig still looks sharp even though it’s a work truck.


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