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Ivylog

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Posted: 11/26/21 04:22pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Other than being thirsty I like my 2021 F350/6.2/10 speed towing 16,000+ locally. Add 1.5” blocks to the helper spring so they contact sooner reducing the squat.


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Posted: 11/27/21 07:02pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

For exact axle availability download the Ford Super Duty Order Guide and Tow Ratings. As I read it the 3.55 axle is available only in an F-250 7.3 10 speed. All other gas engine combinations are 3.73/4.30. In an F-350 the 6.2 is available with 6 or 10 speed, but in the F-250, only the 6 speed is offered. Also, noteworthy is that the all the 6 speed combinations are the TorqueShift-G transmission which is a beefed up F-150 10 speed; not the 6R140 used behind the larger engines in earlier years. If it were my money I would definitely get the 7.3 (only comes with a 10 speed) with its great, flat, torque curve and a 3.73 axle (tow rating of 16,000 lb.) in an F-350 (for a VIN sticker and springs rated for the higher weight.)

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Posted: 11/28/21 09:23am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

^I remember that the F250s went to the lighter duty 6 speed trans. Now the 350s as well? That’s a turn off for getting the 6.2 even if one doesn’t “need” the 7.3.
I’d get the big motor anyway. Still waiting to hear someone say, in ernest, man I wish I had less power!


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Hate when I make a mistake: above post should have said "TorqueShift-G transmission which is a beefed up F-150 6 speed", not 10 speed. Thanks for not flaming me. Yes, as stated in the 3/15/21 Super Duty Order Guide, all 6.2 6 speed combinations, even in a 350 dually, use the -G transmission. While that's all you can get in a 250, a 6.2 in a 350 (SRW or DRW) comes with the choice of 6 speed -G or 10 speed. The 7.3 only comes with 10 speed. If I were the OP towing 13K twice a year, I would absolutely get the F-350, 10 speed, 3.73 since it is rated for about 4,000 lb. more towing than the 6.2. The 7.3 with 10 speed would likely get close to the same mileage as a 6.2 6 speed (and there are reports as such on line.)

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i have a 21 7.3 in my E350 and it is so impressive. Love it.


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Easiest thing to do here is keep the Diesel and not worry about mileage, gear ratios, 6.2 vs 7.3 or any of that stuff.


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I have a 6.2 and if I were buying new I'd get the 7.3. No matter which engine you choose go with the 10 speed. I don't like the 6 speed in bigger hills.

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Im very impressed with my '22 supercrew long bed with the 7.3 so far. It's actually getting better mileage than my sig pic truck as a daily driver AND towing. I got nearly 17 mpg on flat highways and 14 ave combined driving. Towing I get around 9 with 8000 lbs whereas the 5.4 was hanging around 8. The brakes are also astounding. What really makes me giggle is when I roll into the throttle. A 7500 lb truck should not move with this much effortlessness. The bottom end on this low roaring beast is absolutely bullet proof. My only complaint is the somewhat electronic feel typical of todays wonder vehicles, and the 10 speed hunts for gears occasionally. Otherwise, I could not be happier at 5000 miles in. We just wont talk about the gas cap issue. (seriously, Ford????)


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mosseater wrote:

We just wont talk about the gas cap issue. (seriously, Ford????)

Gas Cap Issue?

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Can’t be a gas cap issue because they don’t have gas caps. Lol If that IS the issue, capless gas tanks have been around a long time and I’ve never heard of issues other than some people think they’ll get all kinds of dirt in them. Maybe the poster will break his silence. But he did say he wouldn’t talk about it!


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