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Finally found a Super Duty to my liking, and pretty sure I am going to trade in my 2011 Silverado 1500. Originally I wanted a diesel, but the more I researched it, I think the gas engine is the way to go for me. My commute is short, 10 miles, and I do not tow or even work my trucks hard. With all the insanely expensive repairs on the modern diesels, I would rather put up with the lost MPG and power and have reliability and peace of mind.

 

Now, can anyone comment on these trucks? Am I making a good move by going from a half ton 1500 into a lifted F-250 as a daily driver? Again, this isn't a work truck, I just drive pickups because that is what I like to drive.

 

What I am looking at is:

 

2013 Ford F-250 Super Duty

6.2L gas V8

Lariat edition - full load, heated leather seats, sunroof, navigation, rear view camera, the whole deal.

BDS lift (not sure of height, either 4 or 6)

20'' BMF wheels on 35 inch Hankook A/T's

40,000 KM.

 

Let me hear your thoughts!

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Well, since a 1500 is already overkill for my needs, I don't know what you're looking for to gain in a HD if you don't haul/tow much.

But that's your business.

And, I think you already know that, the fuel economy will take a huge hit with a lifted HD gasser compared to a 1500.

Just my 2 cents.

 

so long

j-ten-ner

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That move would be one of the worst mistakes you made. For me I would never buy a 2nd hand lifted truck and that truck will take you to the cleaners on fuel cost. The truck might look cool and nice but it will wear off in a few months and you will be thinking "why in the hell did I do that".

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Going from a 1500 series pickup to a 2500HD from any manufacturer makes absolutely no sense at all if you don't need that truck for a specific purpose. If you don't tow heavy/haul heavy, why not just stick with you current truck? Are you having any issues with it that you are willing to get into a truck that's going to cost you more money over time?

 

You should also know the information about the truck before you buy it. Buying a vehicle and not knowing how it's equipped doesn't make sense either. Find out how much lift it actually has, and how it's lifted. You also should know the gear ratio because that's going to affect the F250's already poor MPG with the added stress of the lift/tires/wheels.

 

It seems you are buying based on appearance alone. It would be much cheaper to lift your current truck and stick with it. Your fuel cost is going to be significantly higher than it is now. The Ford 6.2L engine in the HD's is very thirsty and it's only going to be worse with the lift and heavier tires/wheels.

 

It's your money so do as you please. If you want reliability and piece of mind, stick with your Silverado. If you want to double your fuel cost, increase the amount of money you will spend when it comes time to replace the tires, and look cool in a lifted pickup go ahead and buy that F250.

 

Good luck with it, hope everything works out for you.

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I have been thinking about this for days and I think you guys are right.

 

I have come to my senses and realized I would be buying on looks alone. My Silverado has not given me an ounce of trouble, averages 20 MPG for my city driving, and rides like a dream. Even if I lift my Silverado and put on 33 inch tires, I will STILL get better fuel economy than a STOCK 6.2 F250, nevermind one lifted with 35's. Not to mention, I am almost payment free and my 2011 only has 46,000 KM on it, and I am the original owner. I know everything my truck has gone through.

 

The Silverado stays!

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I have been thinking about this for days and I think you guys are right.

 

I have come to my senses and realized I would be buying on looks alone. My Silverado has not given me an ounce of trouble, averages 20 MPG for my city driving, and rides like a dream. Even if I lift my Silverado and put on 33 inch tires, I will STILL get better fuel economy than a STOCK 6.2 F250, nevermind one lifted with 35's. Not to mention, I am almost payment free and my 2011 only has 46,000 KM on it, and I am the original owner. I know everything my truck has gone through.

 

The Silverado stays!

 

For me, the look of a truck is a big factor.

But also the overall economy (fuel, maintenance, payments etc.).

Even lifted or lowered trucks catch my eye when it's done proper and everything "flows". Just slapping on big wheels and tires doesn't cut it for me.

 

The temptation to look at newer or bigger trucks applies to me too.

After all, we're truck guys.

 

:)

so long

j-ten-ner

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That's just it. If I modify my own truck, I do all the work myself and I choose all the parts myself, it's a pride thing, and it will be exactly what I want.

 

Since I just drive a truck because I like it, and do not need it, a half ton is already more than I need. Truthfully speaking if I was to replace this truck, what I really should be looking at is a new Sierra half ton. My truck has given me no problems at all (knock on wood) and gets excellent fuel economy for what it is. Why get rid of a vehicle that has never let me down and runs well?

 

Now that I think about it, I am so glad I didn't make an impulse decision and buy that super duty!

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I have been thinking about this for days and I think you guys are right.

 

I have come to my senses and realized I would be buying on looks alone. My Silverado has not given me an ounce of trouble, averages 20 MPG for my city driving, and rides like a dream. Even if I lift my Silverado and put on 33 inch tires, I will STILL get better fuel economy than a STOCK 6.2 F250, nevermind one lifted with 35's. Not to mention, I am almost payment free and my 2011 only has 46,000 KM on it, and I am the original owner. I know everything my truck has gone through.

 

The Silverado stays!

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That's just it. If I modify my own truck, I do all the work myself and I choose all the parts myself, it's a pride thing, and it will be exactly what I want.

 

Since I just drive a truck because I like it, and do not need it, a half ton is already more than I need. Truthfully speaking if I was to replace this truck, what I really should be looking at is a new Sierra half ton. My truck has given me no problems at all (knock on wood) and gets excellent fuel economy for what it is. Why get rid of a vehicle that has never let me down and runs well?

 

Now that I think about it, I am so glad I didn't make an impulse decision and buy that super duty!

 

You have made a wise choice.

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Yeah I think you're spot on, stick with a 1500, stick with a GM the other trucks just don't do it for me. I love my '14 Sierra SLE, it's the best vehicle I've ever owned.

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I am coming from ford. I just bought a 15 silverado about a month ago. They make good trucks don't get me wrong, but they are gas hogs. I had 5.4 tritons in both of my trucks and averaged 10mpg. At my work we have a f450 dump truck with a 6.2 and the truck which is severely under powered and it gets 4mpg. If you don't have a need for a HD, I wouldn't suggest buying one. It is just an overall waste of money.

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