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Im selling my diesel f250 to buy a titan. Anyone do that here? I tow a 27ft trailer and Im sick of the diesel and the prices of fuel. and when I don't tow its like im driving a mack truck around this beach town.. NO GOOD! I like the titan have some q's

How many gallons is the gas tank? Whats your mpg and cost to fill up?
Any problems towing? I hope the ride it better on the titan!

Im 19 so im not some old man but Im kinda sick of the f250 shotty ride.

Hmm what else..
 

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The size of the tank depends on what model you get. I have a CC LWB and have a 37.5 gallon tank-love that. I have a 6" lift and realilisticly get an avg of 13-13.5 hwy. Not the best but the power is worth it.Best I have ever gotten was 16.5mpg. I drove F150'S for 10 years-good trucks but this is a FUN truck!
 

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Man, when I was 19 years old I was happy to have any ride, let alone a "shoddy" F250. :lol:
 

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Yeah I want the 4 door short bed.. I just saved up money you know.. just take it as it comes.. I own a boat detailing business so I just float around cleaning boats.

Dont want it lifted .. lifts suck so much.. I had 10 inch on 44's it was the stupidest ive ever done. Im more into the smooth ride now driving around tracking swells. hauling the dirtbikes ya know
 

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You think it costs a lot to drive that F250....just wait until you tow that big trailer in the Titan at 7-8mpg. I get 10mpg city and maybe 12-14 highway unloaded, but I have 9.5" of lift and big tires. Towing a fairly heavy trailer I got 11mpg on the highway a while back.
 

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Yeah the big goofy tires kill mpg.. I only tow it about 3 times a month maybe.. the rest is just daily driving. Just sick of the diesel.. need a change. Titans the sickest looking truck besides the tundra.. but there too much coin.
 

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You sound like me, i had a lifted titan, now a stock one, i love the nice ride, and decent mileage, i average about 15 on mine. fuel tank is 26 gallons. pulling dirtbikes is no problem with these trucks, i do that all the time.
 

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^^^^^thanks for the correction. I found the spec online. 28 gallons:)
 

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its a great truck; lots of power, lots or fun, lots of space inside, lots of money wasted on gas, and hardly any aftermarket support. But its very easy to tow with get the right mods on it and it will get up and go
 

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funny... i'm kinda looking at 7.3 psd excursions
 

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FWIW... I owned a 2004 F250 SuperCrew with the 6.0L PowerStroke Diesel. We loved the appearance and size of the truck, however it was not without its problems. I had to replace one of the front hub assemblies, which normally would have been a driveway DIY sort of job, but due to the size and weight of the components, it was easier to let someone else screw with them. I also had to troubleshoot an annoying electrical problem with the 4WD electronic shift on demand (ESOD) system that ended up costing me untold time and several hundred dollars in parts only to determine that it was a wiring harness / relay issue.

At 98,000 miles it started showing signs of the head gaskets having failed -- and this without it ever having been tuned/boosted/etc. The cost to have a local Diesel specialty shop lift the cab, replace the gaskets, install head studs (to prevent it from happening again), clean the turbo and rebuild the oil cooler was about $5500.



Shortly after we got it back from the shop for that, one of the injectors bit the dust. That was another $2500 repair.

Shortly after we got it back from the shop for that the turbo started whining -- a sign that the bearings were going out -- and then the transmission started slipping.



So, yeah... Diesels are nice when you're towing but they are expensive to fix when they break and anyone used to working on gasoline engines will have a learning curve to overcome. The 6.0L Ford / Navistar engines are huge steaming piles of **** and I'd avoid anything with that engine like the plague. The older 7.3L engines are much more reliable but typically those vehicles have a ton more miles on them. The newer 6.4L engines are supposedly just as reliable as the 7.3L and the newer Scorpion engine in the latest generation Ford Diesel is supposed to be pretty good as well.

If it were me, and I were shopping for a Diesel truck, I'd look for a Dodge 2500 with a common-rail Cummins. Expect to pay a lot more for them than the Ford F250, however. Or if you're really frisky, find a F250 with a busted PSD engine and swap the mill for a Cummins. Plenty of places do that.


On the positive side of things, I never had to lift my F250 and it was as tall as most lifted gassers. The benefits of a beefy suspension and a truck the size of a small house, I guess.

Obligatory Diesel porn:

 
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That is def a 03-05 front end....
 

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Good catch. You can be my new proofreader. :D

I fat fingered the keyboard while I was typing that. It was indeed a 2004.
 

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My neighbor has a Ford F250 Lariat. I am not sure of the year, its either a 2006 or 2007. I have driven his truck on a couple of occasions and rode with him on several more. The only reason I would want his truck over mine would be if I towed heaver loads a lot. I like the interior looks better on my T, the T is much faster and handles much better than a stock F250 and the T rode about 10 times better. Don't get me wrong, it is a nice truck but I would not want it instead of my Titan. I am not sure about mileage, but I would be willing to bet that he gets signifiacantly better mileage than I do. I am running about 4" of lift and heavy, agressive 35" tires. I do not think diesels are worth the extra headache unless you REALLY need a diesel. Yes, they are fun to mod and can last a long time if well taken care of, but they are expensive and very expensive to fix and maintain.
 
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