Had numerous 4x4 P/U's.6-Chevy's, 2-
Dodge's,and 1 other Ford.This truck is
by far the closest to a perfect
description of a truck. Carry load,2
tons gravel, no problem.Pull load, 32
ft 5th wheel w/21 ft boat in tandem,
no problem.Bought 7.3 liter w/125
K,has chip and aftermarket turbo.265hp
& 575lb torque.Can actually accelerate
up steep hills loaded.13 mpg pulling
load,and 16 mpg unloaded highway @
65mph w/373 gears.4 whl disc have
great stopping power.Lockers in front
and rear great match for diesel.Ext
cab great for short trips w/pass and
extra luggage.Rides like a truck until
loaded.All this from a vehicle w/130 K
miles.Ford tran will outlast Dodge.
As stated above,gotta have 7.3 diesel,
4x4 w/lockers, extra cab space,4 whl
disc.Chip and turbo package also have
aftermarket gauges which helps monitor
what's going on.SuperDuty frame is
stiff, solid. IFS tons better than
solid axle for ride and traction.Tie
down points in bed nice.
Installed K&N air filter on front
end,but could use bigger dia. exhaust.
Diesel basically big air pumping
machine that needs big breaths.
Factory tires stink,tire up according
to your individual needs,whether on
road or off.Little quieter cab, not
from motor so much as road noise.