I love the power and braking, added try Y headers and it became a whole new engine and better mpg. I get 12 on the fwy and 9 in town. This is a daily driver that tows occasionally (10 mpg towing) and off roads on the weekend. Capt. chairs are good but armrests are to high for me (I am a tall guy). Got the manual shifted transfer case so the solenoid wouldn't fail me in the mud (experience from the dealership I worked at). Installed manual locking 4x4 hubs. I have had this truck airborne off roading before and broke steering box but was still able to drive home and then to work to put new one in. I have never messed with the A/C system and it still blows cold, not so great in southern California traffic.
The big engine (7.5L/460ci.) and brakes. Leg room and the plain simple design that just works great and doesn't break.
Electric cooling fans, so A/C works in the stop and go traffic in summer in socal, also would help fuel economy.
I bought this truck after a fleet retired it at 115k. It pulled a 14,000lb trailer every day before I bought it. I did have to rebuild the trans at 190k. But nothing else. I have the peppy 5.8L, and at 255k it will still pull a full size van on the trailer at 65mph and not slow on the hills. MPG 14-16, no matter what. The body is rusty now but from the drivers seat the truck still feels new. I love my big white beast. Way better truck that my '02 c2500 Chevy. I only wish Ford still made this exact truck!
I bought it used with 58k mi on
it.It's been a pretty good on so
far.But it does get LOUSY gas mileage.
Between 7-10mpg empty. And the power I
expected from the 460 wasn't quite
there. But it does ok..think an
aftermarket ignition is a must soon to
help it out. Put a K&N filter and 3"
single flowmaster on it and got some
improvement. Definately get the front
add-a-leaf...will save tires and
improve the handling.
Captains chairs in front are pretty
Better feeling brakes, better power
and mpg, Better shifting points..4spd
auto shifts terrible. Get a chevy.
It's a very nice truck. It's
dependable, plenty of power, looks nice
in and out. Mine has a 460 cubic inch
engine, I am only getting 6 miles per
gallon, I would Like to know if anyone
knows what mpg this truck , with a 460
ci engine, and 4 speed auto trans got
when new? Very happy with the truck
other than gas mileage.
Well built, heavy duty, pulls 10,000
pounds of weight with no problem, it's
comforateable, good 4 speed trans.
original Leaf springs in front are not
good enough to support wieght. Front
was sagging far enough to cause
steering linkage binding. I put an add
a leaf on each side which corrected the