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Old 07-08-2001, 21:05   #1 (permalink)
 
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Pitty it is not as good looking as the F-150 range.:rolleyes:
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What I cant understand is why they brought up the 'eco vandalism' in the article, are they trying to incite that kind of crap here?? They could of atleast talk about the load capacities and towing ability of them, instead of just saying "We'll have the F250 and F350 with a variety of petrol and diesel engines, capped by a 7.3 litre turbo diesel with 187kW"

The 6 speed manual version (which we do get according to www.ford.com.au ) has 205Kw, but has over 700Nm@1600Rpm.
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I thought the artical was a bit limited as well, nothing about interior specs etc...
Bit of a hash job if you ask me.
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I thought the artical was a bit limited as well, nothing about interior specs etc...
Bit of a hash job if you ask me.
That is what I thought as well. I think this will be a real market winner for Ford as there seem to be plenty of demand for this type of truck.
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That is what I thought as well. I think this will be a real market winner for Ford as there seem to be plenty of demand for this type of truck.
I reckon you're dead right Ian. In our company we could use these babies everywhere. Instead our boys drive around in useless (for the task) Isuzu trucks that are too big for some jobs. Commercial sales should be great for the F-Series I reckon..
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Take 1 7.3 Powerstroke add 4" exhaust, free flow air filter, 3 stage EPROM(chipped) and propane injection(gas!). Mix well and beprepared for 400HP and 14 second 1/4 times. For an Auto Excursion! For more power add bigger intercooler, bigger Turbo and 4 1/2" exhaust. No wonder the 9" diff was considered unsuitable for the SuperDuty. I think the F250HD uses the Sterling(FORD) 10.25' rear diff while the F350 uses a Dana 80. With 3.73:1 and 4.10:1 diffs wheel spin is a problem with that much grunt. I have seen claimed torque figures of 700-1000ftlbs @2000rpm. Stock is 500ftlbs@1600rpm.
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Because I couldn't see myself driving around in something like a Tarago, I said to the missus "If we have any more kid's this is what we'll be driving." :p
mmmm....7.3L turbo deisel..
I wonder how many kids I can fit across the backseat?
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Pitty it is not as good looking as the F-150 range.:rolleyes:
I'm with you there J-type. Even though I don't mind the look of the F250/350 the F150 is more intergrated/smooth.I'll have an F150 lightning thanks.
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Anyone know why they stopped importing them in the early 1990s? They seem to have been pretty popular, I still see plenty of them around getting used by trades people. I dont think ive ever seen one that doesnt have LPG though....
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