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A sales Idea

As some of you are aware I live in the sticks in farming land. Anyway was working on a farm on the weekend and was talking to a few farmers about the F series trucks, the long and the short of it is they love the car and the Turbo Diesel in general but the driveline is simply not strong enough and it blows gearboxes and diffs, several farmers had some last year and they all had to have new gearboxes and diffs fitted. They have since sold them and brought Landcruisers and Patrols.

How about a special series F Series truck with the following

Basic as you can get, throw on some canvass seat covers even.
4x4 Turbo Diesel 7.3lt V8
Heavy duty tyres and steels wheels
Steel sided checker plate back
Heavy duty Towbar
pump up rear shocks
strong manual gearbox (not like the one they have)
strong diffs (not like the ones they have either)

Call it the F150 or F250 "Primary Pack" or something similar, as in primary producer, advertise the fact it has superstrong gearbox and diffs to they know the problem has been licked and I reckon you would have a real seller on your hands.

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VC Valiant 245Hemi, 280zx Nissan 5 speed, 88 EA 3.9CFI,94 ED Gli X Chaser, 79 FC LTD, 351, FMX, 91 EA2 Fairmont Ghia, 1999 AU S pack, 2000 AU Forte, 1992 EB2 XR8, 2001 AU2 SR, 2002 VX2 Acclaim, 2002 VX2 Manual S pack,2003 BA XR6 manual, 2001 VX2 Berlina.
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why 7.3l? im sure 4.2 would surfice as they dont really feel any less powerful to drive. of course if they need to pull a huge boom spray then maybe theyd want the torque of the 7.3l

on the gearbox issue we have sold a lot of f-series here and had no problems in the driveline area so maybe they are issolated cases.
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F series run the same badly designed 8.8" integral "C" clip diff as the explorer. They are just not tough enough.

If you're not driving a manual you're really just steering.
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why 7.3l? im sure 4.2 would surfice as they dont really feel any less powerful to drive. of course if they need to pull a huge boom spray then maybe theyd want the torque of the 7.3l

on the gearbox issue we have sold a lot of f-series here and had no problems in the driveline area so maybe they are issolated cases.
They all tow big broomsprays with there Cruisers and Patrols and you can never get enough grunt, that why they all love the 7.3lt, as I said two farmers had them last year and both buggered the Diff and Gearbox, word spreads like wildfire and farmers will not buy them again in this area, when you have such a good thing in a cruiser and patrol, take and gamble with the F Series and get burnt then it takes a lot to go back to them.

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to be honest i would rather a patrol or cruiser.
they are cheaper to buy,cost less to run, are better build quality.
f-series are too big and bulky for parking around town and most of the time they only have the same size tray fitted as cruisers etc
but they do have their place when carring heavy loads or pulling heavy equipment.
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but they do have their place when carring heavy loads or pulling heavy equipment.
Exactly, most likely why the cockies luv em
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The 7.3L is being discontinued soon and will be replaced by a 6.0L Turbo Diesel V-8.

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what about the 4.2 i heard that would be discontinued too? any news
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