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Old February 26th, 2008, 07:11 PM   #138
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Chad one thing to think about is maybe the diesel option in the F150 wont be $6k more than the 5.4L option.(might of been brought up already?) I know in the Jeeps it was only like $1800 on the Libbys....not sure on the new Grands. I think it might be similar.

One question what kinda transmission will be in these new F150? Hopefully a 5spd or 6spd auto.

Grands its a $1010 over the cost of a Hemi ($645), which includes some heavy duty upgrades, as well.

Thats the point, the 3/4 ton motors are more expensive and have bigger maintenence requirements because they are monsters...

Its sad that Ford HAS a speed behind the 5.4s in the expedition, just not in the trucks... one of the biggest improvements to get off the line is going from the 2.4x firsts of yesteryear, to the 3.3 - 4.0 first gears of the new style transmissions. Coupled with the deep overdrives, they can now run 4.10 or deeper and still have good cruise RPMs, and have 30-40-50%+ better gearing off the line...
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