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Old April 6th, 2009, 12:12 AM   #1
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Curious to see how you guys like your trucks with the V10. I have had a 5.4L superduty and it was the biggest turd ever. Im looking into the idea of a V10. What kind of honest fuel economy do you get? How about towing? How are these motors for power and reliability? I currently have an 02 duramax 4x4 that I get about 16mpg mixed driving. I would guess a V10 F250 4x4 supercab would get about 10mpg mixed driving.
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Old April 6th, 2009, 12:24 AM   #2
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I borrowed a crew cab dulley with a v10 and i got 9-10 mpg driving around on the express way. It didnt have a whole lot of power but then again it had 240,000 miles on it.
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my dad has an 03 f350 with the v10 and im not really impressed with it for quickness but it has tons of power towing. He has blown out like 3 sparkplugs though which i hear is a pretty common problem with these
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Old April 6th, 2009, 01:05 AM   #4
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guy I used to work for had one he used to plow, not sure of the year but it was a 250 moved snow pretty good
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my dad has an 03 f350 with the v10 and im not really impressed with it for quickness but it has tons of power towing. He has blown out like 3 sparkplugs though which i hear is a pretty common problem with these
Yea, the Triton V10 seems to have a little issue with spitting out plugs. I looked into the V10 before I bought my 7.3 Powerstroke and, from what I heard, they make decent power and are suppose to be pretty long lasting motors (200,000+). But on the downside, they get rather poor gas mileage, like ~9-10 and they spit plugs. They spit plugs because the heads aren't threaded deaply enough to hold the plugs in over time. But just out of curiosity, why do you want a V10 over your Duramax?
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Yea, the Triton V10 seems to have a little issue with spitting out plugs. I looked into the V10 before I bought my 7.3 Powerstroke and, from what I heard, they make decent power and are suppose to be pretty long lasting motors (200,000+). But on the downside, they get rather poor gas mileage, like ~9-10 and they spit plugs. They spit plugs because the heads aren't threaded deaply enough to hold the plugs in over time. But just out of curiosity, why do you want a V10 over your Duramax?

x2 i would think the duramax would have more power and get better mileage
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what year V10? 2V and 3V V10s are completely different from the drivers seat.
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Yea, the Triton V10 seems to have a little issue with spitting out plugs. I looked into the V10 before I bought my 7.3 Powerstroke and, from what I heard, they make decent power and are suppose to be pretty long lasting motors (200,000+). But on the downside, they get rather poor gas mileage, like ~9-10 and they spit plugs. They spit plugs because the heads aren't threaded deaply enough to hold the plugs in over time. But just out of curiosity, why do you want a V10 over your Duramax?
only one reason, downgrading. Putting some cash in my pocket is the goal with this move. Looking to buy a house and want as much cash as possible.
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Old April 6th, 2009, 11:26 AM   #9
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7.3X has one with a V-10 exhuast CAI and a chip it doesnt move bad for a 7,000lbs truck 6" of lift and 35's but because hes always on the floor it gets 6mpg. hes gotten up to 13mpg on the highway just crusing but hes normaly into it alot. also it tows anything ive got a picture of it towing a 77 F-150 with 2 4wheeling in the back of the F-150 prob weghting about 14,000lbs and it towed just fine at 80+ there good motors. yeaht he super dutys with 5.4 are dogs! i had a light duty F250 with a 4.6L In IT! haha talk about a dog.

i think if ur looking for a good super duty with good mileage get one with the 7.3L in it get intake exhuast and a programer you will see 20mpg+ and thats railing on it all the time to make it smoke. if you take it easy we;'ve seen about 25+ MPG.
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7.3X has one with a V-10 exhuast CAI and a chip it doesnt move bad for a 7,000lbs truck 6" of lift and 35's but because hes always on the floor it gets 6mpg. hes gotten up to 13mpg on the highway just crusing but hes normaly into it alot. also it tows anything ive got a picture of it towing a 77 F-150 with 2 4wheeling in the back of the F-150 prob weghting about 14,000lbs and it towed just fine at 80+ there good motors. yeaht he super dutys with 5.4 are dogs! i had a light duty F250 with a 4.6L In IT! haha talk about a dog.

i think if ur looking for a good super duty with good mileage get one with the 7.3L in it get intake exhuast and a programer you will see 20mpg+ and thats railing on it all the time to make it smoke. if you take it easy we;'ve seen about 25+ MPG.
thanks for your imput. I would purchase a 7.3L if I can find a deal. Im not to overly concerned with fuel mileage, but would like to know what they get. If I was concerned with fuel mileage I would keep the 20mpg duramax that I have now.
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I rented a uhaul with the F series cab and the V10 to tow an el camino back to michigan from california. The cab had 110,000mi on the clock, and it was a huge turd. On the long open roads in the desert (110 or so) It would do about 75-80 with the pedal to the floor. And in the mountains....good god. We were doing 35 mph on the steep grades with the engine screaming in first. As soon as it would go into second, we started slowing down.


With the truck disconnected from the trailer, it wasnt bad at all. In fact, the truck had a good deal of pep for being a cube van. But towing that elky....it was just bad. Id hope the reason was because it was a beat up POS uhaul, and not the V10. I really had high hopes for it.


This was the rig. It had the aerodynamics of a brick, but the cargo compartment of the truck was pretty much empty, and the car hauler was new.


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Old April 6th, 2009, 01:03 PM   #12
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also gotta rember the 7.3 will be much easyer to add power and will tow alot better than the V-10 the v-10 is a good motor buck the 7.3 is pretty easy to modfy get a tunner and bam another 150hp and 200 Ftlbs of tq.

what are you wanting to do with your super duty?
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also gotta rember the 7.3 will be much easyer to add power and will tow alot better than the V-10 the v-10 is a good motor buck the 7.3 is pretty easy to modfy get a tunner and bam another 150hp and 200 Ftlbs of tq.

what are you wanting to do with your super duty?

im just wanting a cheap truck. I will use it for hunting, and pulling a 2 place enclosed snowmobile Like I previously said if I wanted fuel mileage, and power I would stick with what I have. Currently my Dmax is making about 480rwhp with the PPE tuning I have on it. So whether I go 7.3L pstroke tuned, or a V10 its going to be step down in power.
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V10 2v with 4.30's tow a house. I pull a 14,000 mini excavator all day long.
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theres 7.3X's V-10 excurtion towing masterbeattys 77 F-150 with 2 quads in the bed total weght prob 8,000-10,000lbs we did 85 for 3 hours all the way from farmington to houghton lake. truck did fine and it looked alot better on the way back when everything was muddy lol
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my day has a 1999 f350 v10 and likes it for the most part(up until yesturday when it spit a plug). he drives it everyday and it now has about 240,000 on the clock. it averages about 9-11 mpg but there is no real change to that number when hes towing the 5th wheel. it seems to have plenty of power and even with all the miles it has no trouble rv doubling our 30ish foot 5th wheel and the dune buggy up and down hills on the way to silver lake a few times a year(about a 4 hour trip with average speeds exceeding 80-85 while on the expressways).
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I have 06 crew cab with a V10 and love it i get 14 to 16 mixed driving but I added the supperchip, KN cold air kit, and a cat back exhoust to it to get that milage. I bought it new and got 11-12 mixed driving for the 3 weeks befor the extras I get the same 14 to 16 pulling my 18 foot searay or my 1979 ford F150
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I have 06 crew cab with a V10 and love it i get 14 to 16 mixed driving but I added the supperchip, KN cold air kit, and a cat back exhoust to it to get that milage. I bought it new and got 11-12 mixed driving for the 3 weeks befor the extras I get the same 14 to 16 pulling my 18 foot searay or my 1979 ford F150
wow thats really good fuel mileage. That gets better mileage then duramax or my powerstroke got while towing.
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I HAVE 00 EXCURSION WITH 10 " LIFT 40S AND THE V10 I PUT HYPER TECH tuner a cold air intake 4.89 gears with true track lockers I get 13 to 15 mpg my truck has 190, 000 miles and I rage assess everywhere I go
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My 03 I just traded in for a 6.0L, was mechanically sound with no issues. 11.5 mpg empty highway/country. Towing my 18' standard issue enclosed trailer w/ buggy inside I was getting 7-8.
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