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Old July 29th, 2009, 10:43 PM   #1
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Default gasser superduty opinions 5.4L vs. 6.8L V10

Looking to possibly purchase a superduty 4x4 with a 5.4L or a V10. My brothers have about 20 cube vans that are either have the 5.4L or the V10. They tell me that the V10 is not as reliable or long lasting as the 5.4L. I was wondering which would be the direction to go. I only pull a two place enclosed snowmobile trailer, and use it for hunting. Please give your insight
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Old July 29th, 2009, 10:51 PM   #2
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I haven't had much experience with the V10, but don't know of any problems other then the spark plug issue. The 5.4 won't win any races, but will do what you want and then some. My dd is an 02 F150 with 280k on it. Has never had more then typical care etc. Pulls my TJ on a trailer quite well, and my expectations are high. If fuel milage isn't an issue I would strongly consider the V10 for the extra TQ...
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they are almost exact but just 2 cylinders add.

here info

5.4L are fast and rev quick moving fast enough. But tow it ok if gear ratio is higher.

6.8L are sightly fast but longer and can rev easy. Moving kind slow due 10 cylinders to get spin. It can tow anything.

5.4L with 3.73 gear ratio is BAD choice for tow or plow in F250 or F350. 4.10 or high is best.

I like 5.4L over 6.8L why I want moving FAST and get little better on gas. We have 6.8L it reliable have 255,000 miles on it.

info on hp and torque

Horsepower 300 SAE net @ 5000 rpm

Torque 365 lb.-ft. @ 3750 rpm

Horsepower 362 SAE net @ 4750 rpm

Torque 457 lb.-ft. @ 3250 rpm
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Old July 30th, 2009, 12:09 PM   #4
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v10 is a piece of shit, helped replace a couple of them, not fun or cheap
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Old July 30th, 2009, 12:18 PM   #5
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my cousin has a 2004 F-350 with the Triton V10 and if you are looking for fairly decent gas mileage the V10 is not the way to go! He gets about 12 on the highway pulling nothing. I will say it is a pretty quick truck but not as quick as the diesels out there. But he has never had a problem with it having a hard time pulling things and he does delivery's for a living. Hope this helped your decision.
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