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Headed West

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I am looking at a 2019 F-250 with the 6.7 Turbo Diesel. My question is it has 3.55 rear end. I am towing a Keystone 30RLS I don't believe I am over 10K. fully loaded. Any issues towing with this gear ratio?


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I have 3.55 and it's not problem at all. It'll pull like a freight train.


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FishOnOne wrote:

I have 3.55 and it's not problem at all. It'll pull like a freight train.

I pulled 12,500# with a 2001 Ram 5.9 Cummins with 3.55 and did fine, you will be pleased with how 6.7 and 3.55’s tows.


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Posted: 07/14/19 08:33am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Finally someone with a decent tow vehicle is asking questions.
With a taller rear end you can just use lower gears in the trans if you have to.

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Ha, no it will be fine. What's the tow rating on that? Like 17-18klbs?


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Wow. A 3.55 limited slip is a add on upgrade option on my 2019 F150, even with the regular towing package.


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Headed West wrote:

I am looking at a 2019 F-250 with the 6.7 Turbo Diesel. My question is it has 3.55 rear end. I am towing a Keystone 30RLS I don't believe I am over 10K. fully loaded. Any issues towing with this gear ratio?


No offense or disrespect intended, but if Ford thought there would be an issue towing with that gear, do you think they would have put it in a diesel HD truck?

That truck won't even flinch with your camper behind it!

My 3500 Ram/Cummins has 3:42 and it will pull the hitch off my rig weighing in at around 11,500.

Friend has the same truck you are looking at and pulls a Montana at 12,500 and smiles every time!

When towing, just lock out 6th gear if its hunting any, and enjoy the ride.

And when running empty (especially on the highway) enjoy the good fuel mileage why she just purrs along.


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I guess opinion do vary.

I have a Dodge 3500 with 5.9, 6speed and 3.73 gears.

IMHO: it's overgeared. I don't spend much time running 6th gear and reverse is too tall. I find myself slipping the clutch more than I like when backing up with a trailer on.

I have thought about putting a set of 4.11's in it.

My bus has 5.29's behind an Allison 6 speed auto. That would suit me perfectly except it had 6th gear locked out at the factory. I am working on getting 6th unlocked. Then it will be sweet.

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PNW_Steve wrote:

I guess opinion do vary.

I have a Dodge 3500 with 5.9, 6speed and 3.73 gears.

IMHO: it's overgeared. I don't spend much time running 6th gear and reverse is too tall. I find myself slipping the clutch more than I like when backing up with a trailer on.

I have thought about putting a set of 4.11's in it.

My bus has 5.29's behind an Allison 6 speed auto. That would suit me perfectly except it had 6th gear locked out at the factory. I am working on getting 6th unlocked. Then it will be sweet.

Just my $0.02 [emoticon]


Vehicles vary too, and you're comparing apples to oranges. You also drive too slow if you don't see 6th gear much in your 3rd Gen!
Agree reverse is too tall in the 5600 and G56 though.

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We live and tow quite often in the mountains so when I order a truck, it's always 4.10's but is not a daily driver.
I like the 6.7 and believe you'll be sitting pretty.

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