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blofgren

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My work just took delivery of several 2022 Ford F-350 CC 4x4 LB XLT pickups with the 6.7L diesel and I had the opportunity to drive one for a couple of days while my F-150 was in the shop for maintenance.

A few impressions I had of the truck:

Power - wow, this truck has a lot of get up and go! Definitely a lot more than my detuned G56 Cummins Ram. The 10 speed auto is also very impressive with very defined shifts; it skipped gears (ie 1 to 3 and 3 to 5) when I first got it, but started going through every gear after about a day which I assume is the transmission still learning.

Cab - very nice with great visibility and very good ergonomics as everyone has come to expect from a Super Duty. I had forgotten how much I liked the side windows dipping down by the mirrors in the Super Duty. I also was surprised by the truck telling me to check for occupants in the rear seat after I shut it off; it turns out that it sensed my briefcase on the floor in the rear seat. Pretty cool feature!

Noise levels - the 6.7L engine is super quiet when idling, but the cab did have considerably higher levels of engine noise inside while driving than I expected. Maybe the higher trim levels have more insulation in the cab, but I'm not sure.

Exhaust brake - I played around with the settings on it, and even in full on and the transmission in tow/haul mode, it worked OK, but definitely not nearly as strong as the one in my Ram/Cummins. I would estimate it to be about half as strong, but I suspect that the one in my truck is super strong due in part to the manual transmission.

Fuel tank - I was shocked by the huge fuel tank; the truck had 1/4 tank and still took over 120 litres to fill it up. This would be great for towing.

Overall, it was a very nice truck and I can certainly see why so many people buy them. The truck itself was very solid and well put together, which Ford is well known for. It would have been great to keep it longer to get an idea of fuel economy, but unfortunately my F150 was ready for pick up then!


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Very detailed, objective report. TY for posting.


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I've been resisting driving the new Super Duty's for a reason and with the 2023 Duty's coming up it maybe even more challenging.

Also hearing some good things about the 7.3 that's produced by our friends in Canada.

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Posted: 06/06/22 03:12pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

blofgren wrote:

Exhaust brake - I played around with the settings on it, and even in full on and the transmission in tow/haul mode, it worked OK, but definitely not nearly as strong as the one in my Ram/Cummins. I would estimate it to be about half as strong, but I suspect that the one in my truck is super strong due in part to the manual transmission.


I wouldn't judge it based on this...it's entirely likely that the EB changes settings and gets more aggressive when you plug a trailer into the 7-pin connector.

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BurbMan wrote:

blofgren wrote:

Exhaust brake - I played around with the settings on it, and even in full on and the transmission in tow/haul mode, it worked OK, but definitely not nearly as strong as the one in my Ram/Cummins. I would estimate it to be about half as strong, but I suspect that the one in my truck is super strong due in part to the manual transmission.


I wouldn't judge it based on this...it's entirely likely that the EB changes settings and gets more aggressive when you plug a trailer into the 7-pin connector.


It could very well be, but I had to use the service brakes several times on grades around the city in areas that I know I don't have to with my Ram/Cummins. To me, full on should be full strength whether a trailer is connected or not.

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FishOnOne wrote:

I've been resisting driving the new Super Duty's for a reason and with the 2023 Duty's coming up it maybe even more challenging.

Also hearing some good things about the 7.3 that's produced by our friends in Canada.


I definitely hear you on this! That said, the lack of negotiating power on trucks right now would likely be enough to keep me from making a silly decision! [emoticon]

And for the 7.3L, we have several of them at my work that get worked hard and we have had absolutely no issues with any of them. They have pretty good power, and sound fantastic too!

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I have the 7.3 L gas in my 2022 F-250 with the 10 speed. This is an awesome performer! Super happy with it. I'm very impressed with how a 7500 lb vehicle can move like that. So far, 11K miles and very few complaints. A couple minor glitches from Ford, but the drivetrain is all I had hoped for. Pulls my 8000lb TT effortlessly. Now I don't decide whether I should try to pass, instead how fast I want to pass. An a superb set of brakes to boot. As a daily driver it averages 15 mpg, gets nearly 20 on the highway, and just sounds tough as heck when I punch it. So far, the best vehicle I've ever owned. Well worth the $2500 price tag for the engine upgrade.


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FishOnOne wrote:

I've been resisting driving the new Super Duty's for a reason and with the 2023 Duty's coming up it maybe even more challenging.
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Yep. I went in for an oil change a few years ago on my old F350 Superduty and came home with a new one. [emoticon]

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BB_TX wrote:

FishOnOne wrote:

I've been resisting driving the new Super Duty's for a reason and with the 2023 Duty's coming up it maybe even more challenging.
……

Yep. I went in for an oil change a few years ago on my old F350 Superduty and came home with a new one. [emoticon]


Hate it when that happens [emoticon]

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FishOnOne wrote:

BB_TX wrote:

FishOnOne wrote:

I've been resisting driving the new Super Duty's for a reason and with the 2023 Duty's coming up it maybe even more challenging.
……

Yep. I went in for an oil change a few years ago on my old F350 Superduty and came home with a new one. [emoticon]


Hate it when that happens [emoticon]


LMAO.....but true!


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