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Old 11-27-2019, 07:50 AM
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Default New 7.3 gas reports yet?

I am thinking about trying the new 7.3 10 speed setup, but it seems information is slow to come out about the truck. No test reports on YouTube or anything. I have owned diesels for the last 14 years besides for my 2018 f-150 eco boost and not sure I want to go back to a diesel with the cost of repair and how complex they are now days. My 2.7 eco boost with 10 speed has the power to pull my boat, but it is soft on the suspension side. I think a f250 has will be the next best thing.

I am anxiously waiting for some news about the 7.3, but it seems to be slow on this model. Is it odd that a 2020 will actually be released in 2020? Seems like the last 4-5 new cars I have bought came out before the model year.
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Donít think there are any reports out there on the new 7.3/10 speeds yet because none are in private hands. Iíve browsed a couple of Super Duty forums and most of the guys posting on the 2020 build threads have received VIN #s and are getting build dates sporadically. I think it will be late December/early January until some get in private hands.

Interesting note, the F250 7.3 will come standard with 3.55 gears. The F350 7.3 SRW will come standard with 3.73s. 4.30s are an option on both.

A 2020 F250 with the 4.30s is rated to tow more than my 2014 F250 with the 6.7. Iím getting tired of my diesel and Iíd like to trade it before any major repairs come up. A 2020/2021 Tremor F250 7.3 will be my next truck.

Hereís the towing guide for the 2020 trucks:
https://www.fleet.ford.com/resources...uide_Sep26.pdf
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I too am looking at the new tremor. I have already built my truck on ford minus the tremor option because it is not on the Ford site yet. The way I see it is my 2.7 eco boost pulls my 28í bluewave with ease (minus the soft suspension) so the new 7.3 which is made to tow should be a walk in the park. I absolutely love the 10 speed in my f150 and can only imagine it will complement the new 7.3 as well. I owned a diesel for many years and donít see the advantage now unless you pull very heavy loads all the time. Diesel fuel is now .50 more a gallon here so any fuel economy advantage it has over a gas is now a wash due to the higher fuel. I just recently watched a 6.7 ford tow review video on YouTube and with a 9000 lb trailer the truck was getting 9.0 mpg. My 2.7 eco boost gets 8.5 pulling my 28í boat so not much advantage in fuel economy with the diesel towing. The biggest concern with the diesel is repairs outside of warranty. I know a guy whoís fuel system crapped out on a 6.7 diesel ford and it cost him over $12k to have it replaced. That is unreal for a truck 5 months out of warranty.
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Agree. Unless youíre hotshotting with a heavy load all the time I donít think a diesel is worth it personally. But to each their own.

Also, you can build a Tremor on their site now. Iíve built several over the past few days.
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I believe TFL truck has one but they are under gag order from Ford to not release any test results or drivinG impressions until mid January according to TFL. They have a short video on YouTube showing a Tremor they have for testing but it has the new diesel not the 7.3.
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It's a big displacement gasser. I'd expect MPG to be pretty bad but having a 10 speed trans should help. Don't remember reading if it has cylinder deactivation or not.
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my daily commute is 2.2 miles.
I like my remote start and having heat on that 2.2 miles trip, a big gasser is perfect for guys like me
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Originally Posted by Raybo Marine NY View Post
my daily commute is 2.2 miles.
I like my remote start and having heat on that 2.2 miles trip, a big gasser is perfect for guys like me
No kidding, I have a '05 cummins and I start it and let it high idle for 20-30 min. While I get ready for work. It's only a 15mi ride to work and it take pretty much the whole ride in to get hot. And that's only a 50į.
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Originally Posted by FL.flatback 222 View Post
No kidding, I have a '05 cummins and I start it and let it high idle for 20-30 min. While I get ready for work. It's only a 15mi ride to work and it take pretty much the whole ride in to get hot. And that's only a 50į.
now imagine 15 degrees and there is ice on the truck, I havent had to scrape my windows since 2003
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My 2020 7.3L has been built and released from the plant but no date on when it will be delivered to the dealership as of yet. Should know something by next week. I’m still on the fence about going gas over diesel. Maybe after I test drive the 7.3L the decision will be easier.
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My boat on the trailer with fuel is 9000 lbs plus gear in the truck plus me and the dog. I think the gas will be fine. I do tow the boat 240 miles round trip 2-3 weekends a month, but like I mentioned the eco boost handles it with ease so Iím assuming the 7.3 will as well.
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If the eco boost handles it so well as you have pointed out several times except the suspension whu not just upgrade the suspension and add air bags? Just a thought....
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Originally Posted by BST24351 View Post
If the eco boost handles it so well as you have pointed out several times except the suspension whu not just upgrade the suspension and add air bags? Just a thought....

I trade them in ever 18 months and itís almost time. I put about 40k miles on them a year. Iím sure if I were to add air bags to put more weight on the front end it would help out. I have mentioned how well it does because I am blown away at how well it does. The tq on these little motors is unreal.



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Originally Posted by Elgreco809 View Post
It's a big displacement gasser. I'd expect MPG to be pretty bad but having a 10 speed trans should help. Don't remember reading if it has cylinder deactivation or not.
The Ford 7.3 has port injection/no cylinder deactivation, GMís new 6.6 gasser has direct injection/no cylinder deactivation and Ramís 6.4 Hemi has port injection/cylinder deactivation. All 3 are pushrod OHV engines.

Fordís 6.2 is SOHC/port injection/no cylinder deactivation.
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Originally Posted by patro View Post
My 2020 7.3L has been built and released from the plant but no date on when it will be delivered to the dealership as of yet. Should know something by next week. Iím still on the fence about going gas over diesel. Maybe after I test drive the 7.3L the decision will be easier.
What axle ratio did you go with?
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Originally Posted by cp5899 View Post
My boat on the trailer with fuel is 9000 lbs plus gear in the truck plus me and the dog. I think the gas will be fine. I do tow the boat 240 miles round trip 2-3 weekends a month, but like I mentioned the eco boost handles it with ease so Iím assuming the 7.3 will as well.
Iíve got a 2018 F350 with the 6.2 Gas. I tow similar weight, have to keep reminding myself there is a boat behind me. Tows that load like nothing. I predict that you will be very satisfied with an even more powerful engine and capable transmission.......
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Iíve got a 2018 F350 with the 6.2 Gas. I tow similar weight, have to keep reminding myself there is a boat behind me. Tows that load like nothing. I predict that you will be very satisfied with an even more powerful engine and capable transmission.......

That is good to hear. Does the 6.2 like to be high in the rpmís or does it make decent power down low?
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Originally Posted by cp5899 View Post
That is good to hear. Does the 6.2 like to be high in the rpmís or does it make decent power down low?
Makes plenty of torque to pull my boat, Parker 2520, DF300APXX with tandem trailer. Iíd guesstamate that I am around 10K pounds and the truck pulls that load with ease. No mountains but I am in the Northeast with plenty of hills. Perhaps towing at heavier weights some down shifting and higher RPMs might be required but for what I tow the 6.2 owns it with ease.

My old tow rig is a GMC 2500 Suburban with the old 454 /7.4. That truck did OK in terms of power but you absolutely KNEW there was a boat back there especially in terms of braking and overall feel of control . Honestly with the F350 you can hardly tell the boat is there.

For the load you are planning on towing, I really would be shocked if you were not very pleased with the bigger gasoline engine. It will be more powerful then mine and for the kind of weight youíre talking about towing, my truck is more then adequate.

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On the other side, both Honda and Chrysler Aisin choose no more than 6 speeds for their trucks. More speeds for non-hauling vehicles. Ridge line 6 while near identical suv version Pilot has more. I donít believe either Honda or Aisin are less advanced than Ford. Maybe a marketing thing ?
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Originally Posted by MSparks909 View Post
What axle ratio did you go with?
3.55 electronic locking.

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