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Thread: Thinking of trading up
02-16-2012, 12:56 PM #1
Thinking of trading up
I have a '98 1500. Thinking about trading up to a 2002-2006 2500.
Any owners here with the 8.1? I actually don't need that much power. I would prefer a 6.0 motor, but there is one Burb in a lot that has sat for over a month. The price keeps dropping. Only thing holding me back from looking at is the 8.1. I'm afraid it is a huge gas hog.
Any info would be appreciated.
02-16-2012, 01:33 PM #2
I don't have any experience with the 8.1 specifically, but my work truck is an F350 with the 7.5L Ford big block. For big block engines in general, gas mileage is going to be pretty low. If you're concerned about that, I'd probably suggest avoiding the 8.1. From what I've heard, it seems like you can expect a maximum of 11-12 MPG on the highway without a load.
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02-16-2012, 01:37 PM #3
02-16-2012, 02:30 PM #4
Gas prices will only continue to go up!I like you.
02-18-2012, 03:37 PM #5
And @SurrealOne what's up with your signature?
02-20-2012, 07:40 PM #6
02-20-2012, 09:41 PM #7
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02-20-2012, 10:16 PM #9
i guess i missed this one, but, maybe thats a good thing. Ill stay out of it.
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02-20-2012, 10:17 PM #10
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