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This is a discussion on My first diesel pickup within the Alternate Transportation forums, part of the General Discussion category; Hey, I'm not saying "it's what I want" isn't necessarily a justification. Ha ha. Sent from my XT907 using Tapatalk...

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    Hey, I'm not saying "it's what I want" isn't necessarily a justification. Ha ha.

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    Very nice truck man I hope it will serve your purposes well.

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    If you're into modding stuff, there are performance tuner chips and parts, and all sorts of other parts available..

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    Yeah, I think Poo man is really into modding. I bet you could get a big Monster decal for the back window, too.

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    Jeff, you'll really like that pickup. My dad has a 12 with about 45K miles on it now. His gets used more as a car than a work pickup, but it serves that purpose well too. I've taken it on a few trips west and it's been a good choice and has handled a 4 place enclosed trailer at 80 mph like a champ while getting 9-11 mpg. I think he usually gets as good or better mileage with his 250 than I do with my EB on a daily basis. If it wasn't for the darn cold winters around here, I'd have chosen to get a 250 instead of a 150, dealing with the fuel when it's cold and you're away from home is the biggest turnoff to me.
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    I've had it for a few days now and driven it about 1300 KM, so far I like it. The ride on it is really not much worse than my F150's were. I haven't really taken it to any tight areas yet so parking has never been an issue, I'm sure it's more difficult in the city but whatever.

    If I didn't have a heated garage I probably wouldn't have chosen this truck. In winter I'll be aware of it being outside and if I go anywhere where it must spend the night I'll be sure to find somewhere to plug it in, but guys around here with diesel trucks say it's not a big deal.

    So far my only complaint is I miss the "easy fuel" of my F150. The big clunky diesel pumps that are designed to fill hundreds of gallons in a short period of time make it kinda difficult on the smaller tank of the truck. I've filled in fuel twice and spilled both times, haha.

    I'll get the hang of that though.

    I always hear about guys modding their diesel trucks and getting like 800 HP and 30 MPG... I've got lots of powertrain warranty on this truck and no money left anyway so I guess modding it is out for the time being.
    Every single day of my life has been worse than the day before it. That means every day you see me, that's the worst day of my life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Polaris-Man View Post
    I've had it for a few days now and driven it about 1300 KM, so far I like it. The ride on it is really not much worse than my F150's were. I haven't really taken it to any tight areas yet so parking has never been an issue, I'm sure it's more difficult in the city but whatever.

    If I didn't have a heated garage I probably wouldn't have chosen this truck. In winter I'll be aware of it being outside and if I go anywhere where it must spend the night I'll be sure to find somewhere to plug it in, but guys around here with diesel trucks say it's not a big deal.

    So far my only complaint is I miss the "easy fuel" of my F150. The big clunky diesel pumps that are designed to fill hundreds of gallons in a short period of time make it kinda difficult on the smaller tank of the truck. I've filled in fuel twice and spilled both times, haha.

    I'll get the hang of that though.

    I always hear about guys modding their diesel trucks and getting like 800 HP and 30 MPG... I've got lots of powertrain warranty on this truck and no money left anyway so I guess modding it is out for the time being.
    P-man, I bet the biggest complaint about your new pickup that you'll have is the size of the fuel tank. the 3/4 tons have a 24 gallon tank compared to your old Eco's 36 gallon tank. When pulling getting 10-12 mpg it doesn't take long and you need to stop for fuel.
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    Yeah, my 2011 F150 had a 24 gallon tank and it annoyed me. Getting my '13 that had the 36 gallon tank was awesome. Now I'm back to this 24 gallon tank again. I already don't like it.
    Every single day of my life has been worse than the day before it. That means every day you see me, that's the worst day of my life.

    My history of vehicles:

    1980 Yamaha Enticer 250 | 1990 Arctic Cat Jag AFS 440 | 1994 Polaris Indy 440 | 1996 Polaris XCR 440 SP | 1998 Polaris XCR 440 SP | 2003 Polaris Pro-X 600 | 2006 Polaris Fusion 600 HO | 2008 Polaris
    Dragon 600 HO CFI | 2007 Polaris Switchback 600 HO CFI | 2011 Polaris Pro-R Rush 800 | 2007 Polaris IQ FST | 2015 Polaris Axys Pro-S Rush 800

    1986 F150 XLT Lariat 5.0L V8 | 1994 Ford Explorer XL | 2000 F150 XLT 4.6 V8 | 2004 F150 Lariat 5.4 V8 | 2010 F150 Lariat 5.4 V8 | 2011 F150 Lariat 3.5L V6 EcoBoost | 2013 F150 Lariat 3.5L V6 EcoBoost | 2014 F250 Lariat 6.7L Power Stroke Diesel | 2016 F250 Lariat 6.7L Power Stroke Diesel | 2018 F250 Lariat 6.7 Power Stroke Diesel

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    Mebbe a bigger tank is the mod you want to do?
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    91 - 650 RXL SKS improved stock drag sled - Bastard Child

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    is the cost of the Pro is now
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    There is an aftermarket set up you can go with that uses factory tank internals, but I believe you're looking at $2K+
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