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    Default New Truck: 2013 F-150

    I'm glad to say that I'm back into a Ford truck! My brother bought my '10 Silverado ext cab, which allowed my to go buy this supercrew. It's a Lariat which is amazingly luxurious for a truck...really nicer than what I wanted/needed but I got a really good deal on it.

    It's blue jeans metallic with I believe the 501a package. It also has the 7700 gvwr package along with (my favorite part) the 6.2 engine. It's fairly rare to find in a non-Raptor F150.

    I really like it so far. It's a lot more solid feeling and better riding/handling than past F150's I've owned and has plenty of HP to boot. I drove it about 3 hours home from the dealer where I bought it and was really surprised to see 19 mpg on the display.

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    '88 'bird, 1-family owned, original 302 converted to HO, T-5 swap, CHE upper/lower control arms, weld-in SFC's, BBK shorty headers & O/R H-pipe, Dynomax mufflers, fox GT tailpipes, Turbo Coupe 8.8 w/3.73's, 11" front brakes, lowered, Tokico Blue shocks/struts, Chuck W shock adapters and motor mounts, 15:1 rack & PS pump, custom alum. driveshaft, chrome '93 Cobra wheels, Falken tires, 20% tint, close to 190,000 miles!


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    Looks like a nice ride. Had no idea you could get a 6.2 in a non-raptor.

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    Nice!

    I think the 6.2 is only available on the SD now and not the F-150.
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    Nice truck! looks like my 12 I just traded in. Also had no idea you could get a 6.2 in these!
    Brian R.
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    Thanks guys. Finding the 6.2 in a non-Raptor is very rare which is why I jumped on this one when I found it. I believe in the first few years (2011+) the 6.2 was only available in the raptor, Harley-Davidson edition, and the Lariat limited. In '13 and '14 they opened it up to some of the other trim levels.

    Thunderjet302; I believe you are right, they phased the 6.2 out of the F-150 line with the 2015+ new models. ��
    '88 'bird, 1-family owned, original 302 converted to HO, T-5 swap, CHE upper/lower control arms, weld-in SFC's, BBK shorty headers & O/R H-pipe, Dynomax mufflers, fox GT tailpipes, Turbo Coupe 8.8 w/3.73's, 11" front brakes, lowered, Tokico Blue shocks/struts, Chuck W shock adapters and motor mounts, 15:1 rack & PS pump, custom alum. driveshaft, chrome '93 Cobra wheels, Falken tires, 20% tint, close to 190,000 miles!


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    Checked the oil in the new truck last night and found it to be waaaay over full. My guess is either 1.) dipshit dealership employee overfilled it carelessly or 2.) the truck was started, moved 10 feet and shut off again multiple times resulting in moisture and/or Unburnt fuel in the crankcase. We used to run into this from time to time at the John Deere dealer I previously worked at.

    I called the wife to see if she could stop and grab some oil on her way home tonight. Looks like the 6.2 holds 7 quarts of synthetic oil so it won't be a cheap oil change. But the peace of mind is worth it I guess.
    '88 'bird, 1-family owned, original 302 converted to HO, T-5 swap, CHE upper/lower control arms, weld-in SFC's, BBK shorty headers & O/R H-pipe, Dynomax mufflers, fox GT tailpipes, Turbo Coupe 8.8 w/3.73's, 11" front brakes, lowered, Tokico Blue shocks/struts, Chuck W shock adapters and motor mounts, 15:1 rack & PS pump, custom alum. driveshaft, chrome '93 Cobra wheels, Falken tires, 20% tint, close to 190,000 miles!


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    I would guess 1. Looks like a nice truck. I have a Chevy with a 6.0, let me know what your real MPG are, my 6.0 is a gas drinker. Guess my 1500HD is a heavy pig.

    My buddy with a Raptor, is getting around 13 avg.
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    congrats, nice ride

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcb82gt View Post
    I would guess 1. Looks like a nice truck. I have a Chevy with a 6.0, let me know what your real MPG are, my 6.0 is a gas drinker. Guess my 1500HD is a heavy pig.

    My buddy with a Raptor, is getting around 13 avg.
    I averaged 16.3 mpg on my first tank. This included the 3 hour drive home from buying it along with some short trips and idling in park with the a/c blasting to keep the wife and kids cool while I ran some errands. I'm pretty impressed so far. The truck has 3.55 gears which seem to be ideal.
    '88 'bird, 1-family owned, original 302 converted to HO, T-5 swap, CHE upper/lower control arms, weld-in SFC's, BBK shorty headers & O/R H-pipe, Dynomax mufflers, fox GT tailpipes, Turbo Coupe 8.8 w/3.73's, 11" front brakes, lowered, Tokico Blue shocks/struts, Chuck W shock adapters and motor mounts, 15:1 rack & PS pump, custom alum. driveshaft, chrome '93 Cobra wheels, Falken tires, 20% tint, close to 190,000 miles!


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    Quote Originally Posted by 50tbrd88 View Post
    I averaged 16.3 mpg on my first tank. This included the 3 hour drive home from buying it along with some short trips and idling in park with the a/c blasting to keep the wife and kids cool while I ran some errands. I'm pretty impressed so far. The truck has 3.55 gears which seem to be ideal.

    That sounds really good! Nice truck.
    Mike

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