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Drove an '09 F-250 Superduty w/5.4L V8 today... please talk me out of it. Looks like my Ranger's Big Brother - White FX-4 Crew Cab, 4.10LS, Camper Package... and they'll give me $20K for my Ranger??? Help!
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wow.... 20k for the ranger? how much for the F-150???

I know I'm most likely in the minority but unless you have to do some serious towing/hauling.... what would be the point?

And your ranger is one of the tops looks wise on the site.

Sad to see it go, but in the end if you need the size of an F-250 then do it.

Good luck with your decision.
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Umm... Isn't that a dog of a motor for a stupid doodie?
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ea, a 5.4l in a SD? Thats going to be a 15 year old fat dog that doesn't want to do anything. I would stick with the Ranger unless there is mention of SD and diesel in the same sentence.
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Really Jim there is no way I could talk you out of that. If they give you 20K for you ranger thats NUTS!!!


DO IT!!
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Don't get a 5.4L in a Super Duty. 5.4L's belong in an F-150. If you need a gasoline Super Duty, get the 6.8L V10.
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My dad had a 2001 F-250 SD supercrew with a 5.4, The rear end had higher gears in it so It towed anything you wanted. He pulled bobcats, Office trailers and a giant box trailer when we moved from ohio to here, about 3 times. Although, a diesel would be way better, it wasnt that doggy.
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Don't get a 5.4L in a Super Duty. 5.4L's belong in an F-150. If you need a gasoline Super Duty, get the 6.8L V10.
And get 8mpg!!
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And get 8mpg!!
I agree
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I'll talk you out of it.

You have the most kick *** Ranger I have ever seen. The custom from bumper, the cap with all the accessories I want, and the lift is perfect. The interior electronics are also just the icing on the cake. Letting anybody else with no appreciation for what you have put into it, and allowing another photographer to take pictures of it would be a sin, and therefore, not good.

While a full size is definitely a nice option for a lot of folks, do you absolutely NEED it? Do you have to have the full four doors? The extra room between you and your passengers? While it sounds all fine and dandy, think of the gas prices. Sure, you may be seeing about the same MPG, but filling up that truck is going to cost you $20 more at the pump when gas goes back up. I can guarantee that.

Not to mention that with the 5.4, your towing capabilities are not even up to par with....well, anything. A 5.4 in a F150 could probably tow at highway speeds better then a Super Duty with a 5.4.

$20,000 is a GREAT price for your truck, but deep down, is it really only worth that much to you?
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Keep the Truck!
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And get 8mpg!!
I know people that have gotten 15. Same as most 5.4s.
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I'll talk you out of it.

You have the most kick *** Ranger I have ever seen. The custom from bumper, the cap with all the accessories I want, and the lift is perfect. The interior electronics are also just the icing on the cake. Letting anybody else with no appreciation for what you have put into it, and allowing another photographer to take pictures of it would be a sin, and therefore, not good.
And the supercharger...
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Don't sell the Ranger its easily one of the TOP 3 Rangers in the world. If your dead set on a new truck get the 2009 5.4L F-150.
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I like your truck but, diesel or bust.
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I'll talk you out of it.

You have the most kick *** Ranger I have ever seen. The custom from bumper, the cap with all the accessories I want, and the lift is perfect. The interior electronics are also just the icing on the cake. Letting anybody else with no appreciation for what you have put into it, and allowing another photographer to take pictures of it would be a sin, and therefore, not good.

While a full size is definitely a nice option for a lot of folks, do you absolutely NEED it? Do you have to have the full four doors? The extra room between you and your passengers? While it sounds all fine and dandy, think of the gas prices. Sure, you may be seeing about the same MPG, but filling up that truck is going to cost you $20 more at the pump when gas goes back up. I can guarantee that.

Not to mention that with the 5.4, your towing capabilities are not even up to par with....well, anything. A 5.4 in a F150 could probably tow at highway speeds better then a Super Duty with a 5.4.

$20,000 is a GREAT price for your truck, but deep down, is it really only worth that much to you?
Perfect explaination. Not worth it in my book.
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Perfect explaination. Not worth it in my book.
WOW! Love the responses folks... thank you. First, the Diesel is an additional $6895.00... holy paycheck, Batman! Second, this all started because of all those nights when Patti and I were leaving Sandy Neck Beach and driving by all those Superdutys (and full size Chevys and Dodges) with their slide in campers. Yeah, those that were going to be spending the entire weekend on the beach instead of driving home. Patti asked one evening what it would take to get one of those so we could stay. That's really the only reason I looked.

The State Beach laws here in MA, state that you have to have a fully self-contained camper with basic bathroom facilities. They make a slide-in for the Ranger/Tacoma type trucks but they're extremely cramped and have no bathroom. The price on the Superduty will probably eventually turn me away and the work that's gone into the Ranger can't ever be reimbursed. I think we all know that before we start doing what we do to these trucks of ours though. Thanks again to everyone for the support and advice... you'll be the first to know if/when there's a change!

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In the end it is your decision. Do whatever makes you happy.
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Well you could always just get a pop up camper or just a small trailer camper.
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Well you could always just get a pop up camper or just a small trailer camper.
No, you need bathroom facilities too... "slide in" is the way to go. Ford is doing a search for me tomorrow to see if they can locate a Super Duty with the configuration I'm looking for - if they find it and the prices are right ??? We'll see...
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20k is a crazy price to be offered for the Ranger and that would make a fantastic down payment on the F250, but really...do you need a truck that big to drive every day?

The Ranger is fun,practical and economical. You've put a lot of work into it, but really, is it worth 20k to put towards a new truck that you're still going to make payments on?

Ranger FTW.
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keep the ranger i dont get a gas powered super duty the only thing that truck should have is a diesel
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Can't lose another MA guy. I haven't even been to a meet yet!
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i wouldnt bother getting ant brand new SD...the 6.4L powerstoke only gets like between 10 n 12 mpg cuz of the twin turbos...and the 5.4L gasser will only get 14-18 because it has to get so much weight rolling...I'de stick wit your ranger...its absolutely drop dead gorgeous PERIOD(unless you find an older one with the 7.3PSD that you like)
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No, you need bathroom facilities too... "slide in" is the way to go. Ford is doing a search for me tomorrow to see if they can locate a Super Duty with the configuration I'm looking for - if they find it and the prices are right ??? We'll see...
slide in like what like a camper with a slide out.
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