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Post  69F100 October 19th 2016, 6:15 pm

It's not new but is to me traded my dually off for this 2012 F150 XLT Super Crew has the new 5.0 in it so far I like it getting a little over 18 mpg back and forth to work. I have got to get a receiver hitch put on it then see how it pulls my trailer it has the towing package.





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Post  Lem Evans October 19th 2016, 7:03 pm

cheers

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Post  bruno October 19th 2016, 8:13 pm

Very nice!!!

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Post  jbozzelle October 20th 2016, 9:28 pm

You'll love it. 85,000 miles on mine and so far it has pulled the 28' enclosed just fine empty. Will get some weight in it soon and see how it does

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Post  Doug Rahn October 21st 2016, 4:11 pm

Good looking truck, I especially like the color. As a precaution I would seriously look into upgrading the brakes all the way around.
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Post  cool40 October 21st 2016, 8:34 pm

Cool 5.0 would be my choice.
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Post  jbozzelle October 22nd 2016, 1:43 pm

Doug Rahn wrote:Good looking truck, I especially like the color. As a precaution I would seriously look into upgrading the brakes all the way around.

How so Doug? Just new pads? Or calipers too?

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Post  Doug Rahn October 22nd 2016, 6:29 pm

jbozzelle wrote:
Doug Rahn wrote:Good looking truck, I especially like the color. As a precaution I would seriously look into upgrading the brakes all the way around.

How so Doug? Just new pads? Or calipers too?

Just rotors and pads. Powerstop has a nice kit for just two wheels or all four and it is pretty affordable at something like $438 at Rock Auto for all four for that truck. When it's time to do brakes on my F350 I plan on using there stuff. They also have a caliper upgrade if you want to go that far.

I forgot to answer your first question. Factory brakes are pretty good but there is always something better out there in the aftermarket. When it comes to towing a heavy load safer is always better.
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Post  69F100 October 22nd 2016, 6:58 pm

Thanks guys
Doug they just did a complete brake job on it when it, when it comes time to do it again I will upgrade. They turned all 4 rotors and put new pads on it Monday when I carried it for the stuff I requested before I bought it.
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Post  Moodyblues October 22nd 2016, 9:56 pm

Congrats, nice truck!
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Post  f250mike October 23rd 2016, 5:42 pm

Nice truck Jim!!
I picked up a 07 super crew back in June.
I wanted something newer but the price was right and I got it from a buddy who was the original owner and had it detailed twice a month with oil changes every 3000 miles.
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Post  Dave De October 25th 2016, 9:29 pm

Yours is exactly like mine except I have a super cab. Mine does well with pulling a 22 ft enclosed at 9.5 mpg and 70 mph, my open trailer was 15.5 mpg.
When the truck is a daily driver its a good compromise instead of an F250. We will have to see how John does with a 28 footer.
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Post  BBFmustang October 26th 2016, 6:30 am

Man you sold my truck just kidding I like the new one Laughing
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Post  69F100 October 26th 2016, 6:35 am

BBFmustang wrote:Man you sold my truck just kidding I like the new one Laughing


Griffin Ford in Tifton has it or did have it, it's using oil and compression was way down on it.
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Post  BBFmustang October 26th 2016, 6:41 am

Time to let it go then good luck with the new one
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