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New Ford F-350 Trucks

coyotecoyote Posts: 3
edited February 28 in Ford
What's the latest "scoop" on the newly redesigned
Ford F-350s to be rolled out soon? Apparently,
there are no product brochures or pricing info yet.
Anybody heard anything about potential release
date?
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  • mharde2mharde2 Posts: 278
    Last I heard coyote, release date is March 98. Will start building them in Louisville in January.
  • ljrtljrt Posts: 9
    in response to coyote:

    check out this page:

    http://www.truckworld.com/Truck-Tests/99-F-Series/f-series-2.html

    I think that you will be happy..
    Len
  • ljrtljrt Posts: 9
    one more thing coyote...
    my salesman called me on Dec.24 and said that they
    would have all the prices and be able to order the
    new trucks on Jan. 6.
    they should have the brochures then too..
  • richflynnrichflynn Posts: 147
    I checked out the truckworld web site. WOW!!! I now know a heck of lot more than the sales people at two different dealerships. According to the Detroit car show web site, Ford is to display the new trucks on Jan 7. The LA show will probably be showing the new trucks by Jan. 8.
    Rich
  • RBenneRBenne Posts: 2
    There's a rumor making the rounds that the V-10, so anxiously awaited, is getting less MPG than the current 460 and is disappointing in that regard. anyone hear/see anything to address this??
    Also latest Motor Trend has a picture of a 99 F250 Super Duty CrewCab from the Vegas SEMA show.
  • ljrtljrt Posts: 9
    The only place that I have been able to find prices for the new F-series super duty fords

    http://www.abol.com/users/jlester/photos3.htm
    This page is dedicated to powerstrokes.
  • Go to http://www.kbb.com/ for prices on the new Super Duty F-Series Ford trucks. Kelley Blue Book
    has a complete price list by model. Good site!
  • rite3rite3 Posts: 69
    Has anyone managed to get any literature from their ford dealer on the 99s yet? . I heard the handouts were supposed to be in the dealers hands on the 6th of feb but I checked again today and no luck. A small glimpse of a 99 during the daytona 500 during a commercial break was all Ive seen from ford so far. They did the auto shows, they are starting to to show up on the lots, and we know more about their trucks than the dealers do. You gotta love the net.
  • BrutusBrutus Posts: 1,113
    Copies of some Ford brochures are posted on a site called Jason's Powerstroke. I am not sure of the exact internet address, but it is listed somewhere in one of the other topics section. I have no problem finding it using the key words "Jason's Powerstroke" using the Altavista search engine. That site is the most informative I have found yet. It even has a link to the recently released towing and cargo limits for the new trucks. There is also a link for complete MSRP and Dealer invoice pricing for the new trucks. If you use the Meadowland Ford Link, you will find pictures of the new trucks from a show in San Antonio.
  • New HD 250's and 350's available in Boise area. No prices from Ford as of two days ago with the V-10.
    Looks like they changed suspension to me using more torsion bars and less "beef" in front leaves of springs. Was told by salesman that all new 250's and 350's will be heavy duty, i.e., at least 8,800 lb gvw. The two I looked at were 4wd and ride clearance looked lower to me than my '88. I need to find out about V-10 engine performance and maintenance. Been out for about year in vans etc, but have not been able to find anyone who has enough miles to tell me how they really run. They should get better mileage than the 460, I get 12.5 with 120,000 miles, but not much better and the torque ought to outperform the powerstrokes. But seeing is believing.
  • BrutusBrutus Posts: 1,113
    I haven't heard any feedback on the V-10 either. The 12.5 mpg with the 460 was more than I expected. I have a 92 F-250HD 4x4 with the 5.8L and I average about 14-15 hwy (in 2wd). I figure to give up about 2 mpg if I move up to the V-10.

    It's my understanding that Ford will continue to make the light duty F-250 trucks in the same body style as the F-150s, but it looks like the models are limited. For example, I don't think they have a 1998 light duty F-250 4x4 extended cab in a long bed. The new Superduty line appears to have just about every possible model available, including the dual rear wheel in 4wd.

    We should start seeing some of the new Superduties on the road shortly. They are suppose to be in showrooms in the beginning of March and they have been taking orders since January. I think I read that Ford received 40,000 or 50,000 orders for the new Superduty trucks.
  • Brutus--the gold mines near Elko Nevada ordered a fleet of the new V-10 heavy duties. Many have been delivered. Their maintenance people attend school that attended by folks from Boise. Will be awhile before we find out how performance. V-10 engine is supposed to be same engine as in Lincoln with two more jugs added. The V-8 in the Lincoln gets mileage around 25 per at 75MPH. We have a very few super duties on the road now and more will follow quickly. Also, thanx for pricing info. Not nearly as spendie as I expected, although I am old enough that I remember when you could buy a good house for the cost of a loaded XLT.
  • CJimCJim Posts: 3
    OK the superduties have hit the Denver market. I have checked out the option list on Kelly and it looks like someone finally made a truck that will pull the loads I need to pull in the mountains with the 6 speed and the factory engine brake.
    NOW has anyone pulled with one yet please let me
    know how it was Thanks.
  • wvjkqwvjkq Posts: 1
    dnorris there is no way v10 could beat 7.3 dsl in torque dsl has 500 ft-lb
  • BrutusBrutus Posts: 1,113
    The stats on the 1999 Ford Superduty engines are listed as:

    5.4L V-8 - 235 HP, 335 Torque
    6.8L V-10 - 275 HP, 410 Torque
    7.3L Turbo dsl - 235 HP, 500 Torque

    The diesel has more torque, less horsepower.
  • ljrtljrt Posts: 9
    I posted this question in the MISC. Question but I thought I would try here also.

    Can anyone tell me what would be better, 4.10 or
    3.73 rear end. I am going to order a new F350 Power Stroke 4X4 Dually and can't decide what axle ratio I need. I tow a 34 ft fifth wheel a lot during the summer. I currently have a '93 F250 4X4 with 460 and 4.10 axle ratio. I have enough power to cruise on the freeway at 60 mph but the mileage is down to about 8 mph. I know it will be better with the Power Stroke but unsure of the gearing.
  • BrutusBrutus Posts: 1,113
    ljrt,

    What price are you getting on the new truck? Prices seem to range between $1,100-$1,300 over dealer invoice.
  • ljrtljrt Posts: 9
    BRUTUS,

    I am going to get it at 4% over the invoice. I saw the invoice for one just like it but the wrong color and wrong interior and no CD player.
  • BrutusBrutus Posts: 1,113
    ljrt,

    I'll be ordering an F-350 in a week or two. I'm trying to cheat right now. I have a friend who has a friend who owns several dealerships out-of-state. We sent him an e-mail yesterday to see if he was in a position to quote a better price and drop ship it here. It's a long shot, but it's worth a try. Otherwise, I will order it locally. My hold-up has been my trade-in, which I have now decided to sell myself.

    If you're ordering a Lariat, I've heard the leather interiors won't be available until early April.
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