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2011 Ford Super Duty



  • htshts Posts: 1
    Im in the market for an f450. I was about to purchase a dually but im reading that it lost payload from a 2008-2010 model. I need to haul a 4 car hauler. Ill be trying to stay under 26000 pounds but you never know hauling cars. Im not gonna over do it and ruin my engine either but if im not hitting a scale ill probably go slightly over. Here is my main issue. DOT really only cares if the weight at the axle aint over. I heard a 08-10 have bigger axles. Does that mean i can carry more weight then a 2011 new truck? Im confused here. Im not that familiar with all the ratio and max weights. I just need to haul it legally since i will be going out of state and hitting scales and i really dont want to be over weight and get tickets. Thanks
  • Kirstie_HKirstie_H Posts: 11,042
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  • retfrmretfrm Posts: 1
    I bought a 2011 F350 Lariat crewcab, longbed, diesel back in June. Have had nothing but GOOD TIMES. Got 29300 miles on it. Changed the oil three times, fuel filters once (will change again in a couple more thousand miles) and just had transmission fluid changed today. It has 390 HP and 735 lbs of torque. I'm not sure if I will have it upgraded or not. I have gotten up to 22.5 MPG empty and 10 to 11 pulling my 11000 lb 5th wheel. It runs very quiet and is the cleanest burning vehicle I have ever owned. It's hard to tell my 5th wheel is behind me.
  • jimmytakajimmytaka Posts: 1
    edited February 2011
    I have owned my new King Ranch for almost a month and 3000-miles now. I love the interior and all the options as far as the Sync, Nav MP3 etc etc.

    I have the 20" Rims and the and the factory upgraded suspension. I am hearing a whistling sound once the truck gets up to and past 50 MPH. Does anyine else have this issue and if so, has anyone found a fix? I am not sure if it coming from the mirrors or the tires but I am leaning towards the mirrors or something like that.

    Other than the noise I am talking about here, I have no complaints about this truck! The ride is suprisingly smooth for a truck this size. It has more power than I can use right now and so far, using no oil!

    It has a great stereo system, user friendly dashboard, Panels etc.

    I drove the GM 3500 and Ram 3500 and they just dont hit the mark. Ford has outdone both by far.

    Please let me know if anyone is having this issue.
  • diehardforddiehardford Posts: 50
    After months of looking at the new 2011 trucks and mouth watering over each one I traded my 08 in on a new 350 king ranch long bed today. With x plan and rebates I got it almost 10 grand off sticker. 20 inch wheels, 5th wheel prep package and 355 gears. Will be hooking up to my camper friday . Cant wait to see how it compares to my old 08 pulling. Will post results in a few days.
  • jimbo110jimbo110 Posts: 1
    Are there any Ford dealers that are offering Fords Extended Warranty at a reasonable price. I would like to get the Premium Package. Just took delivery of a F 350 diesel SRW Larriat. Love it. Get 21.5 MPG on highway @ 65. My 2007 Dodge 3500 dually would only get 16-17.
  • After one month and 2500 miles and 2 trips pulling camper I'm very happy with new truck. Mileage is about 18.5 to 19.5 highway compared with about 16 with the 08. On one stretch of highway the computer was showing almost 21 mpg at 60 mph. the computer in this truck is pretty accuriate compared to using a calculator. Back and foward to work about 16 compared to 13.5 with old truck. Pulling 10 thousand pound camper between 10 and 10.5 compared to 7.5 to 8 with old truck. This is pulling at speeds up to 70 on interstate and 60 on back roads with up to 5 percent grades. I was able to maintain 60 with ease up these grades. Navigation system worked like a charm and showed roads in very remote areas were my mercedes will show off road. Not to crazy about using the voice comands to enter address on navigation system. When trying to give it a 951 house number it kept entering it wrong . when manually entering it no problem. I didn't have any problems changing radio stations using the voice command. The 6.7 diesel is very quite and has plenty of power. the info center has all kinds of info, one feacture shows percent grade percent banking and position of front wheels, another gives system checks, another avg mpg, instant mpg ,gallons used, and miles to empty. I will continue to give updates but so far could not be happier
  • mrtoad3mrtoad3 Posts: 68
    Purchased my 2011 F-350 4X4 Lariat in November. Has been great until last few weeks when transmission would occassionally shift thru gears 1 and 2 and then skip 3. It would rev higher when it missed 3rd and then finally engage when I take my foot off the gas and then push again. My starts from a standstill are very gentle so I don't know why it would do this. Any thoughts?
  • shelladeshellade Posts: 11
    Though I cannot help on your issue I would love to know what went wrong since we are at 44,000 miles on our F350 since last May, up and down I-75, Florida to the Georgia Mountains, glad to say nothing has gone wrong so far !!! Sorry to read your misery.
  • This is in response to my last post about trans. missing gears. I did some research and found that Ford has devised a computer re-program for certain trans. issues such as mine. Took it to dealer and they knew about symptoms and re-programmed it. So far it has been okay. Certain times it still balks at reversing on an incline but otherwise okay. Mileage is at 10,000 now, did 2nd oil change with synthetic oil and engine hums along. Uses no oil whatsoever:)
  • After one year and 15000 miles I am still very happy with this truck. Im getting ready to do the second oil change . The computer has been right at 7500 miles between changes. DEF fluid has been about 1 gallon per thousand miles. mileage continues to be around 16 t0 17 back and forward to work, 18 to 20 highway, and 10 to 11 pulling 10 thousand pound camper. I have had no problems with this truck. It has plenty of power pulling my camper. Still not crazy using the voice commands with phone and navigation but getting more use to them. Like being able to talk on phone hands free and change radio station without taking eyes off road. Would recommend this truck to anybody.
  • shelladeshellade Posts: 11
    I am very jealous of your low miles, we have had the F350 Lariat, 2011 now for almost 2 years with an amazing 90,000 miles, mpg is almost the same, no problems except for a tiny stone puncturing the radiator, the kind dealer gave me a break on the replacement! Anyway
    I have to say other than the rad the truck has performed flawlessly, pulling Big Tex Trailers, Horse Living quarters and doing some rough farm work hauling tree stumps out.
    Best truck we have ever owned.Hope everyone has this much good luck with theirs!
    Fords hit a winner with us, long may it last.........
  • teflon1teflon1 Posts: 2
    Hi guys,

    Im looking at purchasing my friends 2006 450 but it has front buckets, Anyone have any info on removing the buckets and installing a bench, Is this economically possible? Thanks for any help you can give me.
  • Just picked up my 2012 King Ranch Crew Cab 6.7 PowerStroke 2 weeks ago... love everything about the truck EXCEPT the tiny tires (275/65R18 Continentals) from factory. Glad to have the 18" rims... have you ever priced 20" tires!?

    My question is: What's the largest tire size that can be programmed into the trucks computer?

    I don't want to have speed, odometer, shift points, ABS, etc goofed up by a tire size the dealer cannot setup.
  • north52north52 CanadaPosts: 11

    Hi Folks,

    I see it's been a full year since the last posting on this forum, but here goes.

    In 2005 I purchased a '05 Lariat Crew Cab 4x4 w/6.0 PS Diesel. It was a dealer demo, almost brand new. We've mainly used the truck to seasonally haul our 31ft 5th Wheel (approx. 5ton curb wt).

    Less than two months ago I replaced it with a 2014 F-350 Lariat Crew Cab 4x4 (new 6.7 PS Diesel, of course). Sold the '05 with only 55,000mi on the odometer. The 2014 is a very nice truck so far. Drives completely different from the '05, despite being identical in dimensions and weight. Of course, it's way too early to discuss fuel mileage, reliability etc. The new 6.7 diesel engine has been out there a full 4 years which should be sufficient time for any issues to have been dealt with. My impressions: I certainly think Ford has a winner with their new engine. It is so quiet compared to the old 6.0 PS - most folk near the truck don't even realize there's a big diesel under the hood.

    Time will tell, and in the following months I'll post some diesel mileage results, both with and without our 5th wheel RV.

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