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Old 01-05-2010, 05:34 PM   #11
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Old 01-06-2010, 06:27 AM   #12
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The 3.73 would be great for an around-town truck, do you do a lot of highway driving?

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I don't know how Ford's 4th gear is, but my 3.73-equipped truck runs a pleasant and efficient ~2050rpm at 70mph. It locks the TC in 4th at 55mph.

Taller gears would work at 70 but for lower speeds my truck would lose FE.
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To and from some of my fishing destinations YES there is often a fair bit of hwy driving. But then there is also a chunk of off roading at some point. Not always but often enough.
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I can also keep an open mind if a differnt vehicle is a better suggestion.
BUT it needs to be able to tow a boat and trailer when needed, needs 4x4 and decent clearance for some of the locations. Needs to be able to haul 3-4 adults around and needs lots of space for rods, food and wet gear...
Oh and I can't go laying down major bling at the moment as we just bought a house last year and my wife is going on maternity leave in 3 weeks as our first is due mid Feb.
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FordF150 ,
Vancouver... Island in the Pacific?
That's not an island....THIS is an island : Australia ( to borrow a well used and often abused line from Crocodile Dundee ).
Welcome to the place and I hope you enjoy your stay.

Cheers , Pete.
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