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  1. #21
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    Default Re: Anybody out there with an F450 diesel with 4:10 gears?

    Must be out of the loop. Which sticker?
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  2. #22
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    Default Re: Anybody out there with an F450 diesel with 4:10 gears?

    CERTIFIED CLEAN IDLE STICKER. On new DEF trucks.

    For what its worth I have a new RAM 5500 with the 6.7 and 12 foot bed. I love the truck. Handles great and with 11K of steel for a load I barely noticed it was there. Still handleds great and looking forward to putting it on the road to Ga with bees and a loader. 4.88 gearing and mileage has only been averaging around 10.2 but I only have 2k miles on it.

  3. #23
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    Default Re: Anybody out there with an F450 diesel with 4:10 gears?

    Here is the sticker:

    Image linked from: http://news.pickuptrucks.com/2011/06...ctly-that.html

    More info about the sticker from the CA Air Resources Board:
    http://www.arb.ca.gov/enf/advs/adv376.pdf
    Graham
    --- Practical reality trumps philosophy!

  4. #24
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    Default Re: Anybody out there with an F450 diesel with 4:10 gears?

    Quote Originally Posted by Trevor Mansell View Post
    If you are going to go to a 450 or 550 size truck ,just go to the 550. I have a 550 with the 488 rear end ,I get about 12mpg loaded or empty. If you are pulling a machine then you will want the 488 ,it does make a difference. As far as fuel economy I dont see the 410 being much better except that you will be losing your towing efficiency . There not grocery getters ,they are work trucks designed to haul loads and tow allot of weight ,I think the 550 can handle 30,000lbs. Also if you are planing on going with the aluminum bed make sure you keep a bottle of Tylenol with you ,with the heavy suspension of the truck and the light bed it will beat the heck out of you. I know guys that have gone with the aluminum beds and really regret it .

    Just my 2 cents.
    Thanks Trevor. I'm "rethinking" the gear ratio but may go with the 450 since it has about the payload as my 350 after I beefed it up to haul hives/supers. I hear you about the Tylenol; I drive a friends 550 to Saskatchewan last fall; wasn't the cause but I lost a filling in a tooth and enjoyed blaming it on the truck!!

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