Re: Anybody out there with an F450 diesel with 4:10 gears?
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.
Clear Lake Wi. / Sebring Fl.