Going from 1500 to f250?

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    Joe231997 New Member

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    Hello I currently am running a 2006 Chevy 1500 plow package extended cab z71 with 1 ton shocks, torsion keys cranked, 2 inch lift, 10 ply cooper discoverers, with a SD 7 1/2 foot fisher plow like new minute mount 2. I plow 22 places and I love the truck just want more for plowing but the truck really is in absolute perfect shape it's my baby I take phenomenal care of it. It only has 66,000 miles. However like I said it's only a 1/2 ton. I did also add a dual flowmaster super 40, a spectre throttle body and intake, along with 4:11 gears. Truck has a lot of power for a 5.3 gas 1500. I am looking at doing an even swap for a Ford F-250 with 77,000 miles it is an XL though I don't really care though basic is fine it's an extended cab with an 8 foot fisher minute mount two like my truck the plow and truck are in phenomenal shape. However I love my truck just don't want to keep beating the snot out of it and I want a little more umph for plowing the ford is a 5.4 3 valve gas. Is it really worthwhile to go to a 250? How much better will it be for me and my plowing needs? Is it worth it? How much better for plowing is the bigger truck any insight will be greatly appreciate thanks guys
    -joe
     
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    I say go for it.
     
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    Why's that?
     
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    Cause you maxed out your 1500. Time to start over. Build another beast.
     
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    I would keep looking. That Ford 3 valve is a troublesome motor.
     
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    Keep looking. The 5.4 can barely drag that big truck. if you're working the truck and want a heavy duty, get a bigger gasser or diesel. Then5.3 is a much more trustworthy engine too, vs the 5.4 3 valve
     
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    Yeah. That's what meant. Just came out funny. :rofl:
     
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    old 1/2 tons can handle light plows, new ones are more like cars....if you plan on doing serious plowing you need a hd truck ....all parts are stronger the bigger you go
     
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    Shop around. Find You an older K2500 or K3500 CHEVY OR GMC.
    Fords are more expensive to work on, GMs are easier to work on and parts are not so much money.
    Shop craigslist, fin a 89 to 1994 GM with lesser miles, try to keep it under 150,000 miles, these engines will run a lot longer with fewer repairs than the same vintage fords and, You can do the work Yourself.
    A good K2500 or K3500 will usually run in the $3,500.00 range.
    Keep Your new pickup for driving when not plowing. Use it for the spare if the plow truck needs some maintenance.
    People that I know that went from a GM truck to a ford are sorry they made the change then, they can not afford
    to go back.:bawling:
    GMs will always cost more to get into but, they hold their value better than the fords. Just My local observations is all.
     
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    Gm is that here in Oklahoma have a higher resale value than dodge or ford. Seems see alot more fords for sale than gm. Had to find a good gm thats not been worn out. You are right these newer gm 5.3 ain't like the 5.7 though that gm 6.0 is a good motor runs strong and hard will pass anything out there but a gas pump. Dad had a chevy hd with that 6.0 was a runner got tired of feeding it.
     
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