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Old 06-23-2006, 12:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Driving an F-350 '05

...and not just any F350, a souped up one that Ford has for the military (SORV ones). A dear friend of mine hooked me up on it...

6.0, turbo deisel, 325hp, 560lb/ft, 33" MTR, lockers, M12,000 Warn, bumpers, protection, and LOADS of other stuff for the military (suspension, CTIS on the Dana axles, etc...)

[IMG]...and not just any F350, a souped up one that Ford has for offroading...[/IMG]













May not be our pot of tea, but it was a pleasure to drive...thought I'd share...

My comments to them are (which is evident)

1. weight
2. 33??? needs 37s
3. front bumper HUGE
4. suspension too bouncy

That's it for now...

Enjoy...
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Old 06-23-2006, 01:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Nice looking truck. Who's military owns these? US, Labanon, Dubai? I see that it has a Dubai plate.
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Old 06-23-2006, 01:14 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Seems that most militaries WW are keen on having a commercially available truck to "replace/complement" the HUMMVEs.

This is Dubai registered under the Ford Motor Company as you stated correctly...
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Old 06-23-2006, 01:56 PM   #4 (permalink)
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...and not just any F350, a souped up one that Ford has for the military (SORV ones).

6.0, turbo deisel, 325hp, 560lb/ft,
Enjoy...

Not bad. If Ford keeps working on it, they'll eventually have a souped up version that is as good as the CTD Dodge gives you in a 3/4 ton off the showroom floor
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Old 06-24-2006, 04:13 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Those look like Buckstop bumpers, if they are then they are beefy to say the least.
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Old 07-01-2006, 09:09 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I drove one of those trucks when I worked on the Super Duty platform last year. Not too bad of a truck, but since I was just driving it back and forth from work to the hotel I just grabbed a Lariat again. Why did I quit that job?
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Old 07-03-2006, 04:39 AM   #7 (permalink)
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For those of us geography-challenged 'Mericans, it seems odd to see mud in the mid-east!

Now that I'm back in Indiana, when you comin' to visit? I hope it's a little while, the shop's a mess.

BTW-I'd better get a wedding invite
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Old 07-03-2006, 06:15 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Well, we dug a whole in the sand, we got a truck full of water, let it settle overnight, was back at sight at 9am, voila, mud. Now there is natural mud, called "Sabkha", its quicksand, and primarily in areas where sea water is prominent (whether inland or on the shore).

Its VERY dangerous, as not only will you get stuck in salty waters, but, should there be a hollow balloon under your truck and it collapses, you just donated a Coral Reef to Mother Nature

Will be 100% in the US in Oct (Oct-Dec in Cleveland, so definitely offroading with you), wedding invite on its way
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