Considering a Super Duty Tremor.

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Hello, I'm currently driving a 2020 GMC AT4 w/ the 6.2L. I've loved the truck (except how firm the seats are). I have several friends with Super Duties and they all love them. So I'm torn between a F-250 Lariat w/ Tremor pkg and an AT4X. I know the replies will be a little biased, but I'd like to hear your thoughts on them.
 
My 2024 7.3 Lariat Tremor is awesome, no regrets so far. I'd recommend going F350 though if you can, no disadvantage except paying just a little bit extra. Ride quality, which is what most people used to complain about, is just as as "good" in the 350 as it is in the 250.
 
F250 Lariat seats (front and back) are great compared to the GMC seats, much more cushion. More leg room and you sit higher in the back row of the Super Duty. Both brands make nice trucks, so go with the one that you like best. Just kidding, go with the TREMOR!
 
As Packard used to say "Ask the man who owns one." Here you are doing just that! As a long time Ford guy, I can't find a single fault in this truck. To me, it is nothing short of exceptional in all areas. I wake up every morning a happier man as a result of owning this truck. It's nowhere near the fanciest trim however, I can only imagine what all the extra doodads would add to the owner experience. The existence of this forum shows how much we love these trucks.

Are there some inherent mechanical components that may fail? Sure. As is the case with anything mechanical. I choose not to live in fear of what may happen. Go drive one with any of the engine options and let us know what you think.
 
I came from a Chevy 2500. I love the tremor but if you want ride comfort the Chevy/GMC with front independent suspension is the way to go. I like the truck feel so I don’t mind the ride but if you want to drink your coffee (with your pinky up) and not spill it the “other” trucks ride smoother….in my opinion anyways but I still would not trade my tremor in for anything
 
I came from a Chevy 2500. I love the tremor but if you want ride comfort the Chevy/GMC with front independent suspension is the way to go. I like the truck feel so I don’t mind the ride but if you want to drink your coffee (with your pinky up) and not spill it the “other” trucks ride smoother….in my opinion anyways but I still would not trade my tremor in for anything
^^^THIS^^^

I've been a life long ford guy, so can't offer much for comparisons, but I work in a shop stuffed full off nothing but chevy guys. Us office guys go to lunch daily, take turns driving... actually try not to drive as that guy has to pick... but damn if those guys don't love jumping into the TREMOR. We rib each other like any good guys would, so I enjoy the "I need a damn ladder" comment here and there.... and they hammer me on the "Jesus, gonna need to file a workman's comp claim for my back" at every pothole joke, because they definitely do ride "stouter"... but these die hard gm idiots I work with love it, so there's that...

....all I got.
 
... so I enjoy the "I need a damn ladder" comment here and there.... and they hammer me on the "Jesus, gonna need to file a workman's comp claim for my back" at every pothole joke, because they definitely do ride "stouter"... but these die hard gm idiots I work with love it, so there's that...

....all I got.

tell 'em to mind their skirts so the door doesn't shut on 'em.
 
6.7 HO is a beast
Save a couple bucks and get the zr2
 
Gotta say my 21 KR seats are the most comfortable I've owned. I'm sure there's better rides out there. But jumping back and forth from a 2010 Lariat to the 2021 King Ranch is a world of difference in terms of comfort.
 
No regrets here. Love my truck. Out of all of the big three, the Ford looks the most truck like. Just not a fan of the new truck styling GM and Ram have been moving toward. Visually it's too complicated, IMO.

My 2024 7.3 Lariat Tremor is awesome, no regrets so far. I'd recommend going F350 though if you can, no disadvantage except paying just a little bit extra. Ride quality, which is what most people used to complain about, is just as as "good" in the 350 as it is in the 250.
If you're talking specifically SD Tremors, that's because they're both one ton trucks. You're actually just paying +/-$1k more for the 350 payload rating on the door sticker.
 
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I really like the seats in my 22 KR. I haven't sat in the 23+ seats so I can't compare. But I am a bit surprised about your GM. I had a 2005 Sierra for a number of years and those seats are amazing! If my KR didn't have the butt massage, I'd prefer my Sierra's seats.

I honestly think you're in a six-of-one situation here. Both are good trucks and both have their problems. Some of us bought the Ford out of loyalty and some out of discount plans. I'll give my two cents on my Tremor. I really like it, does everything I need/want for both pleasure and for work on my farm. That said, if I knew then what I know now I would have done the FX4 package instead of the full Tremor. I don't really use the front LSD and I've swapped out the suspension so the Tremor package has pretty much been replaced. Yes, I know there are offroad modes, since someone usually brings them up, but honestly who really uses them? It's either Normal or Towing.

I looked at the 22 Sierra when I was purchasing but I just couldn't get past the front clip. GM's design team really ruined the looks of their trucks. I think they're getting better now, but no where near what the Ford's look like. Plus, I used a z-plan discount so I couldn't beat the price.

I will say this, unless you NEED the weights of the superduty, I'd suggest staying in the F150 category. They're easier to park, drive around in towns, more comfortable (suspension wise), with the ecoboost they're rocket ships, more tech (if that's your jam), etc. I 100% would have gone with a 150 instead of my 250 but I need the conventional towing. That said, the 150 can be specced up to basically the same tow rating so there's not much difference any more.
 
I am the guy who wrote the post Optimus linked. But just linking my post is extremely dismissive.

My point was I passed on a GMC AT4X to try a Ford Tremor. I have no allegiance to either brand. I happen to have had a 2015 2500 Denali Duramax followed my current 2020 AT4 1500. Both have been outstanding trucks. And that is exactly why I hope I don't regret it - I am coming off 2 great GMCs, but since I am not the brand fanboy most are, I want to try something different. Exterior and interior looks are subjective. I like both the ZR2 and AT4X 2500 more than the F-250, but am still inclined to try the Ford.

If you read that other linked post, some of the comments are laughable. Especially the dissertation on why the IFS is so inferior. How many people with stock Tremors or AT4X/ZR2 2500s are gonna push the trucks to the point of failure on an off road trail? Not me. I am 90% paved road driving, so being honest, IFS is a much better fit for daily use. But I don't mind the more "trucky" feel of the Ford. Front end wandering / vague steering, I don't like that so much, but is sounds correctable. If I can't get my Tremor to track decently, I will dump it.

Out of the box, stock for stock, the GMs are much more road compliant trucks. So if that is what you want / need, be mindful of this difference. Both brands have problems. Both have pros and cons. I think you either "get a good one" or you don't.
 
I am the guy who wrote the post Optimus linked. But just linking my post is extremely dismissive.

My point was I passed on a GMC AT4X to try a Ford Tremor. I have no allegiance to either brand. I happen to have had a 2015 2500 Denali Duramax followed my current 2020 AT4 1500. Both have been outstanding trucks. And that is exactly why I hope I don't regret it - I am coming off 2 great GMCs, but since I am not the brand fanboy most are, I want to try something different. Exterior and interior looks are subjective. I like both the ZR2 and AT4X 2500 more than the F-250, but am still inclined to try the Ford.

If you read that other linked post, some of the comments are laughable. Especially the dissertation on why the IFS is so inferior. How many people with stock Tremors or AT4X/ZR2 2500s are gonna push the trucks to the point of failure on an off road trail? Not me. I am 90% paved road driving, so being honest, IFS is a much better fit for daily use. But I don't mind the more "trucky" feel of the Ford. Front end wandering / vague steering, I don't like that so much, but is sounds correctable. If I can't get my Tremor to track decently, I will dump it.

Out of the box, stock for stock, the GMs are much more road compliant trucks. So if that is what you want / need, be mindful of this difference. Both brands have problems. Both have pros and cons. I think you either "get a good one" or you don't.
I would add also it depends on gas vs diesel too as they also drive differently. Duramax and Powerstroke have a heavy feel on the front that is felt through the steering compared to the gas models.
 
I went back and forth between the GM trucks and the Ford. I really like the styling of the GMC the most. The IFS on the GMs make for a very slight ride improvement. It came down to some interior appointments I liked better on the Ford, most importantly the seat comfort. I got the Max Recline seats and they are the most comfortable seats I have been in. The GM seats are hard and I can't imagine sitting in them for any extended period of time. Also, the stereo is much better sounding IMO. The four cup holders and lockable center console also sealed the deal.
 
The IFS on the GMs make for a very slight ride improvement.
The difference between a stock Tremor 250/350 and the multimatic ZR2/AT4X is not at all slight. Maybe the regular GM 2500s, but not these 2 models. They are unbelievably compliant compared to a stock Tremor (don't shoot the messenger, I am buying the Tremor, but doing so with the understanding the ride quality is not even close to the GM).
 
Drive both back to back. I am coming from a Gen-@ Raptor which is by far the most comfortable road vehicle I have owned to a F250 Tremor 6.7. Before placing my order I drove all of the big-3 offerings equipped as close as possible to each other. I am not a brand fan. I buy what I like the best. The F250 won me over. The ride isn't bad. It's a HD truck so it's not as cushy as the Raptor but it is by no means abusive. I run back and forth between Oregon and Montana frequently so on road comfort was a concern. Go drive one.
 
Hello, I'm currently driving a 2020 GMC AT4 w/ the 6.2L. I've loved the truck (except how firm the seats are). I have several friends with Super Duties and they all love them. So I'm torn between a F-250 Lariat w/ Tremor pkg and an AT4X. I know the replies will be a little biased, but I'd like to hear your thoughts on them.
I switched from a Chevy 2500HD (LMM).

I went 2022 F250 7.3 Tremor for a few reasons:

1) I aint buying a dodge and I want to do more offroad touring (overlanding). STARTING with a solid front axle is so much easier than doing a SAS. Plus i had already modified my LMM's suspension. Newer truck >> another suspension mod when it came to which is less likely to make the wife upset ;)

2) I went 7.3L instead of 6.7 b/c of emissions (i've done weightloss surgery before. dont want to do it/pay for it again) and less maintenance. I dont tow very often and when i do... i aint racing. The 7.3 pulled 5-7k lbs just fine on the way home from buying it.

3) Tremor package b/c it comes nearly ready to do the light offroading i plan to do while overlanding. It might not ride as good as one with aftermarket suspension... but i can go RIGHT NOW and be just fine.

I specifically got the 2022 b/c of the big screen (Sync4). Only thing I wish I had is the 360 camera.
 
I switched from a Chevy 2500HD (LMM).

I went 2022 F250 7.3 Tremor for a few reasons:

1) I aint buying a dodge and I want to do more offroad touring (overlanding). STARTING with a solid front axle is so much easier than doing a SAS. Plus i had already modified my LMM's suspension. Newer truck >> another suspension mod when it came to which is less likely to make the wife upset ;)

2) I went 7.3L instead of 6.7 b/c of emissions (i've done weightloss surgery before. dont want to do it/pay for it again) and less maintenance. I dont tow very often and when i do... i aint racing. The 7.3 pulled 5-7k lbs just fine on the way home from buying it.

3) Tremor package b/c it comes nearly ready to do the light offroading i plan to do while overlanding. It might not ride as good as one with aftermarket suspension... but i can go RIGHT NOW and be just fine.

I specifically got the 2022 b/c of the big screen (Sync4). Only thing I wish I had is the 360 camera.
If you aren’t going to be leveling or lifting I would recommend replacing the tremor shocks. Put Fox on and you’re set to do off-road and street driving with more capability and comfort. The oem shocks are not quality and have history of premature failure
 
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