Love the way the 250 looks but I have heard some really good things about the Dodge and the Cummins. I know this is a Ford forum but I would like to hear some unbiased opinions on what other guys have heard. Looking to buy a 2010-2011 Ford or Dodge
Guy I know had a 6.4 powerstroke and traded it for a 6.7 dodge. Says the dodge is way easier on fuel which was his biggest complaint on the pstroke. Said plowing with the powerstroke he only got like 180km on a full tank of fuel and like 450km driving normally. Says he gets almost 700 with the cummins. This isnt personal experience just what I've been told. And another buddy of mine had quite a few problems with his powerstroke. I don't really know top many people with either motor especially the cummins so I haven't heard much about it.
A couple of contractors I work with have the dodges, the one is a 2011 crew cab 4x4 with a short box with the 6.7 cummins and he is getting 350km/tank in his truck. The other guy I know that has one, well both of his have been 3500's but the first one was a 2011 crew cab dually 4x4 getting such bad mileage(around 6 mpg city) that he took the bullet and traded in for a 12, in the same configuration again with the 6.7 cummins. His new truck has improved mpg compared to the old one. I also know a few contrators with the new fords with the 6.7 powerstroke and they love them compared to the old 6.0 and 6.4 powerstrokes. All of which have improved mpg/hp/tq coming from the older powerstrokes
Hate to say but dodge rules the diesel scene
only ever problem I heard of dodge was the transmissions
Just the Trans!!!! Pretty big problem if u ask me...With that being said i had 6.0 not a bad engine when you get the EGR deleted maybe some head studs if u add more power. Dont get me wrong i was allways a little jelouse of the Cummins But NEVER want to deal with what ifs with the Tranny ......Def do your research !! Here is my old dog!!
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Dodge has one thing going for it over Ford in the truck market, and that's having that mighty Cummins under the hood. I'd agree the Cummins is a superior diesel, but I'd only buy a Dodge with a manual trans. You can build up a Dodge tranny to be pretty stout. I know a lot of Cummins owners who love their Cummins but hate their Dodge lol. The best bet if you ask me is to find a F250/350, pull out the 6.0L and drop in a 5.9 Cummins common rail...or the older Cummins 12V. It's an expensive project, but linking up a Cummins to a Ford truck is a pretty menacing combination..
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I have a 2011 Dodge Ram 3500 Cummins 4x4 Crew Cab as a company vehicle. I'll say this:
Great engine, but keep fuel filters changed out every 25,000kms or bye bye injectors.
Keep up your tranny flushes or bye bye tranny.
Good luck getting to 80,000kms without changing u-joints.
Heavy engine, so start saving up front end repair money.
Brakes feel a little weak for such a heavy truck.
Steering feels kinda vague when loaded.
Keep an eye on the steering damper, if it craps out you'll experience the infamous Dodge "Death Wobble" going over train tracks or similar road anomalies.
After about 60,000kms keep a supply of fuses and bulbs on board. They will need a steady diet, especially when towing.
Not as hypersensitive to cold starts, and warms up fast.
Smoother ride than previous models.
Not ridiculous on fuel.
Exhaust brake/Tow-Haul work well together.
Fairly good visibilty.
Underseat rear storage.