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Old 08-30-2012, 02:48 PM   #91
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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...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..
that it would be! man if I had a super duty and the means to pull that off, I'd do it. who knows, maybe I will some day...not likely though. I'd rather stick to F-150s and Triton V8s. or the newer engines over time since i'd rather never buy a brand new truck (sorry, they have more character with age and it's fun to do old trucks up).

but i agree, that would be a basass combo!!!
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Old 09-29-2012, 11:42 PM   #92
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Simple
You want a truck to go to the Market, get a Dodge
You want a work truck, a mans truck? Get a Ford
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Ford is building the 6.7L Powerstroke, no other motor, and Dodge also has fuel/oil pump issues, rear/front diff issues, and now this is something I've heard, the front axles are not as tough as the Fords, hell even the Chevys...As well I know of a few guys who have had major injector issues with the Cummins, and regardless of how much you take care of the Dodge tranny, it will blow up
Ford might have had the 6.0 and the 6.4, but when you go to a job site, and go to the Oil Sands in Alberta, and down in the states, what do you see? you know what I see? Fords.....End of story
But its whatever floats your boat, I'll buy a Ford before a piece of crap dodge or chevy
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Old 09-30-2012, 01:28 PM   #93
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The 2013 ram hd has many improvements. The frame is stronger. The axles are stronger. It now has comparable payloads and towing to the super duty. 850 ft/lbs of torque and a stronger trans. Roll stability for the duallys not found on the super duty. Seems like ram has made notes of the complaints. And fixed them all. It also boasts a 15 k oil change on the cummins with extended fuel filter change interval also.
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First year model on a new transmission in a Dodge?

Holy sh**. If you drop 50K+ on that it's essentially established that you really hate money.
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I'm sorry but a $50,000 dodge doesn't exist lol but seriously my boss's megacab Laramie 4x4 2500 had a $52,000 sticker and he brought it home for $34,000 brand new lol
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First year model on a new transmission in a Dodge?

Holy sh**. If you drop 50K+ on that it's essentially established that you really hate money.
Just like those who bought a 2011 super duty.
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Im sorry but if i ever get a 3/4 or 1 ton truck itll be the dodge. Dodge isnt all about gadgets and 60k price tags unless u get fully loaded but thats not what a truck is about. A truck is about what itll do. and the dodge will do anything you tell it to do and more.
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Im sorry but if i ever get a 3/4 or 1 ton truck itll be the dodge. Dodge isnt all about gadgets and 60k price tags unless u get fully loaded but thats not what a truck is about. A truck is about what itll do. and the dodge will do anything you tell it to do and more.
I agree. Although mine would probably have all the gadgets.

The ram also retains resell better than ford. If you do a used price comparison of a 2011 f350 kr vs a 2011 3500 longhorn both decked out you will find that the resell on the ram is $7k more than the ford with the same options and mileage. And you would have spent $5k less up front. What's not to like. Win win. Your up $12k and its all in your pocket. And I don't want to hear the reliability thing bc they both have factory warrantees. And my 09 f450 was the biggest pos I ever drove it was in the shop for 4 weeks just bc the accessory belt was on back order. A truck in the shop isn't making you any money. Owned it for 2 years and 20k miles and it spent a total of 3 months in the shop. What a pos.

on a side note. I guess if I was using it in the oil sands of Canada instead of a babied personal backup vehicle to my company trucks. It would have not broken down. And the first model of a new engine trans combo is a load if bs. Bc I have a 08 f350 gen1 6.4 and haven't had lick if problem with it and it has over 200k on it ( knock on wood) But the 3rd gen 6.4 in the 450 crapped out from day1 10 miles from the dealer.

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I'm a Ford fan, my truck is the best thing I've ever bought, I will NOT buy a Dodge, or a Chevy
that being said; Dodges are one of the cheapest brands to buy at the moment, Chevy in close second(With Nissan and Toyota if I'm correct) and from what I've heard, Ford is the most costly, but and again in my opinion, one of the toughest, best, most durable out there
The 6.7L Cummins isn't what it all hyped up too be, they have had MORE issues on that, then some of the Powerstrokes(but not as bad as the Powerstroke); ie, oil/fuel pump failures, front ends going out, rear diffs, axles (I'veheard of this from 2 different sources) snapping off when under presure...etc
Like I said, look on the Oil Sands, what do they drive
Fords, rarely will you see a Dodge or Chevy there
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All too often ford propaganda and individuals repeat these statistics as if they actually have a greater meaning. The company trucks of the oil sands are bought on fleet deals. You will never see the company buying the most expensive truck or the best equipped truck what they end up buying is the cheapest truck to do the job. The qualifications that need to be met are to convey one or two people to and from the sight while hauling tools and parts ( can be met by any pickup on the market). These contracts are awarded yearly and have very little to due with the quality of the vehicle , just the best bottom line. And the best bottom line for a company buying hundreds of trucks isn't the best bottom line for you and me. Because ford will discount for the media play and advertisement. The only truck that matters at the oil sands is the cat 797. Which they rely on heavily. I've attached a picture of the oil sands maintenance shop that has a cat in the hanger and two Chevys, a ram, a ranger but no f series to be found in the employee parking lot. So it would seem to me that the employees after having to work with the f series don't even want one as a personal vehicle.
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