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Old 08-09-2012, 11:35 PM   #31
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One thing about Power Strokes is they sound awesome winding up! Ford really knows how to make an engine sound great! The new 6.7 sounds so angry spooling right out! And my 5.0 in the F150 sounds so great it's slowly becoming my new favorite song!
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One thing about Power Strokes is they sound awesome winding up! Ford really knows how to make an engine sound great! The new 6.7 sounds so angry spooling right out! And my 5.0 in the F150 sounds so great it's slowly becoming my new favorite song!
Oh yeah, powerstroke+straight pipes= let me play the song of my people lol.

I can tell the sound of a powerstroke from a mile away!!! I guess because I've been around them so much
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I've seen alot of people say they wouldn't buy a 250 cause of having to add DEF. The guys that do have it say it's not that big of a deal. I work on a fire dept and we are getting a new fire engine that has a cummins in it and it will have to have DEF added to it. I wonder if Dodges will soon have to have DEF if the Govt. tightens up emissions again. So I guess this shouldn't be a deciding factor in what truck I get?
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Some Dodges do, I believe on the 4500 and 5500 series trucks. I have a 2011 3500 and it doesn't require it. I have heard they all will soon, but I haven't heard any solid evidence to back that.
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I guess my main question is should I not buy a 250 just because of having to add xtra fluid? This would be my first diesel and it seems everyone has different pros and cons about both the 250 and Dodge 2500. I have test drove 2012 of each and they both seem like pretty good trucks. Haven't hauled anything with either though.
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I guess my main question is should I not buy a 250 just because of having to add xtra fluid? This would be my first diesel and it seems everyone has different pros and cons about both the 250 and Dodge 2500. I have test drove 2012 of each and they both seem like pretty good trucks. Haven't hauled anything with either though.
I don't think it's filled very often. Check and see what the interval is for topping up. Most lube shops where I am carry it, and you wouldn't even have to do it yourself. I have no idea what the cost would be. I don't know of anyone who has had to buy any fluid. Personally, it would not deter me. I have a brand preference and I stick to what I know so this would not be a deal breaker for me. Make a few calls and see what costs are involved.
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Thx man!
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Did a little research. Here in Canada it sells for $20 for two US gallons. Looks like the tank is filled on average at the oil change interval. Severe service expect to use more.
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I saw some at Autozone 2 1/2 gal for $15
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The DEF should only be a minor concern imo the the biggest thing for me at 6'02"/265lbs is how comfortable the truck is... Dodge finally stepped true game up on interiors but they are still not much better than a Ford ranger! And yes the motor is no doubt stout but what good is that if everything around it is falling to pieces. Just my .02c but I've owned 7 Ford trucks with great reliability engine and trim. My brother and wife love dodge and every time I get in one of their cars or trucks something else is falling apart. Buy the Ford swap the motor for a cummins and put in a GMC denali interior and you will be happy for years to come!
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