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    01-18-2012, 06:27 PM
Originally Posted by aggiegirl14    
Ford. I had a 7.3L 250 for 3 years before it was totaled earlier this fall from some idiot slamming into me! I literally cried for 3 days, I loved that truck so much and those 7.3's are the best that have come out of ford if you ask me. I just got a 2010 f150 to replace it and I love it for pulling. I have a 3 horse bummper pull that it handles like a breeze. It has anti-swaying systems and a tow/haul button which is nice. Idk what dodges have, though I am sure it's similar. Plus, I think the newer dodges are just funny looking! Bubbly like those darn tundras lol

I am sure the Dodge autos have a tow/haul button. But the manual trans. Come with an engine brake...very cool.
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    01-18-2012, 07:43 PM
I think most modern automatic cars have the Tow/Haul button our Jeep Liberty does.
    03-14-2012, 12:28 AM
Im a dodge girl and I don't mind driving chevys or our toyota. I don't like fords. Just the way I was raised. And I know that everyones got their opinions on what works best and whatnot.
    03-14-2012, 12:36 AM
So long as the ford isn't a 6.0 engine you're fine. I feel like the Dodge's are decent (not my favorite) but the finishing touches on Dodge's drive me INSANE. I feel like the interior and outside design is cheap, and I never did like sitting in one.
    03-14-2012, 02:25 AM
I love how the brand loyal people say theyve always drove whichever brand so someone should by that brand. I always wondered how they know its so much better if theyve never drove the others lol. I've owned mostly chevy's, but I've drove all the brands a lot at work. I got a good deal on an 04 powerstroke (yea a 6.0). Its been the best truck I've had.

I don't really get into these arguments because they never get anywhere. But being that you don't want a real big truck, you may prefer a chevy if your getting a 3/4 ton or bigger. They have independent front suspension which gives it a better turning radius
    03-21-2012, 01:13 PM
I'm a Ford girl! <3
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    03-21-2012, 01:39 PM
I'd like to recommend Dodges bc I've owned 3 full sized (or near) and 2 Cummins engines, but if I had to buy again I'd buy a Ford. It's more expensive and worth it. Just MHO.
    03-21-2012, 02:23 PM
If you're lookin for a diesel then I agree that chances are you don't want a ford. The only exception is the 6.4 but they're hard to find as people have no reason to get rid of them.

If you want gas then I'm a huge Ford fan. Our Chevy did great too and finally died at just over 200,000 miles but it never pulled as easily as I'd have liked.
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    03-21-2012, 02:27 PM
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6.0s are great trucks but you have to do mods as soon as you get them. Headstuds, EGR delete, etc.

I used to drive a 2000 7.3 powerstroke. Before that (i still have) I drove a 93 F-350 dually 7.3 IDI. She runs like a champ, 250k miles on her. Iv grown up driving fords, heck I learned how to ride in my 93.

As far as Dodge vs Ford. There is alot of complains about Dodge's bodies. They rust rust rust. But the 5.9 cummins is a nice engine. The 12v and 24v are extremely popular.

In heavy duty Fords (450s and up) you can custom order your truck with a cummins or a cat engine in it. Though I know alot of people who have put 12vs and 24vs in 250s and 350s. Best of both worlds ;]

The Navistar 7.3 is and always has been a favorite of many people. Its tough as nails and will last you a life time. Not to mention Fords are pretty =] Its very well liked in the working world but not so much in the high performance pulling world.

The new 6.7 Cummins and 6.7 Powerstroke are good engines. Especially the 6.7 powerstroke, talk about a strong engine. Ford has really outdone themselves since pulling away from their contract with Navistar. Iv seen the stock 6.7 powerstroke hold its own against built pulling trucks in tug-of-war.

My next truck once im out of college will be a common rail. I really really want a ford with a cummins conversion but that most likely wont happen. I will probably will just end up with a cummins with a dodge body -_-.

Either way, the 5.9, 7.3, and 6.6 dmax are the most popular diesel engines. Everyone has their own personal preference.

I donno much about gas engines...besides the triton which sucks on fuel milage. But I do know a boy who has one with 289k on one and its still running.
    03-21-2012, 02:29 PM
Actually, my Triton V8 isn't horrible on gas mileage. I kind of expected it to be, but was pleasantly surprised.


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