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.
Last edited by .Delete.; 03-21-2012 at 01:29 PM.