Well, we trailered and rode 20 weekends last year.
Around here you'll see five Fords in the parking area for every Dodge, and we don't see many Government motors at all. The proofs in the parking lot....
I think, the reason most of today's diesels are problematic is they produce to much power and the extra power comes at a cost. The cost is reliability.
I pull with a 99 which has the 7.3 international. 99 was also the year which produced the lowest horse power and torque and each year after the horsepower and torque has been increased. All the manufactures got into a race to see who could top the others specs...at the expense of reliability because the extra power produces more heat.
Which is why I wouldn't consider buying a "chipped" truck. I've got plenty of power. I don't need any more power in a ton truck.
I think it's funny a guy or gal for that matter, buys a big diesel truck and then starts tinkering with it to "make it better" and "produce more power".
The "big Richard complex" to be polite.
No doubt the Cummings is a great engine too, probably the best engine available from the factory today.
The EPA isn't helping either. It's the EPA that killed the 7.3 and International, who built the engines for the powerstroke, hasn't been able to get it right sense. Now Ford has taken it back in house and is still having issues. So, now that the government owns a large stake in GM I wouldn't buy it no matter how good it is.
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
Last edited by gunslinger; 01-26-2013 at 05:21 PM.