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    01-26-2013, 02:20 PM
  #21
Green Broke
COnsumer reports gave all three 250/2500's below average reliabilty ratings. Which I didnt understand, how can all of them be Below ?
I prefer Ford as well unfortunately thier engines have been garbage sense 2003, both gas and diesel. So I have a Dodge,,, and yep its a hunkojunk, but it easy to work on, and the Cummings is a great engine.
Supposedly F450's are avaiable with Cats and or Cummings, no Idea if its true or not, but Id never own a 6.0 or 6.4 power joke.
I mean get a clue Ford, your engines are so bad you have created an aftermarket called Destroked. Shops are pulling powerjokes out and replacing them with Cummins and Cats.
     
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    01-26-2013, 03:19 PM
  #22
Trained
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Originally Posted by gunslinger    
I'd go with a Ford....if for no other reason, because they didn't take the government money.

I'm done with GM and Chrysler. Never again will they get a dime of my money.
No way. Dodge and Chev girl here, no matter what. LOL
We had two Fords and the problems they gave us made a bitter old coot.
     
    01-26-2013, 03:40 PM
  #23
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Originally Posted by gunslinger    
I'd go with a Ford....if for no other reason, because they didn't take the government money.

I'm done with GM and Chrysler. Never again will they get a dime of my money.
And I'll go with a Ram if for no other reason than it out performs any Ford or GMC I have owned and hauled with.
Proofs in the puddin'.
     
    01-26-2013, 05:13 PM
  #24
Green Broke
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.
     
    01-27-2013, 08:22 AM
  #25
Foal
Thank you everybody for all your replies!
     
    01-27-2013, 08:32 AM
  #26
Green Broke
What sold me on the Dodge was two things, Familiarity, I have worked on nearly the same engines on various boats for 20 some odd years. Last tug I was on had nearly the same model engine.
The second was opening the hood and atually being able to SEE and engine. Try that with a Ford or Chevy. Open a hood and say, gee somewhere under all that gak is a diesel engine.
What gets me is the height. I remember you used to be able to walk up to a pickup and put something in aand out of the bed. Now the things are jacket up so high you have to climb into it. And after years of compaints do truck makers fix it ? NOpe now they want to sell you add on ladders, Seriously just make the dang trucks lower.
     
    01-27-2013, 11:17 AM
  #27
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by Joe4d    
What gets me is the height. I remember you used to be able to walk up to a pickup and put something in aand out of the bed. Now the things are jacket up so high you have to climb into it. And after years of compaints do truck makers fix it ? NOpe now they want to sell you add on ladders, Seriously just make the dang trucks lower.
Back in '97 dad bought a chevy cab and chassis for just that reason. Drop frame got the cab down at a height you can easily get in(about the same height as an S10/Ranger) and the flatbed means not having to reach over the pickup bed.
     
    01-27-2013, 06:56 PM
  #28
Green Broke
I am going to look into getting the factory body lift removed from my truck, I really don't get it, burns more gas, lowers capabilities, I guess its gotta look cool though.
     

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