Other than a diesel being heavier on the front end, all this stuff wears out on a gas burner too......might be more frequent on a dodge as the front suspension seems to be the weak link, but Fords wear them out too.
Brakes are expendable.....I'm doing tie rod ends this month, did ball joints and brakes in January....almost $3000 in parts and labor. DW loves driving the big truck, and I've been trying to convince her to save it for the trailering.....
No doubt a diesel is more expensive to maintain.....17 quarts of oil for an oil change versus 5 on a gas engine.....etc
Personally, for what I do with my truck, pulling horses....I still prefer a diesel.
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