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Gumbydammit , OK OK , so maybe your alright . Sorry for snapping at ya ! Interesting project you have there . I few years back we did a 1990 chevy dualy with a V-6 Detroit and a 5 speed ! That thing was cool ! And what a noise ! It was a neat toy but one trip across the country was enough ! And a freind did a 1979 ford ( minny tractor ) with a twin turboed 3208 cat and a 9 speed complete with 60" spleeper and dual tandem rear axles . One being an air lift .
If your talking industial engines We've had cats and Cummings in our Kenworths . I prefer the 600 cat with an 18 speed and 3.55 gears !
Now thats a package !As for a pickup , I personaly prefer everything about the Ford . Have had them all .We get several new trucks every year . I had a half dozen guys hauling for me with Dodges . Pulling 5,000 -6,000 lbs . They were getting 9-11 mpg and they were complaning about the noise the motor made and how bad it shakes . They also got new trucks about every year and kept buying Dodges and kept complaning .( I AM NOT KNOCKING DODGE ,I'M JUST TELLING WHAT HAPENED ). ONce in a while we would run together on trips (me in my fords ) . I always took the bigger loads as they couldn't keep up if they did. One guy from Oklahoma was a die hard dodge man . The kind to put you down all the time for not having one ! He went through 4 new dodges in 3 years .His were terible ! All the suddon he quit hauling for me . Found out why later . He bought a new Ford in 2001 and he loved it ! He was so rediculous he didn't want to let me see him with a ford that he quit so he didn't have to admit it to me ! IS THAT DUMB OR WHAT !! He now gets 3-4 mpg better towing then he did with any of his dodges . I know some of you say you get great mileage from your dodges but I have personaly never seen it . I do know that truck for truck and year for year 'our' Fords out pulled 'our' dodges. Not bragging ,just saying . NOt many people have the opertunity to own and drive both trucks at the same time . We do and thats just what we have seen . BELEIVE ME , If someone makes something beter ,I'll own it !! Right now I drive the Ford .
I think the power that all these trucks have now (well maybe chipped ) is plenty for this size truck . THis much power in a small truck can get someone hert real quick ! When you have the power to run over 90 mph grossing 30,000 lbs , LETS SEE YOU GET IT STOPPED !! THats were the problem is ,The brakes ! A lot of these bigger loads (boats) should be pulled with tractor trailers . Or at least a mid size truck.The ONLY reason I don't is you get hasseled with a big truck ! If you pull it with a pickup they let you go even though you may have too much weight to handle . LIke you said , Too many idiots to just hand out all that power to . They will abuse it and sue everyone else when they screw up !
Just my .10