Sadly, Thursday, I lost my 5 year old F-150 KR 4 x 4 that I loved...but it saved my life. A kid texting ran a red light in an old Lincoln and T-Boned me on the passenger side. I'm OK but I'm afraid the verdict on the Ford is going to be a bent frame...Total Loss.
Now I'm looking. I think for the time being that I'm going to get a used Ford or GMC Diesel 3/4 ton 4 x 4. I've narrowed it down to a few 2004~2006 candidates and am looking for opinions based on personal experience.
So here it is in a nut shell...is the GMC Duramax a better package than the Ford 6.0 Power Stroke Diesel from that era? I have heard horror stories about blown head gaskets on the Fords but not sure which years are the bad ones. I have heard nothing but good things about the GMC Duramax especially with the Allison 5 speed transmission. All of the trucks I am looking at have similar equipment and towing package.
I have owned Chevy, GMC and Ford trucks over the years but have no personal experience with the diesels. I am towing a '79 Formula 255 on an Aluminum Dual Torsion axle trailer...GTW will be around 7500#.