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Old 03-24-2002, 10:08 PM
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I was in the same boat (pun intended) when my dodge /cummins got totaled. I shopped around and chose the chevy 2500 duramax/allison. It's definately worth a look. I was sure i was going with the powerstroke until i drove the duramax.
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Old 03-24-2002, 10:17 PM
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Old 03-24-2002, 10:18 PM
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Thuderdan,

I have a 2000 crewcab shortbox f-350 w/ a V-10. Went with the V-10 cuz my step-brother is an engineer at Ford, and he told me the diesel wasn't worth it unless I went over 300,000 miles.

I love the V-10, lots of power, the short box is nice too, I think it is easier to manuever with the boat in tow. Lariat pakage is very nice if you can get it, leather is easier to clean than cloth!
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Old 03-24-2002, 10:21 PM
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For all of you that responded, thanks and for those who have a 350, how is the ride in comparision to the 250? I also heard that the crew cab with the regular bed is rides a bit somoother due to the longer wheelbase?
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Old 03-24-2002, 10:36 PM
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Thunderdan,

Rode in all of them, I couldn't tell a difference between them. Also, forgot to mention I have a 3.73 rearend, V-10 still pulls like no tomorrow. My brother has the 4.30 and I don't think it makes a difference except for gas mileage.
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The 350 is a little stiffer, but its still a soft ride relatively speaking. Its not stiff enough to make me want the 250. They're both pretty close. Face it, 3/4 & 1 ton trucks are not about smooth rides, might as well get the beef
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Indy, if you use the same logic as you use with an engine for your boat, wouldn't you choose a GM product. You wouldn't have a Ford engine in your boat would you? When Motor Trend tested the Ford, Chevy and Dodge the small block 6.0 liter out pulled Ford and Dodges V-10's. You do the math.
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Thunderdan, Mine is the 8' bed with the crew cab. Rides great, gotta pick your parking spaces though
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ThunderDan, I just bought a 2000 F-350 XLT dually with the V-10 and 4.30 gears. It's a crewcab with short bed. So far we love it. The V-10 is the smoothest engine I have ever driven. Very powerful and much quieter than a Powerstroke. I also was actually looking for a diesel but diesel prices are higher in my area and there is also quite a bit more cost involved in maitaining a deisel. So, after driving the V-10, I was sold!!

Unfortunatly I hav'nt had a chance to tow with it yet. But it should be a towing machine!

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Bowtie - I've owned Chevy products before, thats why I own a Ford now. I'm not a brand fanatic and could basically care less which brand I own, (ability to do the math not withstanding ) Its just that Fords have been better for me. BTW...isn't it the 6 litre the engine that everybody was complaining about on OSO not too long ago?
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