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Old 12-09-2002, 01:48 PM
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I think if you check you'll see that Ford is the major stock holder in Cummins.
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Old 12-09-2002, 01:50 PM
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He drives a Toyota and want's to bash Dodges ?!?!?

Give me a break, Sorry I live in the Motor city... foriegn vehicles aren't very appreciated here.
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Old 12-09-2002, 01:54 PM
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This could be almost as good as the Cat V/S V-Bottom arguement
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ford escorts around 1994 had a hemisperical combustion chamber too......... i fail to see the big deal........ just more marketing
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Spectreboy,
Check it out: http://www.cummins.com/na/pages/en/c...4A0004AC33EA57
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Working were I do, I have towed with all of the above. I hear our customers complants about there tow vehcles as well. With all of the *****ing and bragging I will be happy to put my money down on a new Dodge. I will be using it in an area that has extremely hot weather, Large hills, Lots of rain, and Image is important. It runs well, Tows great, looks impressive, and is reliable. Thats my opinion.
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Default I was so wrong

My god please forgive me I believed all the hype, it now just seems that Ford can't even invest in a motor let alone build one.

And I really don't care, I'm just having some fun, I got my Chevy cause it was the best deal at the time, and I think with todays technology their all really close, theres a post on here somewhere where they tested all 3 brands and Ford did come out on top, and Chevy was a very close second, but the Dodge didn't fare very well.
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Old 12-09-2002, 02:30 PM
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Spectreboy,
I was very surprised that the Ford beat the Chevy, I thought that box stock the Chevy was the one to beat. The Chevy/Allison is a great package but just to pricey for me.
I knew up front when I bought my Cummins that out of the box it was a slug but IMO the longevity and fuel mileage is better with the straight 6. Plus it isn't stock anymore !!
I may be wrong but most of the OTR rigs are straight style motors... they must be for a reason.
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Just to add a little fuel to the fire... Pickuptruck.com just finished a comparison between the 3/4 and 1 ton Ford, Chevy, and Dodge pickups. The Ford had the new 6.0 Powerstroke, the Chevy had the 'Max, and the Dodge had the new hi-po Cummins. Multiple tests including pulling a 12,100 lbs trailer up a 15% grade (hmmm, can you say Cig Top Gun.... ).

The overall winner?

FORD

Read all about it....

http://www.pickuptruck.com/html/stor...art3page1.html
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26 scarab,
I've owned both Chevy and Fords in the past. My last truck was a 1997 Z71 that kept hunderd dollaring me to death. After reading the reports from the insurance institute stating that the Tundra was the safest truck on the road, I knew then it would be my next truck. I have several friends that own Chevy's and Fords and I love to mess with them about their trucks. They also give me hell for driving a Toyota. The bashing is all in fun! But I would still buy a Ford over a Dodge. After the Tundra for a normal use of a truck, then it would have to be a Chevy. The new Chevy diesels are one awesome truck.

Ron,
The Tundra has a towing capacity of 7,000 punds. I'll admit, it is not as big as the Chevy, but it is a good riding truck with scads of power. If I was in the market for a new truck, with the thought of pulling a larger boat in the future, it would have to be a Chevy diesel, first choice, or a Ford F-250 second choice.

I think our boats weight about the same..............
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