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Old 01-22-2003, 04:44 PM
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Boy I agree 3/4 ton is a true truck !!!! Doesn't matter if its Ford Chevy or Who !!!!!!!
 
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Old 01-22-2003, 05:32 PM
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I had a three quarter ..went half last time and im not going back..They ride like conastoga wagons ..well the 4x4's anyway.. Just got tired of spilling my coffee every morning.. Not to mention reapir costs are higher ..Bigger brakes etc.. And my boat only gets trailered 1/10 of a mile twice a year..
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Old 01-22-2003, 05:46 PM
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FYI, in 1993, before the updated Ram, Dodge had 7% of the US truck market. In 2002 it had 20%, and is continuing to grow.

The 2002 and newer trucks are extremely well designed, and the new 5.7 Hemi is icing on the cake.
 
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Old 01-22-2003, 06:23 PM
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JUST SAY NO ,YOUR RIGHT THEYRE GETTING BETTER BUT IT WILL TAKE HUGE GAINS IN THE FRAMES ECT TO MAKE THEM ON EQUAL FOOTING TO THE FORD ,CHEVY GROUP, ASK A WRECKER MAN. LIKE HOLMES,OR ATTAC WHY THEY DON'T USE DODGE AND THEY A YEAR AGO WOULD SAY FRAMES FLEX MOTORS AND TRANS TO WEAK ECT. YOU SURLY DON'T WANT TO BE SICK AND HAVE A DODGE AMBULANCE PULL UP
BUT THE NEW HEMI MOTOR IS TRULY THE WAY CHEVY ECT, NEED TO GO MY VEIW IS THEY WILL BE LEFT BEHIND BY DODGE IF THEY SIT BACK ON THE PAST AS THEY ARE DOING NOW !!!!
HEY I REALLY HOPE YOU GUYS LOVE THE TRUCKS I DON'T BUT I DRIVE WHAT MAKES ME HAPPY AND YOU SHOULD TOO...
I REALLY MOT TRYING TO SLAM ANYONE
 
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Old 01-22-2003, 07:12 PM
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Pre-2002 Dodge Trucks, yup, frames not so good. However, the new hydroformed, box frames these use are much better. When I went through the 2002 Ram Truck introduction program in Pontiac, MI. Skip Barber school of racing had set up several "courses" including a oval "race track," an avoidence manuver slalom course, and a mini moto cross track with staggered "whoop-de-doos."

They have a bunch of brand new Dodge Ram 1500s, 10 new Chevy Silverados, 10 new Ford F150s, and 5 Toyota Tundras.

We had the opportunity to drive a Dodge around the course, and them immediately drive one of the brand X trucks around the same course. Very enlightening. The Dodge product has a stiffer/stronger frame, better body control, and better braking by far than all the others.

By the way, I worked selling printing supplies for Kodak for 23 years, so I didn't go to the Dodge training with any particular preference for GM/Ford/Dodge.
 
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I know I came across a little biased before .But I dont think youve driven a DODGE Lately .. The frames on the 2002 up dodge trucks are a new design extruded box .. I spent 10 years on a frame machine ..These are the toughest rails you can expect to see in a mass production truck..Trannies I have 155K on my Abused A904 and its still doing posi.
I had two new ford trucks , an 87 econoline 250 van and an 89 f350 xlt .. Took the truck 40K miles to puke a rear main seal , front tires lasted 15-20 K.. The van developed inncurable cancer after 4 years "tranny" all brake lines , drums and rotors.. I swore id never own another ford..
Oh and did I mention it has a HEMI
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