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Old 01-01-2004, 05:05 PM
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Gas go with GM. Diesel I like the Powerstroke. Don't believe the Cummings will blow off the 6.0 Powerstroke with the same chip in it. Any diesel is better if your towing.
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Old 01-02-2004, 08:57 PM
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2003 ctd ho quad cab 4x4 6 speed , and for your dmax . any time you woun't to hook up bring it on i bet your ifs will shatter .
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2004.5 325hp 600 lbs tork ctd as for a 6 lt powerstroke they wount run long enought to pass any body
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Old 01-02-2004, 09:15 PM
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Without a doubt, go diesel. Not only will you be much happier while you own it, but you will be MUCH happier when you go to sell it.
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Old 01-02-2004, 09:23 PM
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There is no option here, with the weight you will be pulling you have to have the Diesel. Not only do you get all the torque in the world, you get every last cooling option available. I would even go manual if you can handle the shifting, a six speed manual will pull like nothing you have ever experinced. The shift control is like nothing else. While you are at it you may as well go with the 350 dually You can see from the posts that a Diesel is the only way to go. I had a 1/2 ton Dodge that I towed a 10,000lb boat with. I sold the truck with 189,000 miles for $9,000 and still see it on the road. Those 189K were absolutlt trouble free except for the tranny at 115,000 which was not bad considering I often towed the boat to my cabin 6 hours away, I wish I had the Excusion then but come spring I will be putting that to work also

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Old 01-03-2004, 01:07 AM
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2003 ctd ho quad cab 4x4 6 speed , and for your dmax . any time you woun't to hook up bring it on i bet your ifs will shatter .
Turning this into a pissing match about which brand is better is going to solve nothing for the original question that was asked. We could argue about this subject until we're blue in the face and nothing will be solved. We will end up looking like 90% of the threads in the old "Current Affairs" forum. No one will ever agree on this......period.

I could tear every single truck made apart with a fine tooth comb. There are pros and cons to everyone of them made. From the looks of it you won't like what you find out.

If you want to start a pissing match over it go look at all the shootouts between them and see which engine won EVERY single shootout and tell me which one lost EVERY single shootout.

Bottom line...For how we use our trucks, if you can afford it go Diesel.

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Yup, the big three all have great trucks, all have their issues but all are more than most need. The Diesel trucks are so much more heavy duty as far as drive train, cooling and towing, all standard with the Diesel. So pick the one you want and buy it and post pics. Good luck.
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Old 01-03-2004, 02:20 AM
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Go with the diesel. You're towing a heavy load, not doing 0-60 runs from light to light.
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