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Old 02-01-2004, 01:25 AM
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No offense taken Buck... If it wasn't for the injector problems with the Fords, I would still probably be trying to make up my mind.... That really made my decision for me. I didn't want to buy a truck that was always going in for warranty work until they worked the bugs out...

From what I see in the Dodge brochure:

"Cummins High Output Turbo Diesel generates 305 [email protected] 2900 rpm, 555 pound-feet of [email protected] rpm-
and gives Ram Heavy Duty 3500 best-in-class trailer towing capability when properly equipped."


They don't seem to distinguish between standard & auto trannies...
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I thought long and hard about what to get when I trade my '99 F350 dually in. I was set on a 6.0 last year but after all the let downs I ordered a new Cummins 600 4x4 Laramie dually.

Great choice in trucks and many Ford guys are converting. I don't want to admit it but facts are facts and the Dodge is the way to go This will be my first Dodge after many Fords.
 
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Ok, did my research and came up with what I was thinking. Dodge did a mid-year change in 03 on the Cummins. The HO was only available with a manual tranny until mid-year 03. I knew this was true, but didn't realize they had made the change.

The only problem with the HO, it does not meet California emissions laws. Therefore the old, lower HP engine is still available because of that.

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The only problem with the HO, it does not meet California emissions laws. Therefore the old, lower HP engine is still available because of that.

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The Pair-a-dice team has a Ford F-550 to pull the MTI and we love the power and the large disc brakes are a real plus

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Fords are the number one selling trucks on the road! I think that is for a good reason. Call me and I will give you a great deal on a new Ford.

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How about Fords in Boats?

2 BB Fords in 32 fever shown below
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i spent over a month reviewing all three truck, drove them all and bought the ford 250sd lariat with the moonroof. it has no question the most powerful and quickest of the three. with the edge chip nothing out there will out pull it. plus it is much quieter than the dodge and very similar to the duramax. comfort was a little better in the chevy, but the ford crew has by far the most room. just pulled my boat with trailer at 14,000 lbs and pulled very easily. i was able to get a very good deal also on the price. eveeryone has their opinion. they all are a major investment and will do almost everything short of pulling down a brick building. after having the v-10 i will never own anything but the diesel. when i get chip. air filter, ande exhaust will be pushing 20mpg with the 3.73 axle. also love the heated seats, and it started right up at 10 below yesterday mourning
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The new Cummins is the most powerful diesel engine available and is 50 state legal. 600 ft/lbs of tq and 325+hp, they did away with the SO and only offer the more powerful "Cummins 600"
 
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Pros and cons, they all have em. They all appeal to different tastes with different personalities.

But facts are facts.....

The Powerstroke IS the loudest of the three currently made. The Durmax is the second loudest. And the Cummins is the quietest.

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