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Old 04-18-2016, 11:06 AM   #31
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i have a good friend that owns a very well established and reputable transmission shop ( he got his start build automatics for tractor pulling)
he says the Allison trans are very strong and top of the line
just my 2cents worth but i'm a gm man
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Old 04-18-2016, 03:28 PM   #32
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The duramax / Alison combo it very good indeed. I personally have a 2014 Ram 3500 with the Cummins / 68rfe trans. I have no problems what so ever with this truck, it's been awesome! PS... someone mentioned early Rams having problems with rear ends when pulling big horse trailers... I call BS and would like to see proof. I myself pull big horse / cattle trailers, and have many buddies that do as well. None of us have any issue with rear ends. Even I have never heard of rear end issues on the newer trucks at either TDR or the Cummins Forums.
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The duramax / Alison combo it very good indeed. I personally have a 2014 Ram 3500 with the Cummins / 68rfe trans. I have no problems what so ever with this truck, it's been awesome! PS... someone mentioned early Rams having problems with rear ends when pulling big horse trailers... I call BS and would like to see proof. I myself pull big horse / cattle trailers, and have many buddies that do as well. None of us have any issue with rear ends. Even I have never heard of rear end issues on the newer trucks at either TDR or the Cummins Forums.
I've never heard of rear end issues either. Just tranny issues, especially up to the 47RFE. The 48 was an improvement and the 68 was even a bigger jump. I personally never had an issue with either one and have no experience with the Aisin. My Ally seems smoother then my 68 was but you cant go wrong with any of the new diesels. They all can tow more then we will ever need! LOL
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Because you live in the wrong place??? LOL

In Arkansas, a farmer has a GMC/Chevy truck. Period. And I own a (tiny) farm, and wife was raised on it. I'm a Chevy man. Ford is king in Texas I hear. Town folks around here drive a few Rams........ but the farmers won't buy a foreign vehicle, so no Rams. And very few Fords, either. I looked at Ford when I got my Denali, but couldn't afford them.

But all 3 make good trucks. The differences used to be immense. Now, not so much. If a Chevy will do the job, that's what I'll drive. But I'll ride in any of 'em! I suspect it's whichever one will get you the best deal......because whatever Joe and Pete own, Joe and Pete will tell you is the best!

I will ride in any of the big 3 trucks.......I have AAA road service to come get me. :-)))


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I will ride in any of the big 3 trucks.......I have AAA road service to come get me. :-)))


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You would have success in finding a Dodge with a CUMMINS but you will have a heck of a time finding one with a CUMMINGS...

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I will ride in any of the big 3 trucks.......I have AAA road service to come get me. :-)))
Can't vouch for the others but Ram stands behind their 100K mile powertrain warranty. In 2013 I became the 2nd owner of a 2011 Ram 2500 w/5.7 Hemi & 85K miles. A year later the Hemi dropped a valve @ 96K miles which destroyed the engine. Ram replaced the engine - no questions asked - even though I was the 2nd owner & there were no paper/online records from the first owner.

The Cummins/Aisin combo should last & last but should you get a lemon, you can trust Ram to make it right. IMO they are working the hardest on improving their image & have recently matched Ford & Chevy/GMC in bumper-to-bumper quality. IMO, you can get a loaded Ram w/every option for a better price & the quality of the leather interiors is outstanding. Around here you can sometimes find Rams for $10K OFF sticker, so compare what you can get for the same price.
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