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Old 05-03-2013, 11:47 PM   #11
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Im looking at a new TV looking at a gasser chevy 2500 6.0 with 6sp 4.10
vs a ford F250 6.2 379, Ive always had Chevys not sure if im gonna stick with them or not any input on whats a better TV Ive got a 27RKSS about 6400 dry 7800 loaded
X2 of the Ford F-250 6.2L
Check out my 2011 I have for sale here in Classified.


I'm selling it because I sold my 5th wheel and now have a motorhome
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Old 05-04-2013, 12:50 AM   #12
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5 years ago ford was the way to go - better trucks in many ways, but not anymore. Fords rust - terribly so. The 99-02 gen fords are known for the front rad support rusting out (a $2200 fix), suspensions rusting off ( ALL fords from the late 90s to mid 2000s) Fords used to be cheaper to run (purchase, resale, repair) but not anymore.

Chevy's now rule on cost to operate and they have a better warranty and now many include maintenance.

Chevys also get much better mileage than fords for the same size engine. My expedition on a good day can avg 12.3mpg (5.4 titan) and the silverado (5.3) does 16. 30% better is nothing to sneeze at.

And our '13 silverado has been the best new vehicle I've ever bought - way better than the lemon 89 s10 gm bought back off of me (yes, it was that bad).

I can't say if the 6 or 6.2 is better. The chevy 53 and ford 54 are very similar in power, considering my ford as 230k on it vs the chevy's 4k I think that speaks well for the ford (other than the windshield leak taking out the computer (common issue), plugs blowing out of the head (common issue), coil on plug issues (common...), rad support, rear suspension all rotted out. Now the water pump is original as is the starter and alternator and the trans lasted 225k.

I've been a ford person for most of my life - the taurus is gone, the windstar is gone and the expy should go on monday.
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Old 05-04-2013, 12:56 AM   #13
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X2 on the Ram Diesel. I have a 2007 2500 megacab with 6.7 cummins. I pulled a 34ft Fiver all over the country. Did not even know it was back there.
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Old 05-04-2013, 01:15 AM   #14
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X2 on the Ram Diesel. I have a 2007 2500 megacab with 6.7 cummins. I pulled a 34ft Fiver all over the country. Did not even know it was back there.
Hows the front end on your truck? I hear dodges have all sorts of recurring issues with balljoints and steering linkages.

But yeah, that cummins will pull anything and you can add a few mods and make crazy power. A customer of mine has one he's registered to pull 30k lbs (his pulling tractor and it's trailer)
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Old 05-04-2013, 01:43 AM   #15
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I have 60 some odd thousand on it and have never had a problem with the front end. I got one of the first Rams with the 6.7L. Had fits with check engine light. Probably went through a dozen software updates, but they finally got it right. last 4-5 years have not been to shop at all for anything.

And yes, I read about all those front end problems. The "shimmy of death", etc.
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Old 05-04-2013, 02:33 AM   #16
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I can't comment on the 6 vs 6.2 but my truck has been awesome. I haven't seen my dealer since the day I drove off the lot, almost 2 years now... I'm very very happy
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Old 05-04-2013, 07:01 AM   #17
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I have had Chevy/GMC trucks all my life to my current 2500HD GMC diesel. I love them and they have served me well. My current truck gets great mileage and pulls my 12,000 pound trailer like it is not even back there. Even my run around car/suv has mostly been a Chevy/GMC. I made a couple of lapses in judgment and bought a Dodge once and a Ford once. I was not happy with either. Just my experience.
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Old 05-04-2013, 07:28 AM   #18
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I thought GM revamped the 6.0L power train into the 6.2L in 2011. Which added some of the trans brake features, flex fuel, multi cylinder displacement and more power.
Or am I wrong?
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Old 05-04-2013, 07:30 AM   #19
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If you can stomach the extra cost, go diesel. I sold my 96 ford 7.3 powerstroke to buy the 2011 Dodge 6.7 Cummins. Man what a difference. I, like Camper1999, tow a 12,000 Silverback 29RE and it is the best pulling combo I have ever owned.

I have a friend with the Chevy 6.0 2500 pulling a smaller 5th wheel and he swears by the set-up. Says it is the perfect cross-over truck. Good as a daily driver, and good pulling the trailer. His is probably a 2004 or so and he has never considered trading for anything else.
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Old 05-04-2013, 07:37 AM   #20
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i'm a Ford guy, have been and always will be. my 1999 F250 7.3L serves me well. i wouldn't have a new ford though. if i EVER was to replace my 99, i'd do a dodge cummins, BUT, if ford and Caterpillar hooked up, i'd do a new ford. as long as urea was not included. just my two cents.
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