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Old 12-17-2014, 10:17 AM   #31
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I wouldn't buy the 6.0 and 6.4 engines from Ford/International but I think Ford knew the 6.7 was to be a make or break engine for them if they were to be successful in the diesel pick-up market. From all I've heard they have done a good job with few problems. I also noticed the Ram costs a little less. That always makes me wonder if the others are making more profit or is the Ram using cheaper materials. People seem happy with their new Rams so who knows.
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Old 12-17-2014, 10:19 AM   #32
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In 2002 ford parted way with international (original 7.3 powerstroke) and started building there own from 2002- to the new 6.7
This is incorrect. Navistar International made the 6.0 and the 6.4 as well. The 6.7 is Ford's entry into making their own diesel which started in 2011. It was re-engineered for the 2015 model year and now has 440HP, 860TQ, and a real exhaust brake.

I agree with the others. All three have excellent products now. It's pick your flavor really. They are all great trucks...
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If it rides like a Chevy, runs like a Ford, pulls like a Dodge, then it must be a perfect truck. (:>)
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Old 12-17-2014, 12:50 PM   #34
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We have a new GMC 2500 Duramax and love it pulling our Wildcat. Love it, the power and how really quiet it is riding in it. IMHO take a test drive in the big three and look at how the cabin looks and feels. All of them will do the job, but most important is how you feel driving them. Check the options and the NAV and audio screen. Pick one that is easy for you to operate. Good Luck on your buying adventure.
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Not sure how the Dodges and Fords work, but on the GMs the high idle is driver selected option in the DIC panel. When the temps are constantly below 20 during the day, I put the front cover on, turn on high idle, and plug in. When it's 10 below I can remote start and walk out to my truck within the first 8 minutes or less (timer of remote start), and the truck will be warm, the seats are warm(remote start turns on seat heaters in winter and coolers in summer), and the windows are clear. The high idle will not engage if the engine is up to temp or while driving, so it's a set it and forget it until spring.
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Old 12-17-2014, 01:51 PM   #36
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With all the trucks being so close anymore it truly is what you prefer. I always liked the Fords so that is what I buy and I am happy with mine. I went from a gasser to a diesel for longer towing and what a difference. Good luck.
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Great looking truck. Am starting to look as well for a 3/4 ton diesel. The half ton would handle the trailer but it is 35' and getting around gas tanks is a little hairy sometimes so I will move into a diesel. Have had F250 & F350 Ford trucks in the past and loved them but my wife now has RA and the front floor of the Ford HD trucks is raised so much she can't get in from the step. The Chevrolet 2500 has a level floor so guess we will be going with the Chevy this time.
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Absolutely lovin this conversation. Just traded my '07 GMC 1500HD this year on a new end of year sale 2014 2500 Duramax and absolutely lovin it. 30' 5er and no longer trying to draft a semi. Quiet and comfortable with all the power I need. Who could ask for more.Click image for larger version

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That is a very sharp looking combination! I'll bet you can't wait for spring, unless you are lucky enough to be already wintering somewhere a thousand miles south of Winnipeg.
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In 2002 ford parted way with international (original 7.3 powerstroke) and started building there own from 2002- to the new 6.7 there has been 4 or 5 motor changes I would stay away from any 6.0 or 6.4 ford diesel I have heard once you delete them and replace turbo they will run forever but your talking 6-12 thousand to do it around 85,000 mile mark. I really like the duramax diesel and Allison transmission in the Chevy but the crew cab seemed a little tight. I choose a 2013 ram 2500 6.7 and have been very happy. Cummins has a great reputation and right now ram is better priced then the other 2. Also pay attention to what RV transporters are using when I am up in the factory area tons of dodges, many Chevy, and some ford which really surprises me because I was always a ford guy and loved them 5 personal fords and 10plus work fords. A friend of mine who worked at cummings on the 5.9 told me there was over 100 less parts on the cummings verse ford 6.0 & 6.4 that is why they are more reliable.
As someone else has stated, the 6.0 and 6.4 were International engines. As far as delivery drivers goes, I've had 3 TTs delivered in the past 3 years(well 1 for me, the in laws, and my mother). ALL 3 drivers were driving Ford 6.0 diesels! I couldn't believe it. Was actually surprised the campers even made it to us. The first driver back in Fall 2012 had over 600K on his 6.0. He told me he had had 40 some odd injectors replaced and had just had to replace the heads- other than that just general maintenance. I had always heard that the 6.0 didn't suffer from massive failures as often when worked and driven hard- maybe that is the case.
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