Originally Posted by m2kamp
Not a fan boy lol. Don't want to start a flame war, but I would be worried about metal fatigue on the Ford.
Frames aren't springs and I thought all trucks had fully boxed frames nowadays, thanks for the education! To be fair though, I think the F350 frame has been around a very long time 1999?, with the Ram only around 2010 I believe.
The SD platform is OLD. I will give you that. It has been around since 1999. The truck is all new for 2017. I'm undecided on the majority of the new truck, but I can say I HATE the new dually fenders. The cab will be shared with the 2015+ F150 which I'm told is huge inside. It will have a fully boxed frame, likely because the C channel frame's amount of flex would tear the aluminum body and bed to pieces.
I'm very happy with my 13, and it's not going anywhere. To the person concerned about failure rates on the 6.7, its really a non issue with post 2011 trucks. The job 1 2011 trucks did have some issues, both pickups and C+C's. And the only truck that ever left me sit on the side of the road waiting for a wrecker was a 5.9 Ram with a CP3. **** happens and nothing is perfect.
They can all have issues, and the Cummins is no longer the dead nuts reliable 12 valve tractor engine it was born from. I can say however, in my line of work (heavy equipment) the 6.7 Cummins (sometimes rebranded) is one of the most reliable Tier4 interim and final platforms. Just be glad you can get parts and service at a Ram dealer, because at least our local Cummins dealer SUCKS.