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Old 08-09-2013, 04:51 PM   #31
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OP...if you're looking to buy new, I'd have both eyes on the 2014 Dodge 3500 with the 30K GVWR!!! That seems exciting
Yes that is amazing enough to tempt me out of my ford!
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Old 08-09-2013, 04:59 PM   #32
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Yes that is amazing enough to tempt me out of my ford!
but not so amazing as to tempt me into new truck payments. will somebody buy one in my area, take the hit and let me buy a a slightly disounted, but discounted nonetheless, price? i want red ext with leather int this time. sirius radio and 4x4 would be a deal maker. try to keep the miles low for me if you would please
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Old 08-09-2013, 07:24 PM   #33
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I heard ford purchased cummins a few years ago, but dodge had a contract for the motor until 2016.
Big time lies. I work for Cummins and it is not true it started when you could start ordering ford trucks with the cummins engine although it has to be I think a 550 or bigger. Thing to remember is the dodge engine is built by cummins for dodge it is different than the 6.7 used in other applications. The dodge has a dodge ECM not a cummins ECM so a cummins tech cannot use their software on it. It also has a front gear train where as the cummins 6.7 in other apps is rear gear train. Do not get me wrong the engine is built by cummins but to dodge specs kind of like when international was building powerstroke only exception is cummins is not afraid to keep their name on it
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Old 08-09-2013, 07:33 PM   #34
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OP...if you're looking to buy new, I'd have both eyes on the 2014 Dodge 3500 with the 30K GVWR!!! That seems exciting

But my 450 already has 33000 GCWR. Why would I want less!!

Just messin wit you guys!
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Old 08-09-2013, 09:23 PM   #35
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I'm sticking to Fords. Been with them through bad times and good. On my 3rd powerstroke, no problems with any of them. All towing heavy loads most of their time I had them. Just bought my newest one last week, and love it. F-350 CC. LB Lariat with all the options. I won't ever knock the cummins, but they are definitely not what they were years ago (12 valve). Kind if like it was hard to beat the 7.3 powerstroke. Buy whichever suits best. All of the big 3 make a pretty good tow rig. I respect others choices.
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Old 08-11-2013, 09:40 PM   #36
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I chose the Dodge Cummins when I purchased our in 2011. I figured that the main components to the engine as been around for years and has been throughly tested by every owner prior to me. These things haven't changed much, in fact the older 5.9L are probably better then the newer 6.7L engines do to the newer smog restrictions. Mine has only (Ha) 650 ftlbs of torgue (they upped the torgue to 800 ftlbs later that year) put pulls like a scolded pig. This thing has power. It gets 17mph on the highway and pulls our trailer at 12.5 to 13 mph. It has an engine brake feature that when used with the tow/ haul mode allows the engine drag to slow things down. This is a brake saver, I have gone down some pretty steep windy roads while towing and never had to touch the brakes. I don't know much about the Fords but I chose the cummins because of it's proven track record. I am glad I did, it is a great truck.
For the record, I just returned from a trip down to Florida from Ct. We took 84-81-77-26-95, to avoid 95, and I was very impressed with my PowerStroke on those mountain passes down in Virginia/NC area. Running 60-65mph coming down with the engine brake was the cat's azz, and just for ha's ha's I used the electronic 6-speed downshifting, which was actually more effective...never touched the brake at all.
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Old 08-12-2013, 08:43 AM   #37
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For the record, I just returned from a trip down to Florida from Ct. We took 84-81-77-26-95, to avoid 95, and I was very impressed with my PowerStroke on those mountain passes down in Virginia/NC area. Running 60-65mph coming down with the engine brake was the cat's azz, and just for ha's ha's I used the electronic 6-speed downshifting, which was actually more effective...never touched the brake at all.

Yeah, the Electronic over manual shifting is pertty nice for sure!
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since I am partial to the GM diesel,
I think the Duramax is actually an Isuzu engine.
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I think the Duramax is actually an Isuzu engine.
GM makes the electronic controls and Isuzu manufactures the Duramax diesel engine. Duramax Diesel FAQ
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Love my Isuzu...such a proven engine line
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