dodge vs chevy vs ford....

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  1. you know me

    you know me OT where the douchbags play

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    I've been considering picking up a diesel truck. I've driven a 2000ish ram 2500 and really liked it. Are there any problems that happen in one truck more then the others? I've heard that the ram can eat rotors. Any advice?
     
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    mtnbikekid08 Aime-moi moins, mais aime-moi longtemps

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    This will end well.
     
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    lol....let me feed the fire...

    Titan>Ridgeline>Explorer Sport Trac> Avalanche > all
     
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    cummins>all


    dodge transmissions and interiors are shit. specially the 2nd gen 96-2002

    if your looking for a go fast truck, go with the dodge. put a suncoast transmission in it and have fun.

    daily? chevy with the duramax allison combo.

    ford? interior is meh. engine is meh
     
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    mtnbikekid08 Aime-moi moins, mais aime-moi longtemps

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    Fixed. Ridgeline isn't even a fucking truck.
     
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    Pavester New Member

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    were talking diesels.
     
  7. GreenBeans

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    in the same boat, how are the transmissions in the 03-07 dodges? and is there any emmission bs in those years or did they start in 08?
     
  8. Masta Z

    Masta Z FUCK BOSTON

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    how are the new ford f250 superdutys?
     
  9. you know me

    you know me OT where the douchbags play

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    location + av = me believing you. Thanks mang, I'm not looking for a go fast truck...just looking for a truck to drive around and toss some extra torque in.....daddy loves torque
     
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    havent had any trouble yet with mine. the 2nd gen transmissions were total shit. made of glass. just take care of the transmissions and you will be fine.
     
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    then go with a duramax. or even a 3rd gen 02-08 dodge. throw a programmer and exhaust on it. and the torque will give you whiplash.
     
  12. you know me

    you know me OT where the douchbags play

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    that's what started this...i drove a 00ish cummins while in texas last time i was there...chip + exhaust and I think i enjoyed it more then my mustang....ok not quite but it was fucking fun
     
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    My favorites are the GM and Dodge. I have a '03 Dodge w/Cummins and 6 speed, though I'd avoid their auto trans like the plague unless you've got the time and money for a good rebuild. If you like auto transmissions the Duramax/Allison combo is hard to beat. Fords are fine if you get an older one with the 7.3 liter.
     
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    Could you afford the newer ones with the 6.7 and the new 6-speed automatic? I believe its the 68RFE which is a big big big daddy to the 45RFE which I have. The 45RFE is pretty hard to beat in durability. I would guess the 68RFE is just that much better.
     
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    lol. who needs a deeezal (sic). The ridgeline will haul whatever you need without a problem. you can't brake (sic) a hondah (sic)
     
  17. you know me

    you know me OT where the douchbags play

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    dunno, haven't really started looking yet. I didn't want to waste my yime looking at shit trucks
     
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    Titan isnt either
     
  19. mtnbike4522

    mtnbike4522 CelicaTech.com

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    i doubt your ridgeline could tow a tracksteer around. my dmax can do it all day long without a problem
     
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    lol. i guess sarcasm is hard to detect in this thread.
     
  21. IHAVECRABS

    IHAVECRABS Diversity is our strength. LOLOL

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    cummins are nice. awesome motor. the 02's and older had serious transmission and fuel pump issues, both very expensive. plan on doing both of those eventually. the 03's however have better transmissions, and solved the fuel pump problem by switching from the vp44 to the cp3. i hear that the trannys in the 07.5 and newer cummins are even better. easiest diesel of them all to work on also.

    duramaxes are nice. allison is a great transmission, but plan on rebuilding it if youre going to add more than 100HP to it with programmers (just like any other vehicle). some 01-04 (lb7) trucks had injector issues. that was fixed in 04.5. a very very few 04.5-05 trucks had overheating issues while towing heavy, which is solved with a TSB on the intake. this was completely eliminated with the 06 model. (FWIW, i have an 04.5 and tow over 10,000 lbs with no problems, and know others that do the same). 06-present has no known issues...however the engine bay has become a little crowded by now and arent really fun to work on.

    the last good powerstroke motor was the 7.3l. the 6.0l had headgasket, turbo, and EGR issues. the new 6.4l is better, but still kinda iffy... and forget working on it.. you could ask Big Country what he thought about his 6.4l.

    i would recommend a duramax or 03+ cummins.. just my experience. and i know a lot of people with diesels.

    edit: the brake rotors on the older cummins were kind of small and overheated easy when towing or driving hard... i think they upgraded them in 03. There is absolutely no way to overheat the brakes on a duramax...trust me, ive tried. Not sure about the Fords, but they seem ok.
     
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    the 7.3 came in what year f250?

    my uncle has a f250 with 350k on the odom
     
  23. IHAVECRABS

    IHAVECRABS Diversity is our strength. LOLOL

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    well, the first 7.3 IDI dates way back, not sure when exactly. but the 99-03 7.3l was the most popular and powerful. it ended in 03
     
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    his is a 1999. :bowdown: truck doesnt stop.
     
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    06 cummins 4x4 with 35s, exhuast intake etc....flawless victory and the transmission has been fine
     

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