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Old 02-04-2013, 05:42 PM
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Whats all the hype about a cummins Ram??

Neighbor of mine is selling his Black 98 Ram 2500 cummins w/auto trans. Went by to take a peak today only because I have never even seen under the hood of one but i was very surprised in the difference in truck b/w a 2nd gen ram and an OBS 350. I would take the Ford any day of the week. Just seems like so much more of a solid truck in general. All i could tell him was good luck with the sale. Whats so great about those trucks? is it just the engine that people want?
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The engine. The rest of the truck(shipping crate) is a Piece of S H I T

The old saying 6 in a row, makes em go... it is true.

Dont get me wrong, I like my power stroke, but Ford really screwed up in 85 when they told Cummins they already had an engine for their pickups
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The engine. The rest of the truck(shipping crate) is a Piece of S H I T

The old saying 6 in a row, makes em go... it is true.

Dont get me wrong, I like my power stroke, but Ford really screwed up in 85 when they told Cummins they already had an engine for their pickups
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i have owned two dodge cummins pickups imho the only reason to buy one is the engine. my experience having had an idi 7.3 a 2nd gen 5.9 and 3rd gen 6.7 cummins and two obs strokes. engine repair costs are about the same. dodges are cheap when it comes to interior and body chassis work axles trans brakes that sort of thing is 2x the cash. i really liked the low end grunt of the cummins but my strokes pull the same load down the highway just as well as either cummins did.
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Yeah the motor makes cheap easy and big power that's about it
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In my younger days i was into the whole 2jz twin turbo supra stuff. Sounds very similiar. Straight 6 turbo motor made cheap easy power and was reliable. I gotta say i agree 100% the truck is a pos. Spindles diffs axles etc. Looked cheaper and smaller. Interior looked like garbage.
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Although that supra is still overall an amazing piece of machinery
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Depends what motor it had, 98 had the 12v and 24v.The 12v is mechanical injection, they run till 500k with no issues , some over 1 million miles with just normal maintenance. The 24v is prone to injection pump failure, but other than that is still a good engine. The bottom end of a cummins will hold 1000 plus hp. The auto transmissions are junk in stock form but one of the best when built. Don't bash me to bad but all in all the cummins is a better motor. The inline 6 is a better design built for durability and power, but hands down ford trucks are built a lot better
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Old 02-05-2013, 05:01 AM
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Ctd your dodge has 2000 lbs. Of torque?????

351 your right about the supra still being a well built car besides the engine.

IMO ford does make a better truck. But it sounds like an inline motor is just a very good design.
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Although that supra is still overall an amazing piece of machinery
I would love to swap my 7mge for a 2jz! Right now my car is running backwards no joke. It backfired and blew the filter off! You can hold your hand over the intake and it pushes it off while you go to the exhaust, it is sucking air. Weird! People have told me the cam timing and the dizzy timing are both out. I just don't have time right now to work on it.......
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