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Powerstroke vs Cummins (which one is better)

Ive got a 1997 Powerstroke 7.3 and im starting to think about getting a 5 speed 1994-1997 dodge cummins. I really want to know what the pros and cons are for each trucks.

let me know what all yall think.

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Dodge has a better motor.

Ford has a better truck.
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Dodge falls apart around motor, and the cummins is entirely mechanical, it's a great motor with a terrible shell, ford is a better built truck over all, but not as cheap and easy to make power like the cummins

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depends what you like. i like both. had 7 - 7.3s (still have 6) had 4 cummins in dodges, still have one. also have a cummins in a backhoe, a cummins in a F650 and a cummins in a boat, they are great motors. but i think the same of th epowerstroke

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if i recall correctly if you search in google cummins vs powerstroke there is about 57k search results...



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Powerstroke vs Cummins (which one is better)

There are more 7.3's still on the road than gm and cummins of the same model years.


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I think more 7.3's were built than dodge and gm diesels combined.

To compare the engines alone, the cummins is cheaper to maintain, cheaper and easier to repair/rebuild, built a little beefier, and as said many times before it's easier and cheaper to get big HP out of the cummins.........which I don't really care about because I don't need or want a truck with insane HP people try to get out of these engines.
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And the cummins typically gets a little better fuel economy.
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Powerstroke vs Cummins (which one is better)

Once we start mods on any of them it compromises them. Stock trucks meticulously maintained will last a long time. We throw injectors and turbos and progammers and them we have a posing contest on whose is better and then call em crap when they blow up. Man, I love diesels! Lol


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Re: Powerstroke vs Cummins (which one is better)

Here the question what's ur goals and how long do u plan to keep a truck.

1996 Ford F-250 7.3 Powerstroke Diesel 286k fully built E4OD with lock up switch Stage 1.5 180cc injectors BDP fuel system Tony tunes economy daily tow street extreme smoke 3in dp-6in homemade stack traction bars fog lights and a ok sound system. Nuff fuel for 408hp just need that new gen2WW

1989 chevy 3500 with 92 gm replaced 6.5 with a 97 NV4500 banks sidewinder rv air filter and open exhaust. mileage is ur guess down right now needs a ops.
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