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Anybody switch from Dodge to Ford? Happy with decision?

I tried to do a search for this info but didn't really find what I was looking for.

So, I'm a Cummins guy. I won't go thru my whole decision process of why I picked the Dodge other then I considered the Cummins to be the better engine. I've owned more Fords than any other vehicle and have always had good luck with them (but these were all gasers). I’ve just been kicking around the idea of trying out a Powerstroke. There is nothing wrong with my Dodge, never had a problem with it. Guess I just like variety and seem to get bored with my vehicles after a few yrs.

For creature comfort, looks and price purposes I would be looking for a 05-06 vehicle which would be the 6.0. I am well aware of what fails on these vehicles. All trucks have their issues. For the larger number of Powerstrokes that are sold vs. Dodges/Chevys, the percentage of problem vehicles is probably similar. For what I want to do in the way of mods(hp/torq goals), I would have to do studs on my Cummins anyway. Also, I may save some money doing the other 6.0 fixes vs. the trans in the Dodge.

So, has anybody switched from a Dodge to a Ford? Were you happy with your decision or did you go back? Thanks.

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Honestly each truck has there goods and there bads, I grew up on Fords so Ford is what I love. Not hate for any other trucks here, Cummins are nice easier to get power out of a inline 6 then a V-8, but I always love the look of Fords thats me, plus they kept the solid axle why wasnt a fan of duramax, but like i said to each there own, got a few friends that have switched and are happy. Cant beat that Jet Whistle in a 6.0 haha.

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i had a dodge and switched to a ford and the feel between the trucks should make up your mind.
drive a 06 powerstroke its twice the truck body and frame and comfort wise.
my dodge would creak and rattle and sway.
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I don't know about Dodge but i am a Chevy guy, went with the Ford because of the solid front axle. I miss Chevy, but let me tell you this 05 PSD of mine is no joke. Pulls like crazy, is nice inside and out, and she looks great.
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dodge to ford. if i had more money id bought a dodge. great motor man.

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I went from Dodge to Ford and the ford truck itself is twice the truck comfort,ride etc. But you cant beat a cummins motor. I had 265,000 on dodge and she never missed a beat.The biggest complaint I have with dodge is on the four door truck rear doors are so small amd not near the room of my ford.:givemebee r:

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I love my 05 ford 6.0, they have twice the room, nicer interior, better & bigger built,
but love the cummins motor.

i cant see trading everything for just the motor...just my 2 cents & goodluck on your choice
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I had a 04 Dodge crew cab, loved the motor as with every one else but the crew cab is way smaller than the Ford, other than the Mega Cab. Fit, finish, quality, Ford hands down, too bad about the motor problems that some have had, but keep a stroker maintained, sythetic oil really helps, and it will be great for you. I switched because of the looks, ride, and interior space. Good luck with your choice. I drive a Reg cab now but when I switched it was to a 06 crew lariet sb auto, man I miss that truck.


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Got a buddy at work who has an 07 Dodge 2500. Keeps telling me how much he misses his F250. Rode nicer, built better, handles a load better.

Yep, he has had his auto trans worked on, and finally replaced with an aftermarket one.

There's no question the Cummins is a terrific engine. But, I drive the whole truck, not just the engine.

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Thank you everyone for the input. I think I will look to make the switch. Anyone want to buy a low milage Dodge?

06 6.0 PSD, F-350, Lariat, CC, LB, 4X4, 35s, Insight CTS, Updated FPR Spring, 5" TB "off road" exhaust, coolant filter, BPD EGR cooler, BPD 58V FICM, leveled, Powermax turbo.

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