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Thinking of making the switch...
I currently own a 01 Cummins powered POS. The engine and drivetrain is superb. Anything dodge is garbage and im growing tired of trying to keep it all in once piece.
The only trucks i like are the 05-7 Fords. They are and likely will remain the best looking truck to ever hit the market.
My only concern is the 6.0. From my readings 06/7 are the years to get. I will not even bring the truck home before getting it studded/EGR delete/bullet proof oil cooler, the revised turbo drain lines, etc, basically, buy truck, drive to TNT diesel in MD and scratch a 5k check to make it..hopefully as trouble free as my dodge has been. 70k miles on the Cummins and not a single hiccup, failure, nothing. Filters and fluid is all its needed.
I am super religious about maintenance which seems to be key on these trucks so i think im good there.
Now my other concerns are about the platform itself. Are the front ends as stout as they should be? Or are they like the dodges where every 50k miles something will need to be fixed and every 100k generally the whole thing needs to be gone over to the tune of about 1500 bucks every other year.
Anyway, whats the basic run down of problems on the 6.0 AFTER the common areas i mentioned have been addressed and the common issues with the truck itself of the likes of how the dodges have front end issues, weak trans(i know the 5r110 is pretty damn stout stock, but just how tough is it?) weak brakes, etc etc...
Thanks for your time!