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Old 06-12-2009, 05:55 AM
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Ford/Cummins opinions?

I have heard alot of talk about Dodge moving to small fuel efficent vehicles. Some think they are going to quit making anything bigger than a 1500. Some think Cummis will approach Ford when this happens........
You guys heard anything?
Do you guys think it would be a positive thing if Ford joined Cummins?
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Old 06-12-2009, 05:59 AM
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I personally think so. I was originally looking at Dodges just for the engine. But the Fords over rode that with looks, interior layout and ride. Now if a Ford had a factory Cummins engine and a Kick @ss transmission. It would be the perfect truck in my eyes.
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I have always bounced from Duramax to Powerstroke, never owned a Cummins. Although in the horse and equipment business, I know lots of guys who USE their trucks. The Cummins guys really stand behind them. And I know several Ford Guys who say SuperDuty with a Cummins would be a dream!
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I don't see this happening unless the 6.7 scorpoin motor ford has designed becomes a huge mistake. Besides, doesn't ford own cummins?
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I don't see this happening unless the 6.7 scorpoin motor ford has designed becomes a huge mistake. Besides, doesn't ford own cummins?
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There is nothing wrong with dreaming.

Yes, It would be a nice set up. Although I love my 6.0L, I am sure if I owned a F250 Cummins I would love it just as much.


Crap, I hope my truck did not hear that
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I don't see this happening unless the 6.7 scorpoin motor ford has designed becomes a huge mistake. Besides, doesn't ford own cummins?
I don't see this happening either but Ford does not own Cummins. Ford has Cummins motors as well as Cat motors in the F650 and F750.
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If Dodge quit putting Cummins into their heavy trucks they'd probably sink. IMO, I think it would be a foolish move for them. Also heard some good things from those "De-Stroked" guys... Just can't get past the feeling that that's like mixing breeds... Cummins=Dodge, Navistar=Ford.
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I am not touching the crossing breeds thing! LOL

The rumour was they were going to quit with the Diesels all together, key word rumour.
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Well Ford's contract with International AND Dodge's contract with Cummins both expire December 31st, 2009. Dodge isn't "dropping" Cummins. They're kind of in a bind being poor and all.

I think the reason that there hasn't been any "real" talk about this is because Chrysler has officially been sold to FIAT as of June 1st of this year, so even for a new contract to be written up with Cummins, the new "parent" company has to decide. But I'm sure most of you knew that.

Personally, I love a Cummins, their designs are so well thought out and executed. And let me tell ya, if Ford continued the Superduty, with a Cummins, and contracted with Allison like Chebby has done.... I'd sell my left nut for one. That would be a dream truck, and is the dream truck of many.

Has anyone ever drove anything with a Cummins hooked to an Allison...? I have. I know a 12valve with that 6sp auto (same as a dury) are SWEET. I love the hell out of driving those suckers. If you drive one like that... they belong together. I've overhauled some Cumminss and some Allisons, they are so simple it's unreal. They're pretty cool.

Now put this in your pipe and smoke it, I think Ford should do this... Contract with Cummins, put the inline 6 in there (not the v-6 thing they were thinkin of), Make the Allison 6sp an option, AND utilize Urea injection to meet Emissions standards rather than the DPF garbage, and do it sooner than later before the EPA reeeeeeaallly starts screwing us. IF FORD READS ANY OF THIS STUFF, MAKE A NOTE OF THAT
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