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Old 10-14-2011, 11:05 AM
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What Would You Do?

Well I have been thinking of getting rid of my 08 f-350 SRW and getting a doge 3500 DRW. I just can not make up my mind. What would you guys do? I only have 45,000 miles on my truck and the 06 Doge i have been looking at has 120,000 miles on it. I have always been but when it comes to towing its hard to to come close to the Cummings motor. Thanks for you input!
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TheCummins IS a great motor, the 48re trans is a bit of a gamble towing heavy. Is the dodge stick or auto?
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TheCummins IS a great motor, the 48re trans is a bit of a gamble towing heavy. Is the dodge stick or auto?
Stick. Thats the only way i would buy one
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Well, much simpiler truck. My buddy bought an '07 5.9 dually last week with 108000mi. with an auto and it's a clean truck. He's in Mi. and I think he got it for just under $17000 for reference. SLT silver quadcab.
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if i had to take the Dodge..... i'd probably say f-it and go get a car......
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with that many miles on the dodge you are asking for front end troubles. They tend to get loose and have issues around that time if not sooner. The cummins motor is great, the truck around it is a piece of chit. Rattles, sqeaks, bangs, clangs, and falls apart. Not to mention there seats SUCK. Takes about 1 hr of driving before they get uncomfy.
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So I went back and forth pretty friggin hard about this, just a few months ago

I have had a little of everything, my last DD/Work truck was an lb7 D-Max, it was great, absolutely zero complaints, not the beefiest looking truck but comfy, then I got bored

I would change my mind every day between dodge and ford and ended up buying my 08 over a dodge because as others have said, the cummins is great the rest is not. The ext looks nice, but like the GMC, kinda boring, the 08+ Fords are the best looking truck inside and out with the most factory options and amenities, and they hold up in terms of the nickel and dime little crap that goes wrong compared to a dodge. I figured there are plenty of people driving the hell outta the 6.4s with little to no problems after a couple minor mods. And I spend a lot of time in the truck so I wanted something comfy and nice, I figure good looking and comfort is worth a few thousand over the long haul, so I technically have a little bit of money left over for the small fixes, if any appear.

Good luck, in the end I say just buy something and you will love it, its really a toss up
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KEEP UR F350...
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I went thought the same thing last fall, I was down to either an 06 dodge mega cab with the 5.9/ auto or my current ford. I love the cummins so I drove them both around allot (really annoyed the dealers) and I have to agree that the ford just seemed to be built better, the interior was much better, just had a better feel to the whole truck. Personal preference really. Loved how easily more power could be made with the 6.4 than the cummins. Mpg sucks compared to the cummins but thats really my only complaint.
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Keep the 6.4L, The truck that surrounds the motor is sooooo much nicer in the Ford. I own a third gen dodge and my Ford, and honestly other than the Cummins being a great platform to get power out of there are no redeeming factors over my Ford.
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