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Old 03-21-2011, 07:18 PM
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Might be getting a new Powerstroke...

So it's about time to get a new truck.. And normally we've been totally happy with the Cummins and would've never thought we'd get anything else, except maybe a Duramax. Well now me and my dad have driven all 3 and just liked the powerstroke the best. Dodge basically looks better, it's still the same truck. Duramax hardly felt like a diesel with all the power up top and crazy defueling for shifting (have yet to drive the loaded model). But now the powerstroke had it's power instantly and down low. Lot's of compartments on the interior and extremely roomy, very well thought out interior!

Anyway, we're still working on prices for all 3 for a similar truck, and then seeing what we'll decide, but we're pretty sure gonna go with the Ford. Now for a few questions..

How well has this motor been proven?
Would you trust to void warranty at like 30-50K miles to do all the deletes?
How good is Ford's warranty usually?
What's the maintenance like on this truck, possibly vs. a Cummins?
Any recommend options to get on the truck right away?
Is there anything you would recommend putting on the truck besides gooseneck hitch and auxiliary fuel tank for lots of really heavy towing?

Our normal loads are 25-35K pounds, and our 2 6.7 Cummins have done us pretty good until now. We also put an average of 10K miles a month on the truck. Any thoughts/inputs are appreciated.. I just know Cummins pretty good already so this truck would be totally knew to me, my dad, and our driver.
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Old 03-23-2011, 07:23 PM
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So it's about time to get a new truck.. And normally we've been totally happy with the Cummins and would've never thought we'd get anything else, except maybe a Duramax. Well now me and my dad have driven all 3 and just liked the powerstroke the best. Dodge basically looks better, it's still the same truck. Duramax hardly felt like a diesel with all the power up top and crazy defueling for shifting (have yet to drive the loaded model). But now the powerstroke had it's power instantly and down low. Lot's of compartments on the interior and extremely roomy, very well thought out interior!

Anyway, we're still working on prices for all 3 for a similar truck, and then seeing what we'll decide, but we're pretty sure gonna go with the Ford. Now for a few questions..

How well has this motor been proven?
Would you trust to void warranty at like 30-50K miles to do all the deletes?
How good is Ford's warranty usually?
What's the maintenance like on this truck, possibly vs. a Cummins?
Any recommend options to get on the truck right away?
Is there anything you would recommend putting on the truck besides gooseneck hitch and auxiliary fuel tank for lots of really heavy towing?

Our normal loads are 25-35K pounds, and our 2 6.7 Cummins have done us pretty good until now. We also put an average of 10K miles a month on the truck. Any thoughts/inputs are appreciated.. I just know Cummins pretty good already so this truck would be totally knew to me, my dad, and our driver.
Well first off welcome to Powerstroke.org I personally really like the looks and interior of the new trucks alot. Like you said it was very well thought out. If your going to be doing alot of heavy hauling then probably your best bet is to get a dually. I dont know what your dodge was before but to be safe you might want to go with a dually. I dont think you'd have any problem voiding the warranty at 30-50k. The dpf delete will be a huge eye opener for you and your power stroke. It will literally thank you everytime you start her up. for the maintenance you'll be fine if you do it on schedule everytime or maybe a little bit earlier just to keep things well oiled etc. For the options im not really sure. I haven't really seen all the options ford has for the new 6.7's. But i definitely think your not going to regret your decision about buying a power stoke. Your gonna enjoy it everyday! I hope this helped make your decision a little easier!


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Old 03-23-2011, 08:57 PM
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Ok yeah it would definitely be the dually. We're working on trade-in quotes and prices on a nearly loaded version of all 3 and then we'll decide I guess. They do have 100K mile warranty on motor and transmission right?
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Ok yeah it would definitely be the dually. We're working on trade-in quotes and prices on a nearly loaded version of all 3 and then we'll decide I guess. They do have 100K mile warranty on motor and transmission right?
Yes they do! But thats with no mods at all... Meaning DPF Delete, Chip etc. I think its 100,000 miles and 5 year coverage. Im not 100% sure on the year deal but it does have a 100,000 mile warranty. What are you looking to get a f350, f450, or f550?


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Old 03-23-2011, 09:30 PM
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Yes they do! But thats with no mods at all... Meaning DPF Delete, Chip etc. I think its 100,000 miles and 5 year coverage. Im not 100% sure on the year deal but it does have a 100,000 mile warranty. What are you looking to get a f350, f450, or f550?


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Yeah obviously.. lol and it would be an f350. Asked the guy at the Ford dealer what the difference was to the f450 and he said about 7 grand. From what I've heard there's like no advantage in upgrading.
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Yeah obviously.. lol and it would be an f350. Asked the guy at the Ford dealer what the difference was to the f450 and he said about 7 grand. From what I've heard there's like no advantage in upgrading.
What ive heard its just beefier suspension parts. Theres probably more but im not sure.
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I think its 5 year 60k powertrain, 100k on motor only, I do believe your best deal will come from dodge prob 10k less.
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Driving that much in a month, I think you'll be happiest with the Ford. They did an excellent job in creature comforts. I've had all three trucks, but not a new Duramax, and the Ford is the most comfortable to ride in. 08 Dodge 3500 dually pulls great but the interior is lacking and the seat is like a rock. Ford still has the highest towing capacity. Never had any problems with warranty work. Had an 08 F250 with a couple problems and they always fix it quickly with no questions asked. A lot of it has to do with the dealer you buy it from though. Post up where you're from and ask for recommendations on dealers. The F450 has a considerable amount more towing capacity, but it's gonna suffer on fuel mileage with 4.55 rear end. Check out Ford's website and look at the videos of the Duramax vs the Superduty. I think Ford did a good job on making a fair test of fuel mileage and towing capacities. The Duramax is a great truck, but I can't justify supporting GM, plus they have IFS, which shouldn't be on a fullsize truck. There's guys on here that have put quite a few miles on their new 6.7 PS with no problems at all, just take a look at the Problems section for the 6.7. I have nothing against any of the brands but I think Ford makes the best truck.

One more thing to think about. The Duramax engineers have described their new engine as "a rubberband that's stretched really tight". Meaning they won't be able to get much more out their engine without changing the design drastically. The new Powerstroke however is at the bottom of it's potential. Once you do the deletes, and the tuners really get a grasp on this engine, I think we'll be seeing some crazy numbers.
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I think its 5 year 60k powertrain, 100k on motor only, I do believe your best deal will come from dodge prob 10k less.
Yea that sounds correct.
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So far we've been quoted 47,200 for a Dodge Laramie 4x4 3500 (not sure if with navigation or not), 48,500 for a Chevy Duramax 4x4 Crew Cab LTZ, 51,300 for one with navigation, and still working on the prices for a Powerstroke and a few more on the Cummins and still waiting on definite trade-in quotes from all 3 to know more of what the difference will be. Probably gonna have to trade by the end of this week or beginning of next because it'll be hitting 100K real soon..
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