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Old 07-25-2012, 03:59 AM
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Hey everyone
I am new to the forum. I am wondering what everyone with the new 6.7 liter diesel thinks of them? I am looking at getting a new truck and am very very torn between Ford or dodge (ram). I am looking to keep this truck for a long time, not trade it off in 4-5 years. I would especially like to hear from the owners who run their 6.7 liters in the winter time and any issues the winter months have brought you. Any input would be helpful.

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Old 07-25-2012, 04:27 AM
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Hey everyone
I am new to the forum. I am wondering what everyone with the new 6.7 liter diesel thinks of them? I am looking at getting a new truck and am very very torn between Ford or dodge (ram). I am looking to keep this truck for a long time, not trade it off in 4-5 years. I would especially like to hear from the owners who run their 6.7 liters in the winter time and any issues the winter months have brought you. Any input would be helpful.

Thanks
Andy
I've never owned a dodge, so I can't help you there, but I can't tell you that I absolutely love this 6.7. I have owned two 7.3's and a 6.0. This new truck blows them away. I'm in Houston, so there is not much winter here. Maybe someone else can chime in on that one for ya. From driving around town taking the wifey to dinner, to the ranch on weekends pulling hay and cattle trailers, I love it!

Good luck!!
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Old 07-25-2012, 04:38 AM
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There are a couple good write ups debating between the two trucks and one went to Dodge, one went to Ford I think.
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Old 07-25-2012, 04:41 AM
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The Ford will start easier in the winter than the Dodge, my grandpa and uncle both run Dodge's one has a 10 one has a 11, both loaded. The Ford will ride better and after driving them both I would vote Ford hands down. The cummins is a great motor but the trans sucks. Maintenance on the Ford is easier to, the oil filter is in a better location on the Ford, replacing the fuel filter on the Fords is pretty easy to. I think the cummins holds like 11 quart of oil and the Ford holds 13. Just little things to think about.
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Old 07-25-2012, 04:51 AM
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Just my 2 cents I would go with a ford smoother ride and better mpg to

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I Love My Scorpion! I Live in Ohio and have zero issues in the winter. I think she likes the winter more due to the cold lol. I can't help ya out since I haven't owned a Dodge since the 1990's. Anyway, good luck and let us know your outcome.
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Old 07-25-2012, 09:21 AM
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The Ford will start easier in the winter than the Dodge, my grandpa and uncle both run Dodge's one has a 10 one has a 11, both loaded. The Ford will ride better and after driving them both I would vote Ford hands down. The cummins is a great motor but the trans sucks. Maintenance on the Ford is easier to, the oil filter is in a better location on the Ford, replacing the fuel filter on the Fords is pretty easy to. I think the cummins holds like 11 quart of oil and the Ford holds 13. Just little things to think about.
I disagree with the above post. I live in Salt Lake City Utah and own a Dodge truck. The truck starts right up during the winter. It has a block heater but I don't have to use it. Cummins recommends you plug in the block heater where temperature is -20 degrees.

I'm a former Ford owner. Ford builds a great truck. My 6.4L was a great truck and just had a POS emissions system and deleting isn't an option where I live.

I suggest you test drive both, educate yourself, and pull the trigger on the truck that works best for you. I have nothing negative to say about either brand and it's your decision. Good luck.
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I luv'd my previous 6.0L despite blown head gasket, EGR & oil cooler so figured why should I change brands. You'll make-up excuses just to take it on some long roadtrips. It's really smooth, joy to drive. I did test drive Dodge and overall IMO Ford has better quality, features, comfort, and handling. I've even had Dodge boys come up to me and comment on the looks and quality. Can't comment or compare on Cummins but the 6.7L has tons more power than my previous. Pulls my fiver like its not even there. Just got mine last month so haven't experienced cold temps yet.
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I love my ford, but I bet u didn't expect to hear anything dift on a ford forum
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I can't speak about the Dodge..never owned one. I will say this new Ford starts very well in the winter. We get well below zero here in Rural MN...and last winter my truck never had a problem. My previous truck, 2002 Duramax, would idle very roughly and smoke a fair bit for the first 15 seconds or so after starting. That truck had all new glow pins and still was not fond of winter starting. It's probably, in large part, related to updates in technology. I'm absolutely satisfied with my 2011 F 350....I look forward to enjoying it for the next nine years or so.

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Wayne
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