Id like to hear from you (just wondering) what made you decide & get a PowerStroke instead of a Cummins or a Duramax? Pros & cons of all the three.
If you wanna bash on em ……That’s fine……as long as is NOT a PowerStroke. lol.
No……. I mean it. If you had only one Truck that happened to be a PowerStroke with problem/s ………I don’t wanna HEAR IT. I wil take it that you are the type ‘o person who dosnt give a second chance to ANYTHING.
The best candidate IMO to have some input on this, would be a person who owned all three of them (or at least two). But if you have driven another brand for a while ( say uh…..work truck or ….?)
Id really like to hear some honest opinions & true facts, based on your experiences…..so if you d like to hear mine…… here it is
I own two work trucks (contractor bodies) that I ve driven here & there. I would say they ve been driven by a bunch of guys…….maybe a dozen. Both are year 2000 & both dually 1 ton . One is Ford & one Dodge. Nothing major went wrong so far with either ………except for Tstat, sensors, ball joints, caliper & a lift pump. The interiors are torn pretty bad on both.
Personal trucks?? I ve owned diesel trucks since 1990. Never owned a new one though. My first was a ‘84 GMC 3500 SC SRW (not even a dmax, just a gasser converted to diesel 6.2 L)……got stolen in 2001.
After I looked & checked out all the Three I got an ’01 F350 CC DRW.
Why?..... I loved the look of it, the best. I liked the interior a lot & the price was right. The eng. & tranny, I knew nothing about (I thought diesels are all the same). I put 153XXX mls on top of 30 some thousand mls it had , when I bought it. Trouble free miles. Plenty of torque…..and a little sluggish (witch I expected).Towed & hauled like a champ. When it got 165K mls It leaked oil (a qt every 2 weeks) . Sold it 6 mos later. That was…. in 2005.
Time for another one. Well……. everybody, but the Pope was telling me “stay away from 6L” , “what a POS” and this and that. Im like…..WTF. OK ….going with a Dodge this time (dmaxes were a lot more $$....fuk dat, they can keep em). So I got an ’03 Ram 3500 EC DRW 6 speed man. with 23K mls and some change. I put 130XXX mls on that one. Beautiful motor. Simple looking. The torque……unreal, it felt like the truck was pulling the power out of the pavement when you threw it in gear…..I just loved the grant of it. Very sluggish ….. but hey….not only a diesel, but also manual .I mean the engine ran so strong, it made the rest of the truck fall apart. I went thru 3 clutches, but I got a lead foot too. The tranny had a loud bearing noise in neutral & you had to force it, throwing it on 6th. The exterior looked….….well, my excuse was “I only notice it when I get in or out the truck”. The interior…….oh sh!t, I don’t wanna talk about it. Sold it in 2008.
Time for another. Im looking, testdriving. Hmmm Ford…Chevy…Dodge. Eeny Meeny Miny Moe…….6L. Everyone kept telling me again “oh nooo, don’t tell me you want a 6L.” Im the kinda guy, if someone says “Don’t touch” then I ll touch it, even if it is out of reach.
I got an ’06 F350 CC DRW with almost 40K mls in it. Bone stock. Couple of months later, I put a Banks Big Hoss package in it. That b!tch used to haul azz. Maaan, the more I abused it….I mean drove it……. the more I loved it. I was doing 80 on freeways…….and Im frigging towing. So many times I remember down the 10 thru Arizona, New Mexico, Texas she used to scream the road’s name. I mean Im in Texas & she’s screaming Louisiana’s name…….Im in Louisiana & she’s like “where’s Mississippi”……Oh yeah, by the time you said Missis……too late, you re in Alabama. I remember going up the 40 thru Oklahoma on KirkPatrick TurnPike doing 95 for over a half hour to the point where my CEL would come on. My friend would give me a crazy look & say :“please man, gonna get us stranded in the middle of nowhere” . For some reason NEVER got me stranded. Im in Indiana or Ohio somewhere……come out the hotel…..snow in the ground & she started right up (never plugged her in). Every 15K-20K mls stop at Jiffy-Lube & let her have a qiucky……………. Whassup with that ??!! 236,000 mls in it & not a SINGLE THING broke……..yup: two hundred thirty six thousand miles…..you read it right. I got pics of her.
I just wanted to prove that, not so many people can be wrong………..oh fuk me…….. I just did.
As we all know, things get old & outdated & everything comes to an end. So I had to let her go. The funny part is that the guy who bought, lives in same town. I texted him the other day asking how she’s doing. I get a text back “ Good, no problems so far”.
Looking again…………...Ouuu look at this: 2011 GMC 3500 CC DRW Denali. Smooth suspension, all the bells & whistles, black on black (just how I like it)……………………..So how much??
Im not gonna say man. You might be offended. The funny part is, they would not budge on $$.
GTFO o’here. I just wanted to try something different. How can you justify thousands & thousands of extra dollars . For some wood grain. Im gonna let go of this truck in 4-5 yrs….. As a matter of fact, I would not drive one, even if you gave it to me now, cause when you see me in it you re gonna say “there goes another sucker”.
How ‘bout this: 2011 Dodge CC DRW Laramie. Same tune over & over: Cum Cum Cum Cummins. Runs forever. I know, but all I want out of it is 5 yrs max. The stance of it & the interior for some reason is not up to par yet. Fast but not fast enough. The $$ less then GMC, but more than Ford.
So I decided Ford again. 6.4L . I got a 2010 with 23K on it. Towing capacity…….. a bit more than I need. The look in & out to me is the best. Performance wise…….well Im only lightly moded & all I see in my mirrors (and they are not extended) is a little smoke and 4 head lights. 2 of Dmax & 2 of Cummins.