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post #1 of 21 Old 05-09-2008, 02:51 AM Thread Starter
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The big three diesels

When I say the big three diesels I mean cummins duramax and powerstroke.

I wanna know why and this is food for thought for all you guys out there. why when you go to a certain board or forum this is all you hear cummins is better than your powerjoke or duracrap etc etc. why the brand hating?

I love my powerstrokes because thats what comes factory from ford. I find that dodge and chevy put out a inferior truck but when it comes down to engines if you got the cash the sky is the limit when it comes to performance. I have seen the mighty cummins break I have seen duramaxes blow it and Fords blow it. when you get up there in performance they all need to be fire ringed head studded etc. I honestly do not think a cummins engine is any more reliable then a powerstroke 6.0. Yes the engine has been plagued by issues but it was not to long ago that I remember the 5.9 having blocks that liked to crack.

I think my point is if we all have to spend the money to get the power what does it matter what platform we build off to achieve that? in all honesty a 3/4 ton or a 1 ton truck that can post a 10-12 second et is amazing.
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Ah they are all good to me. If I had the funds, I would have all three sitting in my drive but that won't happen, at least for a long time. But everything has it's pros and cons.
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Oh why can't we all just get along???? why, oh why??

you have "brand-hating" because its the nature of the beast. Its competition. Just like you have people who are die-hard ford fans, you got people who are die-hard cowboy fans, or die-hard Earnhardt fans. Or any other area in life where you have 2 or more items that compete to do the same thing.....people will pick a side.

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very good point thast why i pride myself on being a "diesel" lover they all have their pros and cons but some people get pretty heated if you tell them their cummins wont beat your powerstroke which i have beaten and gotten beatin by both d-max and cummins i just want to have fun


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Oh why can't we all just get along???? why, oh why??

you have "brand-hating" because its the nature of the beast. Its competition. Just like you have people who are die-hard ford fans, you got people who are die-hard cowboy fans, or die-hard Earnhardt fans. Or any other area in life where you have 2 or more items that compete to do the same thing.....people will pick a side.

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All you hear cummins is better than your powerjoke or duracrap etc etc.
A lot of Ford owners say that, too. But you don't hear a lot of Dodge owners saying Powerstrokes are better than Cummins.

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When you get up there in performance they all need to be fire ringed head studded etc.
6.0s need it a lot sooner than Cummins. Try 50psi boost on a stock 6.0 and see what happens.

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I honestly do not think a cummins engine is any more reliable then a powerstroke 6.0.
Honestly?

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I think my point is if we all have to spend the money to get the power what does it matter what platform we build off to achieve that?
It just takes a lot more money to do it in a Powerstroke, but it can be done...


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I just love "DIESELS". Just LOVE Ford trucks better!!
I do miss my Superduty sometimes....

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