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Having owned trucks from all of the big 3, I dont care how much Horsepower and Torque the Cummins makes, as long as they keep putting it in the Dodge POS chassis and body, I will never buy one.

My last Dodge was rattling as I pulled it off the lot.

I am happiest with the Ford truck. Picking up a new 6.7 this week.
 

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This is something my boss told me about dodge trucks. "The cummins is a million dollar motor in a five dollar truck". Lol and i agree

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You have heard of Fummins right? I have neverheard of anyone putting a stroker or dirtymax in a different brand of truck. Probably a reason for that.

I always thought the f-650, had the best of everything: Cummins, Allison tranny, and a ford chassis. At some point In Time you could get a Cat diesel too.
 

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Well, that was then, and this is now.

The new Ram, aside from the overall Mopar lines is a very impressive upgrade. Competition like this makes better trucks for everyone.
 

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Well, that was then, and this is now.

The new Ram, aside from the overall Mopar lines is a very impressive upgrade. Competition like this makes better trucks for everyone.
Exactly, I mean it looks like dodge really stepped up with beefier frame, axles, upgraded interior and healthy power increase. I knew that 6.7 cummins had much more power in, but that 68re dodge tranny was the limiting factor. Now they have the Aisin, 385/850 torque. It will be interesting to see in upcoming months what the GCWR and Trailer weight tow capabilities.

Ford has always made a solid and sturdy framed truck, and stout trannies too. But dodge may just have narrowed that gap with the 2013, only time will tell.

I would buy a dodge over a Chevy dura max any day...

But for generations my family has been all pro ford, and I'm no different, just looks like ford will loose sales to dodge with this 2013 dodge cummins.
 

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I think the Dodge hands down looks better than any other truck out there. My next truck will most likely be a dodge. I'm just ready to try something different and I love the way they look.
 

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Still like the idea that Ford Superduty is built in USA. Dodge Ram built in Mexico.

I've owned three Dodges and now a Superduty built in America with no bailouts!!!
 

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Will be looking very serious at buying a new Dodge when they come out. Havent been interested in the past due to their previous view of DEF, the mileage penalty and maintenance penalty of the current Cummins 6.7L.... But, introduce DEF, 15K mile O/C intervals, Aisin, the rumor of having 2WD Lo function and better frame and interior.... I will be seriously looking. Just hoping they will offer the Aisin in a 3/4 ton or 1 ton srw configuration.
 

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Competition is good. I looked at them all before going Ford. Consumer Reports rated the diesels and Ford was on top for reliability. And, I love the interior amenities and size.

I had a love-hate view of the Ram. Lots I liked about them. Wasn't too keen on what I've read about the transmissions. Like the Cummins. Didn't like the small wheels. I know that the wheels can be changed...but an 8' bed SRW truck with the 17" wheels just looked goofy to me. And, I didn't care to spend big bucks on a truck to turn around and drop big bucks on new wheels and tires.

I'll be interested to see a head to head match up.
 

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You have heard of Fummins right? I have neverheard of anyone putting a stroker or dirtymax in a different brand of truck. Probably a reason for that.

I always thought the f-650, had the best of everything: Cummins, Allison tranny, and a ford chassis. At some point In Time you could get a Cat diesel too.
Pointless post!
 

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So is ford gonna change their tuning so that its at 855 ft/lb torque lol
 

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Lol I haven't really looked into it but that's probably the only thing ram did. Oh, btw dodge isn't a company anymore
 

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How is my post pointless? I am talking about the superiority of a cummins engine. The thread is talking about the new dodges stepping up the creature comforts, now being a bigger threat to ford. They have always had the best motor. Now more power in a refined truck.

So please explain how my post is pointless.
 

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How is my post pointless? I am talking about the superiority of a cummins engine. The thread is talking about the new dodges stepping up the creature comforts, now being a bigger threat to ford. They have always had the best motor. Now more power in a refined truck.

So please explain how my post is pointless.
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And your just giving your opinion. Yes, I like cummins but its not like they don't give problems. Right now ram is riding the wave like ford did with the 7.3. But times change. You never really know how good a engine is till years down the road. Usually and funny at times not untill that engine is no longer made anymore. So what about a fummins? Its still not going to make up for the rest of truck around the motor in a dodge. And cat's, well their somewhat recent departure from the on road market should say a lot. And the same could be said about them. Their newer motors are not near as good as the old ones.
Btw, what made you buy the ford over the ram?
 

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And your just giving your opinion. Yes, I like cummins but its not like they don't give problems. Right now ram is riding the wave like ford did with the 7.3. But times change. You never really know how good a engine is till years down the road. Usually and funny at times not untill that engine is no longer made anymore. So what about a fummins? Its still not going to make up for the rest of truck around the motor in a dodge. And cat's, well their somewhat recent departure from the on road market should say a lot. And the same could be said about them. Their newer motors are not near as good as the old ones.
Btw, what made you buy the ford over the ram?
Obviously you don't know that a Fummins is a cummins in a ford truck. So yes having a fummins would "make up for the rest of the truck". Mounted to an Allison transmission you would have the perfect truck, and I don't think anyone could argue that.

I bought a Ford because dodge and chevrolet have more downfalls.

This is something my boss told me about dodge trucks. "The cummins is a million dollar motor in a five dollar truck". Lol and i agree

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Bryce18 had it right to begin with.
 

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As a woman at my work said when a group of us were talking about our diesel trucks: "The new Dodge has feminine lines and curves. It's body was probably designed by a woman." We all busted up on that one, even the two Dodge Cummins dudes got a kick out of it. After thinking about it, we agreed that she could be right.
I do like the Cummins, but Ford just makes a better looking truck. IMO
 

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There are certain angles when I look at the Ram that I like, and others I don't. Back when Dodge changed the game and grabbed the big rig look, I really liked them.
 
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