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And the best truck is....
« on: April 29, 2013, 09:50:57 PM »


Yeah I'm bored...lol

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Re: And the best truck is....
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2013, 10:21:44 PM »
Its all I've ever owned in fact I have 3 lol its always been ford.

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Re: And the best truck is....
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2013, 05:50:31 AM »
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Go Dodge or go home! But for imports, I'd still choose a Yota over all others....the body's may rust to shit but the engine's go forever. That's why I love the Cummins turbo diesel. They are so powerful it rips the truck body's apart, you'll re-do your front end at least twice in those dodge trucks long before you ever lose your motor.

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Re: And the best truck is....
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2013, 07:43:54 AM »
I have owned and drove them all over the years,, well only one Dodge that was good enough.. Everyone should own atleast one Dodge in their life,, just so they know what its like.. Had them in cars trucks SUV's in the end they all have their good point and bad, some good ones some lemons in the end though I am a GM man,, not Chev but GMC,, first class all the way..

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Re: And the best truck is....
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2013, 08:02:50 AM »

In recent years I have had an F150 and an F250 and my father-in-law has had a couple GMCs.  Whenever I road in his trucks I though "Wow these trucks have a nice smooth ride compared to my Fords."  We bought a new 2011 F150 and what a big change in the ride of this truck.  Makes me think I'm riding in a GMC.

We have a Ranger as well and it is a good little truck.

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Re: And the best truck is....
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2013, 08:17:34 AM »
Owned Fords and Dodges....I honestly believe Ford is the better truck but I like the looks of a Dodge truck.

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Re: And the best truck is....
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2013, 10:31:10 AM »
I am still old school I have salesmen loyalty buying trucks from same guy for 15 years. 

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Re: And the best truck is....
« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2013, 12:05:55 PM »
Ram Hemi 1500 4x4 Crew Cab towing max towing capacity 10350 lbs 3.92 gears

Ford Ecoboost F150 4x4 Crew Cab max towing capacity 11300 lbs 3.73 gears

Nuff said


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Re: And the best truck is....
« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2013, 12:21:10 PM »
Lol ok Paul you win (for gas) motors ;)

Yeah dodge trucks are total rattle traps for body's and they're always breaking down. But not the diesel motors.

My friend just bought an eco-boost, those are really nice trucks. Little too flashy for my liking, but its still a smooth ride, looks nice and has tons of features and power! When you put into Reverse there's a camera that pops up on your rearview! And when you hook up to the trailer it has crosshairs to guide you in! Pretty fancy, but seems the more computerized stuff the more opportunity for glitches and electrical gremlins (like my Pontiac - which is actually apparently a KIA!!!) To go south.


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Re: And the best truck is....
« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2013, 12:39:41 PM »
Ram Hemi 1500 4x4 Crew Cab towing max towing capacity 10350 lbs 3.92 gears

Ford Ecoboost F150 4x4 Crew Cab max towing capacity 11300 lbs 3.73 gears

Nuff said

I know your no dummy on this stuff Paul but you know as well as I do these numbers put out by manafacturers mean squat in the real world.. 11,000 lbs is a lot of weight,, you know it and I know it. Its one thing to just pull it but I would like to see any 1/2 ton handle it. Yah you can hook up to it but whats your fuel econamy going to be,, and how hard is that little engine going to work to keep it at a decent speed. I went throuh this a couple years back. I had the big 6.0l gas engine in my 2500 and forget it. Oh it could tow it but you could darn near see the gas gage move and every little hill the valves just about went through the heads cause it had to spin at 5000 RPM to pull it. A few fudged numbers this way or that way don't make a darn difference either. And I ain't talking pulling no 11,000lbs either I am talking 4000lbs !!! 1/2 tons are fine for going to the strore for bread but when it comes time to work its time for a real truck..

And they are all the same when it comes to this,, fudged numbers no real world application here. Shoot a lot of places won't even let you pull that much weight with a 1/2 ton so whats even the point. Head to BC with that and they will shoot you at the border,, no questions asked..
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Re: And the best truck is....
« Reply #10 on: April 30, 2013, 01:13:29 PM »
I know your no dummy on this stuff Paul but you know as well as I do these numbers put out by manafacturers mean squat in the real world.. 11,000 lbs is a lot of weight,, you know and it and I know it. Its one thing to just pull it but I would like to see any 1/2 ton handle it. Yah you can hook up to it but whats your fuel econamy going to be,, and how hard is that little engine going to work to keep it at a decent speed. I went throuh this a couple years back. I had the big 6.0l gas engine in my 2500 and forget it. Oh it could tow it but you could darn near see the gas gage move and every little hill the valves just about went through the heads cause it had to spin at 5000 RPM to pull it. A few fudged numbers this way or that way don't make a darn difference either. And I ain't talking pulling no 11,000lbs either I am talking 4000lbs !!! 1/2 tons are fine for going to the strore for bread but when it comes time to work its time for a real truck..

And they are all the same when it comes to this, fudged numbers no real world application here. Shoot a lot of places won't even let you pull that much weight with a 1/2 ton so whats even the point. Head to BC with that and they will shoot you at the border,, no questions asked..

If you think the manufactures are fudging the numbers, Dodge must be fudging as well as Ford right?  :) And the numbers they are talking about are MAX possible so if you knock it back on both figures a % that you could agree on Ford would still out pull Dodge it seems.

Paul was comparing apples to apples as the saying goes.  But the thread does not define "best truck for what".  And you have not defined "real work". ;D

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Re: And the best truck is....
« Reply #11 on: April 30, 2013, 01:20:15 PM »
If you think the manufactures are fudging the numbers, Dodge must be fudging as well as Ford right?  :) And the numbers they are talking about are MAX possible so if you knock it back on both figures a % that you could agree on Ford would still out pull Dodge it seems.

Paul was comparing apples to apples as the saying goes.  But the thread does not define "best truck for what".  And you have not defined "real work". ;D

You wouldn't understand what real work meant anyways so whats the point.. Those that do it need no explanation !!

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Re: And the best truck is....
« Reply #12 on: April 30, 2013, 01:23:00 PM »
You wouldn't understand what real work meant anyways so whats the point.. Those that do it need no explanation !!

 :)You're not being a weasel now are you? ;D

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Re: And the best truck is....
« Reply #13 on: April 30, 2013, 01:24:30 PM »
:)You're not being a weasel now are you? ;D

Nope just stating the facts,, I don't need anyone to explain to me what is meant by real work,, why do you ??

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Re: And the best truck is....
« Reply #14 on: April 30, 2013, 01:33:51 PM »
And where did I say REAL WORK ?? all I said is when it comes time "to work".. You obviusly have little knowladge of that either as just the statement alone stumped you..

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Re: And the best truck is....
« Reply #15 on: April 30, 2013, 02:23:26 PM »
Right no all I have is a ford f150 4X4 does the job gets me where i need to go.  However for my next truck I would look at GMC and something a little bigger. 

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Re: And the best truck is....
« Reply #16 on: April 30, 2013, 04:29:07 PM »
Never been a brand fan.  Dodge drivetrains in the 318/360 days were bulletproof.  Ford 302 was as well, as long as you accepted your manifolds were going to crack, and crack, and crack.  Chev had the best pickup in every way but mileage in the late 70's early 80's.  (drivers side dipstick, pre all the electronic crap, just a simple quadra-bog).
In the 90's chev again won the day when the fords started to play with aluminum engines and junk tranny's.  At that time the dodges had some problems as well.  They couldn't seem to make up their mind which engine should be sold with which tranny, but they were  certain the one you had was hard to find if it needed replacing.

Now, dollar for dollar my pick is dodge with the 5.7 hemi for a half ton.

Dodge's have never been as nice as the chev's in ride and appointment, and yes they still have a bit of the rattletrap from their heritage, but they're well put together.  What's not promoted is the fact that most components of their running gear is common with their heavier rated siblings.  (difference between a dodge 3/4 ton and 1 ton is springs, that's it.)

The new fords have chronic injector problems.  Eventually, it'll bite you.  The new chevs have garbage tranny's.  I guess it's comforting to know if your, "truck tranny" goes you can get a direct replacement out of any dinky pretend 4x4.

My pick depends on the year.  It would behoove anyone shopping to do a lot of online research.  All the brands have good runs, and they all have bad one's as well.  Caveat Emptor.

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Re: And the best truck is....
« Reply #17 on: April 30, 2013, 04:32:21 PM »
Forgot to mention, my favorite's:

Found
On
Road,
Dead.

Remember that comedian that described his chev breaking down, just sitting on the side of the road,.........Like a Rock.

Sorry, don't know a dodge one.

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Re: And the best truck is....
« Reply #18 on: April 30, 2013, 04:40:58 PM »
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Sorry, don't know a dodge one.

Damn, Ole Dodge, Goes, Everytime!

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Re: And the best truck is....
« Reply #19 on: April 30, 2013, 05:15:36 PM »
Dodge:   Drips Oil, Drops Grease, Everywhere :P