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Honky
10-08-2013, 02:45 PM
So of the big 3 Ford, Chev and Dodge Ram, what do you think is the best 1-ton Pick-up and why?

Towing/hauling
Reliability
Comfort




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mus-Tard
10-08-2013, 04:20 PM
you see a lot more old ford truck that are still being used as work trucks than dodge or chev....


or at least that is what it seems to me

dirka dave
10-08-2013, 04:39 PM
Toyota Tundra !!!!!


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Tunabomber
10-08-2013, 04:56 PM
Stick with the dodge for towing and hauling what u do. But dont be a lazy and get the troubled auto transmission. Get the stick dude.

Also stop driving your 50,000 + truck to work everyday... Get a commuter

Honky
10-08-2013, 05:01 PM
The new Dodge has the option for a HD Asian tranny

arjan
10-08-2013, 05:32 PM
asian tranny :D :D

MikeWild
10-08-2013, 05:35 PM
Ford Super Duty
Engine: 6.7L Power Stroke V-8
Turbo System: Single sequential with variable geometry
Head Material: Aluminum-alloy
Block Material: Compacted graphite iron
Horsepower: 400 hp at 2,800 rpm
Torque: 800 lb-ft at 1,600 rpm
Transmission (auto): 6R140 TorqShift manually shiftable six-speed
Front Suspension 2WD: Independent twin I-beam with coil springs
Front Suspension 4WD: Solid axle with coil springs
Rear Suspension: Solid axle with leaf springs
Axle Ratios: 3.31, 3.55, 3.73, and 4.30

GM Chevrolet/GMC
Engine: 6.6L Duramax LML V8
Turbo System: Single with variable geometry
Head Material: Aluminum-alloy
Block Material: Cast Iron
Horsepower: 397 hp at 3,000 rpm
Torque: 765 lb-ft at 1,600 rpm
Transmission (auto.): Allison 1000 manually shiftable six-speed
Front Suspension 2WD/4WD: Independent short/long-arm with torsion bars
Rear Suspension: Solid axle with leaf springs
Axle Ratios: 3.73

Ram HD
Engine: Cummins 6.7L inline-six
Turbo: Single with variable geometry
Head Material: Aluminum-alloy
Block Material: Cast iron
Horsepower: 385 hp at 2,800 rpm (high output)
Torque: 850 lb-ft at 1,600 rpm (high output)
Horsepower: 370 hp at 2,800 rpm (standard)
Torque: 800 lb-ft at 1,600 rpm (standard)
Horsepower: 350 hp at 2,800 rpm (manual trans.)
Torque: 660 lb-ft at 1,500 rpm (manual trans.)
Transmission (auto high output): Aisin AS69RC manually shiftable six-speed
Transmission (auto standard): 68RFE shiftable six-speed
Transmission (manual): G56 six-speed
Front Suspension (2WD): Independent short/long-arm with coil springs
Front Suspension (4WD): Solid axle three-link with trailing arms and coil springs
Rear Suspension: Solid axle with leaf springs
Axle Ratios: TBA

westcoaster
10-08-2013, 06:32 PM
^^ no mention of which ones come standard with an integrated diesel exhaust brake. From the little bit of searching I did it appears all three have it but didn't find if it is an option or not.

I have a pacbrake on my '04. makes me wonder how I got by without one before...

Whatever truck you choose, get the exhaust brake if it is an option...

Happypants
10-08-2013, 06:36 PM
Ford, nuff said,

They need to bring the old 7.3 back, and true that on what mustard said!

Trailjunkie
10-08-2013, 06:45 PM
ford is best all around .

gmc or chev best at holding its value .

dodge best at being ghey.

Toyquad
10-08-2013, 07:14 PM
Dodge. The new dodge laramie is nice. The interiors used to suck balls, but now they are pretty good.

All will have emission problems. Cummins is the better motor by far.

The auto trans problem has been fixed and is rated for more hp and torque then the std.

Factory exh brake.



And i see way more 03-09 dodges out there then ford and chev combined.

Happypants
10-08-2013, 07:24 PM
I had a duramax, it was...ok... 4 front ends, snapped a pitman arm off, 2 motors,2 transmissions, 6 wheel bearings, a set of injectors, including cracked fuel lines,

Since I've had the f250, injector cups,return lines, starter, put rear disks, replaced front pads and rotors, clutch master & pedal assembly upgraded, soon I gotta do the clutch,

The ford is Definitly more expensive parts wise, but it's been a better pulling vehicle, stopping on the other hand.....duramax for sure, but I wouldn't buy a new dodge, I would rather have a older one,

I like the older vehicle cause I can push it through the bush when I go out hunting and I don't feel bad scratching the shit out of the paint, the newer trucks feel too flimsy now a days..but what do u do, most newer trucks have a 10 year (if that) life on them before u have to trade them in,

longhorn
10-08-2013, 08:25 PM
Most fleet trucks logging , oil patch, government etc are Fords.
Taseko mine has a ton of pickups they are all Fords.

I think all 3 brands are probably OK brand new but same thing the Fords seem to outlive the others.

Ive got a 02 F-350 that likes to cruise about 120 up hill or down trailer or not.

Happypants
10-08-2013, 08:30 PM
I love my ford, bought it with the full rubber mat over the entire floor, plus captain seats as well, can easly sit in them bad boys all day on a long drive or what not

MikeWild
10-08-2013, 09:03 PM
My 04 F350 CC hauls ass. Pulls a trailer with a rig on it like there's nothing there, and it's uber comfortable to drive. A buddy with an 02 Ram 2500 and 2011 5500 was impressed by it's power.

vajayjay
10-08-2013, 09:21 PM
Jeep, toyota

Dodge, Ford

Lada, Aston Martin

Everything has something the other doesn't, the Ford and Chev guys will go for days about how great they're trucks are while trying to sound like they're not upset that they didn't buy a dodge:D [f] .

I think now adays it's all about personal preference. Everything is so electronic and built similar the only real differences are just little things.

I think you should just get a 5500 and be done with it Kev, with that you could just get your trailer mounted on the deck and not worry about extra frames or spring over :party0010:

Or just buy this, can put jeep and camper on, or trailer and camper with jeep in trailer and you still have room in the box for booze

http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/van/hvd/4073272506.html

longhorn
10-08-2013, 09:36 PM
Jeep, toyota

Dodge, Ford

Lada, Aston Martin

Everything has something the other doesn't, the Ford and Chev guys will go for days about how great they're trucks are while trying to sound like they're not upset that they didn't buy a dodge:D [f] .

I think now adays it's all about personal preference. Everything is so electronic and built similar the only real differences are just little things.

I think you should just get a 5500 and be done with it Kev, with that you could just get your trailer mounted on the deck and not worry about extra frames or spring over :party0010:

Or just buy this, can put jeep and camper on, or trailer and camper with jeep in trailer and you still have room in the box for booze

http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/van/hvd/4073272506.html

Big trailer will really run you into problems that never stop.
Every time you think you are going to get it legal theres another hurdle.
Don't go the trailer route , been there done that ...................

worktruck
10-08-2013, 09:55 PM
There really is only one diesel worth buying, we all know which one that is. Starts with a C ends with an orgasm

levigardiner
10-08-2013, 10:24 PM
we have 6 trucks in our fleet that see 70,000 kms in 6 months with alot of towing/highway, and a fair amount of fsr's and some trails also with 1200 liters of water in the back, 4 are 2010 fords with the 6.7's, they do well and hold their own and when you stop it they go like bat shit, but they ride like a brick, i find them to just feel like a poorly constructed vehicle, also are in need of maintenance quite often, two where head gaskets and another was injectors. the chevys are 2012's with the 6.6 and the biggest down fall of the truck so far was the ground clearance with the DEF tank, kinda crapy, but it rides like a caddy and only has needed break pads, also much cheaper than the fords, as far as i have seen, the chevy is 10 times the truck than the ford. cant speak for the dodge but i did drive a my bosses mega cab for a few months and it was great in every way but it was in the shop every second week for something, hopes it helps you out bud

westcoaster
10-08-2013, 10:37 PM
Apparently no one can beat ford fleet pricing. That's why you see so many fords as company/city/government trucks...

Happypants
10-08-2013, 10:39 PM
we have 6 trucks in our fleet that see 70,000 kms in 6 months with alot of towing/highway, and a fair amount of fsr's and some trails also with 1200 liters of water in the back, 4 are 2010 fords with the 6.7's, they do well and hold their own and when you stop it they go like bat shit, but they ride like a brick, i find them to just feel like a poorly constructed vehicle, also are in need of maintenance quite often, two where head gaskets and another was injectors. the chevys are 2012's with the 6.6 and the biggest down fall of the truck so far was the ground clearance with the DEF tank, kinda crapy, but it rides like a caddy and only has needed break pads, also much cheaper than the fords, as far as i have seen, the chevy is 10 times the truck than the ford. cant speak for the dodge but i did drive a my bosses mega cab for a few months and it was great in every way but it was in the shop every second week for something, hopes it helps you out bud


Have u had any issues with the Chevys where the rotor splits apart, then explodes and hub and caliper? Had that happen a few times, but ya they do ride like a caddy, my ford, u can Definitly tell it's a old truck when u drive it lol,

Casselman
10-09-2013, 03:39 AM
Have u had any issues with the Chevys where the rotor splits apart, then explodes and hub and caliper? Had that happen a few times, but ya they do ride like a caddy, my ford, u can Definitly tell it's a old truck when u drive it lol,
your ford is a lot of things lol

Sisters boyfriend was in the market for a new diesel, had a hard time picking one, he carries a big tidy tank for his excavator, ended up coming down to the fords being priced retardedly high for what it was and he didn't like how low the chevy ground clearance was. he bought the new dodge 3500 with all the bells and whistles minus the dually and loves it, drives it up north all the time has 20,000 kms in the past 6 months and no issues :dontknow:

harvester_sorrow
10-14-2013, 07:53 PM
Apparently no one can beat ford fleet pricing. That's why you see so many fords as company/city/government trucks...

yup.

they all have their problems. just pick one that you like