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    Thoughts on which is better & why. I had a 6.0 Ford F250, no problems, but that is rare form what I am hearing. Will add a chip as well.
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    People will tell you that the truck they own is best/never breaks down/gets great mpg/lasts forever, and all other trucks are crap.

    That being said...I've got a Dodge Ram.
    It's the best truck out there, never breaks down, gets great MPG and will last forever.

    Oh, and Ford and Chevy are CRAP

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    I have a dodge 2500....but here ya go

    MPG - Dodge (5.9 07 and older)

    Engine reliability - Dodge. Simple, proven and you can run 40+ pounds of boost without doint anything to the motor.

    Transmission - toss up....some say chevy because they use the allison trans, but they blow up just like all the others once you put a chip on it and put the power down

    4x4 - Dodge and Ford....they have much stouter 4x4 systems, they still both use straight axles up front, and are much stronger than the chevy IFS 4x4 system. If you dont off road, it prob dosen't matter. But if your gonna lift it and put big tires, the chevy's will eat front wheel bearings also

    Ride - Chevy...the silverado has a much more civilized ride than the dodge or the ford. The IFS 4x4 front makes a big difference in street manners, and IMHO the truck is a much more "car like" than either the ford or the dodge

    Sheer size - The ford truck is huge! It also weighs about 1500 pounds more than the chevy and the dodge...hence the MPG being lower most of the time

    Interior room - 1 Ford
    2 Dodge (if you get the "mega cab"...then move this up to #1 spot!)
    3 Chevy

    Or for the man who has to have the best.....go get a ford with a cummins motor and a allison trans and your good! Does that qualify for a Hybrid sticker?
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    Lot's of reports starting to surface in the various web forums of blocks cracking on the Cummins #53 block, no fix, and Dodge nor Cummins is covering it.
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    I've got a pretty built up 2002 dodge ram 2500 6spd 4x4 and never have issues with it. But I haven't gone to wild with mods yet, next on list are twins,studs, etc I have replaced one vp44 pump, a ecm , and about to replace my southbend clutch with a stronger one. Other than that my truck is great and for a 400+ rear wheel hp truck thats hits 52psi, I couldn't ask for more
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    One can identify if they have the #53 block by the number 53 on the side of the block in the casting.
    The cracks are typically/usually appearing on the passenger side of the motor.

    The general consensus is no reliable fix is available though several offered, some report the lock and stitch method is being tried,, the block is usually scrap.
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    I love my 08' F250 6.4L diesel. Almost 90K mi and zero issues other than wheel balance problems. But it sucks up the fuel for sure. Best superduty I've owned by far.

    The (10's) maybe 11's? are supposed to get close to 20mpg, more HP, more torque, but they have a urea tank that needs to be refilled around 5k mi. Probably not a big deal, especially if no more DPF mode.

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    go with chevy with allison trans. love mine no problems at all would definitely buy again

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    Quote Originally Posted by RvRrat View Post
    I love my 08' F250 6.4L diesel. Almost 90K mi and zero issues other than wheel balance problems. But it sucks up the fuel for sure. Best superduty I've owned by far.

    The (10's) maybe 11's? are supposed to get close to 20mpg, more HP, more torque, but they have a urea tank that needs to be refilled around 5k mi. Probably not a big deal, especially if no more DPF mode.

    With all the new diesels having the DPF's, EGR's, Cats etc I realy dont see them getting 20mpg out of the box. Now if you strip off all that crap I could see that
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    Quote Originally Posted by TPC View Post
    Lot's of reports starting to surface in the various web forums of blocks cracking on the Cummins #53 block, no fix, and Dodge nor Cummins is covering it.
    Ummm, 53 blocks were mainly 1999-2001 year trucks. Inside the factory warranty period, Cummins did replace the blocks.
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    [QUOTE=STV_Keith;1022030]
    Quote Originally Posted by TPC View Post
    Lot's of reports starting to surface in the various web forums of blocks cracking on the Cummins #53 block, no fix, and Dodge nor Cummins is covering it.[\QUOTE]

    Ummm, 53 blocks were mainly 1999-2001 year trucks. Inside the factory warranty period, Cummins did replace the blocks.
    Ummmm,,,,, Not currently helping in anyway according to owners and a mechanic friend that works at the local Dodge dealership.

    "That program is long gone, and they are sticking it to their customers."

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    [QUOTE=TPC;1022232]
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    Ummmm,,,,, Not currently helping in anyway according to owners and a mechanic friend that works at the local Dodge dealership.

    "That program is long gone, and they are sticking it to their customers."
    I think you'll be hard-pressed to find any MFR coming to the rescue of 10-year-old cracked engine blocks, especially since they were covered under the original warranty and were replaced if problems surfaced during the warranty period - 100K miles.

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    Of the three I'd go with the Ford. At least they are not owned by the gov't

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    Quote Originally Posted by RCDave View Post
    Of the three I'd go with the Ford. At least they are not owned by the gov't
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