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Old 02-13-2017, 08:55 AM   #15
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I've had many diesel pickups and driven them all. My preference is the Cummins as there are fewer moving parts and a simplified fuel injection system. This results in better mileage.
NOT TRUE!

The Duramax's actually have the best mileage. Under tow as well.

I did like my (many) Cummins however, but I will also add that they are the loudest of all three. Granted (all) are much quieter than a few years ago, but the straight six Cummins is still a bit clattery. Never bothered me, but after 8 straight hours of towing 15K lbs with it, wifey gets a bit fatigued by it.

I just ordered a 2017 F350 Dually. My last 3 were GM's, prior to that it was 3 Dodges in a row, then 2 Fords prior to that. There is something to take or like from each one, but if it's mileage only... get the DMax! (and no, I didn't, and went with the all new hi-tech Ford). I tend to float to what is the best at the moment (overall speaking) and I wish my 2017 Ford would or could have the mileage of the Duramax's, but it's a sacrifice I guess.
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Old 02-13-2017, 08:52 PM   #16
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I would go with the 2016 ford du ally with the 6.7 powerstroke . The 2017 will have a completely redesigned chassis with lots of new parts . I'm always Leary of 1st year models . The 2016 s should be easier to get a better price on. Chevy will also have a all new duramax for 2017 that also makes me Leary the 6.7 cummins is a great motor but the truck has to be outfitted correctly to suit your needs most on dealers lots will not . I would definitely purchase a du ally you will be glad you did going 75 mph down the interstate with 17k in tow
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To each their own. I've driven them all hard. Mostly off road and the solid axle in the mud is the best way to go. The deal has always had the best ride and the new one has a great interior but fewer moving parts, better choice of rear ends and still the option for a stick and you can do a lot of things with a Cummins. Mine is a 3.73, Auto with 36" rubber stuffed under it and I get a consistent 1000 km on a tank of fuel on my typical road trips. Cheers
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I would go with the 2016 ford du ally with the 6.7 powerstroke . The 2017 will have a completely redesigned chassis with lots of new parts . I'm always Leary of 1st year models . The 2016 s should be easier to get a better price on. Chevy will also have a all new duramax for 2017 that also makes me Leary the 6.7 cummins is a great motor but the truck has to be outfitted correctly to suit your needs most on dealers lots will not . I would definitely purchase a du ally you will be glad you did going 75 mph down the interstate with 17k in tow
I hear ya on the [much] better deals w a '16, but for me, I couldn't digest buying old technology and there is a world of difference in the two models, frame strength being a biggie, increased towing caps, and the aluminum body will no doubt be the future, and test driving (at night)... those LED headlights are the absolute bomb!. I also really liked the quieter running engine as well, the increased HP and TQ were not experienced on my test drive, but I did feel a VERY zippy truck underneath me. Wow is all I can say, can't wait to tow with mine when it comes in!

But, we have to get the old models cleared out, so deals will be doing this for sure! Don't blame anyone for going this route eitha!
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just picked up a 2017 F350 4x4 DRW 8 ft bed.

It seams to be a great truck. My camping neighbors can't believe how quiet the diesel is. it has get up and go when the turbo kicks in.
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[QUOTE=CarolynanBob;3500301]just picked up a 2017 F350 4x4 DRW 8 ft bed.

It seams to be a great truck. My camping neighbors can't believe how quiet the diesel is. it has get up and go when the turbo kicks in. /QUOTE]

Help me understand. You are hammering a brand new truck? WHY?
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just picked up a 2017 F350 4x4 DRW 8 ft bed.

It seams to be a great truck. My camping neighbors can't believe how quiet the diesel is. it has get up and go when the turbo kicks in. /QUOTE]

Help me understand. You are hammering a brand new truck? WHY?
How am I hammering a brand new truck?
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How am I hammering a brand new truck?
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"it has get up and go when the turbo kicks in."

That tells me you are testing the limits before it has a chance to break in. Not something that I would do.
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I think you are reading waaay too much into their post. I just took it as it has lots of power. Imo.
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The harder u drive a diesel from the get go the better. They call for a 500 mile breakin before towing heavy loads for the rear end to mesh I believe. But cummins says to tow and tow heavy...no need for break in and babying it
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You said:
"it has get up and go when the turbo kicks in."

That tells me you are testing the limits before it has a chance to break in. Not something that I would do.
Relax I was just stating that when you need the power it was there. I was getting on the freeway and needed to get up to speed quickly. The turbo kicked in and we got to speed very quickly. Pedal wasn't anywhere near the floor.
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Nice truck, congrats - I like the look of the 2017's, just can't currently stomach the price.

I am jealous of how quiet the 6.7 is - my 6.0 is loud enough to wake the dead! Its still kicking however, and I'll run it until it doesn't run anymore....
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Lol if you think the 6.0 is loud, try standing close to a 7.3! Now those were loud.
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