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Old 10-11-2015, 09:52 AM   #29
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Well, I watched that entire video, and I'm very relieved I bought a Dodge!

Read the title of the thread.
Haters are going to hate.
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Old 10-11-2015, 09:58 AM   #30
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Ugh...Ford owners only!!!
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Old 10-11-2015, 10:23 AM   #31
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I watched the whole video and am still glad I didn't buy a Dodge.

Ram pickup leads group of Most Dangerous Cars In America
That article is from 2012, and since I didn't buy the truck to get in a crash, my full coverage insurance is paid up, and I drive at least a little better than the majority of other vehicle operators out there, crash safety is not forefront in my mind. I don't want to be in any vehicle in a really serious crash, period. Any vehicle can be dangerous in the hands of the unskilled or otherwise more dangerous driver. I drive defensively, especially when it seems like very few others do.

Any modern die$el will be expen$ive to fix. That's not news to anyone with their eyes open on these things.

I'm not a Ford hater. I've owned two in my "short" life that have been really great and reliable vehicles. I did a lot of research before buying this one. My analysis of what the guy in the video says is no one should be buying that product, no matter whose badge is on it. That guy can't stop talking about how the thing has so many built in problems and the throw away engines and $5,000 parts that need him and his "bulletproofing" to even get more than 100-150K miles. I researched trucks for three months before buying, and I didn't run across anything like that for the Ram-Cummins combo except for a bunch of emissions systems haters telling everyone to "delete that BS" and "be careful which transmission you get.

I'm not trying to change anyone's mind on brand loyalty. Stick right where you're at if it works for you. That doesn't affect me at all.

So I'll let you folks alone to commiserate in your special little "Ford only!!1!" thread on the Interwebz now. If someone can drag up a youtube video of how terrible the Cummins engine is and how it's built to fail without a particular brand of "bulletproofing", that would also be mildly entertaining/and or informative. After all, I'm not a hater, at least by the examples I've seen.

If you believe I've violated the rules of the forum, use the report button. I might be opinionated, and I'm not afraid to have my opinions and beliefs challenged or changed, but I don't believe I've violated any rules of the forum.

Have a nice day.
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only thing wrong with the Cummings is, it's got a Dodge wrapped around it . . .
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Old 10-11-2015, 10:41 AM   #33
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1bigmess - just wish you could read. Like read the freakin title!!!
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Old 10-11-2015, 05:01 PM   #34
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You're know what they say about a Dodge... You buy the engine, they give you a free truck! At least Ford doesn't feel they have to rebrand their truck div to shed a bad rap.
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Old 10-11-2015, 05:19 PM   #35
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It's not dodge anymore it's fiat/ Chrysler.
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Old 10-11-2015, 09:56 PM   #36
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doorfx, you can change the name all you want. It still looks like a Dodge, acts like a Dodge and sounds like a Dodge...................
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Lol you are so right !!
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Old 10-25-2015, 11:38 AM   #38
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I have a 215 f350. absolutely love the heck out of this truck. I actually pulled one of my tri axel dump trucks out of the mud with it a few months ago. didn't really think it would but it did. when u put it in 4weel all four tire will pull. truck is a beast on the out side and a beauty on the inside.

but all that aside I have had the shudder problem happen a couple of times lately. happens when I'm in a 45 zone barely on the throttle and then when I get to the 60 zone and give it a little more throttle it shakes till I give it about 1/2 throttle then it goes away. I run a lot of trucks and you can fix a lot of problems with software up dates. sure for will fix this the same way.
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only thing wrong with the Cummings is, it's got a Dodge wrapped around it . . .
it's spelled "CUMMINS"
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I love my 2016 F450 just like I loved my 2011 F250... Both with completely trouble free 6.7s.....towing a 9500lb trailer.
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A couple of things no one has mentioned about the 6.7: there are 2 versions, one installed on the pickups and another on the chassis & cab. None of the engine upgrade or monitor components available for the trucks will work with the C&C which has a different turbo, ecu and power spec. The Ford ECU also has a recording capacity and any modification to the engine is recorded. So if you change the air cleaner. it gives a dealer with the Ford soft ware the ability to see when and which parameters changed. If they remain within spec, no problem, if not, there is a potential warranty issue. Not a certain issue but a potential one putting the claimer on the defensive.
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A couple of things no one has mentioned about the 6.7: there are 2 versions, one installed on the pickups and another on the chassis & cab. None of the engine upgrade or monitor components available for the trucks will work with the C&C which has a different turbo, ecu and power spec. The Ford ECU also has a recording capacity and any modification to the engine is recorded. So if you change the air cleaner. it gives a dealer with the Ford soft ware the ability to see when and which parameters changed. If they remain within spec, no problem, if not, there is a potential warranty issue. Not a certain issue but a potential one putting the claimer on the defensive.
Did the OP mention he was looking for a ChassisCab truck? I guess i'm not sure of the relevance of the post.
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