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Grit dog

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Posted: 06/09/20 11:46pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Flip a coin basically.
Ram is a proven quality platform with what is currently the best >6 speed trans on the market, until the 10 sped proves itself. It's going on 7 years being used in virtually evey Fca application through the hellcat and demon. And longer and millions more in Europe.

7.3 10 speed should beat it up a hill based on the numbers and indications are it's not problematic but it is first year, so there's that.

6.6 gasser should be a nice engine. Hampered by a 6 sped and an ugly truck u less you get a GMC. That only fixes the looks not the trans. 6.0 GM HDs were solidly in last place prior to the upgrade and still are. Not by a huge amount and better than your old 5.7 Hemi by a good margin, but it's not like they cost less because they're slower!


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Posted: 06/10/20 12:21am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Which truck, the one you want.

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I’ve been reading and researching looking for a replacement for my old Chevy 6.0. The Ram and Ford are definitely the leaders. GM screwed up staying with the 6spd.
I think either would be fine, but it seems like the Ford is probably a bit stronger. I like the looks inside and outside of the Ram better, and seems like it would be fine pulling my 8k lb camper.


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The 6.4 has some model years and history behind it, the 7.3 is brand new. Personal choice would be the 6.4, but I'll never own another Ford after the 6.0 nightmare I had. One of my customers uses his 6.4 to tow a 12k gooseneck and says other than the height of the truck (he's short), it tows with no problems and he's got 80k on it.


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kellem wrote:

Thanks and admit, like the looks of the new Silverados. Will look at the 6.6 also.

My struggles will likely disappear with any new offerings in 2500.

I would stay away from the GM trucks until they offer the 4.10’s and a 8/10 speed transmission.

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You are on the wrong side.
The answer is diesel.

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Geo*Boy wrote:

I’m a GM guy, but that Ford 7.3 with the 10 speed and 4.30 gears look like an awesome combination. I am also not a fan of that cylinder deactivation on the Ram, more things to go wrong.


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Just my $.02 here, but while you at it, go with the 3500. More truck than you need? Perhaps, but in the event you ever decide down the road to get a bigger RV of some sort, you'll have the payload for it (to a point).


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ACZL wrote:

Just my $.02 here, but while you at it, go with the 3500. More truck than you need? Perhaps, but in the event you ever decide down the road to get a bigger RV of some sort, you'll have the payload for it (to a point).


And almost as important, you don't have the TPMS nanny throwing idiot lights when you run the right tire pressures in a lightly loaded truck.
Yes the TPMS is defeatable, at a cost greater than an apples to apples upgrade to a 1 ton.

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Posted: 06/10/20 09:00am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If I was looking 2-3yrs out, I would be leaning towards the 7.3.

If buying in the next few months, I would be a bit nervous of a brand new engine.


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