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Old 10-19-2012, 10:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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2012 Dodge 3500 vs Ford F350

So i've been looking at trading the 05 dmax but i cant seem to find one reason to get a new chev just don't like the new anything... so i've ventured out to the ford and dodge lots drove both twice and cant seem to make a decision i do think there both nice trucks and am leaning one way so far but was wondering what everyone's thoughts were on...

dodge 3500 crew cab 6.7 cummins vs. ford f350 crew cab 6.7 powerstroke

good or bad let hear your thoughts
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Old 10-20-2012, 06:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The new Dodge HD trucks are so close to coming out I would wait to see what they offer.
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Old 10-20-2012, 09:41 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Make sure you get a 2013 if you go with Ram. I run a 2012 5500 at work with a rollback bed on it and cooling is an issue. Aisin is way behind the Allison. The steering is way way way better than the Ford had that we test drove and I was not impressed with Fords dash layout. I think Ram also uses a stiffer frame.
I still prefer GM over both of them (my brother has a 2011 3500 chevy) for myself but you are not buying the truck for me so you will have to go with your own preferences. They are all really good trucks and Im sure which ever one you go with you will like.
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Old 11-21-2012, 11:34 PM   #4 (permalink)
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The new Dodge HD trucks are so close to coming out I would wait to see what they offer.
Just read that the 2013 Rams are putting out 850 ft lbs of torque and 385HP. They are also replacing the 68RFE trans with the 6 speed Aisin, Plus they are also using DEF this year as well. The Aisin is a step up from the 68RFE but IMHO, it still isn't as good as the Allison. Even though I think the Cummins is a great engine, I'd still take the Dmax.
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Old 11-22-2012, 05:20 PM   #5 (permalink)
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The bigger upgrades on the new Rams coming out are in the frame and suspension.
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Old 11-25-2012, 12:21 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Ram also better fuel mileage


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Old 11-27-2012, 09:17 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Most tests have the Ford getting better milage. They are all very close though.
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Old 12-13-2012, 07:37 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Your likely making a mistake but if you must choose between a Dodge and Ford I'd go with the Dodge with the proven Cummins. The Ford's are just to square looking IMO. I much prefer the look of curves and style rather than something that resembles a block of wood. Those Ford grills are about as stupid looking as the older models with the nearly monocular fog lights. Not to mention that they get stuck on wet grass....Just my personal .02.
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Old 12-13-2012, 08:37 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Guess i will go against the grain. I would go with a Ford. The ones I've been in ride nice for an HD truck, they have decent throttle response and power, they have the same roomy cab they have been using for years. When you close the doors, you don't get that "tin can" sound like the Ram trucks. I thought the seats were comfortable, and I prefer the superduty interior. I know its mostly opinion though.

The engines all have so much crap bolted on them, I feel reliability is a toss up, especially between the Ram and Ford. The Duramax/Allison is surely the most proven and reliable powertrain IMO, but I can understand you wanting something different. You will have a good truck no matter which way you go. I would seriously consider Ford if I were buying now.
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Old 12-13-2012, 08:49 PM   #10 (permalink)
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The bigger upgrades on the new Rams coming out are in the frame and suspension.
thats only on the 3500's though.

the new 2500's carryover the old frame/suspension.

Also, you can only get the 850ft lbs "HO" version on the 3500.

Personally I like the looks of the 2011+ fords better. I think they look great. I have not driven the new dodges, Ive only driven the 09 and earlier dodges. And I have not driven the 2011+ super duty...only the 2010/older super duty. So I cant comment on ride/power of the 2011+ super duty and 2010+ dodge.
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