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Old 12-27-2013, 10:14 PM
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Yeah but those aren't stock. They're used all the time because so many people have rebuilt them. I'm talking stock for stock.

Dodge trans will be barely had a slightly modified 5.9
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Old 12-27-2013, 11:01 PM
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Yeah but those aren't stock. They're used all the time because so many people have rebuilt them. I'm talking stock for stock.

Dodge trans will be barely had a slightly modified 5.9
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Part of the problem is the 5.9 is super easy to milk more power from. Most guys add a quick 130-150 hp and 250 - 300 ft lbs of torque and quickly get past what the trans was designed to handle.

If you leave the truck at stock power levels you rarely hear much in the way of complaints. The problem is the 5.9 is the Chevy 350 of Diesels for mods. Everyone loves more power and the saying "if you want to play you have to pay" comes into play.
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Old 12-28-2013, 11:06 AM
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I see how people are skeptical of a half ton doing 3/4 and 1 ton jobs. But also rememeber. Trucks capibilites have gone way up in just the last few years. So its quite possible that new Ram could be close to what your 250 is. I mean it is a first year motor to us but has been used in Europe for years, the kingdom of proven reliable diesels so I wouldn't be afraid to own it. I say to go for it if you want because as long as you are keeping with in its towing capacity you are using the truck for what is what made to handle.
I wish I could agree. But, I feel tow ratings have become marketing warfare. Day-in and day-out, a light truck will not last. It's sort of like buying a homeowner mower for a commercial application; sure it's got a commercial-sized deck, but, it's no commercial mower.

Dodge is touting 30K pound towing capacity for their 3500 dually w/Cummins. Load that truck down to that weight and go pull it around the country. When one gets out in the western mountains, have fun with that. I sure wouldn't want to be behind the wheel with that load following me. Furthermore, it simply will not last. That's why commercial vehicles are built so much heavier; they're made to do a certain amount of work and last.
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If only you could get a Cummins diesel in a Ford with an Allison or Ford Torqueshift transmission. My next truck will be a gas engine. Don't get me wrong, my 6.0 has not had any problems since the warranty expired, but the price of diesel fuel, cost of diesel engines, and the diesel emission problems will make a lot of folks go back to gassers.
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If only you could get a Cummins diesel in a Ford with an Allison or Ford Torqueshift transmission.
you can... in a 650/750
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you can... in a 650/750
A little big for my needs. Several years ago you could get the Cummins in a Ford F450 but that was before the Torqueshift transmission.
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