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Old 12-23-2009, 10:14 PM
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Ya joel I think its time to get a chevy (ford is far from a real truck) maybe I will get a 4 door short bed S10 with nerf bars like all the other guys who throw mowers in the back of their trucks
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Chevy all the way.... well up to the 3500 series.. then ill take my f550 after that..
Although if I could put my d-max motor into my f550 chassis... that would be dream work truck!!!!!
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Old 12-23-2009, 10:26 PM
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Ken..... im telling you put a $400 chip and a better intake ($175) on the 7.3 and you will have 300 hp @ the wheel---- so much better -----you will almost forget about the d-max

and you only have 190-200 @ the wheel right now stock!!!

let me know and i'll hook you up
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Old 12-23-2009, 10:32 PM
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I like the overall look of the 4500... It looks like a real truck! The f550 is a f350 wannabee. I'd take a 4500 with the dually truck bed on big diesel truck rims as a daily driver.... That's wet my pants material
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Old 12-24-2009, 05:35 AM
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MMMmmmm I will take my "chip" truck, now thats got nuts boys
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Old 12-24-2009, 08:30 AM
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Ken, A exhaust on your 7.3 would make a huge differince when towing... keeping the egts down.

I did a Intake, 5 inch turbo back exhaust and a CHIP AND MY TRUCK LOVES TO TOW NOW.
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Old 12-24-2009, 09:30 AM
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my 01 cummins had around 400 rear wheel horsepower (limited by the stock turbo). it could out accelerate cars while pulling the trailer

i could pull the 3 place enclosed snowmobile trailer any hill up route 16 and through the white mountains at 70mph without being wide open. ..FUN passing the chevy's and fords haha


now if i had the money and ability to get my yearly inspection i'd think about putting a cummins in a ford...
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Old 12-24-2009, 10:44 AM
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I like the overall look of the 4500... It looks like a real truck! The f550 is a f350 wannabee. I'd take a 4500 with the dually truck bed on big diesel truck rims as a daily driver.... That's wet my pants material
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the only problem with the GM/ Chevy 4500/ 5500 is that they are only rated the exact same as the Ford F450/ 550

Just because they are bigger they really cant haul any more. Plus i would like to see driveways being plowed with the GM 5500....... they wouldnt fit.

Another thing -- with the DOT now being a PITA- the 5500 will stick right out where as the 450/550 will blend in
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Old 12-24-2009, 11:31 AM
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see you guys want big ass trucks i want like a mitsu cab over. with a 10 foot dump on the back. if i could get one with the same size 8x9 dump i have on my 350 i would be happy with that. i think they would be great for plowing too. i just like driving cab overs.
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Old 12-24-2009, 11:33 AM
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and the f450 really doesnt handle weight much better then a 350 we had them side by side hauling field stone off a lot and the 350 only squated a little more maybe an inch. but the gas vs. diesel is where that truck shines. as well as a 6spd tranny
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Old 12-24-2009, 11:52 AM
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and the f450 really doesnt handle weight much better then a 350 we had them side by side hauling field stone off a lot and the 350 only squated a little more maybe an inch. but the gas vs. diesel is where that truck shines. as well as a 6spd tranny
What??????
Weight for weight the F450/ 550 kills the F350- The spring rate is the same in the front- but the brakes all around and rear end is WAY better. Plus where you are overweight on the 350 you r legal with the 450/550.
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