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Ford vs Chevy

Discussion in 'Industry Surveys & Polls' started by jslawn, Dec 20, 2010.

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Ford vs Chevy

Poll closed Dec 21, 2010.
  1. 08 Ford F250 5.4L

    8 vote(s)
    36.4%
  2. 08 Ford F350 V10L

    5 vote(s)
    22.7%
  3. 08 Chevy 2500 HD 6.0L

    9 vote(s)
    40.9%
  1. Leroy_1

    Leroy_1 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 20

    Go with a V10. You wont use any more gas on average in a heavy duty truck, but will really like the added power. I have driven both the 5.4L and 6.0L GM, and can say get the lowest rear gear ratio you can get if your doing any towing.
     
  2. Justin

    Justin LawnSite Member
    Posts: 54

    I second that leroy
     
  3. tree_hugger

    tree_hugger LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 256

    while you guys are buyng gas burners, ill be driving my 09 f250 6.4 getting 18 mpg unloaded and 12-14 loaded and yes its crew cab 4x4.
     
  4. scagrider22

    scagrider22 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,272

    And when your broke down my gas hogs will still get me to the job, oh and I have an extra $10k in my pocked from the original purchase price. :drinkup:
     
  5. tree_hugger

    tree_hugger LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 256

    Thank goodness for the 100,000 mile warranty...holla at me it in 10 years and we will see whose truck it still running
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  6. scagrider22

    scagrider22 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,272

    My gas engines also have a 100,000 mile warranty and I dont keep trucks for ten years anyway. My old 6.0 powerjoke had a 100,000k warranty and Ford wasnt very good about honoring it. Even if your diesel did last ten years whats the point the rest of the truck is worn out. They do have there place but most diesel owners dont need them and dont bennefit from them. I do have some diesel trucks but they are mid size trucks.
     
  7. tree_hugger

    tree_hugger LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 256

    ive had just about every truck you can have...i got more out of my 5.4 f150 than i did my 2500 hd 6.0...7.3 is the best diesel motor out there in regards to overall durability but running my business the way i want it done i could never go back to a gas truck unless i was using it to pull a small trailer around with not much weight on it...otherwise give me a diesel and get the hell out of my way:)
     
  8. tree_hugger

    tree_hugger LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 256

    also your 6.0 was a beast of a motor and i know you cant deny how much power it had...to bad it was a fluke..i had an 05 f350 with the 6.0 and i changed the oil in it at 32,000 miles and it had metal shavings in the oil so i took it to the dealer and they pretty much gave me my money back and i turned around and bought my my 08 f350 and have never looked back
     
  9. scagrider22

    scagrider22 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,272

    Yeah my 6.0 was a beast but it was broke down more often than not, Ford bought it back after the 11th major warranty claim lol, what a pos! If the 6.7 proves itself reliable for a few years I may buy a gently used one but I will let others find out how reliable it is. Until then my Ford v-10's and Chevy 6.0's will work just fine.
     
  10. tree_hugger

    tree_hugger LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 256

    my father in law has an 11 f350 with the 6.7 i can tell alot difference between it and 6.4 it definetly pulls better..
     

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