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Satisfied Dodge truck owners post

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by nosparkplugs, Apr 9, 2008.

  1. nosparkplugs

    nosparkplugs LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,445

    I have been running at least one Dodge 2500 gas truck since We started in 2000, and have sold a 02 Ford F-350 7.3L crew cab dually long list of problems continued problems with front brake rotor warping, to a failed sprag gear in the transmission at 45,000, Cam postion sensor failures, poor HEUI injector performance.
    I have had absolutly no problems with our Dodge trucks: no electrical problems, the cabs are air tight, Beds are soild, front end's are or did hold up well, the suspensions/leaf springs are Heavy duty. I don't know what other folks consider quality fit & finish, we are happy with how the Dodge interior has weathered commercial use.

    The 5.9L Cummins diesel option & 48RE Transmission, are a dependable & soild seller here in the Midsouth, thier are many nice rigs Dodge 2500/3500 towiing & hauling heavy loads down the interstate.
  2. WalkerMike98

    WalkerMike98 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 167

    I have a 01 and an 02 2500 diesel. These trucks are built for hard work. They have been abused and misused. Each has over 150000 miles and have had few problems. I have replaced one injection pump and two lift pumps at 130000 miles. They still have a few years left in them and I feel there are no better work trucks on the market.
  3. cowboytim

    cowboytim LawnSite Member
    from MN
    Posts: 180

    they are the best would not run anything else
  4. pclawncare

    pclawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 991

    I have 2 dodges 1996 2500 v 10 120000mi and a 1995 dodge 12v diesel 215000 mi relativly little problems to speak of fuel pump and starter on the v 10 both have been worked hard pulled trailers almost every day of their life and i have been very pleased. The diesel did get a small rip in the seat but 110 bucks at an apolstry shop got it recovered and the door is sagging a little on drivers side i think a little wind noise at 70 but for a truck that is almost 14 yrs old i really cant complain nothing major yet
  5. mag360

    mag360 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,446

    Good trucks. I just bought my 7th in the past nine years. No truck is perfect though. The pre-01.5's that I had were prone to warping the front rotors---not the end of the world. We've put 2 lift pumps and 1 injection pump in the '99 in 142,000 miles so far---could have been a lot worse.
  6. bibbo

    bibbo LawnSite Member
    Posts: 58

    i want one so badly:cry:... seeing this and knowing there going to hold up to the abuse makes me want one even more:dizzy:
  7. wriken

    wriken LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,154

    I have a 94 2500 ctd, just got a 08 ctd dually 6.7, traded my 05 ctd in on it. I used to be a ford man, but after driving and pulling lawn care and 5th wheels, dodge is the way to go.
  8. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Posts: 6,462

    I guess dodges are finally getting to be a little better quality. as of 05 they still were pretty ify but 06+ seem to be pretty good. my 05 was terrible and my 03 wasnt that good. but i still like the looks.
  9. ffemt1271

    ffemt1271 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,285

    i got a '03 had to replace a radiator hose, brake pads, and shocks. it's held up very well though
  10. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,544

    Let the oil fields or the mining operations have a Dodge and see how long it lasts :laugh:

    Ford trucks are bought by Mining companies and other resource based operations for a reason. For one Dodge has a very unreliable 4wheeldrive system the axle interlock isn't reliable you need manual hubs. Dodge has bad problems with wheelbearings. Dodge uses cheap sheet metal that cracks and fails.

    If you are using a truck for offroad use like mining operations don't buy a Dodge if your truck never leaves pavement maybe a Dodge is okay. There are trucks in resource based industry that never see a paved road. Some were bought brandnew took into a Coastal gravel mine where the only access is by boat. Same with forestry operations. The trucks run on rough roads and on sharp blast rock which is hard on tires and beats the h*ll out of the truck.

    You Dodge lovers can keep your truck I seen what happens to Dodge truck when used for serious work they fall apart. If you have resource based operations using almost exclusively Ford it must say something and no its not because they are cheaper. Ford is one of the most expensive truck to buy Dodge is always 4-5 grand less even diesels.

    I LAUGH so frigging hard when you guys brag about your Dodge working hard. Put it in a forestry bush camp or a mine for a year and see how well it does see if it comes back out of camp in one piece.

    You look at some of the older Fords 92-97 F-350 4x4 SRW trucks that have had heavy loads on them all the time the overload spring tips are almost worn right through. The bump stops are worn thin. The F-350 4x4 dually service trucks that haven't seen a day since new with 4000lbs of welding gear on its back since new. These trucks were bought as cab and chassis a steel welding deck was put on then a gas powered compressor along with a 400 amp gas welder and toolboxes. Some of these old Fords are 84-86 and have spent all their life in tough conditions.

    Untill Dodge lives up to that which they never have and never will you can't class a Dodge as a work truck.

    What resource industries do to their work trucks make tough truck competitions look like a cake walk.

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