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New Hampshire

Discussion in 'Network: North' started by KINGSBURYLANDSCAPELLC, Feb 22, 2007.

  1. A-Cut-ABOVE

    A-Cut-ABOVE LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 884

    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!!!!!
  2. jsaunders

    jsaunders LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,781

    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

    Messages: 1,851

    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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  4. N.H.BOY

    N.H.BOY LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,603

    MMMmmmm I will take my "chip" truck, now thats got nuts boys:weightlifter:
    Peanuts, cashews, honey roasted, almonds.
  5. hotshot4819

    hotshot4819 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 646

    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.
  6. TGM

    TGM LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 931

    my 01 cummins had around 400 rear wheel horsepower (limited by the stock turbo). it could out accelerate cars while pulling the trailer [​IMG]

    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...
  7. jsaunders

    jsaunders LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,781

    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
  8. 2low4NH

    2low4NH LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NH
    Messages: 1,890

    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.
  9. 2low4NH

    2low4NH LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NH
    Messages: 1,890

    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
  10. jsaunders

    jsaunders LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,781

    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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