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Old 06-03-2009
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get a 5th wheel for a toyhauler...

i have been in a megacab with a 29 ft bumper pull and it is SUCH a pain to turn.
he bought a 5th wheel and it can turn on a DIME
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I sold my Ranger for....

i like that idea
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Insurrance went down 200 a month because of safe driver and some other discounts, so it more than equals out.
Is that a mis-print? Your insurance went down $200 a month? I don't even pay $100/month for Full Coverage on two vehicles with low deductibles.
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Is that a mis-print? Your insurance went down $200 a month? I don't even pay $100/month for Full Coverage on two vehicles with low deductibles.
I wish I could get a deal like that, I'm paying well over a 100 a month for full coverage on my F150 with a low deductible
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I wish I could get a deal like that, I'm paying well over a 100 a month for full coverage on my F150 with a low deductible
Your insurance company is gettin you back for selling your ranger. Payback biotch! LOL
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I'm glad you're getting rid of the DPF. A daily driver will have nothing but problems with it and constant regens. Boo Dodge...Yes Cummins..the downfall of truck shopping.
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I'm glad you're getting rid of the DPF. A daily driver will have nothing but problems with it and constant regens. Boo Dodge...Yes Cummins..the downfall of truck shopping.
yea thats the problem with the f450 we have at works dpf, its a city vehicle so it almost NEVER goes on the highway, and that ****s ALWAYS on ... to top it off it only gets 6.5 mpg!!!!
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Yeah...not hot DPF = more fuel to heat it up then truck used to drive where it went.
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my boss said he woulda took it off but they are starting to smog diesels in cal (used to be exempt) ... one of the other trucks we have is a 2004 f350 and he tried to chip that and it wouldnt take, california is getting serious about regulating diesels.
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Is that a mis-print? Your insurance went down $200 a month? I don't even pay $100/month for Full Coverage on two vehicles with low deductibles.
No that is not a misprint, was 320/month now is 116/month.

I'm 21, so that is why it is/was so high. I'm not really sure why it was so high before, but it is low enough for me now...
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Sorry to resurrect this but i was just reading this and you were talking about the problems with them... I work at a Chrysler Dealer and the thing that causes the problems for these things is not using them for what they are made for. WORK HORSES.

Make sure you floor is a few times a week. Especially under load. 8K lbs isint anything for a 6.7. If you dont floor it occasionally if your not towing something big you are gonna have problems with carbon build up. Thats when you have turbo and egr problems.

Also if equipped use your exhaust brake all the time. It helps to clear out some of the carbon..

Remember this motor is a excellent motor. It just cant be babied. Otherwise you WILL have problems.
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Hey man, check out CompetitionDiesel.com for some great info on some aftermarket goodies for that truck. If you haven't already. Lots of great guys and info on there.
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I have never heard people having problems with them because they never pull a heavy load or floor them. Its the emissions that scews them up. My friend works at a public transportation building where he works on buses. I wouldnt say they are always having problems but they do still clog up time to time and they are not easy on those buses.

Its not the truck, its the emissions. Get that stuff replaced and never have a problem.


As for the 6.0 - its not a terrible engine. Being on the power stroke site there is people who have tons of problems, and people who are pushing 400 HP with none. You just never know. Get rid of the EGR systems and there ok.

Cummins are nice, too bad the rest of the truck will fall apart lol. My friend has one just like yours and he bought it with 30k on it and now has 170k. He has had NO problems. All stock. he drives it everyday to work and gets mid 20s in MPG and tows a huge load of hay hours away every weekend.


I was originally wanting a cummins, but found a 7.3, I would love to have a 2wd, 24 valve for drag racing
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Well I think the whole "if you don't floor it / tow with it" excuse for the carbon/turbo/egr problems is a crock of chit!! I find that it was a poor design that wasn't well thought through and it's just a bit problem and they are tryin to cover their butt.. As was said, the motor is a power horse, but the emission crap sucks, and I hate hearing companies makin excuses for it!!

My cousin runs his hard, and it's in the shop now for it's SECOND turbo and he doesnt even have 50k on the truck....
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+1 ^^ Last time they told me that the main reason was bad diesel. I get diesel the same place everyone else does, quit making excuses and fix it is what they need to do. Great motor but the rest can suck it IMO. Yesterday the bolt that holds the clutch to the a/c compressor sheared off and the cluth flew out. Now I have no a/c.

So I guess it will go in the shop for the 5th time in a year and I have 45,000 miles on it
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Hate to say it but those 6.7's are POS's
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Hate to say it but those 6.7's are POS's
I'll agree. I got into an argument with a Cummins fan/diesel mechanic over it. They claim it's the same block as the 5.9, just honed and bored out. Honestly, why waste the 5.9L for a 6.7L with the emissions crap if it's the same motor with a bigger bore?

It's like Ford replacing the 7.3L with the 6.0L pile of crap, least with the 6.4, they did something right
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That truck is begging for some 38's and dual 5-6" stacks!

I say heck with the leveling kit....jack that thing up.
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looks nice, i like your bedlined fenders.
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I'll agree. I got into an argument with a Cummins fan/diesel mechanic over it. They claim it's the same block as the 5.9, just honed and bored out. Honestly, why waste the 5.9L for a 6.7L with the emissions crap if it's the same motor with a bigger bore?

It's like Ford replacing the 7.3L with the 6.0L pile of crap, least with the 6.4, they did something right
the 6.4 sucks we have one at work its been at the ford dealer 3 times, less than 2k on it, already had to replace the turbo
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the 6.4 sucks we have one at work its been at the ford dealer 3 times, less than 2k on it, already had to replace the turbo

its cuz it goes into rejen to much.
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the 6.4 sucks we have one at work its been at the ford dealer 3 times, less than 2k on it, already had to replace the turbo

My old man has an '08 450 with the 6.4 has 54k on and has only been in once for an engine light besides that only gone in for oil changes.
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ah there is my pics!

Looks good man...the interior is god awful though...Dodge seems to put the same interior in every freakin vehicle!

You are going to love that thing though. Sad to see yours go I always liked it....but it was time
I never really paid attention to Dodges much so I can't comment on that, but I always thought they put the same front end on every vehicle.
I kind of wanted a Dodge Dakota cause at the time it was the only compact truck you could get with a V8. Then I heard all the horror stories from the guys at work about their Dodges and decided I need to go back to my Ford roots. The best Dodge story I heard was from one of my Co-workers that was just driving down the road in 2wd at about 30 mph when the transfer case broke off and fell on the ground.
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the 6.4 sucks we have one at work its been at the ford dealer 3 times, less than 2k on it, already had to replace the turbo
That can be changed pretty easy
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6" lift 37's will be the lift...I'm not playing around with little leveling kits. I made up my mind a few weeks ago on that. I'm getting the 5" TBE and egr/cooler delete with xrt (hopefully blackmaxx).

I'm not going to argue 6.7 vs 5.9, just do your research guys. Obviously stock for stock 5.9 is a way better motor, but mod for mod...they are relatively the same.

As for 6.4's, we use em at work and no problems at all, we don't have dpf or egr though, they are ambulances

I'll post pics when i get the lift, doing a 6" superlift w/ bilstien 5100's, 37" toyo mud terrains on 20" ______ havne't decided yet...then the engine mods, and sbc DD3600 goes in and i'm going to let it rip

Somewhere inbetween there I need an enclosed camper, I'm going bumper pull to keep it simple, going with a 30'
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