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Pretty much says it all, which would be better for a daily driver and a tow rig? Also what is the furthest i should go back in the 90s and still get one of the good Cummins diesels?
 

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y not a ford psd? how much can you spend? i would definetly say the desil if those two are the only ones you had in mind. i ended up getting a 250 w/ 460 but thats only cuz i got a really good deal on it, but i would have perferred a desil.
 

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I prefer the diesel (2000 6spd 4x4 quad cab)
94 to 98 is the 12 valve
98.5 to 2000 is the 24 valve
late 2000 to current is the H.O. 24 valve
The 94's are standard cabs only.
12 valves are(from what I understand)easier to turn up.
 

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Diesel. If you're going to tow theres no comparison.
 

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oh also the 12's are suppose to get better mpg then the 24's.
But I get 17 to 18mpg with a heavy foot around town.
It has a power edge EZ box and 4 inch exhaust with auto meter guages(pyro & boost).
 

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Throw on a Banks kit on the Cummins and it is hard to beat in my mind. I want a 4 cyl one for my Scrambler.
 

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Not all 2000+ are HOs (ETH), most are ETCs. HOs are available only w/the 6 spd, but there are non-HO 6 spd trucks.

Banks is nice but is way high $$$. Much cheaper stuff out there that will get you more power.

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I Drive my dodge diesel 60miles a day, 5 days a week average 20 miles to the gallon. Pulls my toyota up Highway 80 to fordyce at 60mph wouldn't by anything else. Its a 1997 12valve motor AT. The new 24 valve could only be an improvement on power the mileage shouldn't change much. A friend of mine works for the local dodge dealer, he doesn't care much for the V10. Matt <IMG SRC="smilies/beer.gif" border="0">
 

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i'd definatly go with a diesel. cheaper gas and better for towing. turn up thr turbo or get the banks system! <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">

i know, i know the diesel is more expensive to maintain. well that's the mith i always hear! <IMG SRC="smilies/frown.gif" border="0">
 

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i know, i know the diesel is more expensive to maintain. well that's the mith i always hear! <IMG SRC="smilies/frown.gif" border="0">[/QB]
Diesels are actually cheaper to maintain, not much to go wrong on them, it is when you have an actual repair to do that it becomes more expensive, but there are less repairs than with gasolines so it still works out cheaper. Just my .02

[ 09-12-2001: Message edited by: Hayraker ]
 

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Definitely go with a diesel. Nothing compares to a diesel when it comes to towing.
I like the Cummins myself. 40% fewer parts than PSD and has the same amount or more power (not advertised power since most PSD's are chipped any many Cummins are turned up).

I've got a 2000 6 speed 4x4 quad cab long bed and few aftermarket mods.

Charles
 

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Originally posted by Hayraker:
<STRONG>Diesels are actually cheaper to maintain, not much to go wrong on them, it is when you have an actual repair to do that it becomes more expensive, but there are less repairs than with gasolines so it still works out cheaper. Just my .02

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Yep, you dont think commercial trucks would all be diesels if they were more expensive to maintain per mile? <IMG SRC="smilies/wink.gif" border="0">
 

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I love my 2001 Dodge/Cummins 4x4. I didn't get the HO because I wanted the auto. I have only two complaints
1 My fuel mileage just is not what it should be. I ave. around 16.5 going back and forth to work. I hear they are just now figureing that problem out.
2 The noise first thing in the morning took a while to get used to. It still bothers me sometimes a year and 25000 miles latter.
I put about 6000 mile in three weeks on it resently, towing half of the time. My truck just kept asking for more.

The best truck I've ever owned

Dennis
 

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My friend just got a 2001 dually 6 speed 4x4 and changed the injectors and put a chip in it, It's a rocket, I drove it and it put me back in the seat.
Now he's got to change the clutch , it's smoked.
 

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If your still considering the v-10, Look at the fuel mileage. bad, very bad. Go and look at the engine. It is a 318 with two more cyls. added to it. That makes it a small block v-10. The power upgrades are limited at best. This is not the same engine thats in the Vipers without turbos. Do your homework before buying a v-10. You will be happy you did.
 

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I work for a Dodge dealer and I would have to say go diesel. The V10 is junk in my opinion.
Good luck with what ever you do
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