If you could order any engine/tranny in any NEW truck...

Discussion in 'Brand Wars' started by CK5, Apr 7, 2005.

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If you could order any engine in any new truck what brand would you choose?

  1. Chevy

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  2. Dodge

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  3. Ford

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  4. GMC

    25 vote(s)
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  1. CK5

    CK5 WhooHoo! Administrator Moderator

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    If you could order any engine/tranny combo in any "NEW" truck (don't you just love these questions) what make of truck would you go with?

    Meaning, if a Ford, Dodge, Chevy, GMC truck could all be ordered with a Cummins or Duramax or Powerstroke etc. with any tranny combo what brand would you go with and why or why not?
     
  2. BadDog

    BadDog TRC Staff Staff Member

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    GMC Truck because I hate the new Chevy front, can't stand the new Dodge that does not have a real Crew Cab, and the Ford interior just does not "fit" me (but I LOVE the outside!). DMax engine with Alli because I firmly believe (I guess you coulda figured that one for yourself. ;) ) it is still the best all around general use combination going. But after seeing the Edge graph of the CTD 600 in the other thread, I might well go with that as long as I could still get the Allison and put the chip on it. :D

    Oops, just realized you didn't want anything on the engine/tranny, just which chassis you would choose IF you could get any engine. :eek:
     
  3. CK5

    CK5 WhooHoo! Administrator Moderator

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    Yeah I forgot to add the tranny part to the above question at first, which I just changed, so if you could as an example order a Cummins/Alli with any truck you wanted. Wouldn't it be nice if we had options like this, don't the big rigs have similar options where you can order multiple engine/tranny combos? :pimp:
     
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    Shaggy TRC Staff Moderator

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    Ford with a Cummins and NV5600 for me, please. I'll take black. rotfl
     
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    BadDog TRC Staff Staff Member

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    Oh, one more thing to add. GMC also wins over Ford for me (the only real competitor for my business) in the IFS 4x4. I genuinely do prefer the IFS if it's not going to be a "real" wheeler...
     
  6. KINGSMT

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    Any Truck/any Engine!!!

    379 Extended Hood Pete With A C-15,475 Cat With Jake, 13 Speed Overdrive, Flex Air Suspension, 3.55 Ratio On 24.5 Lp Tires!!!!!!!!!!! You Did Say Any, " Turn The Fog To It" That's My Vote
     
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    BadDog TRC Staff Staff Member

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    Hmmm, good point. The Pete is a bit much for me, but I think I'll revise my "wish" list to a FL60 with Cat and 6 speed Allison 2200 (or better) and otherwise as you listed. Or maybe an International/Navistar MD (whatever it's called) CC with a big Cat. They look sharp too with that new(ish) retro styling. Not sure what's really available, but as it was listed, "any" engine. :pimp:

    But in all seriousness, I think we should limit our choices to the Big 3 options listed. ;)
     
  8. RJF's Red Cummins

    RJF's Red Cummins TRC Staff Moderator

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    This is about pickup chassis, not large trucks.

    I would take a C7 Cat/Allison in a late Chevy 1 ton SRW with a Caddi nose. :pimp:
     
  9. willyswanter

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    If it had to be a new truck as in 05+ I'd say the Ford F350 Dually 4x4. If I could pick an almost new it would be an 03-04 Dodge. If it could be ANY truck I would say 96-98 Chevy 3500 Crew Cab Dually 4x4.
     
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    05 Ford F350 4x4 Crew Cab, 12 Valve Cummins, Allison Auto or NV5600, 205 T-case, GM interior. waytogo
     
  11. KINGSMT

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    New Truck

    I know I was a little bit of a wise guy with my reply. However in late Feb. I have just ordered a new truck for my self and I am awaiting for the delivery. I order a 5500 Cab & Chassis with the Duramax/Allison combo but I didn't have any other diesel choose. I would prefer either the Cat or the Cummins but I had to go with what was thier. I did find out yesterday at one of my job sites that had I ordered a 6500 it to would come with low profile wheels & tires and a 25500 lbs. gvw but had a 210 Cat with 6 speed Eaton. The truck pulled in on my job with the balance of a pre-engineered steel building we are contracted to build. I will let you know when mine comes in and tell you what its tows like.
     
  12. Mr. Beer/Cummins

    Mr. Beer/Cummins Well-Known Member

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    F350 crew cab, short bed, single wheel, cummins and a Nv5600. waytogo
     
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    I'd get a Cummins 600 (or maybe 855 :eek: ) with a Fuller 10-speed in a Chevy K5500 with a modified pickup bed.

    Oh wait is this supposed to be realisitc? I guess if my K2500 had a Cummins 600 I'd be happy.
     
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    SRW F-350 with a Cummins/NVG-5600 for Me .
    The Ford Chassis and body structure is just a work of art to Me.....
    I came real close to ordering a F-350 P/S but I could not give up the Cummins engine choice.......
    Ford has a fine body/chassis combo.
    Tom
     
  15. Dually

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    I would go with a Ford F-550 Crew Cab with a MBE 900 Detroit diesel (330 HP 1000 Ft-lb torque), and an Eaton Fuller dual range 10-speed. You said "any combination".
     
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    I bought the dodge because it has the cummins. I enjoy my truck immensly, but my dream truck would be an 05 Ford F350, 4x4 dually longbox, with an NV5600, and a CTD, and Fords intergrated brake controller, with a 20k lb towing limit. :D rotfl waytogo :pimp: :stir:
     
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    Ok my biased opinion....

    Well coming from a racing family and a father who specialized in transmissions for 40 years I am going to have to say definetly GM, the Chevy 502ci burnout and the TH-400 transmission.He says that the rest are inferior and I'm gonna go with him on that(he was rated 14th in the country as a transmission specialist),but I'm going to agree with another member on one thing .I like the styling of the 98, and the crew cab dually is the only way to go for me.So there it is, 98 Chevy 3500 Crew Cab Dually with a 502/400 and a 3.09 diff.
     
  18. RJF's Red Cummins

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    Interesting choice. The newer Allison IS much stouter than a turbo 400 3 spd trans and with todays fuel prices....it has no overdrive and a poor geared 1st gear that wouldn't get along with 3.09 gears. A 502 is also an interesting choice. I'm guessing a big gas tank would be desired so you could skip every other gas station? rotfl :D
     
  19. 83_k10

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    I'm just going with his personal favorite on the 400 but I know the 502 would not only be for the power but for my personal satisfaction too :D the gas ,...thats what dual tanks are for.As I said I'm from a racing family and to me (I know it seems like insanity) power overrides mileage when you are towing a car out of the mud or tying to get up a nice hill with a car attached to you.lol.I need the truck as a towrig for people hat call me to fix a car thats stuck in the yard from sitting or anything else that pops up,plus when i buy cars for parts that have anchored themselves in the ground.So my uses would be different than the average hook a trailer and gooooooo :)
     
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    You'd need a diesel for that kind of stuff... :D
     

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