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notnalc68
11-05-2018, 07:15 PM
Not really for towing, but I need a relatively inexpensive stop gap vehicle, before I get a JL. I知 looking at two:

1) 2016 Ram Bighorn crew cab 5.7 4x4 with 64,000 miles.

2) 2014 Ford F-150 Super Crew XLT 4x4 with 86,000 miles


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BaddestCross
11-05-2018, 07:19 PM
MOPAR or no car. 🙄

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notnalc68
11-05-2018, 07:23 PM
MOPAR or no car. [emoji849]

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I知 pretty sure it will get better mileage. It has the 8 speed transmission.


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Bierpower
11-05-2018, 07:33 PM
My dad just got a hemi ram and loves it. The coil spings ride so much better than his f-250 did and it was almost $10k cheaper than a comparable Ford.

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notnalc68
11-05-2018, 07:43 PM
Then there is this 2006 Duramax with Allison transmission...

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Irish JK
11-05-2018, 07:46 PM
Not really for towing, but I need a relatively inexpensive stop gap vehicle, before I get a JL. I知 looking at two:

1) 2016 Ram Bighorn crew cab 5.7 4x4 with 64,000 miles.

2) 2014 Ford F-150 Super Crew XLT 4x4 with 86,000 miles


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Of those two Ram for sure. Especially if it has the center console and 8.4 in screen.


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Ddays
11-05-2018, 07:50 PM
My dad just got a hemi ram and loves it. The coil spings ride so much better than his f-250 did and it was almost $10k cheaper than a comparable Ford.

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I'd agree that the Dodge on coils rides better than a F250SD, but the F-150's are on coils. ;)
My '17 SD rides like it's rocking a Rubicon Express lift kit - like an empty goddam dumptruck. :icon_crazy: I would not
want one of these as a daily driver.

Having said that, it's still an easy pick: F150.

jesse3638
11-05-2018, 08:19 PM
I'd agree that the Dodge on coils rides better than a F250SD, but the F-150's are on coils. ;)
My '17 SD rides like it's rocking a Rubicon Express lift kit - like an empty goddam dumptruck. :icon_crazy: I would not
want one of these as a daily driver.

Having said that, it's still an easy pick: F150.

I can say the F-250 SD rides better that a RAM 3500. We just got a 3500 here at work. Feels like you need about 3500 lbs in the bed to make it ride comfortable.

Having the Hemi in my Durango is pretty nice. Its a 13 so its paired to the 6 speed and we can get 21-22mpg freeway. When I drive I can get 15-16 around town when my wife drives its get 12-13..haha. Lead foot Lisa I like to call her. I can imagine that would be better if it was the 8 speed.

Ddays
11-05-2018, 08:51 PM
I can say the F-250 SD rides better that a RAM 3500. We just got a 3500 here at work. Feels like you need about 3500 lbs in the bed to make it ride comfortable.

Having the Hemi in my Durango is pretty nice. Its a 13 so its paired to the 6 speed and we can get 21-22mpg freeway. When I drive I can get 15-16 around town when my wife drives its get 12-13..haha. Lead foot Lisa I like to call her. I can imagine that would be better if it was the 8 speed.

My brother in law bought a F450 with the aluminum flat bed to haul his 300' horse trailer. Talk about a rough ride - good grief! We went on a 2 hour trip with them empty and I think I ended up being 2" shorter when we were done. :crazyeyes: These HD trucks are great for hauling but for everyday driving they absolutely suck.

BaddestCross
11-05-2018, 09:06 PM
I知 pretty sure it will get better mileage. It has the 8 speed transmission.


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Probably. It's a solid setup. But, I'm a Dodge/MOPAR guy, so take that for what it's worth. 😎

I still apologize to the MOPAR gods everyday for buying a Ford work van... But I also remind them that Sprinters are ugly as fuck, plus Mercedes, so Ford won out at the time I was looking. 🤣

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wjtstudios
11-05-2018, 09:42 PM
Totally off track of notnalc68痴 original post, but The new ram 3500s on the air ride suspension ride perfectly fine for every day driving in great for hauling. They are remarkably smooth compared to the similar ford and Chevy.

Back to the original question, I壇 go with the 16 Ram.


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wjtstudios
11-05-2018, 09:44 PM
My brother in law bought a F450 with the aluminum flat bed to haul his 300' horse trailer. Talk about a rough ride - good grief! We went on a 2 hour trip with them empty and I think I ended up being 2" shorter when we were done. :crazyeyes: These HD trucks are great for hauling but for everyday driving they absolutely suck.

Your brother in-law has a lot of horses[emoji23]


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Bierpower
11-05-2018, 09:47 PM
Your brother in-law has a lot of horses[emoji23]


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300' is about the length of 6 semi trailers. Must be a bitch to go through towns. [emoji23]

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wjtstudios
11-05-2018, 09:52 PM
300' is about the length of 6 semi trailers. Must be a bitch to go through towns. [emoji23]

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Ddays
11-05-2018, 11:56 PM
Your brother in-law has a lot of horses[emoji23]


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300' is about the length of 6 semi trailers. Must be a bitch to go through towns. [emoji23]

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LOL, it looks like it's 300' when he's trying to park it. Too damn long for me to want to drive!

TrailHunter
11-06-2018, 12:31 AM
I was just going through this last month.... Been a Chevy guy my whole life... 1965 - C10, 1978' - C10, 1990 - 1500, 2001- 2500, 2005 - 2500 Dmax. Just got my first ever Ford F150 and I really like it a lot. If you don't need to tow, I would skip the Duramax.... great truck but if anything goes wrong with the engine or tranny it could get expensive. And definitely don't get a lifted one because the front end can't handle it. 5.0 and Hemi are solid motors so I think it just depends on which truck you like best. My business partner has a 13' - 5.0 and its a solid workhorse. I'm partial to the 15-18 body style on the F150 and was looking at 15' - 5.0's..... But I ended up with an 18' - 2.7 ecoboost hoping that the redesigned dual port injection in addition to the direct injection, solves the problem with deposits on the back of the valves... plus it's a good looking truck and fun to drive. :crazyeyes:

Irish JK
11-06-2018, 12:46 AM
I'd agree that the Dodge on coils rides better than a F250SD, but the F-150's are on coils. ;)
My '17 SD rides like it's rocking a Rubicon Express lift kit - like an empty goddam dumptruck. :icon_crazy: I would not
want one of these as a daily driver.

Having said that, it's still an easy pick: F150.

In the front they all have coils. Specific to this conversation though, the fords whether 1/2 or 3/4 ton ride on rear leaf springs whereas the dodges both ride on 吐our link coils.

That gives the Rams slightly less towing and payload capacity across the board when compared to GM or Ford equals, but provides far better everyday ride handling and quality.


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Ddays
11-06-2018, 01:35 AM
In the front they all have coils. Specific to this conversation though, the fords whether 1/2 or 3/4 ton ride on rear leaf springs whereas the dodges both ride on 吐our link coils.

That gives the Rams slightly less towing and payload capacity across the board when compared to GM or Ford equals, but provides far better everyday ride handling and quality.


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Yeah, I read his statement too quick. I'm not partial to the Dodge trucks but they do ride pretty damn nice. And few haul anywhere near capacity anyways so with what serves your daily needs.

JKbrick
11-06-2018, 01:54 AM
The 16 Ram I had underneath was just like a jk except everything was 2x bigger, it rode great. My 19 GMC rides a little more firm but I prefer the GMC for some reason. I have no insight on an f150


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notnalc68
11-06-2018, 03:14 AM
Okay. So the story. I知 a pharmacist, and you can damn near only get out of work by dying. If the wife thinks she has car trouble, she won稚 quit until my 78 year old Dad drives 85 miles to check on her.

I was looking for a pickup in the $25k or less range (still buying a JL, but can稚 swing it right now).

I drove the Ram tonight. It has a shit ton of power, it looks good, it痴 comfortable, and will probably get better gas mileage than the Ford. It痴 2 years newer, and has almost 30k less miles. The Ram is sitting in my driveway, right now. The beater Camry is still around, so now I have 3 vehicles. Problem solved.

Thanks for the feedback.


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TrailHunter
11-06-2018, 03:20 AM
Haha... Congrats!

Andy5160
11-06-2018, 03:26 AM
Okay. So the story. I知 a pharmacist, and you can damn near only get out of work by dying. If the wife thinks she has car trouble, she won稚 quit until my 78 year old Dad drives 85 miles to check on her.

I was looking for a pickup in the $25k or less range (still buying a JL, but can稚 swing it right now).

I drove the Ram tonight. It has a shit ton of power, it looks good, it痴 comfortable, and will probably get better gas mileage than the Ford. It痴 2 years newer, and has almost 30k less miles. The Ram is sitting in my driveway, right now. The beater Camry is still around, so now I have 3 vehicles. Problem solved.

Thanks for the feedback.


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Problem solved [emoji106]


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BaddestCross
11-06-2018, 04:35 AM
Nice! 👍

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MericaMade
11-06-2018, 05:08 AM
Never go full MOPAR.

WJCO
11-06-2018, 12:10 PM
Okay. So the story. I知 a pharmacist, and you can damn near only get out of work by dying. If the wife thinks she has car trouble, she won稚 quit until my 78 year old Dad drives 85 miles to check on her.

I was looking for a pickup in the $25k or less range (still buying a JL, but can稚 swing it right now).

I drove the Ram tonight. It has a shit ton of power, it looks good, it痴 comfortable, and will probably get better gas mileage than the Ford. It痴 2 years newer, and has almost 30k less miles. The Ram is sitting in my driveway, right now. The beater Camry is still around, so now I have 3 vehicles. Problem solved.

Thanks for the feedback.


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Sweet. Congrats. Post some pics.

wjtstudios
11-06-2018, 12:43 PM
Congrats! That should get you by until the JL arrives


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Ddays
11-06-2018, 01:01 PM
Nice - need some pics tho..

13_gecko_rubi
11-06-2018, 04:06 PM
Okay. So the story. I知 a pharmacist, and you can damn near only get out of work by dying. If the wife thinks she has car trouble, she won稚 quit until my 78 year old Dad drives 85 miles to check on her.

I was looking for a pickup in the $25k or less range (still buying a JL, but can稚 swing it right now).

I drove the Ram tonight. It has a shit ton of power, it looks good, it痴 comfortable, and will probably get better gas mileage than the Ford. It痴 2 years newer, and has almost 30k less miles. The Ram is sitting in my driveway, right now. The beater Camry is still around, so now I have 3 vehicles. Problem solved.

Thanks for the feedback.


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Congrats. You'll love it and if you ever want to tow they do damn good as well. Have never had an issue pulling with mine.

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jesse3638
11-06-2018, 04:11 PM
Okay. So the story. I知 a pharmacist, and you can damn near only get out of work by dying. If the wife thinks she has car trouble, she won稚 quit until my 78 year old Dad drives 85 miles to check on her.

I was looking for a pickup in the $25k or less range (still buying a JL, but can稚 swing it right now).

I drove the Ram tonight. It has a shit ton of power, it looks good, it痴 comfortable, and will probably get better gas mileage than the Ford. It痴 2 years newer, and has almost 30k less miles. The Ram is sitting in my driveway, right now. The beater Camry is still around, so now I have 3 vehicles. Problem solved.

Thanks for the feedback.


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Congrats on the new purchase. The hemi is a fun motor. It's always fun to romp on it. Had a high school kid think he was bad ass in his V6 mustang. It didn't hold a candle to our Durango..haha.

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notnalc68
11-06-2018, 04:58 PM
Congrats. You'll love it and if you ever want to tow they do damn good as well. Have never had an issue pulling with mine.

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Nice color!

I壇 say 395 bhp & 410 lb.ft. torque ought to. Since it痴 4x4, and has 3.21 gears, it痴 rated for just over 8,000 lbs. I知 sure you already knew it.

I was thinking it had the same hp as the Grand Cherokee, but I was pleasantly surprised.


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notnalc68
11-07-2018, 01:06 AM
Nice - need some pics tho..

Hell. I haven稚 been in it in daylight, yet. I leave before daylight, and get back after full dark.


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Ddays
11-07-2018, 01:49 AM
Hell. I haven稚 been in it in daylight, yet. I leave before daylight, and get back after full dark.


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Ugh, I'm with ya on that deal. Winter would be so much better with more daylight.

notnalc68
11-07-2018, 02:49 PM
Ugh, I'm with ya on that deal. Winter would be so much better with more daylight.

Best I can do. Clearest skies this week, and now it痴 dark and raining. The color is Maximum Steel Metallic.
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jdofmemi
11-07-2018, 03:03 PM
I'm late to the discussion, but was going to recommend the Ram.

Seems like a moot point now, but it looks like you did well.

Nice looking truck.

notnalc68
11-07-2018, 03:18 PM
I'm late to the discussion, but was going to recommend the Ram.

Seems like a moot point now, but it looks like you did well.

Nice looking truck.

I drove it first, and that did it. I didn稚 even want to test drive the Ford.


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Dale72
11-07-2018, 05:01 PM
I would get the Ram

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Dale72
11-07-2018, 05:13 PM
Best I can do. Clearest skies this week, and now it痴 dark and raining. The color is Maximum Steel Metallic.
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Nice if you decide to get rid off it someday let me know first

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Dale72
11-07-2018, 05:25 PM
Wait until you put the camper behind the truck

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TrailHunter
11-07-2018, 06:05 PM
Great looking Rig!

notnalc68
11-07-2018, 06:22 PM
Nice if you decide to get rid off it someday let me know first

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I probably won稚 keep it, when I知 ready for the JLU. We will see.


Great looking Rig!

Thanks

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benatc1
11-07-2018, 06:41 PM
Nice looking truck!

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Jsouder53
11-07-2018, 07:26 PM
Congrats! Great looking truck!

Bear_JKU
11-07-2018, 09:42 PM
Congrats! Truck looks really nice.


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