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    That dude from Mississippi notnalc68's Avatar
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    Which one? Ram Hemi or Ford 5.0

    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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    MOPAR or no car. 🙄

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    Quote Originally Posted by BaddestCross View Post
    MOPAR or no car.

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


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    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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    Then there is this 2006 Duramax with Allison transmission...

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    Quote Originally Posted by notnalc68 View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Bierpower View Post
    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. I would not
    want one of these as a daily driver.

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ddays View Post
    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. 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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jesse3638 View Post
    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. These HD trucks are great for hauling but for everyday driving they absolutely suck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by notnalc68 View Post
    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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