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Posted: 08/11/14 09:19pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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Didn't we do this a week or two or three back?

Or was that a different way of comparing these two light duty twucks!

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Posted: 08/11/14 09:34pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Ford has to use an F450. Sad Sad Sad


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What is with the last 20 seconds it seems like a race to the top between the F450 and the Ram 3500? Supposed to be impartial review yet the Ford employed driver of the Ram 3500 lets off the pedal to let the Ford pass so it doesn't look bad? Propaganda I tell ya!

FWIW The F450 looks like a neat truck - personally I wouldn't spend my $$ on a Ford powertrain though. I've seen too many people burned by the 6.0, 6.4 and even the 5.4 with the cam phaser death tick.


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Posted: 08/11/14 10:18pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Lol "I'm going to let him go".... Didn't want to lose his job!

Really though, more hp, slightly more tq, and a F450 with a 4.30 vs the 3500 with 4.10 in the Ram. Results were about what one would expect.

I wonder what the results would be with an F350/4.10 vs a Ram 3500/4.10?


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Which diam tires does the dodge have vs the ford? If the ford tires are about an inch taller than the dodge, they are about even as is with the 4.3 vs 4.10. If the tires stay the same, the dodge would have the advantage if both were 4.10's.

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Good grief Ford.

Be brave and compete an F350 w/3:73 ratio versus a Ram 3500 w/3:73 ratio.

Of course, I am NOT gonna hold my breath waiting for Ford to let this happen.

Marty, the 450's are now running 19.5's, unsure of size. The Ram has the old and steady size of 235/80R17's.


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Those are nice pickup trucks & fun vids to watch

Roman: "Wow! 30,000lbs that's semi territory..." (well, little over 1/3 of the way there...)

Nathan: "...heated rear seats... rainy day... zzzzzzz..."

450 Ford guy: " yup $70,000 and to service the turbo you simply remove the cab...on the Ram you hafta open the hood..."

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06Fargo wrote:

Those are nice pickup trucks & fun vids to watch

Roman: "Wow! 30,000lbs that's semi territory..." (well, little over 1/3 of the way there...)

Nathan: "...heated rear seats... rainy day... zzzzzzz..."

450 Ford guy: " yup $70,000 and to service the turbo you simply remove the cab...on the Ram you hafta open the hood..."


That right there is the selling point! I don`t care if the Ram is an hour late to the top. I want the truck that will be easiest to repair "If" it breaks. not the hardest to repair "when" it breaks!


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Wow. 450 beats a 350 to the top, after the 350 lets off. Fair as Ford will let it be!

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