Truck owners thread

Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by Phil Weston, Sep 14, 2015.

  1. stangd

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    I’ve had a dodge 1500, a Sierra 1500 slt and 2500 Denali also a new 2017 Ford F-250. I would never own a dodge again, wasn’t impressed. Love my Sierra 1500, I think that’s what I’ll end up going back to....
     
  2. NoNatty

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    I would have preferred a Ford, but used dodges are by far the most affordable in the northwest.
     
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  3. Corky Bucek

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    It’s a Ram, not a Dodge

    HTH
     
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  4. bigred77

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    Yea, it's still gunna rattle to pieces in 5 years
     
  5. Corky Bucek

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    My Jeep has lasted longer than that and doesn’t rattle. Well I’ve only owned it for a year myself.

    On a side note the retards that previously repaired the transfer case didn’t properly seal it so that’s cool.
     
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  6. BrickTamland

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    I’m reading this as a vote for “do not buy that truck.”
     
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  7. bigred77

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    I hear this from Chrysler owners all the time, but I have yet to have ridden in one that didn't
     
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  8. Bo Pelinis

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    My parents have a 12 year old overland. Still in great shape.
     
  9. THF

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    Someone talk me out of buying a Ford Raptor.

    Please. I am begging you.
     
  10. Baron

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    Do it by all means if you can. Nobody is stopping you! Lol
     
  11. BrickTamland

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    Buy a single family home with that money instead.
     
  12. NoNatty

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    mine is 7 years old and doesn’t rattle :usasmug:
     
  13. Jim Brockmire

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    Took all of 6 years for my 05 to start rusting, but coastal NJ weather does that to a lot of vehicles.
     
  14. GoodForAnother

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    Chrysler makes bad vehicles guys
     
  15. buy_dont_lease

    buy_dont_lease Ha ha ha. What a story, Mark.
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    I’ve been personally involved in defending a corporate client in a fatality products liability lawsuit involving the transmission interlock switch in a Dodge truck (Dodge’s parent company was also a defendant). All manufacturers deal with recalls and I know that, but it will be a long time before I ever buy a Dodge/Chrysler vehicle. I’m not impressed with their safety record.
     
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  16. Baron

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    Lefthook is a big dodge/ram guy. He usually has good input when it comes to trucks, especially the truck you’re looking at BrickTamland.
     
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  17. jaygabriel

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    Save some money and just buy the Ranger Raptor when it comes out.
     
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  18. Degausser

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    Going to upgrade from my basic ass Tacoma to a Limited Tundra later this year. I've been wanting to get into a full size truck for a while, and things are finally lining up to make it happen. I also love the LTZ Siverados, but I just trust Toyota more.
     
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  19. texasraider

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    For his wife?
     
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  20. bigred77

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    His wife is a lesbian?
     
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  21. texasraider

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    Looks that way sadly
     
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  22. GoodForAnother

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    I’m excited about that. I have a GMC Canyon rn but it’s a three year lease specifically so I can pick up a Ranger (or an F150 if I get a house with a bigger garage)

    any specifics on the ranger raptor yet?
     
  23. BrickTamland

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    Couple new trucks today, what are your thoughts?

    Not sure if I'm being realistic in thinking I can get a pickup that will live for 20yrs and rack up 250k miles...
    1. '07 F150 XLT Supercrew $13k (https://atlanta.craigslist.org/atl/ctd/d/2007-ford-f150-86k-miles-1/6523064325.html)
    2. '04 F150 Lariat $14k (https://atlanta.craigslist.org/atl/cto/d/2004-ford-150-lariatlobo4x4/6517747947.html)
    3. '06 F150 Supercrew $14k (https://atlanta.craigslist.org/nat/ctd/d/2006-ford-f150-supercrew/6547811462.html)
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  24. Fuzzy Zoeller

    Fuzzy Zoeller College football > NFL

    I would vote B
     
  25. BrickTamland

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    I feel it gets the nod for having the best descriptor: “previously mexican, but owner had to go back to Mexico and couldn't take it.”
     
  26. bigred77

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    I like B best.
    Low mileage as hell
    I have an 08 king ranch that has like 120k on it and it runs like a top
     
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  27. BrickTamland

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    I figured everyone would be in on 1: seems lowest risk. Previously Mexican owned is the clincher though.
     
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  28. Baron

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    I have an 07 lariat and haven’t had any problems minus the normal stuff like a starter or something. Just got 100k. Great truck imo.
     
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  29. High Cotton

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    I have a 2004 FX4 with 165k, great trucks, go B. Lowest mileage and looks the least beat up. It looks like it used to have a sombrero too.
     
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  30. GoodForAnother

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    My dad has an 04 F150 with the 5.4L. Really good drivetrain imo
     
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  31. High Cotton

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    My only complaint is that the electric windows have started to stick but tough to complain about a 14 yo truck. I've always heard the drivetrains will last forever, it's the plastic and electric parts that wear out.
     
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  32. bigred77

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    I've also got a 2000 f350, that I have replaced the door lock motors in twice now
     
  33. thunderstruck

    thunderstruck I'm a Boss

    7.3?
     
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  34. bigred77

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    Yep
    460,000 miles and runs like a dream

    I have had so many random people ask me if I would consider selling it
     
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  35. Baron

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    that 7.3
    :blessed:
     
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  36. thunderstruck

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    Grandfather just got rid of his with 390k on it. Engine ran great, rebuilt the transmission once but started to get electrical issues that he was tired of dealing with.

    Really going to try to pick up a 7.3 or 12 valve Cummins this year or early next year for a work truck
     
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  37. BrickTamland

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    In terms of longevity of a drivetrain, safe to say diesel > naturally aspirated gas >> twin turbo 6? Starting to consider some babied 04-06 F250 and 350s.
     
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  38. bigred77

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    not to steer you away from Ford, cause I love Fords, but I would be weary of the 6.0L Powerstroke

    I have an uncle who has over 250,000 on his 04 6.0, but he has blown head gaskets and had some turbo issues over the years

    the 6.0 and 6.4 have had some issues, where the Cummins and Duramax's through those years were really strong.

    this latest 6.7L Powerstroke is pretty solid

    wiki page for Powerstroke engines has a pretty good list of common issues on the engines
     
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  39. bigred77

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    forgot the link to wiki
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Power_Stroke_engine
     
  40. stangd

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    My 6.7 is a beast, love it. The duramax is a great motor as well, partnered up with that Allison transmission
     
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  41. thunderstruck

    thunderstruck I'm a Boss

    Avoid 6.0 and 6.4 fords.
     
  42. Lefthook

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    I'm not loyal to the brand at all, it's the Cummins for me. I've got an 04 2500 that I own for one reason: the motor. It's bulletproof and a complete workhorse. Last summer I was pulling a 6% grade in Montana with a 11k pound trailer doing 80mph without breaking a sweat. The 5.9L common rail Cummins powerplant will outlast the entire truck around it, which is fine because I'm the lunatic that tears off the mall crawler lift it came with and put on a long arm kit with remote reservoir shocks and a bunch of Carli parts. See the good thing about Dodge is that there's a massive aftermarket because the stock stuff breaks lol. The only real downside is it eats a transmission every 70-80k miles. I'm on number 3 (165k) and am planning on dropping $5k on a full billet 48RE this time and then putting a bigger turbo on it.

    It also sits for days or a week at a time and is about to become my extra vehicle and I'll get an AWD car to use as a DD/ski bomber and use the truck for dog/kayak/dirt bike/towing duty only.

    Someone said it above, Fiat/Chrysler makes bad cars. The new Cummins seems decent (my best friend has a 17).

    But given the price range and use you're looking for, the F150 is unbeatable. That 5.0L is actually a good little motor in my opinion - in fact I'd go for it over either turbo motor, gas or diesel. My dad has a 14 FX4 and it's a nice vehicle, ride is super comfortable.

    Here's my thoughts about going to an f250 or f350: They cost a lot more to run. Everything in the truck is built heavier to handle towing duties, the front suspension is much heavier for that big heavy powerplant, so everything wears out a little sooner (suspension parts like ball joints, steering boxes, brakes, bushings) and then when you have to replace the worn components, they are bigger and heavier duty so they cost more. Little things you don't think of: Oil changes cost more. A lot more, since it has twice the oil capacity as the 5.0L will. And the oil itself costs more, too.

    For as long as you're planning to keep it and the miles you're putting on, probably get as low mile 5.0L equipped F-150 as you can afford.
     
  43. Hank Scorpio

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    How do you like the Canyon? Was heavily leaning towards getting one in the next yr
     
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  44. Hail Southern

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    Same, really liking the idea of the diesel even though I don't really "need" it.
     
  45. GoodForAnother

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    I like it a lot. I have the V6 4x4 SLT. The backseat is small even with the crew cab but it’s good enough for four people for a short trip. 5’2” bed is enough for me. Gets about 24-25 mpg. Comfortable seats and a really great driver position, it’s really nice to drive
     
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  46. GoodForAnother

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    To me the diesel didn’t make sense. You get 700 more pounds towing capacity and 30 mpg but the fuel is usually pricier so it evens that out imo. The 7000 lb capacity of the V6 is more than enough for me. I ended up with a V6 mostly because the two diesels at the dealership were maroon and fuck that
     
  47. Hoss Bonaventure

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    The Cummins engine is legit. Got a 2018 2500 for a company truck. It has the hemi in it though and gets like 10mpg.
     
  48. Lefthook

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    It's an awesome motor. Especially the 5.9L common rail motor which is what mine is.. I'm running 50 pounds of boost at max and it's had a tune on it (programmer) since the day it was new. Stock injectors, it doesn't "roll coal" and at 165k miles it hasn't missed a beat really.

    Everything else though, FUCK. lol

    I just did the brakes a year and a half ago. New rotors, new pads, all 4 corners, $500 in parts for nice Powerstop tow duty stuff. One of the calipers hung up and ate the inside of the right front rotor, heard the telltale grind of metal on metal yesterday so it definitely is the backing plate. Fuck! I literally just got it back from the shop after spending $2000 on ball joints/u-joints yesterday morning goddammit. So now I have new semi-loaded powerstop calipers and a new set of rotors and pads on the way from Amazon and I'm another $750 lighter...


    Now I know why Fiat bought Chrysler, god damn Italians were already familiar with the reliability/build quality standards :fistshake:
     
  49. thunderstruck

    thunderstruck I'm a Boss

    I’ve got ball joints and upper control arms due on my Silverado.

    Currently at 106k and I’ve had a 2.5” spacer on since 40k
     
  50. bigred77

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    :awesomeface:
     
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