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This has probably been asked but....

I am wanting to get into the sled pulling sport and have a few questions.
Right now I have a 2007 F-350 and well I may have to sell it so I could use some answers on my next truck.
I am looking at either a Dodge 2nd Gen 24v or a 2001 Ford F-350 7.3l and really dont know how to weigh the pros and cons of both for a serious performance truck. Could anyone shed some insight on problems theyve had while modifying one of these trucks or which can pump out more power? Sorry it's kinda a general question but I would like some insight
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The cummins is the way to go hands down. Sheid diesel is one of the biggest sled pullers around and all he uses is cummins. You might also consider, instead of a 24v, a 12v. They are easier to get power out of.
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go with the dodges. 12valves you can get alot out of. 24v's are pretty good also....definatly look into sheids diesel performance, they have alot of stuff for anything u possibly could want for a cummins engine!:Thumbup:
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Get a dodge IF you just want to be another dodge puller...lol. Check out the double overtime truck, it's a ****** 7.3
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Depends on how much you want to spend. I think the Dodge is the biggest bang for your buck, but if you want to hear a V-8 screaming and have a little more money to throw out, The D'max is the way to go.
I like all brands that pull and they all have the potential to win. I would suggest following the truck's in the class that you intend to participate in and try to find a patern with a brand that is having the most success. This might make your choice for a puller a little clearer. This is not an inexpensive sport and you need to decide first, at what level you want to compete?
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Get a dodge IF you just want to be another dodge puller...lol. Check out the double overtime truck, it's a ****** 7.3
I'm going to say it on here just like I've said on Powerstroke Nation. Double Overtime IS NOT A POWER STROKE!!! The only part of that truck that is remotely Power Stroke is the block. It's not a Power Stroke diesel motor, it's a diesel motor with 7.3 liters of displacement. Shied Diesel converted the injection system to a Piston Pump style and got rid of the HUEI injection system. Of course it's got a girdle, forged or billet rods, ceramic coated pistons and all the other supporting mods for 1500 horsepower, but it's not a Power Stroke anymore.

To the original poster, if you're going for all out performance, your best bet is a 12 Valve Cummins motor. The inline 6 has something that no V motor will ever have: more torque lugging into lower RPM's. Go find a 1996 or 1997 with the 12 Valve, call Shied Diesel in Effingham Illinois, and have some fun!!

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In my personal opinion, you might as well forget about the Ford if you have any desire to win.
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IMO the 12 valve and the d max are the only ways to go

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Your advice on the 12 valve is not bad. I just hear that the Duramaxes are starting to do real well in certain classes that apply to the average puller in the northern states. Yes, all out performance------ the Dodges have the advantage.
Regular Joe puller, with some dollars to spend and be competetive, might want to consider a the V-8 Duramax.
I do Love to hear those Dodges spinning over 5,000 rpms.:bow: Someone is gonna put a P-pump on a Dmax, then you'll see some rpm's

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I'm going to say it on here just like I've said on Powerstroke Nation. Double Overtime IS NOT A POWER STROKE!!! The only part of that truck that is remotely Power Stroke is the block. It's not a Power Stroke diesel motor, it's a diesel motor with 7.3 liters of displacement. Shied Diesel converted the injection system to a Piston Pump style and got rid of the HUEI injection system. Of course it's got a girdle, forged or billet rods, ceramic coated pistons and all the other supporting mods for 1500 horsepower, but it's not a Power Stroke anymore.

To the original poster, if you're going for all out performance, your best bet is a 12 Valve Cummins motor. The inline 6 has something that no V motor will ever have: more torque lugging into lower RPM's. Go find a 1996 or 1997 with the 12 Valve, call Shied Diesel in Effingham Illinois, and have some fun!!
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I'm going to say it on here just like I've said on Powerstroke Nation. Double Overtime IS NOT A POWER STROKE!!! The only part of that truck that is remotely Power Stroke is the block. It's not a Power Stroke diesel motor, it's a diesel motor with 7.3 liters of displacement. Shied Diesel converted the injection system to a Piston Pump style and got rid of the HUEI injection system. Of course it's got a girdle, forged or billet rods, ceramic coated pistons and all the other supporting mods for 1500 horsepower, but it's not a Power Stroke anymore.
It's more powerstroke than you think, the block and heads are stock but have been modified, the crank is stock. You can't say it's not powerstroke cuz at that hp level any engine is going to have many, many diffrent parts that were not made by original engine manufacturer.

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