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1997 f-250 PSD Vs. 1995 dodge 2500 5.9L????

Now since this is the only place i can get good biased oppinions at here we go! which truck would be a better buy, which is easier and cheaper to mod. Which will be more dependable and have the least amount of issues, both have 190,000 miles on them both are roughly the same price (dodge is a little cheeper), and both are in excelent condition. One of these two will be replacing my 2004 power joke 6.0L (thanks to who ever designed this POS for all the trouble).

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Ford has the superior truck hands down. the Cummins is cheaper and easier to mod.
Powerstoke is electronic and you have the ability to set different power levels as needed. Cummins is mechanical so one setting is all you get.

I think its up to personal prefrence. But i wouldnt' give up my 97 :Thumbup:

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cummins why u ask ?
1. super easy to mod and get massive amounts of torque
2. the turbos are cheaper even upgrades
3.injectors are way cheap compared to a power joke
4. the trans do suck big ones tho unless u get a hand shaker and a nice southbend clutch
5.it seems the more u mod the better the mpg
6.parts are very easy to come by
7. u gonna get a lot more miles outta it than the power choke
8. performance parts are alot cheaper
9.they sound so sexy with stacks and a handshaker trans "sound like big rig"
10. do i need to go on i think not but i will
11. easy to get to everything on them

vs psd why not to buy a psd
1. psd injectors are expensive
2. they have problems with gp/injector wiring harnesses burning out.
3.the hpop like to leak down
4.with high hp set ups the hpop gear like to go by by
5. pain in the ***** to replace turbos
6.ford guys will argue till there blue in the face and flop over and die before they will admit there slow /make all kinds of excuses on why u beat them like , im heaver then u or it easier to mod than mine or anybody can mod a cummins or i got bigger tires or my gear are shorter than urs .
6. with a agressive race tune from dp tuner with suck dry a stock hpop.
7.big oil for psd's cost big money

just my two cents guys dont take it to heart it all in fun
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also just read the cummins fourums for there problems vs the huge forum for the psd guys
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Thays why i love this forum i get honest oppinions from owners is there any other oppinions out there especially on trannys (ive got bad luck with these) and maby some specific pros and cons, ive worked on both truck when i did banks installs and so am familiar with both i like the power thy both put out. just cant seem to pic :shrug:

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im bought to buy another cummins and there great truck just a chitty body, and power jokes i have worked on them enough to know better, i love fords bodys and they have a decent trans ,

dodge trans
nv4500 manual with a good south bend clutch with billet input and output shafts with the upgraded fly wheel and 13" clutch will hold up to just about anything u throw at it
dodge auto's they suck , if u get one with an auto and plan on modding the engine stop what ur doing pull the trans out and have it fully built with billet input and outputs.

ford e40d and
4r100 are decent trans with a shift kit and valve body upgrade thell hold up to some decent hp numbers .
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ok what if i buy the dodge and drop a suncoast in it with gauges, spring kit, fuel plate, and exhaust that should work no??
or the ford with gauges, exhaust, edge, and a tc and valve bodies?? like i said im torn here

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yes that would be very good , also make sure u have a nice free flowing intake, boost fooler, and adjust the afc star wheel to adjust ur low end fueling,
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if ur going to be fueling a above 3500 rpm u will want 60lb valve springs a .020 marine head gasket
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If you get the ford, get an SCT nothing less...More power and better on the trans.

Im not going to argue about who's truck is better than who's but I love 6.0 and the way it performs.

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