Last post on Nov 21, 2011 at 2:34 PM
You are in the Dodge Ram-2010 and older
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Chevrolet Silverado 1500, Dodge Ram Pickup 1500, Chevrolet Silverado 2500, Dodge Ram Pickup 2500, Truck
#205 of 211 Chevey Silverado 1500 4X4 or Dam Ram 1500 4X4
Aug 01, 2009 (6:00 am)
I'm looking at buying a pre owned truck. I've been looking at 06's. I will be using it for my daily vehicle as well as to haul a horse trailer on the weekends. I'm torn between the Chevey and the Dodge. Any suggestions???
#206 of 211 Re: Chevey Silverado 1500 4X4 or Dam Ram 1500 4X4 [kymalibustacey]
Aug 01, 2009 (4:06 pm)
It's all a matter of personal preference like how the truck looks and performs. Both trucks will serve your purpose leaving the only thing left like which one looks better or has the best deal. The GM trucks have better mileage while the Dodge has better low end grunt. I don't believe either is morre reliable than the other.
#207 of 211 Re: Chey Silverado vs Dodge Ram [79customd]
Dec 15, 2009 (3:28 pm)
lets settle it, I have owned all 3, we will start from the top, siverado 2500, duramx,allison
tows like a bear, decent fuel mileage, worst reliabilty and not quality biult.
f250, 5.4 gas, auto, no power, poor fuel economy, uncomfortable, can't tow a whole lot with out trouble--but it is a gas job
ram 3500 mega with cummins, great trucks tows great(duramax a little better but I believe it is the tranny that makes the differance)best fuel mileage, not a very nice ride, well biult, feels a lot more solid than the other 2.
you can read all the stats you want but they do not mean anything, test drive them and find the one you like from the day to day people that drive the trucks to the max capacity, I am a general contractor and work my trucks so I do have a small amount of knowledge when it comes to them.
#208 of 211 Re: Chey Silverado vs Dodge Ram [cthom10388]
Dec 15, 2009 (6:43 pm)
So why did you buy the 250 with the 5.4? You could've at least got the V10.
#209 of 211 Re: 01-03 Chevy/GMC Duramax 2500HD vs 98 Dodge Cummins 2500 [Bluecollar09]
Feb 16, 2010 (7:12 pm)
Its good to see you are looking for a heavy duty truck. As i was reading this the comment about the allison transmission caught my eye. I just wanted to clear something up about gm and their "allison transmissions". They arent actual allison transmissions. They are only allison approved transmissions. A true allison transmission shifts like crap and sounds like crap, but will never break. So dont let gm fool you. Anyways if ur looking for a heavy duty truck i would go with either a ford or dodge.
#210 of 211 Re: 01-03 Chevy/GMC Duramax 2500HD vs 98 Dodge Cummins 2500 [iceman27]
Aug 19, 2010 (6:29 pm)
Where did you here that it is not an Allison Transmission.The internal parts of pick up truck Allisons are the same as used in medium duty trucks,pick ups use different converter and rear housings.I work for a distributor and with a serial number from the tranny I can furnish any part except the housings.As far as the shifting issue,I am confident you will not find a better shifting transmission in the truck market.
Nov 21, 2011 (2:34 pm)
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