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Chevy/GMC 2500HD with a durmax/ Allison combo 59 29.35%
Dodger 2500 Heavy Duty with the Cummins 84 41.79%
Ford F-250 SuperDuty PowerStroke 58 28.86%
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Old February 23rd, 2006, 04:44 PM   #81
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I couldnt make it but alot of my Bombing Buds went up .... I have the video of Chaz and the Burning Rubber Photos Tho...LOL

Were all on www.cumminsforum.com Most of the time ... TDR can get tiresome. Keep an eye out we have 2 events in the planing already

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Old February 23rd, 2006, 07:01 PM   #82
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This may have been stated already but the cummins is just plain beefier than a duramax. I am in engines lap right now that happens to have a cummins and duramax both torn down right now. Everything about the cummins is just bigger and stronger than duramax. I know a few people in the 200,000 to 300,000 mile marks with cummins and not problems just adjust the valves and run it. As for the powerstoke why bother if they have had that may problems with the 6.0 already. A guy that works for internation said they arent even expecting to get 150,000 out of the 6.0 thats less than a gasser of today.
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Old February 23rd, 2006, 09:28 PM   #83
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Old February 26th, 2006, 11:44 AM   #84
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Were you at the TDR Halloween get together in Grass Lake, MI this year by chance?
Dude I live in Grass lake, where was the event at? I never heard nothing about it
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Old February 26th, 2006, 05:00 PM   #85
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Dude I live in Grass lake, where was the event at? I never heard nothing about it

John Dakin hosted at his place. He runs Dakin Equipment over in Jacksontucky. Watch the TDR Local and Regional Chapters & Events forum. There are several TDR events held around here every year it seems. I've made it to 2 of them now.

Yeah, Chaz made a HUGE mess that night. But, man it was the most incredible burnout I have ever seen. After he pulled forward, the wind blew across where his tires were roasting and ignited. It was simply awesome. Too bad there was liquid rubber spewed all over John's garage.
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01" ctd friggin power house 135,000 miles on her its getting better milage today than when I bought it! Chipped I'm getting about 21 mpg on freeway.
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Ford N Chevy Suck..esp. Chevy
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Biggest thing that showes is the cummins has a longer stroke. Having something that compaired materials, tensile/compression strenght of said materials, yield points, densitys, etc woudl be a much better comparison.
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:) Much Much More Possitives to the Cummins ... The new PSD's has 77 TSb's the DMD has 8 and the CTD has None
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Biggest thing that showes is the cummins has a longer stroke. Having something that compaired materials, tensile/compression strenght of said materials, yield points, densitys, etc woudl be a much better comparison.
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Old July 19th, 2006, 09:04 PM   #92
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simple explaination.

dodge is the only 'light duty' truck w/ a 'medium duty' semi engine in it.
you don't see any semi's with V8's, they are all inline engines.

with that said, I rest my case.
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simple explaination.

dodge is the only 'light duty' truck w/ a 'medium duty' semi engine in it.
you don't see any semi's with V8's, they are all inline engines.

with that said, I rest my case.
i wouldnt call a 5.9L a medium truck engine, however the duramax is in the kodiak and topkick which are medium duty trucks. im pretty sure the powerstroke is in some medium duty trucks aswell

its too bad the dodge trans needs lots of hard parts as soon as you get up there in power.
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:) Much Much More Possitives to the Cummins ... The new PSD's has 77 TSb's the DMD has 8 and the CTD has None

How many did the CTD have in its first 5 years of production?
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i wouldnt call a 5.9L a medium truck engine, however the duramax is in the kodiak and topkick which are medium duty trucks. im pretty sure the powerstroke is in some medium duty trucks aswell

its too bad the dodge trans needs lots of hard parts as soon as you get up there in power.
Isn't the Cummins-powered DCX medium duty line currently in design? I recall articles about that not too long ago.

It should also be noted that its the automatic trans that has the issues.
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i wouldnt call a 5.9L a medium truck engine, however the duramax is in the kodiak and topkick which are medium duty trucks. im pretty sure the powerstroke is in some medium duty trucks aswell

its too bad the dodge trans needs lots of hard parts as soon as you get up there in power.

the 5.9 cummins is in way more medium duty trucks!! than the other 2 engines. do some homework, go lift up the hoods of some medium duty or heavy duty semi's.

the 5.9 cummins has connecting rods the size of my forearm, and the powerjokes/durasnacks have little baby ones.

Cummins is a semi engine company! all they do is semi's and dodge's.
or anything else with a cummins engine in it.

any truck needs trans mods as soon as you get into building it.
my buddy w/ an 04 powerjoke, w/ a chip, filter, exhaust, toasted his auto tranny within a month! i know the allison trannys are supposed to be the shit, havent heard many bad things about them yet.

you dont see any Powerstoke only shops or Duramax only shops, because they cannot compete with the cummins

everyone, dont forget fordcummins.com
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A Ford SuperDuty with a Cummins in it backed up with an Alision trans would be a nice combo.


I WILL TAKE TWO
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This is a tough decision looks and brakes wise my pick is the Dodge, Engine wise I would pick the Duramax, trans wise I would pick the ford or the Duramax. My brother has an a 02 Duramax 4x4 quad cab with a 150K miles on it great truck and averages 17 mpg with 33's. Only problems he has had is the trans. From what everyone tells me including several ford engineers that work on the superduty that the 03.5 to 06 PSD is a junk engine

My pick would prolly be the Cummins
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cummins average mpg for most guys is 20+ mpg with some light mods.
so i hear.
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My Dmax with about 100k on it gets around 20-21mpg with a 50hp tune and 285 Revos.

Not bad for an 8000lb truck.
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