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Old 03-27-2016, 05:06 PM
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Im looking into buying a pick-up, not sure rather it be a Ford,GMC, or Dodge. I need one with the most towing capability but I don't want a dually. But maybe a diesel if their more capable, any ideas?
 
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Old 03-30-2016, 01:05 PM
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Diesel's will DEFINITELY tow more.

I would look for any year Duramax or a Ford Powerstroke 03 or older or 2011 and newer depending on what your budget is. The cummins are good engines but I don't know much about them
 
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Old 03-31-2016, 10:28 PM
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The old 6 cylinder cummins were stump-pulling beasts, don't know about the newer ones. Power-stroke and Duramax both are strong engines. For the most towing capacity, you need a 1 ton truck (GM 3500, Ram 3500, Ford 350). The problem is, its very hard to find a newer one that isn't a dually. I'm not sure Dodge even made a 1 ton that wasn't a dually for several years. Fords seem to be the most common in this configuration.
 
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So the Dodge Ram is only a 6 cylinder? Is that enough to pull loads like the Duramax and Power Stroke? I currently drive a 2002 F250 but it only has the 5.4L and I need more towing power. Also it does not turn as tight as some of the Dodges, have they remedied the turning ratios?
 
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Old 05-09-2016, 03:29 PM
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Originally Posted by GMCSierraFan View Post
Diesel's will DEFINITELY tow more.

I would look for any year Duramax or a Ford Powerstroke 03 or older or 2011 and newer depending on what your budget is. The cummins are good engines but I don't know much about them
I just noticed you have a 98 Tj.... So do I, mines modified quite a bit.
 
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Old 05-15-2016, 09:57 PM
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The cummins I 6 was 360 cubic inches. 160 hp....400 lb.ft of torque. It was a legend.
 
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Definitely Diesels
 
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