Author Topic: 5.9 Dodge vs 6.0 Ford Questions  (Read 214 times)

Offline zookeeper

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5.9 Dodge vs 6.0 Ford Questions
« on: August 02, 2018, 07:03:25 pm »
We have had our old 95 Dodge 2500HD V10 for 10 years and I'm beginning to think about getting a different truck. The old truck is still great mechanically but the body is getting rough and also we really need a quad cab instead of a regular cab. Hauling two St. Bearnds is a no go with the current one. :o  I'm not looking to get a new one because for me it is just not feasible. I only put maybe 2000 miles a year on the current one due to driving a company van during the week. The truck is mainly just used for pulling the TT. What I'm considering is mid 2000's Dodge 2500 5.9 or Ford F250 6.0 diesels. I know there are people who don't like the 6.0 Fords but I have worked on them and they don't bother me really. They are like anything else, as long as they haven't been rodded and chipped they can be reliable.
So I guess my big main questions are...What is the fuel mileage like between the two? What are some of the things the people that have owned them have noticed on just the trucks in general? Any information pertaining to these two brands and year range of trucks would be helpful.
 
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David, Beth with Boo & Bubby (St. Bernard's)
95 Dodge 2500 V10
2013 Outback 310TB
1977 Mark Twain 180BR w/888 inboard

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Re: 5.9 Dodge vs 6.0 Ford Questions
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2018, 06:44:00 am »
Joonbee is a 6.0 experienced person......he can speak to that ....pm him if he doesn't see this ....he is with us in Maine .....I'll mention this to him

And twoelkhounds has a 2006 5.9 ....pm him.....he just cracked a manifold on his and is in the smookies for a couple weeks .....til they can get him an oem part

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Re: 5.9 Dodge vs 6.0 Ford Questions
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2018, 06:50:53 pm »
Thank you Clarkely, I appreciate it!
David, Beth with Boo & Bubby (St. Bernard's)
95 Dodge 2500 V10
2013 Outback 310TB
1977 Mark Twain 180BR w/888 inboard

 

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