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2003 Dodge 3500 5.9L dually 72000 miles ex condition=$19000
2003 Ford f350 7.3L dually 101000 miles ex condition=21000
Trying to decide which way to go? Thanks for your input!
 

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They are both the same year model and the cheaper of the two has less miles. That alone should tell you something. I have two 7.3 f350 and have had great service out of both of them.
 

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2003 Dodge 3500 5.9L dually 72000 miles ex condition=$19000
2003 Ford f350 7.3L dually 101000 miles ex condition=21000
Trying to decide which way to go? Thanks for your input!

7.3s have such a high resale value for a reason
 

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Buy both and put the Cummins in the Ford Body.

They are both great motors, My OP is that they are the 2 best Diesel Engines you can get in a passenger truck. There really is no bad way to go with either of them.

But it is a lot easier to make more power with that Cummins then the Powerstroke

But both will pull a house down
 

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Both auto or handshakers?......I like the Dodge rowing gears....but the 7.3is a good mill too...just a bummer if you have to do any work on it.
 

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Both auto.The dodge is cleaner, with leather inter. I'm a Ford man,my brother has a 7.3 & my dad has a 6.0. The 7.3 is down on power & the 6.0 stays in the shop for repairs. Try'n to stay away from a money pit, my car does that part.
 

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Both auto.The dodge is cleaner, with leather inter. The 7.3 is down on power & the 6.0 stays in the shop for repairs. Try'n to stay away from a money pit, my car does that part.
Well it seems like you know the right answer then!
 

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I've had two wreckers with the 7.3 and they both went bad after a few years. now I've got a 5.9 dodge and it's great. I'd say get the dodge, it'll last longer.
 

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I have 293 thousand on one of my 7.3s all stock drive it every day. Haven't spent over 150 bucks on it at one time and that is usually oil changes. One cam sensor,one injection pressure sensor and one injector wiring harness. Thats it nothing more. My other 7.3 has 120 thousand, has chip,cold air kit, 4 inch exhaust, have only replaced cam sensor. I only use it to pull my 46ft race trailer. The chipped truck definitly has more power but it is a stick tranny also. I only hope the new Ford diesels are going to be as reliable as the 7.3s has been.
 

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Another thing to consider is the fuel mileage too. I think you will be hard pressed to find something that does better on fuel mileage than the Cummins does. I get 20-21mpg at 68 mph empty and 14.5 loaded (12K) with a 32' tag at 65 mph with my 05 DRW truck. I have a friend that had a 7.3 and he complained about the power and fuel mileage and sold it to buy a Dodge after driving mine. He is a very happy camper now too.

My first Cummins was a 99 and my friend has it now. 375K on it and he drives it every day and loves it more every day.
 

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Cummins all the way. I am on my second (only because the first got stolen) and it pulls wonderfully!
 
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