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Posted: 12/11/2003 1:20:57 PM EDT
Looking at either a 2004 F-150 XLT Super Crew 4x4 OR a 2004 Chevy Silverado 2500HD Crew short bed 4x4. Basically trucks with 4 doors and 5.5ft beds. Price difference is about 5K, the Chevy being more expensive.
Link Posted: 12/11/2003 1:30:16 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/11/2003 1:30:44 PM EDT by Wolfpack]
I'm about to get the F-150 once the financing drops top 0.0% on them. I just bought a new V-8 4x4 Explorer with 0.0...just have to wait for the 0.0 on the F-150 to come.
Link Posted: 12/11/2003 1:35:18 PM EDT
I have an 03 1500 silverado and I am very happy with it. I have the 5.3 ltr engine with the towing package. It has some balls compared to my old chevy 350. I have no experience with any new Fords. Go look at some chevy truck and ford truck forums and see what those guys complain about and what they like.
Link Posted: 12/11/2003 1:47:50 PM EDT
Those aren't really comparable. The chevy is a HD, the ford is a light duty. Given the choices, i'd go for the chevy. If i had to buy one, i'd go for a F-250 with short bed and crew cab. Much better off-road than chevy. Chevy has small tires and little ground clearance. Fords ARE built tougher. Look at any construction site. Fords and nothing but fords.
Link Posted: 12/11/2003 1:54:26 PM EDT
Chevy!
Link Posted: 12/11/2003 2:36:44 PM EDT
Originally Posted By DEERSNIPER: Those aren't really comparable. The chevy is a HD, the ford is a light duty. Given the choices, i'd go for the chevy. If i had to buy one, i'd go for a F-250 with short bed and crew cab. Much better off-road than chevy. Chevy has small tires and little ground clearance. Fords ARE built tougher. Look at any construction site. Fords and nothing but fords.
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There are more Ford trucks in fleets than Chevys for one reason. [b] They cost less.[/b] Ford has dropped to last place in customer satifaction. That is why my company with over 500 vehicles is switching to chevys. Fords aren't built tough, just cheaper. As for ground clearance for HD 3/4 tons: Ford 7.8 Chevy 10.6 How about standard engines in 3/4 tons Ford 5.4-Liter, 16-Valve, V8, SOHC, Triton(R) SEFI Engine; Front Mounted With Horsepower Of 260@4500 and Torque Of 350@2500 (Standard) Chevy 6.0-Liter, Vortec V8, 16-Valve, OHV, SEFI Engine, Front/Longitudinal Mounted With Horsepower Of 300@4400 and Torque Of 360@4000, Cast Iron Block and Cast Aluminum Head (Standard) Standard Tow Capacity (lbs.) Ford 8600 Chevy 9800 Standard Payload (lbs.) Ford 2494 Chevy 3320
Link Posted: 12/11/2003 2:57:48 PM EDT
Get a diesel.
Link Posted: 12/11/2003 2:59:28 PM EDT
IFS doesn't last as long as straight axle. Ground Clearance? Look at the bottom of a Ford and the bottom of a Chevy. Chevy frames take a big dip. Look at how low the bumper is on a chevy. You can only get 245s (tires) on chevys. Fords come with 265s. Tow Capacity doesn't matter when you have tires that won't transfer the power. My dads '03 2500HD diesel wouldn't go up a hill with 2 wagons of hay. Had to put it in 4-Hi and the tires still chirped. My '99 F-350 7.3 diesel goes up the same hill with the same load no problem. Ford Diesels make more power than Chevys. Chevys 8.1L gasser is the shit though. I agree ford needs to work on it's gas engines. I doubt ford superdutys are anywhere near last place in customer satisfaction. Once again, ford kills chevy in the dirt.
Link Posted: 12/11/2003 3:08:17 PM EDT
If you have the money, go for the diesel. That 6.0L ford is sick.(good thing). There is nothing like hearing a turbo diesel whine when you stomp it.
Link Posted: 12/11/2003 3:15:32 PM EDT
the simple solution would be....(drum roll).. to go test drive them both....buy the one that suits YOU.
Link Posted: 12/11/2003 3:42:05 PM EDT
Originally Posted By TheRealSundance:
Originally Posted By DEERSNIPER: Those aren't really comparable. The chevy is a HD, the ford is a light duty. Given the choices, i'd go for the chevy. If i had to buy one, i'd go for a F-250 with short bed and crew cab. Much better off-road than chevy. Chevy has small tires and little ground clearance. Fords ARE built tougher. Look at any construction site. Fords and nothing but fords.
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We too are switching to Chevy. Get a Chevy Samuel There are more Ford trucks in fleets than Chevys for one reason. [b] They cost less.[/b] Ford has dropped to last place in customer satifaction. That is why my company with over 500 vehicles is switching to chevys. Fords aren't built tough, just cheaper. As for ground clearance for HD 3/4 tons: Ford 7.8 Chevy 10.6 How about standard engines in 3/4 tons Ford 5.4-Liter, 16-Valve, V8, SOHC, Triton(R) SEFI Engine; Front Mounted With Horsepower Of 260@4500 and Torque Of 350@2500 (Standard) Chevy 6.0-Liter, Vortec V8, 16-Valve, OHV, SEFI Engine, Front/Longitudinal Mounted With Horsepower Of 300@4400 and Torque Of 360@4000, Cast Iron Block and Cast Aluminum Head (Standard) Standard Tow Capacity (lbs.) Ford 8600 Chevy 9800 Standard Payload (lbs.) Ford 2494 Chevy 3320
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Link Posted: 12/11/2003 3:50:46 PM EDT
Get a sraight axle FORD if you want a truck.Get a Chevy if you want more of a car.I've worked both and the Ford's have held up a lot better.
Link Posted: 12/11/2003 3:53:46 PM EDT
95% of all Ford trucks ever made are still on the road today. All the other brands made it home.
Link Posted: 12/11/2003 4:18:14 PM EDT
After having bought and driven quite a few Ford, Chevy and GMC's over the years, my best advice is to buy a Toyota----once you get one, you'll never go back to that junk from Detroit. I know that's not what a lot of people want to hear, but it certainly is what I have learned from my experiences.
Link Posted: 12/11/2003 4:30:12 PM EDT
Originally Posted By DEERSNIPER: IFS doesn't last as long as straight axle. Ground Clearance? Look at the bottom of a Ford and the bottom of a Chevy. Chevy frames take a big dip. Look at how low the bumper is on a chevy. You can only get 245s (tires) on chevys. Fords come with 265s. Tow Capacity doesn't matter when you have tires that won't transfer the power. My dads '03 2500HD diesel wouldn't go up a hill with 2 wagons of hay. Had to put it in 4-Hi and the tires still chirped. My '99 F-350 7.3 diesel goes up the same hill with the same load no problem. Ford Diesels make more power than Chevys. Chevys 8.1L gasser is the shit though. I agree ford needs to work on it's gas engines. I doubt ford superdutys are anywhere near last place in customer satisfaction. Once again, ford kills chevy in the dirt.
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Ground clearance is the lowest point on the truck. so a ford could not navigate over something that is 9" tall while the chevy could. Something on the ford would catch it. Do you and your dad have the same make and type of tires. That type of traction could be the tires not the truck. Ford has always had larger wheel wells. That has always pissed me off abot chevy. Remember. the best offroad vehicle in the world has 2 ifs on it. Anyways, Seersniper. when are we going to have a shoot up at your farm. I got two doors of a cat 345 ready for target practice.
Link Posted: 12/11/2003 4:47:58 PM EDT
Ground Clearance? Look at the bottom of a Ford and the bottom of a Chevy. Chevy frames take a big dip. Look at how low the bumper is on a chevy. You can only get 245s (tires) on chevys. Fords come with 265s. Tow Capacity doesn't matter when you have tires that won't transfer the power. My dads '03 2500HD diesel wouldn't go up a hill with 2 wagons of hay. Had to put it in 4-Hi and the tires still chirped. My '99 F-350 7.3 diesel goes up the same hill with the same load no problem. Ford Diesels make more power than Chevys. Chevys 8.1L gasser is the shit though. I agree ford needs to work on it's gas engines.
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nooooooo...........ive got 265 75/R16s on my 2500HD 8.1L with no problem and have seen non modified also accept 285 75/R16s but that is as big as you can go stock. anything above 265 however and the spare tire carrier cubby hole wont accept it................ and you're right, my 8.1L (340HP 450ft/lbs) is, in fact, the shit [:D]
Link Posted: 12/11/2003 4:58:01 PM EDT
Originally Posted By TexRdnec:
Ground Clearance? Look at the bottom of a Ford and the bottom of a Chevy. Chevy frames take a big dip. Look at how low the bumper is on a chevy. You can only get 245s (tires) on chevys. Fords come with 265s. Tow Capacity doesn't matter when you have tires that won't transfer the power. My dads '03 2500HD diesel wouldn't go up a hill with 2 wagons of hay. Had to put it in 4-Hi and the tires still chirped. My '99 F-350 7.3 diesel goes up the same hill with the same load no problem. Ford Diesels make more power than Chevys. Chevys 8.1L gasser is the shit though. I agree ford needs to work on it's gas engines.
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nooooooo...........ive got 265 75/R16s on my 2500HD 8.1L with no problem and have seen non modified also accept 285 75/R16s but that is as big as you can go stock. anything above 265 however and the spare tire carrier cubby hole wont accept it................ and you're right, [red]my 8.1L (340HP 450ft/lbs) is, in fact, the shit[/red] [:D]
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it BETTER be to drag THAT tank around!! but all you'd see of my 4.8L would be the tail lights...although...i'd never challenge you to a towing match! [beer]
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