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I agree that tires make a big difference,but a tighter ratio only magnifies the problem.my 98 cummins drove way better than the 06 did.
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From my experiences with ford and chevy trucks and some dodges. I might be a little bias but i like the ford. The chevys seemed way too soft in the front compared to the rear making it give this up and down feeling in the front. I haven't drove a 11 ford or chevy though. and the dodges all rode rough and seemed cheap. One question does the chevy have rack and pinion? I think it does but have never looked that close or been that familiar with them just drive some for work fom time to time. If it does that would obviously make steering much better as in less wonder. There is only so much you can do with a normal straight axle setup. And eventually there is always going to be some play. Fords might not have the softest ride but when im in a truck i don't want it to ride like a car like the chevy's do and i don't like the bouncy front ends. And you can't beat the durability of a straight axle. If you put 1500-2000 pounds in the bed like we do it softens the ride up too. lol.
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You got to drive one of the New 2011's Bro!

It's the softest ride i have ever had in a Truck period!!!

It's Like driving a Half ton,Very Nice WAY better than The 09 2500 GMC I had way better...
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Oh, what, it "wasnt good" just because Ford didnt win?

There are sore losers and sore winners...get over it, who cares what some magazine thinks. If pickuptrucks.com put ford in first place you would be parading around saying what an excellent and fair article it was. YOU are the one spending your money, YOU are the one making the decision on which brand to buy. 99.8% of the people buying these trucks (ford/gm/dodge) already have their mind made up before they are even close to entering the market to purchase a new truck...a group of another peoples' opinions/reviews shouldnt be the deciding factor.

Personally I could care less, I will still always own a GM, even if every magazine in the world says its a piece of crap. It wouldnt make me feel down on my truck or anything, or hate people who disagree. IM the one who bought it/paid for it, and im the one that has to live with it/drive it every day. Thats just me though....just my own stupid opinion.

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Tell your buddy powerdog that he is much more of a PITA on the dmax forums than I am on the ford forums. Id love to stay and argue, but I have to go do some maintenance stuff on my truck. Id much rather just get a new truck every time I have to change the oil (or every year, whichever comes first), but hey, not everyone can do that.

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Tell your buddy powerdog that he is much more of a PITA on the dmax forums than I am on the ford forums. Id love to stay and argue, but I have to go do some maintenance stuff on my truck. Id much rather just get a new truck every time I have to change the oil (or every year, whichever comes first), but hey, not everyone can do that.

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Actually I really don't know him at all. Not sure why he is even on some of the sites. Oh well.

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Ok, so the Diesel Power article is a SHAM!!! It was done in conjunction with pickuptrucks.com and I honestly can say that in the last five years of reading DPM, I haven't seen a more half a$$ write up. Usually there are pages per vehicle with the drivers dicussing each ride, but this was a paragraph with likes and dislikes. Perhaps this is better for the mag because there is less of a chance of bias, but personally, I want the bias. I want it from lots of different people. Enough of that though, they still said that the Ford was the best ALL AROUND truck. Each to there own, and believe me, I know where I stand.

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you know whats funny is what are these trucks bought and used for. Lets see
towing thats why most people buy these trucks, how does it handle with a load in it or behind it thats what i would care about the most. Now this is why i buy a truck like this i haul wood and a fifth wheel and a snowmobile trailer and a boat behind it. Now i see more fords pulling the big setups compared to the other trucks out there. what do you guys think of the way i look at it.
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you know whats funny is what are these trucks bought and used for. Lets see
towing thats why most people buy these trucks, how does it handle with a load in it or behind it thats what i would care about the most. Now this is why i buy a truck like this i haul wood and a fifth wheel and a snowmobile trailer and a boat behind it. Now i see more fords pulling the big setups compared to the other trucks out there. what do you guys think of the way i look at it.
Yer not seeing what I'm seeing. I just feel sorry for any body that dumps 50,000.00 into a truck with power fold and extend mirrors and a computer in the dash that runs the price of the truck way up but ya still have to get out and lock the hubs in when ya want to use the 4x4. That is just plain prehistoric right there.
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Yer not seeing what I'm seeing. I just feel sorry for any body that dumps 50,000.00 into a truck with power fold and extend mirrors and a computer in the dash that runs the price of the truck way up but ya still have to get out and lock the hubs in when ya want to use the 4x4. That is just plain prehistoric right there.
I wouldn't say it's prehistoric at all. They are Auto Lock hubs, so if the vacuum system for shifting the transfer case fails, you can still get out and manually lock them and still have functioning 4wd. At least that's my understanding of them. Just run them in the Auto position and they will work just like any other 4x4 system when you shift the transfer case.
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