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Old 09-25-2018, 03:40 PM   #1
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I am starting a search for a new 2500 crew cab truck, but cannot make my mind on which one.
What says the Green Screen:
Silverado/Sierra 2500HD with Duramax Diesel
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Ram with a 6.6L Cummings Diesel

Either will have a Crew Cab and 4x4. Interior options are still a little open, but bluetooth capable is a must...

And GO...

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Old 09-25-2018, 03:43 PM   #2
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Out of those 2 Silverado. The f250 is best of all big 3 in my opinion.
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Old 09-25-2018, 03:45 PM   #3
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Brand new?

I'm a duramax guy, but from what I understand it is crazy expensive to delete the egr, dpf, def on the new duramax pickups.

Not sure on the cummins.
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Old 09-25-2018, 03:46 PM   #4
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Out of those 2 Silverado. The f250 is best of all big 3 in my opinion.
I agree 100%. Drove all 3. It wasn't even close IMO.
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Old 09-25-2018, 04:08 PM   #5
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The quality of the truck is a lot better on the chevy. All things plastic inside will break on a dodge. The body and paint are cheaper on a dodge.

If you are going to keep if for more than 50K miles and you want all the parts to work and look good, go with Chevy.
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Old 09-25-2018, 04:17 PM   #6
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Of the two I would go Chevy, the new Chevys are beast and look good too.

I test drive a Ram 2500 and it wasn’t bad, the only reason I was looking at it was due to the price though
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Old 09-25-2018, 04:21 PM   #7
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Between my mom and I we have had 3 rams and all of them had issues with the transmission and mine had the 4x4 mess up. Only issue I have had with a GMC or a Chevy is a glow plug that kept going out which wouldn't allow my remote start to work. A few of my buddies that are or have been mechanics say that Dodge trucks 1500 2500 and 3500 all by far have more issues than Ford or Chevy.
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Old 09-25-2018, 04:28 PM   #8
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I bought the Chevy 2500HD gas. Company truck has Duramax. They've had good luck with them.

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Old 09-25-2018, 04:35 PM   #9
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Dodge. Chevy still has no leg room in the back and their a/c sucks back there. If you haven't ridden in one of the new Dodges, you are missing out. I've had my current Dodge for going on my 4th year and it has been the best truck I have driven to date, better then the Denali or Platinum I had. Probably going to buy another one this time next year!
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Old 09-25-2018, 04:47 PM   #10
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I'm a Cummins guy, have a 13 dually & have had zero trouble with it, no plastic has fallen off & it pulls like a freight train.
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Old 09-25-2018, 04:57 PM   #11
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GMC. They fixed the rear vent issues, the motor is solid, though not the most of anything, but good numbers all around. Just get used to the little interior rattles. Until GM gets rid of its terrible bath tub interiors, it's always going to rattle. Neither truck is a looker in particular, and out of the 5 full size truck makers, Toyota is the only one what looks any good personally.
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Old 09-25-2018, 04:59 PM   #12
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I have Ram 3500 personal truck and Chevy 3500 work truck. Ram has taken 3 rides on a wrecker and has 80k miles. No trouble from the Chevy.
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Old 09-25-2018, 04:59 PM   #13
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Old 09-25-2018, 05:00 PM   #14
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There is good and bad with each of them and really none of the big three is just hands down better than the other, so it's up to what it is appealing to you. I personally like the looks of the GM's more but wouldn't cover my face in any of them. As for performance they will all do what 99% of the people want them to do, test drive them and see what feels best to you.
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Old 09-25-2018, 05:00 PM   #15
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6 in a row, it will tow.

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Old 09-25-2018, 05:04 PM   #16
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There is good and bad with each of them and really none of the big three is just hands down better than the other, so it's up to what it is appealing to you. I personally like the looks of the GM's more but wouldn't cover my face in any of them. As for performance they will all do what 99% of the people want them to do, test drive them and see what feels best to you.
Best comment in a truck thread EVER.
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Old 09-25-2018, 05:06 PM   #17
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Been a chevy guy my whole life, personal trucks and company trucks. With that being said I just bought a 2018 Ram 2500 with a Cummins. The quality on the Chevrolet has gone down in the last few years IMO. My 2500 company truck whistles on the interior and when I rest my arm on the door while driving it flexes enough to make it sound like a window is cracked. Just couldn't bring myself to pay all that extra money for the Chevy knowing it was going to have the same issues as my company truck. Have been happy with the RAM so far.
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Old 09-25-2018, 05:13 PM   #18
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Old 09-25-2018, 05:24 PM   #19
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My 2015 Ram 5500 with Cummins is prone to trips to the shop. At 23k miles it had the whole exhaust replaced. At 42k miles it is getting the transfer case gone through. It has 2 recalls that there is no parts available. It also is getting a new radio.

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Old 09-25-2018, 07:34 PM   #20
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LOL.

That is a city boy truck. I guess if you are running a courier route. LOL.
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Old 09-25-2018, 07:44 PM   #21
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Probably the best of the little grocery getters...
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Old 09-25-2018, 07:45 PM   #22
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2014 and 15 rams had bad problems - they seem to have fixed em.

dont know about the 2019 ram 2500s but my 1500 has alot of wood and leather - not cheapy at all
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Old 09-25-2018, 07:46 PM   #23
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lol.

That is a city boy truck. I guess if you are running a courier route. Lol.
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Old 09-25-2018, 08:04 PM   #24
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Old 09-25-2018, 08:04 PM   #25
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Chevy all day I have the 2019 duramax 2500 and love it so far.
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Old 09-25-2018, 08:05 PM   #26
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Dodge are work trucks, I have a 3500, when I want comfort I drive my wife’s Ford
Most Hot Shot services use Dodge, reason for it
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Old 09-25-2018, 08:56 PM   #27
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drive a dodge right now but have had several fords and a couple of chevys,,,, i work in auto parts now,, and sell a lot more chevy parts than ford and dodge combined,,, they all have problems and sometimes they all make a good one,,, if you can figure it out by a truck made on a wednesday and never a monday or friday
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Old 09-25-2018, 09:12 PM   #28
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LOL.

That is a city boy truck. I guess if you are running a courier route. LOL.
Glad to see you over here that other thread is wearing me out
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Old 09-25-2018, 09:12 PM   #29
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I went from Ford to Ram and am very satisfied.


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Old 09-25-2018, 09:33 PM   #30
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I'm a Cummins guy, have a 13 dually & have had zero trouble with it, no plastic has fallen off & it pulls like a freight train.
You do know a freight train takes forever to get up to speed and can't stop for caca!
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Old 09-25-2018, 09:40 PM   #31
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Old 09-25-2018, 09:47 PM   #32
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I sure don't want to pile on, but I asked my mechanic about the ram 2500 gas and he said, "I don't care what the specs are - do not buy a dodge."
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Which one? There are a few. Ugh.
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Old 09-26-2018, 07:10 AM   #35
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I am starting a search for a new 2500 crew cab truck, but cannot make my mind on which one.
What says the Green Screen:
Silverado/Sierra 2500HD with Duramax Diesel
-OR-
Ram with a 6.6L Cummings Diesel

Either will have a Crew Cab and 4x4. Interior options are still a little open, but bluetooth capable is a must...

And GO...
Im 100% sure this thread wont help you a bit
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Old 09-26-2018, 07:35 AM   #36
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Im 100% sure this thread wont help you a bit
I am beginning to think you are Correct. I stepped out there and asked for it and now I am getting it... Almost as bad as asking which Bow is the best on the market...
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Old 09-26-2018, 07:41 AM   #37
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I am beginning to think you are Correct. I stepped out there and asked for it and now I am getting it... Almost as bad as asking which Bow is the best on the market...


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Old 09-26-2018, 07:42 AM   #38
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I switched from a 3/4 ton dodge to a chevy. I drove lots dodges and chevy's while deciding took me about 5 months to decide. IMO the dodge is a cheaper truck for a reason it is not as solid feeling to me. 3 of the brand new dodges I drove had rattles and squeaks already.
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I am beginning to think you are Correct. I stepped out there and asked for it and now I am getting it... Almost as bad as asking which Bow is the best on the market...
Except a bow won’t leave you stranded on a lease road, or almost kill you when the brakes give out at 80 MPH. A Dodge will. The last scenario was when I called the boss and told him to send a truck for his POS and that he won’t put me behind the wheel of another. 2 differentials, 1 transmission, and one brake system. The last one almost killed me when I narrowly missed getting T boned due to brake failure.

I’ve put 8x the mileage on GM, and have yet to get stranded. Or killed
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Having been in all the big 3 while I was shopping (2015), I don't think one is any worse than the other. All of them have cheap plastic interiors. All of them ride like 3/4 tons. All of them are known for their own "major" problems. I wanted a base truck. I felt that for the same money, the ram gave me more of the utilitarian features I wanted so I bought it. It's been a good truck. I don't think you can go wrong with any of them. All of them are prone to issues. All of them are made as cheap as possible to boost profits. Ignore all of the overly dramatic BS, decide which one YOU like best and go from there.

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Old 09-26-2018, 08:29 AM   #41
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I have a 2016 Cummings and 2016 durmax.

Chevy has had zero issues

Dodge, transmission replaced twice with only 25k none towing miles

Each time the dodge dealer had that truck for almost a month.
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Can’t go wrong with either. If I had to pick between those 2 it would be the Chevy, but I would pick the Ford over both.
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Old 09-26-2018, 08:46 AM   #43
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DURAMAX, Had a dodge cummins one time and one time only. Mine had interior issues, ac went out, rode like a wagon, will never own another one again . Duramax or ford for me. I have a low mileage LBZ and have no regrets at all. Good luck with your new ride.
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worst part about the GMs these days is the location of the ****ed DEF tank. looks horrible.
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Old 09-26-2018, 09:01 AM   #45
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You could just go with a truck from a company that HAS NOT been bailed out by the government. LOL
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I am starting a search for a new 2500 crew cab truck, but cannot make my mind on which one.
What says the Green Screen:
Silverado/Sierra 2500HD with Duramax Diesel
-OR-
Ram with a 6.6L Cummings Diesel

Either will have a Crew Cab and 4x4. Interior options are still a little open, but bluetooth capable is a must...

And GO...
Im 100% sure this thread wont help you a bit
I am beginning to think you are Correct. I stepped out there and asked for it and now I am getting it... Almost as bad as asking which Bow is the best on the market...
yes, these threads are always "interesting" for sure. I've driven every brand out there, they've all had their good points and their bad. I'm amused by the die hard fan boys who will swear that Ford/Chevy/GMC/Ram/etc are the ONLY brand worth driving and that you're a fool if you choose anything else

Good luck with whichever truck you buy
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Old 09-26-2018, 01:44 PM   #47
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Well I guess I am stuck with whatever decision I can come up with... I do appreciate all the feedback, but I FULLY knew that throwing this question out there was going to bring a LOT of different opinions.. On the bright side, it has made for some Very INTERESTING reading and a lot a laughter....
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Old 09-26-2018, 02:24 PM   #49
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At least with a train you don't have to worry about the "death wobble"...
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I'd look at another option or just keep what Im driving if those two are my only choices.
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