R5500 or F-550?

R5500 or F550?


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Stumpuller6.5

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So I need to decide what truck to get to replace my 05 F-550, companies had enough and its cost too much to keep repairing. Its been a real lemon *sad to say* (NO name bashing required here please!) anyways, Choises were GM, Dodge and Ford 1 and 1/2 ton chassis trucks. the GM trucks are huge, they are pretty much a meduim duty truck and would be overkill (did i mention huge!) for the job, so its between an 09`-10` F-550 or 09`-10` Dodge R5500. It sound like finding a 2009 dodge isn`t that easy (why i dunno) to find, untill the 10`s hit canada later on this year or next.

my positives for the ford is i "think" the bugs of the 6.4s were worked out in 09`, plus the turning radius in uncomparable to a dodge, they can turn a very tight circle. and otherwise have a very solid drivetrain and suspension.

as for 2010 models the dodge doesn`t have the urea injection the ford does. :dunno:

what does everyone have to say?, I honeslty think both trucks are good looking and really looks don`t really matter for this application, it comes down to options and reliability

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DofD

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Okay, so where's the pics?

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My vote is for the F550.
 
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Nick The Great

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I'm normally more of a Ford guy than a Dodge guy. But, a millwright crew that works for us often has several Dodge 3500 Cummins. Those trucks pull like crazy!

I have no experience with 550's and 5500's though, so I'm probably no help. :dunno:
 

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Whichever one you have to pee in gets my vote. Built-in urinal, FTW!!! :thumbs:
 
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I voted for the Dodge. I always felt they were built a little heavier than Fords for work truck applications.
 

Stumpuller6.5

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I just found out the cab and chassis R45-5500 dodges turn very sharp also, must have gotten adifferent axle than the 2500-3500s. :thumbs:
 

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I honestly couldnt pick one over the other unles I've driven both of them. And I've driven neither one of them, sorry. :dunno:
 

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I say Dodge. I just trust the Cummins more than the P-Stroke, but I don't have any experience with either chassis.
 

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I honestly couldnt pick one over the other unles I've driven both of them. And I've driven neither one of them, sorry. :dunno:

pretty much imagine installing a 4 inch lift kit in your burb, then welding your springs and shocks/supension from moving. then go for a drive. they ride kinda like that (tank). but i`m sure the interiors are different between the two. I`ll try and find some interior pics tho. :D
 

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Have you tried looking at a Sterling? I know there a Dodge, but you may have better luck finding '09 with them.
 

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