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Old 05-30-2011, 12:53 AM   #11
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I felt the same way with my Avalanche compared to my buddies Explorer. He had the 4.6L in it, while I had the 5.3L. I could pull his 24' pontoon no problem, go wherever I wanted. He on the other hand had problems getting up to speed, passing, even staying straight.
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"hardly knew the trailer was back there. The Ram was the best puller I ever drove"

Pulled a trailer over Christmas with my Ford, which has a small V8. Didn't know the trailer was back there.

I have not been a fan of the Dodge trucks, except the diesel equipped. Seemed in my casual observation they did not have nearly the long lifespan that Chevys and Fords have. Maybe Dodges have gotten measurebly better in quality and design, but whe I look at older trucks on the road, dodges are fewer and far between. I do understand that Ford n Chevy had a much larger marketshare for many years, so that may be the reason older dodges are rarely seen on the highway- along with Illinois being GM country.

BTW- here is the pic of my Ford. Other than the battery dieing out and a sensor covered under warranty, never a problem. Had a Chevy 2500 for 14 years prior to this Ford.
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here you guys go....bubba always did just fine pulling a car trailer with a car on it...My dad had a 96 ram with 318 used that a couple times to do the same.Did good

but overall (obviously) the best ive ever used are my two ram 2500 turbo deisels.nuff said
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If you get a Chevy you won't be doing that unless you wanna pay a lot of money. Chevy decided it'* a good idea to make the cat'* part of the manifolds so it'* a pain in the *** to get up in there without hacking things to pieces.

My moms 97 has true dual straights all the way back from the cats with magnaflow tips and it sounds ridiculous i love it, what year did they decide to do that change?
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My moms 97 has true dual straights all the way back from the cats with magnaflow tips and it sounds ridiculous i love it, what year did they decide to do that change?
With the GMT900 platform for sure (2006+). I wanted true duals on my Avalanche which was a 2007 and it couldn't be done.

The 98'* and older still had the 350s in them, so they were way different.
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"hardly knew the trailer was back there. The Ram was the best puller I ever drove"

Pulled a trailer over Christmas with my Ford, which has a small V8. Didn't know the trailer was back there.

I have not been a fan of the Dodge trucks, except the diesel equipped. Seemed in my casual observation they did not have nearly the long lifespan that Chevys and Fords have. Maybe Dodges have gotten measurebly better in quality and design, but whe I look at older trucks on the road, dodges are fewer and far between. I do understand that Ford n Chevy had a much larger marketshare for many years, so that may be the reason older dodges are rarely seen on the highway- along with Illinois being GM country.

BTW- here is the pic of my Ford. Other than the battery dieing out and a sensor covered under warranty, never a problem. Had a Chevy 2500 for 14 years prior to this Ford.
It all depends on how the person took care of the truck really. My step dad has a 98 Dodge Ram Sport with the 360 in it. Uses it to pull Massey-Ferguson tractor and equipment just fine. Sucks down the gas like crazy, but other than that it'* awesome.
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Thats why I dont like new vehicles.. theres no room for customization anymore. I dont want a newer vehicle ever. But it will have to happen someday I've got about 60 some years left of driving to do.
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My friend bought a new Chrysler 300C. Its a real nice car, but if he does any aftermarket work to it, like installing a borla exhaust, it will probably void the warranty. His only options are to wait til the warranty expires, or over pay for the proper Mopar upgrades..
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You can buy whatever aftermarket you want to. A lot of things DON'T void the warranty like you would think. My Avalanche had the 100k warranty on it. When I had my Flowmaster put on something shorted a sensor and kicked on the SES light. Took it to the dealer and they fixed it, no questions. Had a CAI on it too, and not the GMPP one. Had some other performance stuff done to it. Tranny went out, and they fixed it too with no questions.
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The best way to be sure though is ask, or have the dealer install it.

The Ford dealer where I was living in Florida would routinely install lift kits and big tires for customers so they would keep the warranty.
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