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Here is a good connecting rod comparison. The connecting rod on the far left is from a GM 6.5 Liter diesel. The connecting rod in the middle is from a Ford 7.3 Liter PowerStroke (Intenational) diesel. The connecting rod on the far right is from a Cummins 5.9 Liter B Series diesel.


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Looks to me like three would be a good guess. The Cummin engines are built strong compared to the other pickup diesel engines on the market now.
 

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Thats one of the reasons that more people like the Dodge Cummins better then Ford and lastly GM.
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I hear say that Cummins is the "chick magnet" of diesel engines! :pig: :idea: :cowboy: :smiles: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao:
 

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Now THAT is what I call a ROD!:D :D :D
 

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Originally posted by Chief
Here is a good connecting rod comparison. The connecting rod on the far left is from a GM 6.5 Liter diesel. The connecting rod in the middle is from a Ford 7.3 Liter PowerStroke (Intenational) diesel. The connecting rod on the far right is from a Cummins 5.9 Liter B Series diesel.


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well the Cummings is realy a meadium duty truck motor adapted to a pickup isnt it? They just seem to go on, and on, and on, and on.......
 

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The Cummings is a great motor. Too bad nobody builds a pickup around one that doesn't disintigrate and become a rattle trap sooner than the motor goes bad.

Get the Ford.

-Deere
 

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Yes, but the cummins is a 6 banger and has a larger bore in each cylinder as compared to the V8 Fords and chevy and the strokes are way different as well, so that accounts for the vast differences in rods to some extent. I have a friend with a Cummins, a Ford and a Duramax, and I just have to say the duramax accelerates faster, is much more qwuieter due to its type of injection and it gets better mileage, and has oodles of torque. You can have a duramx pass you on the road and not even notice its a diesel however you can hear a Ford or Cummins coming long before you see it. I am not knocking a Cummins, but when I was in the military we had our fair share of problems with them. The Ford is great as well but from what I hear is notorious on blowing some seals in the block or head area and leaks oil bad after some miles are on it. I personally think after driving all three of them I would still go Dura max.
 

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Deere, I bought the Dodge for the engine and power train. NONE of which is Dodge. The engine-Cummins, transmission-New Venture NV5600, axles-Dana 60 in front, 80 in back. Ford makes a fantastic CrewCab and an interior I would love to have in my truck. I really makes me mad that Dodge will not make one. Ford makes a great truck body but the engine and power train are now what they should be. They are going through some serious problems right now. I would caution you to be very careful considering a Ford F-250 and up truck until they get the bugs out.

6.0L Powerstroke Diesel Injectors Are Ticking Bombs

If Ford would have offered the Cummins or the 3126B Caterpillar mounted to the NV5600 trans in the the F-350; I would be driving a Ford truck now!
 
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