Originally Posted by awful knawful
I work for my former employer on my "days off". He has an 03 with the 5.9l. It does everything we ask it to without much complaint. And has never let us down. We pull a dump trailer with it daily and well exceed the trailers limits often. HP and torque #s are nice to see, but for most of us in the end they're just for bragging rights! I'd take a Cummins with less power than a Duramax or Powerstroke anyday.
Well I am sure as most of you know those numbers are not always true. They test a goup of engines and then they use what ever number they feel best after the test are done.
I will stand behind a new Dodge truck way before I would stand behind a Chevy truck.
This reminds me of back in 1987 when buick came out with the grandnational. The numbers they gave for t&h ment nothing. All you had to do is up grade the exhaust and put in a chip and that ole family car would out run a corvette..
I feel the same about the dodge truck. One little weak and she is running in the head of the pack.