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Originally Posted by no guns here View Post
I've had the opposite experience. Anything with 700R4 has given up the transmission ghost at about 125k miles every time. Never had a towing problem with my Fords. 5.4 liter and 3.5 Eco. The Ecoboost would run off and hide from my 5.4l. Faster, better mileage and towed much better. Granted nothing over 70k on it but up to that point it was fantastic with up to 9000 lbs even in the Texas summer.

My next NEW truck will be a Dodge Cummins 3500, the next day I'll buy momma a new F150 3.5l Ecoboost. It'll pull anything I need a half ton to pull and more.

But back to the 3yo OP. SHTF truck... get a UNIMOG. Next, a 2.5 from the goverment. Next, any 4x4 v8 pickup with carb.

I've never owned a vehicle with a 700R4.. No truck made in the same era as the ford 5.4 has the 700r4. You're talking about trucks made almost 40 years ago or something
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If your looking at a ford you should look into there known problem of the supports under the bed rotting. Some years are also known for spark plugs blowinf out or getting stuck in the head.
Landrover? Cmon i think he wants a reliable vehicle and said a pickup.
Toyota pickups are prety good but your going to pay. But they also have high resale value.
As far as good post SHTF nothing beats a 95-98 dodge cummins. Not because its a dodge (they suck) its because there all mechanical.
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Originally Posted by Brettny View Post
As far as good post SHTF nothing beats a 95-98 dodge cummins. Not because its a dodge (they suck) its because there all mechanical.
I have one, and no they dont suck!


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