powerstroke or cummins

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by Bibbo, Feb 21, 2008.

  1. Bibbo

    Bibbo Senior Member
    Messages: 119

    :help:i was wondering what you guys like more. the 7.3 powerstroke or the 24 valve cummins? what has more power? what can you get more "bang for your buck for" performance wise? whats more reliable and easyer to maintain? i love the ford but i know guys that swear on there cummins. thanks for the help :waving:
  2. J&D

    J&D Member
    Messages: 41

    i think you should post a picture considering this is the picture thread area
  3. ABES

    ABES PlowSite.com Addict
    from MN
    Messages: 1,321

    cummins all the way.
  4. OP

    Bibbo Senior Member
    Messages: 119

    heres the two side by side the cummins and the 7.3:nod:



    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,416

    I am a Gm guy so I like to 6.6 Duramax, but if I had to choose, I would go with the 7.3 Power stroke. I would buy a Ford before I buy a Dodge. Jmo

  6. Snowguy01

    Snowguy01 Senior Member
    from Erie
    Messages: 140

    cummins is a great strong motor

    TKLAWN PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,740

    Both have proven they are a long lasting motor, although the cummins has more room for power gains with aftermarket parts and is also a much lighter engine than the tank of a 7.3. You should buy the ultimate 6.6 Dirtymax with allison tranny:salute:
  8. beaver2

    beaver2 Member
    Messages: 62

    I like the 7.3, good motor. It'll never be the same power as a 24 valve though.

    The cummins will be cheaper to hot rod than a powerstroke. It is hard to get insane amounts of power out of a 7.3 because of the HEUI injection system they use.

    Some of the 24 valve cummins had problems. I forgot which years, but stay away from the 53 block cummins. With the cummins, you have to make sure the killer dowel pin has been addressed.

    A p pumped 12 valve is the ultimate engine for a pickup.
  9. 350-CHEVY

    350-CHEVY Member
    Messages: 79

    Rather Be Stroked Then Rammed
  10. lieutlamson

    lieutlamson Member
    Messages: 68

    Both engines are great motors. However the 5.9 Cummins gets better fuel economy and can make a lot more power than the 7.3. If you had an older cummins before they went to common rail you can modify the injection pump, install some injectors in it easily and be well into the 350hp range for very little money. On the other side I had a 7.3 that never let me down. But the HEUI system has its limits and unless you want to spend some big money on injectors the power output is no where near that of the cummins. There are some guys out there with big power 7.3's and 6.0's but just ask them how much it cost to get there. The 5.9 can handle 500+ HP on stock rods where 7.3 had powdered metal rods from 01 to the current 6.0 that limits the power. Right now my father still has my old 7.3 and she dynoed 311HP and 680 lb ft of torque. The truck has a 120HP chip, DTT trans, ATS turbo and and EDGE box. Respectable numbers but my duramax dynoed that when it was stock.
  11. PremierLand

    PremierLand PlowSite.com Addict
    from detroit
    Messages: 1,570

    Rather Be Cummin Than Strokin!
  12. Idealtim

    Idealtim Senior Member
    Messages: 268

    Buy a dodge and a ford and put the cummins in the ford.....

    DAFFMOBILEWASH PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,656

    Old school Cummins 12valve all the way. Sure the Dodges have thier weak links, all small trucks do. But for the performance durablility and hot roding ability, I would say Cummins. Keep in mind ALL plow trucks will need a part or two in time and every one has thier prefrence, but the 5.9 Cummins is hard to kill and as dependable as they come. Keep on reading and researching, then come to your conclusion.

    For me I own one of each just to be non biast, although the FORD L7000 with the Cummins is my fav.

    Last edited: Feb 21, 2008
  14. Fiafighterdude

    Fiafighterdude Senior Member
    from ME
    Messages: 738

    cummings all the way
  15. SantiniServices

    SantiniServices Member
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  16. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,846

    From what I hear a late 97-98 12v cummins with the nv4500 is a hard truck to beat for potential power and durability.

    To be Cummin you got to be Strokin and to be Strokin you got to be as hard as a Rock.:gunsfiring: Get a dmax backed by the ally.:nod:
  17. sno commander

    sno commander PlowSite.com Addict
    from ct
    Messages: 1,063

    i think its called cummins i would take the cummins all the way fords suck:D
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2008
  18. powerstroke_7.3

    powerstroke_7.3 Member
    Messages: 36

    cummins has quite a bit more power than the powerstroke but if your looking to do any towing or a very realiable engine get the powerstroke i havent had a single problem with mine yet
  19. creativedesigns

    creativedesigns PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,857

    Lets see a Cummins do this!! :D ....POWERSTROKE ALL THE WAY!!!! tymusic

  20. JCStrasser

    JCStrasser Member
    Messages: 41

    How about a Ford truck with a Dodge Cummins engine and an Allison 3000 transmission


    Last edited: Feb 22, 2008