Tug O’ War FAIL: Chevy Folds Big Time

Let’s be honest. This is not so much a classic contest of who makes the better American truck – Chevy or Ford – but a contest to see which redneck rig has the most superpower. Both of these impressive builds have a lot of mudding and off-road potential, but in this head-to-head challenge: only one can be king. The Chevy in question has a big block 454 style engine – so it’s definitely got the horsepower to deliver the goods.

Unfortunately, it was also designed with a pivot bar between the two independent axles. A great addition for someone looking to crawl over steep rocks and through treacherously deep mud but a poor choice for going head-to-head with a modified F-350 frame. A soft metal frame is what dropped this Goliath down to its knees – not engine power. Touting some heavy 64” mudding tires, it doesn’t have that low base of gravity necessary for a true contest of Ford vs. Chevy.

And neither of the vehicles in question have anything Ford or Chevy stock on them except maybe the frame and upholstery. In multiple contests of commensurate trucks – such as the F-350 vs. acclaimed Chevy V8 Duramax – the results are arguably very similar. These Romanians try out their diesels in a straight factory vs. factory setting. This is a better contest in terms of who has the better tow capacity.

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Per factory default, the Ford F-350 Diesel has a 6.7 L Power-stroke V8 Diesel engine capable of generating upwards of 440 horsepower and a blistering 860 foot pounds of torque. It