As a long-time Chevy guy, it's surprising to announce I decided the Ford offering in this class of vehicle had the better driveline.
We use to run T444E's in International 4700 24' straight trucks in one of the fleets I dealt with managing breakdowns on. Biggest problem we saw out of them was transmission and brake failures back in 1997-99. 150Kmi with rental customers is hard on anything, I don't care how well it's built. So here we are 16 years later and I got the ford badged one.
The Chevy diesels in the 6.2 and 6.5 are dogs. The Duramax 6.6 is a good engine, but not without it's own problems too. What completely sealed the deal for me was the lack of a straight front axle in a 1T. IFS is nice and all, but I want indestructible. Give me a Dana 60! So that's what I got, and it didn't take 18K of re-engineering to do it. I am probably going to retrofit some GM seats into this sucker. The Ford bench middle section is too high for my elbow and feels cramped. My drivers side is nice enough I should be able to sell it too.
241K miles and there's no rust or leaks.
I'm going back up there to pick it up tomorrow.