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RSS Video: PickupTrucks.com holds Ultimate 4x4 Challenge

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The crew at PickupTrucks.com has been busy lately. In addition to wrapping up its global pickup shootout in Australia, the site also took the time to pit four factory off-road kings against each other. After extending invitations to every manufacturer to send out their most capable pickup, the Nissan Frontier PRO-4X, Toyota Tacoma Baja, Ram Power Wagon and Ford F-150 SVT Raptor all showed up to play. General Motors, meanwhile, declined to join the party.

Each of the participants threw down in a total of 10 events with separate scoring, including old standbys like 0-60, 60-0, payload capacity and fuel economy. But Pickuptrucks.com also partnered up with 4Wheeler Magazine to put the bruisers through some legitimate off-road tests. Each pickup took on a tough sand hill climb as well as a stair climb and a rock scramble.

While we weren't surprised to see the Ford F-150 SVT Raptor take top honors, we were shocked to see where the Power Wagon wound up on the list. How'd the big Mopar place? You'll have to scroll down to watch the video wrap-up. After that, head on over to PickupTrucks.com to read the full comparison.

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No Chevy/GMC no thank you.

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Yeah, GM...turning down something like this doesn't raise suspicions at all...

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Ever since GM went to an IFS front end they have lagged in the 4x4 world.

The Power Wagon is a beast and the Raptor is not bad either. GM's addition would have been about as interesting as dry white toast.

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Ever since GM went to an IFS front end they have lagged in the 4x4 world.

Why? I'm just curious about the mechanics

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Why? I'm just curious about the mechanics

Durability. Ford and Dodge still make heavy duty pickups with a solid front axle. IFS is better ride quality wise, but can't take the punishment of towing and hauling heavy loads in the bed in 4x4.

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Durability. Ford and Dodge still make heavy duty pickups with a solid front axle. IFS is better ride quality wise, but can't take the punishment of towing and hauling heavy loads in the bed in 4x4.

Ahh okay, I understand now, thanks lol

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Durability. Ford and Dodge still make heavy duty pickups with a solid front axle. IFS is better ride quality wise, but can't take the punishment of towing and hauling heavy loads in the bed in 4x4.

Just curious what are the max towing load differences between the two?

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The IFS on the GM was a good idea but a bad design. Way to many parts that were to weak to handle any abuse. Ball joints would go on a bi-yearly basis. With that said Ford has a better design for the IFS that uses fewer parts. Less parts means less prone to failure. I believe Dodge is the only solid axle front truck left and at that it is only in the Heavy Duty Ram.

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