If you want to find out about performance on the fords I can get you the number to Alternative its a ford proformance shop 2 doors down from my work they work on mustangs and every other ford you can imagine. There has been alot of new ford trucks at there shop latly. He would be able to tell you what you can do to improve a ford and how much $ it would take.
Ford has been in the market for almost 50 years in existence, that would be their edge towards RAM 1500. When it comes to their parts and engine, like ford f150 ignition coil, muffler, ford has already proven itself while ram is starting to build its own reputation.