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Cool Dually too heavy?

So this spring i bought an 05 EXTENDED CAB (crazy right)? long box dually.... so after dealing with mechanical issue after mechaical issue all summer and 4000$ later im just about disgusted i bought a 6.0 ford (never been a ford guy but that might change) but its finally running good im currently lookin into buying a 2011 350 6.7 lariat srw tuxedo black ect ect..... i can afford it but barley.... my question is should i go the new route or stick with the 05...... my main concern about the 05 is the weight and 4 rear wheels when it comes to performance...notto mention all the bs that comes along with owning a 6.0..... would it be worth it to put work into such a heavy truck? and by performance work i mean just the basics (intake,exhaust,programmer tunes) nothing major...... i dont even know why im typing this.. i should be at the dealership.....but would i be able to get any performace out of such a heavy truck?

ps ford has me sold of the new truck. ive been a chevy guy my whole life and even though the new chevy diesels are absolutley redick... i cant get over how bland the interiors and exteriors are... thats why ford has me sold love the way they look plus they are redick too
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Unless your getting a great deal on the 6.7l I would wait a year. Dad just bought a 6.7l SRW and he is having some problems with it. Nothing major but more than a 60k truck should have. If you are planning on towing a lot a dually might be better.

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you need guages and a monitor to help prevent expensive problems, honestly if I had to buy a new truck, it would be the new 6.2 gas job, all the emissions on the trucks the tree huggers are killing off what diesels are supposed to be used for


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thats the thing.... me and my father own a fairly large construction company and i own a landscaping gig on the side so im constantly towing heavy loads.... 10,000 class excavator with a 4500lb trailer manily... so i need a diesel rig im not buying a diesel just to have a diesel thats foolish they offered me 15k$ for trafe which i think is rediculous for a truck thats pristine with 53k miles




and obviously gauges are needed when performing upgrades....... if i eliminate all the emissions crap are these 6.0s reliable? when i say reliable i mean reliable like every other diesel motor i encounter on a daily basis ( excavator, skidsteer, straight 6 diesels in rigs)

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I know the 6.0s can be great. Emissions (EGR, cat) and fixing the oil cooler/EGR cooler issue, and maybe head studs and gaskets, and they can be great motors.



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Keep the 6.0, i tow everyday even with a hurt motor. The 6.0 is a great motor if taken care of and fix what the bone heads let roll off the assembly line. Egr delete, if headgasket is blow replace that, oil cooler and your good to go. What issues did you have with it so far? The intake is fine and remove the cat. Get a sct programmer 600$ tops! I would much rather keep my 6.0 then have payments every month.

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I agree with keeping the 6.0L for at least a year while they work out some of the issues with the 6.7L Additionally, if you can barely afford it then why bother!? Just keep the 6.0L and make it bullet proof.
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I would think drw is an extra you have twace as much contact on the rear as me. If you that concerned with waght you would save Moore by not carrying stuff in a tool box and runing around with nomore than half a tank. Then if we kick them in to 4 wheel drive you still have 50%more ground contact than a srw
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