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post #1 of 45 Old 09-02-2011, 02:53 AM Thread Starter
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Question keep 6.0 or get a 6.7

I have a 2006 6.0 with 45,000 1 turbo under warr.would at this point have loved it,I hear alot of bad things on the 6.0 ,Was wondering if some one could give some insight on if I should keep my 6.0 or get the new 6.7 I have always been a ford guy wish the 7.3 was a option ? still own one of those till parts are no longer avl.Looking into a 2012 F-350 should I buy it?
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I'm in the same boat as you. I have 50K on my 06 and was already at the dealer looking at trading it in. Mine has never been to the shop for anything. I have decided at this point to keep my 6.0 as I don't forsee any problems in the future. I hae bought the ScangaugeII and all the results are good on mine. As nice as the 2011 was that I looked at, MSRP of 61700, I personally think getting rid of my 6.0 now would be foolish on my part. I could of walked out the door with a fully loaded 2011 for 30300 with my truck on trade.

If you haven't got a Scangauge you should and see what your numbers are.

I think you posted in the wrong spot to.

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Thanks Ranger429,I'm sorry I'm new at this site ,Or do we spend the $5000.00 to correct the problems to the 6.0 not sure!
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I have a 06, We have the new ones in the shop...I dont know 50 grand for almost a stripper when I bought my lariat for 30 out the door new.

Personally me, they are sick on the inside and look pretty good, but there is ALOT of monitoring systems on the truck...Which is fine and dandy, but for a newer truck I would wait and see what happens first with the new engine and truck design.

I can say Im glad I got a 6.0 instead of a 6.4 when they were the hot thing to have. Too many cab offs to count with the 6.4's
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I love the 6.0 but get that stc fitting off the back of that pump. at 45k the trucks barely broken in but they still have some weak spots (obviously)

I'd let the 6.7 go for a few years and see what these things do with some miles on them. we already know what the 6.0 is capable of

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I have had both. I love my 6.7, however if I had the year you have I would spend the $ bulletproofing it and wait to see what the common problems will be on the 6.7. Its much cheeper to go that route than to buy a new truck. Good luck!

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keep the 6.0, bulletproof it.. once you do egr delete and or studs are done you shouldnt have any problems. I miss my 6.0.. I have a 6.4 now.
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Spend the 5k bulletproofing your truck and drive it for 400,000 miles. 5k is alot less than you will loose buying a new or newer truck.
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i know the feeling my 04 has 65k. only thing you need to think about is the good trade in value it's only gona go down and the new trucks are just going up. if i'm gona do it it needs to be this year or my trade is gona dive.

I MAY BE CRAZY BUT I AIN'T DUMB

04 F250 6.0 FX4 CC SB
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4" TURBO BACK STRIAGHT PIPE NO CAT
SCT W/ VIVS TUNES
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SUPERCHIPS DUAL LAZER GAUGE (EGT&BOOST)
ford blue spring
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and heck its my slowest vehicle gotta work on that
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i know the feeling my 04 has 65k. only thing you need to think about is the good trade in value it's only gona go down and the new trucks are just going up. if i'm gona do it it needs to be this year or my trade is gona dive.
BUT i love my 6.0 it's never let me down and gets the same mpg as average 6.7 are getting, and no emmisions

I MAY BE CRAZY BUT I AIN'T DUMB

04 F250 6.0 FX4 CC SB
S&B intake
CFM+ INTAKE ELBOW
4" TURBO BACK STRIAGHT PIPE NO CAT
SCT W/ VIVS TUNES
ZOODAD MOD
SUPERCHIPS DUAL LAZER GAUGE (EGT&BOOST)
ford blue spring
banjo bolts
and heck its my slowest vehicle gotta work on that
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