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post #1 of 21 Old 11-22-2012, 03:12 PM Thread Starter
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should i trade my 7.3 for a 6.0?

Alright heres the situation... i have a 99 7.3 with a TON of performance mods including gerette 38r ball bearing adrenaline hpop airdog II DP tuner ats trans stage 2 injectors AFE intake and manifold silverline 4" turbo back head studded and lifted on 35 bfg mt's great condition. Now i like it but would like something i can build for more power it seems like no matter what i put into my 7.3 i cant keep pace with cummins or the dang d max running around. so a guy willing to trade me his bulletproofed 6.0 has new injectors head gaskets with ARP studs machined heads egr delete sct tuner some other things. it also is vary nice and will i be able to buid the 6.0 to keep pace with a d max? or should i keep my 7.3? they both have around 190k i love my 7.3 but no matter how fast i cant keep pace and i feel like im at the limits of my 7.3... should i just buy a d max cummins or a 6.4 psd or is there any more i can do before my 7.3 goes boom?

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I would keep my 7.3, upgrade turbo to a higher flowing model, injectors, and hotter tune(s) if it is more power you seek. Which stage 2 injectors do you have now?

However, that 6.0 does sound really nice. I just like the 7.3. 6 head studs per cylinder and 2 monster valves vs. the 4 head studs per cylinder and 4 dinky valves in the 6.0. I also like Cummins and Dmax engines (had all of them at one time or another).

Are you racing, tractor pulling, or just messing around on the street?

There is no replacement for displacement!

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I would just send me all the money you would spend on building a new 6.0L instead of wasting it on a motor that will never be as good as what you already have.

I'm just sayin.

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I would just buy a 6.4, load a tune on it, and spank both trucks
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6.4s are expensive when they break. Honestly I would trade my 500hp 7.3 for a stock 6.0 in a heartbeat. BTW stage 2s and a 38r is about in line with a tuned dmax and cummings, you'll have to step it up to whoop them

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There's a reason the guy with the 6.0 wants to trade you for the 7.3.
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Man I would keep the 7.3
Seems to me everyone likes them for the reliability. Im hoping to keep mine until I'm too old to drive.
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This thread makes me think of fast and furious civic ricer guys who live life a quarter mile at a time. It's a ****ing truck for christ sakes not a race car.
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If you want to keep up with a duramax, you need to loose some weight. Try copying GM, go to a junk yard, get the front end out of a FWD car and replace your heavy duty components. You will have less weight like the GM and the same reliability.

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6.0's will go, but its not as badass as a 7.3 that will go. Ill keep my old 7.3's and just build it up as I go. Of course it will take a lot of motor work when im done, but it will run. That much I will tell you.

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