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Old 12-17-2012, 04:58 PM
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Keep and build up, or get a 6.4?

Ok, So I am at the point where I want more power again. Really my ideal setup is probably another 15k into this truck: studs, pushrods, springs, 250/200 injectors, BTS trans, t4 mount with some kind of bigger turbo (undecided) and a fuel system, and some interior exterior mods.

So should I stay with it, or break down and trade in plus cash for a 6.4? I have 206k on my truck now and love it, but would like to have all black interior, and be a little quicker without being unreliable.
Either way it won't be anytime soon. Its my daily driver, but I have another car (04 jetta tdi) that i can drive if it needs to be down for a time. Still have 3 more semesters left of college, and a wedding to pay for...

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Old 12-17-2012, 05:35 PM
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Depends what you wanna do with the truck. Since you have another vehicle already I'd say build this one but I'm biased to the 7.3. I think it's a lot more respectable to build your own truck to make it insane rather than just get a 6.4 and throw a tuner and have 500hp.

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I'd say keep the 7.3...
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I like the 6.4 but at the same time, when they break it is EXPENSIVE. If you want power, just remember stuff will break. IMO, if i was going to build a truck for power (nothing crazy like 1000hp) I would get a 6.0. They are still cheaper to fix like a 7.3 but can push a lot more power.
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2 for the 7.3, and 1 for a 6.0.. 6.0 not in the equation... If I am going to get a different truck it would be a 6.4,
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I like the 6.4 but at the same time, when they break it is EXPENSIVE. If you want power, just remember stuff will break. IMO, if i was going to build a truck for power (nothing crazy like 1000hp) I would get a 6.0. They are still cheaper to fix like a 7.3 but can push a lot more power.
True, they are expensive to fix, and most is cab off i believe. And MTW is doing some crazy turbo stuff in the 6.0 world, I am just not interested in that motor, nice as it can be, its either a built 7.3 or tuned 6.4 right now, plans may change. Thanks for your imput
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My vote is for a built 7.3. There is almost nothing you can't buy for it and it is a reliable platform.

As for your interior they sell tons of newer Super Duty interiors on EBay. Just upgrade with that. That is my plan.

I think the built 7.3 is a lot cooler.
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My vote is for a built 7.3. There is almost nothing you can't buy for it and it is a reliable platform.

As for your interior they sell tons of newer Super Duty interiors on EBay. Just upgrade with that. That is my plan.

I think the built 7.3 is a lot cooler.
Yeah but for decent black leather its like 3k, then all the plastics, dash....
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I'd go for a 6.4 if it were me. I'm looking at a 2010 KR now.
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I love the 7.3 but im not after speed. Im out for the dependabilty and its a proven platfourm but good luck either way! love the 6.4 bodystyle but im not sold on the motor.
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