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post #1 of 42 Old 02-09-2010, 09:29 AM Thread Starter
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Arrow WHATS THE BEST GENERATION SUPER DUTY?

HEY YA'LL IM NEW TO THE SITE, BUT LOOKING TO UPGRADE TO A 250SUPERDUTY BEFORE LONG. I LOVE THE LOOKS OF THE 05 AND NEWER BODYS, BUT AFTER READING SOME OF THE REVIEWS ON HERE FOR THE 6.0L'S IM KINDA LEERY OF GOING THAT DIRECTION. I AM NOT LOOKING FOR A FULL TIME WORK HORSE OF A TRUCK, BUT I DO WANT THE MPG'S (AS IT WILL BE A DAILY DRIVER) AND THE POWER WHEN I DO PULL MY TRAILERS. GIVE ME SOME FEED BACK AS WHICH MOTOR YOU THINK IS BEST FOR ME.
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7.3's and 6.0's are both great engines.either will do fine for what you need.the newer the truck the more creature comforts and looks you get,obviously.i have a 7.3 and i love it.its not the newer 7.3 but pretty much the same.its proven itself time and time again to be reliable,powerful and just a great overall engine. i have some exp with the 6.0 and all my reviews are good on them.reading on here you will find about 50% love the 6.0 and the other 50% dislike it.you just have to maintain them and run em every now and again.i wouldnt hesitate to buy a 6.0 or a 7.3 so go test drive em and pick the one you want with no worries.goodluck

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consider me 6.0 leery as well, but this is not to say a 6.0 cant be MADE reliable with EGR delete, head studs, etc!

that being said, ill stick with my 7.3...its like my grandpa used to say "dance with the one that brung you"

past trucks...
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76 F350 4x4 390/4 speed 6" lift 38" Hawgs
89 Eddie Bauer Bronco
79 Bronco 460/auto 35" Swampers
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01 supercrew 2wd 5.4 liter
01 F250 Platinum 7.3 diesel 6" icon 35" procomps
...and currently a 75 F100, waiting for a 6.0 heart
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I like the 7.3, its what i got. but 6.0 05 and up have the coil springs a lil bit of a better ride if that is any concern. 6.0 is just a lil more high maintance and by 2005 they worked some bugs out of them so be leary of the 2003-04 6.0. just my opinion im no guru.

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I say get a 7.3 and do an 05-07 face lift on it.

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Keep'em coming...

Thanks for the input guys...

I wish I could afford a brand new truck, but even if I could there is something bout the looks of the '11s that Im just not crazy about.

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...but even if I could there is something bout the looks of the '11s that Im just not crazy about.
agreed...perhaps theres a way to put an 05-07 front on an '11

past trucks...
72 F350 2wd 390/auto
85 C10 4x4 (first & last chevy)
86 F150 2wd 300/4 spd
75 F100 4x4 460/auto & 38" Hawgs
77 F250 highboy 4x4 400/4 speed
76 F350 4x4 390/4 speed 6" lift 38" Hawgs
89 Eddie Bauer Bronco
79 Bronco 460/auto 35" Swampers
93 Lightning with KB 2.2
01 supercrew 2wd 5.4 liter
01 F250 Platinum 7.3 diesel 6" icon 35" procomps
...and currently a 75 F100, waiting for a 6.0 heart
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if you go with a 6.0, go with 05-07. They had most of the bugs worked out by then from what I've heard. I have an 04 6.0 and all i've had to replace has been regular maintaince. over 140k on the clock. hope this helps.
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if you go with a 6.0, go with 05-07. They had most of the bugs worked out by then from what I've heard. I have an 04 6.0 and all i've had to replace has been regular maintaince. over 140k on the clock. hope this helps.
Bad lookin ride ya got there powerjokin
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