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post #1 of 28 Old 07-07-2010, 03:16 PM Thread Starter
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6.0 6speed?

Just sold my truck, in a hurry to replace it as i sold it unexpectedly, (couldnt pass up the offer) but now i need a new one asap.. found an 05 6 speed and was pretty pumped about it. low miles, crewcab lb. pretty much exactly what i wanted.. i was talking to a customer at the shop today and I told him about the truck and he strait up tells me I will hate it.. Said he had a buddy with one and he couldnt wait to get rid of it. he claimed it had no power..

I'm disappointed yet glad he said somthing because i pretty much just have to sign and this trucks mine..

anyone have any input on the 6 speed?

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My buddy has an 04 crew cab short bed 6 speed and it seems to have just as much power, if not more than mine? SCT tuned by Vivian, exhaust and intake is all it has.

If you want it for the dragstrip I would get an automatic just for the fact that you cant throw the gears in a handshaker like that automatic can change them.

Personal preference man, get whatever you like.

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I am a die hard fan of the ZF and have yet to drive a 6.0 with one, but if handshaker is your thing, go for it. It's all preference and the purpose of the truck.

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IIRC, ford originally rated the 6spd equipped for higher torque. I personally think you will love it. They pull a lot harder in the lower gears too.
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I don't think you will like it. They have plenty of power even when towing but when you shift whil towing, they seem to fall on there face. It's like you lose all your boost because of the VGT turbo. As soon as you take the load off the engine, the vanes close in the turbo and then you have lag after you shift. I Personally towed with an 05 F-350, 6.0, 6 speed and absolutely hated it. Just my opinion though.

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I love mine... Go for it!! I dont even miss my auto(except in traffic jams).

Plenty of power and lots of fun jammin' thru the gears!!!

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I don't think you will like it. They have plenty of power even when towing but when you shift whil towing, they seem to fall on there face. It's like you lose all your boost because of the VGT turbo. As soon as you take the load off the engine, the vanes close in the turbo and then you have lag after you shift. I Personally towed with an 05 F-350, 6.0, 6 speed and absolutely hated it. Just my opinion though.
The later ecm flashes keep the vanes in place for a few seconds before it lets the turbo slow down.
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The later ecm flashes keep the vanes in place for a few seconds before it lets the turbo slow down.
So thats what it is, I was wondering if it was just me.
I had mine updated about 2 months ago, and it did get better while shifting.
Seems faster and smoother.

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The later ecm flashes keep the vanes in place for a few seconds before it lets the turbo slow down.
That would definately help. I drove the 05 when it was brand new so it was the original flash.

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i luv my 06...ordered it wit the 6spd...thats wut i wanted and they dont have them on the lot...order it up !!!

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