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Old 07-20-2010, 08:51 AM
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settle on a 6.0?

For the last several weeks i have been on the hunt for a clean lower mileage supercab short bed 4x4. I was mainly looking for 7.3's due to their well known track record for reliability, and longevity. I have struggled to find good examples. although i am seeing clean low mileage 03-05's with the 6.0 for relativly the same price as the older 02-03 7.3's
I have been told avoid the first year 03 6.0's like the plague, but what about the 04-05 and later trucks?

goals for the truck is the ability to tow 8-10k lbs when needed, my lightning to the race track etc. be a daily driver, capable for light off road use with a small 3-4" lift and some 33-35" tires. and minor bolt on's to make some decent power for a fun truck. nothing really more serious than that.

with dreams that maybe someday i can build it into something like the ultimate adventure f250 like 4-wheel mag did.
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If you are going to do a build, get a 6.0 because if/when stuff breaks you can just start piecing your build together. Try and get the newest yr model you can with the lowest miles so if you do have problems then it will be under warranty. And if your lucky like a lot of guys on here you can even get studs and an egr delete done under warranty.
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Old 07-20-2010, 09:11 AM
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What is the factory warranty on the 6.0's is it more than like the standard 3yr 30k? or only if the original buyer bought the extended warranty?
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Old 07-20-2010, 09:18 AM
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5 yr or 100k, whichever comes first. and no, you don't have to be the original owner. Also, if you have an 07 or newer you don't have to pay a $100 deductible when or if you bring it in for warranty work (not that that really matters...just sayin)
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Old 07-20-2010, 10:20 AM
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My 05 is a great truck. I'm quite happy with it.
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Old 07-20-2010, 10:25 AM
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if you want a truck that you dont have to do anything to, get a 7.3. Sorry if im wrong or step on any toes but if im not mistaken with the 6.0 youll need an EGR delete and studs, and with the newer 6.4 and 6.7, to get any kind of fuel milage youll need a DPF delete
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My truck tugged 10k around, no problem (except for the sagging rear end ). I really love my truck, and would be hardpressed to get rid of it
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Only the early build 03 6.0's had the catastrophic failures, all diesels with egrs can have issues. Studs are only needed if you plan on more than stock power or need the peace of mind. The 03 EGR cooler is actually the best year of cooler because of its larger design. The 03's also have the 10vane loud whistle that people love. IMHO, the 6.0 is an amazing engine with good maintenance and a few good WOT runs.
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a few wide open throttle runs? what if you was to stomp it quite often?
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Old 07-20-2010, 10:52 AM
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a few wide open throttle runs? what if you was to stomp it quite often?
Nothing wrong with that, just use your noodle when doing so if its tuned
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