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post #1 of 32 Old 02-03-2011, 10:56 AM Thread Starter
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What year 6.0 to buy

I'm looking to buy a 6.0 in the around $20K range and from what little i've heard the 07 is bullet proof and later 06's are also. My question is for reliability only, is the 05 better then a 03? Is a 04 better then a 03 and such? I mean, are they more rleiable the later they get period?
Any info would be great wether it's fact or personal advice. I'm just a blue collar working stiff getting ready to spend a lot of $! Thanks!
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If you do a quick search you will find many forums that already have answered your question...I have an 06 if you can i would stick with an 06-07...

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If you can find one that already has head studs and an egr delete, you can stick with any 03-07. 03-04s sound better but 05-07 have newer front clip styling.


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I would do studs/egr delete on whatever year you decide to go with. I like the 05-07 front clip, and I like the dash in the 05-07 better also.

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Any year you go with I'd get studs and EGR delete. Also if you get any year past 03 and want that turbo sound the 03's have you could always put a 03 turbo on your truck. Same thing goes with that front clip. 05-07 have that nice front.

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So I don't work on my rigs much, so what does an EGR delete gonna cost? Looks like about a grand? I don't have emmissions in my area, so the easiest and cheapist would be best?

Also, how about having someone do my head studs. Isn't that like $3k?

I REALLY like the newer 6.0 type trucks, but putting around $4-5k in it right away might be tough and will kill me as far as what I can get. I don't want a cummins or duramax, i'm a Ford guy.

What about just finding a clean rig and flush and change the coolant, keep the oil changed, turbo reved. Would it be a good rig probably? I mean, how bad are these problems. Just enough to cause a bad rap, or pretty much russian roulete? I mean do guys on here have 150k rigs with never a problem or mod?

Maybe one from the dealer used with a warranty would be smart, but that's $$$.

Alright, i'll stop rambling. Thanks for any input people.
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How can you tell if it had an egr delete already? How about head studs? Is it visual?
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EGR would be $400 ish installed. Studs are pretty much spot on at $3k-$3,500. You would be well advised to do the studs and delete on whatever you buy.


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EGR would be $400 ish installed. Studs are pretty much spot on at $3k-$3,500. You would be well advised to do the studs and delete on whatever you buy.
I appreciate the advice. EGR is only $400? That's parts and labor? Thanks
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Yes. Depending on the shop, it could vary. Mine is at the shop getting studded and deleted as we speak...should be ready on Tuesday. Also getting a couple other goodies and those are the prices I am paying.


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