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about to buy a 6.0 GOOD OR BAD IDEA?

I am looking at a 2003 6.0 f250. It has a 8in lift and 37in tires. I know the 6.0 had head gasket issues but it has an egr delete and arp headstuds installed. It has 125xx on the odometer. Will this be a reliable truck? What other issues are common? and how expensive are they?
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I think it's a great idea! I have basically the same truck, just an 07.

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is your truck pretty reliable? and what gas mileage can you get out of a 6.0 in town and highway with a intake tuner and exhaust?
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My truck is fine but my mileage sux. My right foot ignores any attempts at discipline.
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yeah. im about to do the same. tradin my 5.9 24 valve for a 6.0. new injectors. id do the EGR delete and oil cooler from bulletproof. flush the ford gold out of there. its got 197k how reliable are the trannies? and what tranny is in it. the tourqshift? and is there anything else i have to worry about with the 6.0 im gonna keep it stock.

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ya all i want to do is a 5" straight pipe, intake and a tuner. What horsepower is the 6.0 with that setup?
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ya all i want to do is a 5" straight pipe, intake and a tuner. What horsepower is the 6.0 with that setup?
Yea buy a 6.0! Your tuner with custom tunes from a good tuner will dictate your power. Exhaust will help your ears and really lower EGTs! Intake - It will do nothing for ya!

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What is the best tuner for the 6.0
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What is the best tuner for the 6.0
Get an SCT 3 for the actual tuner. As far as the human who builds the tunes. I think we have someone here who can be found in the vendors section. I used John Lund but he is not on this web site as a sponsor. Again, I would look at our sponsors!

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