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post #1 of 27 Old 08-29-2011, 08:59 PM Thread Starter Fanatic
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Am I dumb for wanting an 05 to 07 powerstoke?

So, ive been on this site for awhile and just sold the truck in my sig. Honestly, i hate the way the leafs rode and i hate how damn loud the old 7.3s are. Ive been looking hard at lb7 dmaxs and then of course, my wondering eye couldnt steer too far away from fords and i started looking at 05 to 07 powerstrokes. I'm not looking to lift it and the most towing it would see would be a sled deck in the winter and possibly a 22 ft camp trailer in the summer. First thing would be an edge insight to monitor. I would like to get a stock one and do exhaust with an sct. Am i dumb? i know they have issues (my dad has an 04 and its been a complete **** bucket) and i see lots of stuff on here but are these the diehard cases or the norm? Am i better off buying a little bit higher mileage in the logic that if its a problem child, it would have already acted up? The only repair i'm scared of is putting headgaskets in it. egr delete, oil cooler, turbo, etc not scared of... already had to do all that jazz on my dads 04. basically, am i really better off going with a cummins or dmax if i'm looking to get an 03 to 06 diesel? I know this is a powerstroke site, but id like realistic responces to that question, not the diehard ford answer.

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I was very leary of a 6.0. I had an 03 F-450 that was one problem right after another. Now, I know what was causing all of those issues. I bought my 05 about a month ago and I absolutely love it. It has an EGR delete done now, I ordered my 5 inch exhaust from performancemachinesmfg today and I'll be adding an Edge CTS and SCT tuner next. I thought I was crazy for buying this truck, but honestly, if you take care of the main issues (EGR, oil cooler) and don't abuse the truck (overboost it, blow the heads off, etc) I think that you will love it. I love the way mine drives, handles, pulls, shifts, sounds... you get the message. In the end, it's up to you, but I'm glad I bought mine. Good Luck with your decision! Preston

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well somehow we got lucky enough to get 2 great 6.0's. both get very picky maintenance and niether have had anything seriously wrong. i had veins sticking in my turbo because we have a really humid climate and constantly getting hot/cold. deleted the egr to try to get better mpg but the egr was just fine. loving my 6.uh oh cant beat the sound

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Looking at the 6.0Ls, anything from '05-'07 are great trucks as long as you know what to look for. The '03.5-'04 were rushed into production with the EPA regualations. The '05+ got better brakes, higher towing capacities, and in my opinion the best looking of the Superduties. I would suggest finding one built after Jan '06, as that was the last set of updates to these trucks. I wouldn't trade my '07 for any other truck on the road.

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Yup..05-07 best looking superduty,not that i'm biased or anything,,

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Yeah I have to agree on the looks thing. As long as you take care of them and do the couple things needed to set them right they are great trucks.
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I love mine!

06-07 are said to be the best years of the 6.0

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* Repaired FICM by BPD
* Dfuser coolant filter
* Stage1 MTW turbo

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I don't think your crazy I'm thinking about getting one my self for a work / plow truck.

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Like many have already stated, I love mine. There are issues that need to be addressed, check PGreenSVT's signature for the link, but once those are done, you're in business.

One other thing, these 6.0s are the last diesel that Ford made that still sound like a traditional diesel. I think the 6.0 sounds better than the 7.3 so... If the 7.3 gave you issues, you may want to keep that in mind about the 6.0s too.

+2 on the 05-07 being the best looking truck, I absolutely love it!

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Not crazy at all. Best body style Ford had that decade, and the 06-07 6.0's had less warranty claims than any other years of the Power Strokes IIRC.


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