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post #1 of 25 Old 08-30-2011, 07:04 AM Thread Starter
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6.0 Model year to get?

Hey guys, i know everybody hates the "what to get how to do it threads" but i just have some questions. From what I've heard, people have told me to stay away from the early 03-04 years. Is this true or do all the 03-07 6.0's have predominately the same problems without saying much ? thanks

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sorry guys i missed the thread that was posted, if mods want to delete go for it

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Any 6.0 that comes in a box marked "REVELL". Only kidding. 05 and up is a little nicer looking and supposedly has less head gasket problems seems as though they all need the same reliability mods done. I'd buy the newest, most low mileage one that I could afford.

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I like the new models because they are newer... Typically they have lower miles and are in better condition. They made several changes from 03-04 to 05-06-07 and I think they improved alot of things. The newer 6.0L is quieter than the 03 and seem to have a little better throttle response. The high pressure oil system is better IMO on the new trucks as well. Dont see HPOP failures very much.
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Thanks for the info. theres quite a few deals out there on the trucks and i've really been liking the fords more and more. I figured try to find another 7.3, but i like the ways the 05-07s look alot. Either that or go with a cummins. But im a ford guy now. Any of you heard about the lawsuit against international from ford?

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How are the transmissions and mpgs? Again its preference, but how about the manual trans?

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How are the transmissions and mpgs? Again its preference, but how about the manual trans?
Trans pretty tough, dont see many failures unless your puttin lots of power down(tuner). As far as mileage you can expect anywhere from 13-17MPG. That seems to be about average...
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yeah thats what i get with my 7.3, but some parts can fix that.

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If you're looking for a 6.0L, you will want to consentrate your search to trucks built after Jan '06. These had the last of the updates from the factory. Get yourself a monitor like the Edge Insight CS/CTS before you look at a truck, and if the owner doesn't want you to hook up, find another truck.

The 5R110 is a wonderful automatic, and with an SCT tuner won't have any issues with power bands nearing 500HP. As for the ZF6, the manual is solid, it was in these trucks from 2000-2010 it says something for it. Really hard to find one with the ZF6.

Mileage, you will want to get your tuner quickly to get the most out of the mileage. I see around 10-15% better running tunes, than I did stock.
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All 6.0s suck!

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