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Keeping my Truck and Keeping my Interest in it!

So I know a lot of you on this board off and on the board. As you know, I love my truck. It is my tow rig, parts & home restoration hauler, and....daily driver.

A few of my close friends have been trading in their 6.0s and 6.4s on 6.7s. While I love driving my friends trucks, I don’t think I could part with my Dark Stone baby...... So I like to keep my total interest in my truck so I don’t find myself straying. I had my tuner build me a new tune. Stock with the EGR codes off (so it doesn’t pop up since my cooler and EGR set up is gonzo). I have been driving her stock. When I get board, I will re load my street tune. I did this last year it is amazing how I feel like I have a totally different truck each time. This process keeps me from getting the dreaded truck payment back each month! lol

It’s also nice that I have now had my truck for 3 years. So I am still taking complete care of my truck but I am not afraid to put tons upon tons of material in the back or tow a friend out of a ditch or even complete stranger out of a ditch or mud pile (like I did today again). Where I know if I had a new one, I would be hesitant.

The moral of what I am saying, after driving many new beautful 11 and 12 Superdutys.....I am still in love with my ole girl and dont want to "upgrade"!

A fixed 6.0 is where its at!

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Couldn't agree more.

While I love the look of the 2011 and 2012's, that payment I can't justify.

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From the look of the pics you are young. Upgrade your bank account and enjoy life without a new truck payment.

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From the look of the pics you are young. Upgrade your bank account and enjoy life without a new truck payment.
Yup! 32 in a few months.

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Yea a new truck dressed the way I want it would be $60+k.....I'll stick with my 2006 6.0 for a bit longer. Besides I still have plenty of mods to do!!


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So I know a lot of you on this board off and on the board. As you know, I love my truck. It is my tow rig, parts & home restoration hauler, and....daily driver.

A few of my close friends have been trading in their 6.0s and 6.4s on 6.7s. While I love driving my friends trucks, I donít think I could part with my Dark Stone baby...... So I like to keep my total interest in my truck so I donít find myself straying. I had my tuner build me a new tune. Stock with the EGR codes off (so it doesnít pop up since my cooler and EGR set up is gonzo). I have been driving her stock. When I get board, I will re load my street tune. I did this last year it is amazing how I feel like I have a totally different truck each time. This process keeps me from getting the dreaded truck payment back each month! lol

Itís also nice that I have now had my truck for 3 years. So I am still taking complete care of my truck but I am not afraid to put tons upon tons of material in the back or tow a friend out of a ditch or even complete stranger out of a ditch or mud pile (like I did today again). Where I know if I had a new one, I would be hesitant.

The moral of what I am saying, after driving many new beautful 11 and 12 Superdutys.....I am still in love with my ole girl and dont want to "upgrade"!

A fixed 6.0 is where its at!
Honestly, the newness of a "newer" will wear off of a new truck and all your left with is the payments after this period. After I BP'ed there is not much more a new $60,000 2011 version of my truck can do than the one I have. Plus, I use mine for hauling and work and would not want to spend that much for a "nice" work truck.

Ultimately, these trucks have not changed that much over the years.


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Honestly, the newness of a "newer" will wear off of a new truck and all your left with is the payments after this period. After I BP'ed there is not much more a new $60,000 2011 version of my truck can do than the one I have. Plus, I use mine for hauling and work and would not want to spend that much for a "nice" work truck.

Ultimately, these trucks have not changed that much over the years.
The biggest change is the "butt ugly" front view of the new trucks.

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Another reality check, take a look at what you would pay for it out the door, and then keep a close look at the value of the truck vs. your loan balance (assuming the vast majority of purchasers finance their new trucks). Hopefully it will cross over into an asset within the first 5 years, but as some ppl are getting 7-8 year loans on expensive vehicles, that may be optimistic. New vehicles are such a money loser, a depreciating asset. If you can use it for work and can write it off, that's different, the govt then partially subsidizes it for you. On the other hand, if you're independently wealthy, then the cost of it is probably a rounding error in your checking acct.

That's why I Always buy vehicles used, let the orig owner take a bath the first 2-4 years, and I pick up a low mileage "broken in" vehicle for a fraction of the cost of new. That's how I got my Lexus LS400. I've always liked them since they came out in the early 90's, but couldn't afford the $47k they were priced at, so I bided my time, and finally in late 2006 I found a 2000 model with 69k miles, for under $17000. That was about 66% off a vehicle that should easily last for over 200,000 miles.

I did the same thing with my Ex, 6 years old and depreciated about $23,000. Love the truck, and am really happy I bought it. I plan on keeping/driving it till the wheels fall off.

Above comments are just my opinions, and like a certain body part, everyone has one. Mine (opinion, that is ) may be different than yours, but hey, whatever works!

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In all honesty, once you do the basics(tuner,egr,studs, etc.)which is a small fortune in itself, you're spending clydesdale sized money for walking horse sized gains. And if your truck will break the tires loose as is, where's the benefit?
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It's be a cold snowy day in hell before this cat spends 50+ thousand dollars on a steel bucket of bolts that drives down the road. Yes I can afford it, but due to moral constraints of my brain it'll never happen. Even in another 30 years I still won't spend 50k on a truck and trucks will probably be 80-100k then.

Off my soapbox now.

PS, I'll never own anything with a DPF or a piss tank either. So next go around may be back to gas. Keeps fingers crossed desperately for a 5.0 liter eco boost in the superduty.

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Oh yeah, Galaxie, you have one of the cleanest trucks on the board!

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