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Old 04-17-2012, 08:51 PM
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Considering buying a 6.0 need help asap!

Ok so i am considering buying my first powerstroke 6.0 Here are the mods done to the truck. Let me know what yall think, what to look out for and what would be prone to breaking. Also how strong are the transmissions in these trucks and around what mileage do they go out also what kind of fuel mileage should I expect to get... Thanks in advance, all comments are greatly appreciated!

MBRP exhaust / K&N air filter / 121,000 miles / 6 inch PRO COMP suspension / 37 12.50 20 NITTO TRAIL GRAPPLERS BRAND NEW!!!! / 20 inch RBP wheels / 2005-2007 Front grill upgrade with 2007 harley headlights / N-FAB step bars / /NEW brakes / recently had turbo cleaned, Recently installed EGR DELETE KIT and replaced the fuel water separator pump and installed 2 brand new AC Delco batteries, new IPR valve. Most sensors have also been replaced in truck recently. $18,800 Firm
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Old 04-17-2012, 10:07 PM
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Auto or Manual? And why was the EGR deleted? Because it blew or because the owner just thought he should replace it? Same with the sensors. Always something to consider. With those tires you're likely to be under 17 MPG freeway. Seems like a good price though depending on the body. There's a thread on here for things to consider before buying a 6.0, read the entire thing before making a decision.


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Old 04-18-2012, 09:21 AM
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Alright thanks ill ask and then let you know what he says. Is a automatic transmission. Also I looked for a thread like that but couldn't find one. Could you please send me a link to it? Thanks for the info!
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I have the nittos trails in 35", love them, what year, cab, and bed configuration? My late 04 has a level kit, my old 04 (pictured ) had a 4" pro comp mx6 shocks etc. Generally the transmissions are good. I would sell the 37"x20s and run 35"s on 17"s or 18"s, the truck will ride better, and run better, assuming it still has 3.73gears. you should be money ahead if you sell and shop carefully. I managed a 4x4 speciallty store that was a procomp dealer back in 04-05 when these trucks were new and lifted many of them, 4.30s would put you back to stock gearing with 37"s.
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Old 04-18-2012, 11:03 AM
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Its a 2003 Extended Cab short bed...Heres a link to some photos of it.
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Try this link for general 6.0 knowledge.
Things to consider about owning a 6.0L
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Old 04-18-2012, 01:35 PM
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Nice truck. Too much money IMO.
I'm going to post a thread about 6.0 prices in 5 minutes.
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Old 04-18-2012, 02:34 PM
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Alright Thanks Dwilcox and Geoff941!
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i would look at the bottom head bolts, if they are just bolts then you could stand to put in studs in the future, if theres a nut then hes got studs and wouldnt worry much about the head gaskets, also with lifted vehicles check the bearings and ball joints cause they go quick
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I would also look at the intake turbo wheel for signs of it sucking dirt into it. K&N filters are just a bad idea for these trucks. The edges of the fins on the wheel should be straight and should have a sharp 90 deg on the end of the fin near the housing. If they look rounded then you will probably be replacing turbo soon.
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