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post #1 of 35 Old 04-25-2012, 06:01 PM Thread Starter
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Thinking about going to a 6.7, help me decide

So I was talking to my mom last night and we got to talking about my truck. I love my truck, besides my F550, this is the only truck I've ever owned for more than a year. But it's 8 years old. It's not beat up, only has 85k miles, but it's still 8 years old.

So what I'm thinking is, go one of ways. 1) Put about $10k into the 6-liter, injectors, turbo, transmission and any other incidentals (fuel systems etc.) or 2)sell it or trade it in and put the insurance money toward a 6.7. But what I'm thinking is black on black Lariat Ultimate and give it the Harley treatment, same color scheme as the '04, black headlights, body color grille and custom badges.

The only problem with both choices is, when one of the F550s is too much truck for my need, I'll have to use the HD (04 or 12)for going to job sites or towing equipment, and there's always the potential of screwing it up.

So I don't know what I'm going to do at this point.

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save the money on the huge payment of a new one and keep the one you have unless our rich and you can afford to just buy a new truck like that.

if thats the case, then buy a new one.

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all the farmers I know that own 6.7s wish they had their 6.0s back. As unreliable as the 6.0 is the 6.7 is even worse, if you can believe that. After all the work I did on my 6.0 it is running perfect and getting 22 mpg on hyway. the other day I went to get in it and thought to myself that I was afraid to crank it, it was running too good and I know it wont last long. I read something on here right after that about " turning the key on a 6.0 is like pulling the trigger on a gun in a game of russian roulette, you know its just a matter of time till the explosion comes, or somethin to that affect. I'm gonna park mine and use Ole Reliable, 95 cummins, and just use the 6.0 for road trips. Now before everybody falls off the deep end, I love my 6.0 when it is right so I'm just stating fact.
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If I get a new truck it will be cash. No more payments.

There's nothing wrong with my 6.0, there's nothing wrong with the truck, period. It's getting studded, has a BPD egr cooler, new FICM, coolant filter, etc. I'm just thinking that maybe I should get out before there is something wrong. I won't buy a used truck for my every day truck, because I've seen what people do to their trucks. I may just go with my original plan and keep the HD and do a few upgrades and get another 6-0 for work and hauling. I know it sounds stupid because I don't want to use my 04 HD for work, but if I could find a decent 05-07 king ranch or HD I wouldn't mind. Although I did find a super nice XLT, has a small lift and wheels and tires. So that may be the route I go. I dunno yet, just thinking out loud and getting opinions.

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I have a few friends with them. Nice but I wouldnt get rid of a fixed 6L for one.

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you have a 8 yr old truck and think it's old? i just stopped thinking of my 4 as new. having very little experience with the 6.0 and none with the 6.7 i think if it were me i would keep the 6.0. i just can't stand the way the new ones look, plus you already know what you have

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If u buy the 6.7 just have an extra $12,000 for dealer repair work in case u get bad fuel in ur system (srs)

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No way I'd get rid of a sorted 6.0 for a 6.7. They are too new a design, too early in the cycle of new EPA regs. etc. The next few years are going to be rough on the new diesel. I mean come on, really, exhaust fluid? WTF is up with that. And I'll run the pants off a 6.7 with my 6.0.
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I'd keep the 6.0

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