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6.0 vs 6.4?

I am in the market for a used diesel and I am debating between the 6.0 and 6.4. If I get a 6.0 I will be purchasing an 06 or 07. Can anyone please give me th eir opinions on which route I should take and why. Thanks in advance
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Depends if you like quick easy power or not. 6.4 tuned is a monster, but a 6.0 is no slouch. Each one will take some bulletproofing and maintenance is a must. All 6.0s require a monitoring solution. Good Luck!


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I have never had a 6.4, but I have heard from many different sources that they have all the problems that the 6.0 doesn't. By what I hear they have serious cooling issues. They are stupid fast though. I have a "fully bullet-proofed" 6.0 and I couldn't be happier. It takes alot to get the 6.0 to that point though.

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I have never had a 6.4, but I have heard from many different sources that they have all the problems that the 6.0 doesn't. By what I hear they have serious cooling issues. They are stupid fast though. I have a "fully bullet-proofed" 6.0 and I couldn't be happier. It takes alot to get the 6.0 to that point though.

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I like my 6.0 and I couldn't be happier. But all you need to do is do egr delete and arp head studs with oem HG and your good to go.

I'm addicted to diesel and I step on it constantly!

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All depends on what you want out of the truck, and what you are willing to work through.
Maintaining all emissions control equipment on board - take the 6.0L any day.
Building a massive power truck - either have their quarks and both have the same transmission limits.
Towing heavy, as in stupid heavy and need a CDL - Can't beat the '08-'10 F450 pickups when they were still heavy C&C frames and larger brakes.

Wouldn't trade my '07 in on any 6.4L or 6.7L out on the road.
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I like my 6.0 and I couldn't be happier. But all you need to do is do egr delete and arp head studs with oem HG and your good to go.
I'm in California no delete for me
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I'm in California no delete for me
I would suggest a 6.0 for sure then and I would suggest a BPD egr cooler then just for safe keeping

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I'm in California no delete for me
I wouldn't trust the longevity of the 6.4L with the DPF system installed just yet, and I would recommend the 6.0L in your case if you intend to modify and hot-rod the truck. Bullet Proof Diesel, has the answer to the EGR cooler for those remaining emissions compliant. I'd recommend checking those guys out the first time you tackle an oil cooler rebuild.
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It depends a lot if you are a do-it-yourselfer. There are a lot of 6.4 jobs that cannot be tackled in the driveway. Seeing as how you're already on the message boards that means you are atleast interested in learning about your engine.

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