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Old 06-18-2012, 12:18 PM
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Buy a 6.0?

Ok I work with a guy who has an 05 crew cab shortbed 4x4 king ranch with a 6.0 in it. It's a pretty sharp truck, it's stock except for a superchips programmer and it has 33 12.50 mud tires. The only down side is it has 364,000 miles on it. I know the guy well and he bought the truck new in late 04. My question is is it worth 12,500.
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Old 06-18-2012, 12:22 PM
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The question should be "is it worth it to you?" If you think it is worth it then it will be. If it has 364,000 on it then it would have already had any issues by now and if it still runs good then whatever issues it did have were probably fixed. I think it will be a great truck if you like it. not a bad price for a king ranch either. hook up a scan guage and see if there are any problems and buy that sucka!
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Old 06-18-2012, 12:27 PM
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What do these engines cost? I ask because the truck is in great shape and worst case scenario if the motor or tranny goes I think I'll still be in it right. He said he's only replace 2 or 3 EGR valves. He changed oil every 5k and always ran power service. I might jump on this thing. Seems cheap to me
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Check the deltas, FICM voltage, white smoke, any puking from degas bottle...

If all checks out, then I believe it would be a good buy!

If anything is wrong with it I would be rebuilding that motor and would not be giving him more then $10k...


To put it into perspective:

My truck is the same as the one your looking at but with only 150k miles.

I bught it knowing it had engine problems for $9500, bought an engine an tranny with 86k miles for $3500 and had the truck with registration costs at $14k driving!



Hope that helps
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Old 06-18-2012, 12:31 PM
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rebuilt engines cost $4-6k already come bullet proof


used stock engines cost $2-4k plus another 1-2k for bulletproofing them.
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rebuilt engines cost $4-6k already come bullet proof


used stock engines cost $2-4k plus another 1-2k for bulletproofing them.
Ok thanks I'll see what I can get done. It runs great I was just thinking worst case but I think I'll offer him 10 and see where it goes. If I get it bought I might try out some of those 180s we were talking about the other day
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Ok thanks I'll see what I can get done. It runs great I was just thinking worst case but I think I'll offer him 10 and see where it goes. If I get it bought I might try out some of those 180s we were talking about the other day

About that, I saw you making this post and kinda smiled after our little "conversation" over there

All in good fun! Yeah if you can get it for around 10-11k I believe It would be nice and worth to build up

Oh, and I didn't feel like getting into it there but 180's don't really exist...
No popular/reliable injector builder makes those. It's either 175's or
190's:

Just an FYI
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Thanks for the info I would have looked like a jackass when I asked for them! Lol my buddy has a 6.0 that stays with my 6.4 pretty good but he said he has 10k in the turbos and tune but I might just stud it and put an innovative sct on
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Yeah whatever you work on, all that matters is who's got more money into it

They are fun trucks studded with a tune written for the studs

Won't beat a 6.4 but it will most other rides on the street
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Old 06-18-2012, 04:49 PM
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Alright I got it bought for 10,500. I'll have to snap a few pics and post them. So my buddy has a livewire I can get for $300. Any idea what innovative will charge for tunes? Is innovative still the way to go on these 6.0? I don't like this superchips unplugging thing. What do you think about this turbo back exhaust ,studs. innovative tune and EGR delete of some sort? This truck dosnt even have a ball in the bed, I might just keep it for Saturday nights.
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