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Looking at a used 6.0L

I was going to start looking at 7.3L for my first diesel truck, but I test drove some 2006 F250's this weekend, and I loved it. My main question's for you guys right now is;

Short bed or Long bed? : I would like a tool box eventually, we tow horses, and will be towing with a goose neck down the road. (A dealership told me it didnt really matter for that, I think he was tryin to force a sale)

F250 or F350? Major differences, beside tow cap.

What gauges are a MUST? I plan on a 3 or 4 gauge mount

And last, what are the major differences in the 05, 06, 07 powerstokes. From my understanding of the "horrors" of the early powerstoke, by 05 they started getting the issues out of the production motor. I dont mind holding out til i find a 07 if I have to, but I found a 05 I like, an a few 06/07 also. Just a toss up, an price is a big thing.
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Try using the search buttons. Read the stickeys, lots of good reading there.

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Try using the search buttons. Read the stickeys, lots of good reading there.
I have been, was kind of hoping for a more personalized response. Maybe personal experience in direct relation. Thanks, though.
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My personal opinion is that I hate CCLB they are too long. These trucks have the turning radius of a semi just as a short bed.

Diff in F250 and F350 - f350 has stiffer springs, ride sucks, diff rear-end. It has a Dana 80 as opposed to the F250 Dana 60, IIRC.

Yes a monitoring solution, not just 3 - 4 gauges, is a must and you should have this before you ever buy to check EOT- ECT deltas. At first ditch the gauge pod and get an Edge CT or CTS w/ expandable EGT. EGT monitoring is very critical if you are tuned or are going to be towing, especially towing heavy.



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If your going to get a tool box I'd suggest getting a long bed. And skip gauges just get a monitoring solution like an Edge CS or CTS.
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Here, this is more than I can type....What to look for when buying a used 6.0L

I have a 7.3 and a 6.0, I like both, I like the power and get up of the 6.0. Hands down. But you gotta monitor and maintain the 6.0.

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Here is some more "6.0 buyer guide", be sure to read this links, AND the links that have been provided in this thread.

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Thanks everyone for the links. I have been reading those. I also read the Monitoring the 6.0 PSD Sticky, GREAT information. I think I will be picking up a Insight CTS. Now while reading I saw some comments, that manual gauges are still usefully (or work better then the CTS's digital) Which would those be?
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I have a manual fuel psi gauge and will be getting a manual boost gauge. I think that that is the ones most people have.

If you get a manual fuel psi gauge- You can get a 100 psi oil pressure gauge for a lot less than a fuel psi gauge. That is what I have, works great. I just couldn't get over the $180 extra just for it to say "fuel" psi.

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Thomas, where did you get the guage setup for the fuel pressure? I need to do that.

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