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post #1 of 13 Old 12-02-2012, 08:51 AM Thread Starter
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Hi Guys/Girls,

My name is Cody and I'm from North Augusta, SC. I have been searching around and stumbled across this forum. I currently do not own a 6.0 but I will soon be trading in my '06 King Ranch F150 4x4 in on one. I'm looking to sell my other toys ( 2010 waverunner and 2007 Suzuki GSXR 1000) and just trading my truck in on a 6.0 with decent mileage. I wanted to join the forum before hand to do a little research on what I should look at in order to make a good purchase. I am aware of the common downfalls of this engine but I am set that this is what I want. I look foward to making many friends and helping others as much as I can as well as retaining knowledge from you other forum members. Thought I should introduce myself as a start.
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Thanks a lot! Is there any year I should particularly watch out for?
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Most will say '05-07 (myself included) due to the upgraded suspension, interior, and exterior. You really can't go wrong with an '03 or '04 though.

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The 05-07 are theoretically a better truck. The 05's had over 120 changes to the motor alone! Also the coil suspension, larger brakes, sharper turning radius, bigger axleshafts in front, updated dash, updated grill and headlights. That's just the things I know right off the top of my head. The 03 and early 04 models have a 10 blade turbo and whistle insanely loud when straight piped. And they have a different EGR cooler that is thought to be better, but those are the only two reasons I can think of to argue for 03-04 models.



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Your best bet is not "to look out for a particular year." Your best bet is do use this forum for information about these trucks. Get an idea of what to look for. Find a truck you like, figure out if it's right for you and purchase it. Any issues you have with it can most certainly be cured through the help of then many members of this forum here with the extreme knowledge and background these folks have. If you're looking at upgrading stuff to the truck, use this forum. There are things to watch out for and things that are a must. You can't go wrong with any 6.0, how you use it, maintain it, operate it will relate directly to how it works for you. Just don't buy a lemon.

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Your best bet is not "to look out for a particular year." Your best bet is do use this forum for information about these trucks. Get an idea of what to look for. Find a truck you like, figure out if it's right for you and purchase it. Any issues you have with it can most certainly be cured through the help of then many members of this forum here with the extreme knowledge and background these folks have. If you're looking at upgrading stuff to the truck, use this forum. There are things to watch out for and things that are a must. You can't go wrong with any 6.0, how you use it, maintain it, operate it will relate directly to how it works for you. Just don't buy a lemon.

I can respect that statement very much, i just wasnt sure if there was one bad apple in the group that i should avoid haha. I joined the forum to extend my knowledge on these trucks. i am not new to diesel but i am new to ford diesel. my work truck is a 08 Duramax which i love but it isnt a ford by any means. i am leaning toward staying in the 05-07 range and really want to find a HD or KR seeing as how hard it would be to not have these features since my 150 has them. i really appreciate your help guys and this seems like a very knowledgeable place.
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Welcome. If you are serious about a 6.0, this is absolutely necessary....Write Up: Monitoring the 6.0L PSD.
Even a good idea if you are test driving for a purchase. Coolant filter would be next on the list for a new purchase. Good luck.

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If I had to sell all My toys to buy a 6.0 I would stick with the F 150 and keep My fun stuff

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If I had to sell all My toys to buy a 6.0 I would stick with the F 150 and keep My fun stuff
its not the fact that i have to sell them, but im running out of space and my girlfriend isnt too happy about not having the benz in the garage anymore.
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