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Thinking of Switching from a Duramax to a Powerstroke

Hello all. The title just about says it all. I'm thinking about trading my '08 Duramax in on a '10 Powerstroke. I've always loved the body styling on the Fords. My local Ford dealer is offering me a trade in that really has me thinking about making the jump. My only concern is that I don't know much about the 6.4.

I guess my main question is what kind of mods are "musts" with the newer Fords? On the GMs most people, me included, reroute the PVC, block the the EGR, and lose the DPF. Please let me know your thoughts and thanks in advance for any replies.
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I switched to my first 2008 after having driven GM trucks most of my life and the previous trucks were duramax's. I am on my second 2008 and looking at a 2010 or 2011 right now and I am happy I made the decision to jump ship.

The 6.4 is a strong motor but going away to make room for the new 6.7 in the 2011.

Must haves for the 6.4 are tuning, exhaust, dpf delete, etc...

Tons of power in these motors and the potential is endless...
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I traded, and have a f250 on order trading 2008 gmc diesel about 29,000 miles on it. The ford i drove seemed to be quit and more power
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I was in the same boat. Im a diehard GM guy ,I even work at a GM dealer but sold my duramax and bought a used 6.4. Loved my Duramax ,no problems,but wanted to try a Ford. Fords Crew cab is quite a bit bigger,including the backseat. Have only had it about 2 wks but I LOVE this truck! If your thinking about it ,I dont think you will have any regrets. Good Luck!!
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Once you drive a tuned 6.4, they won't be able to pull you away from it with a herd of wild horses.

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I don't think you will really like a 6.4 with out a DPF delete and a tuner, stock the milage is terrible and the power is just fair. I love my 6.4 with a DPF delete, it gets very good milage now !!!!

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Thanks for the replies everyone. I'm working with the dealer now to try and find a '10 spec'd to my liking. I'm going for a solid sterling gray with the 20' rims and ebony interior. He found me one, but it didn't have the back up camera. I really want that so he's still looking.

Thanks again!
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I put in an aftermarket Alpine deck and camera for not a whole lot more than they want for the factory camera option. I also bought the OEM tailgate handle that has the spot for the camera and mounted my Alpine in it. Looks factory.


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Thanks, JRod. I'm having to go the no-camera option because there aren't any trucks out there with the rest of the options I want. Glad to know I can go the Alpine route and use the factory tailgate mount.
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No problem. All they had to do was remove the camera from the Alpine housing and glue it into the handle but it looks factory. If you want pics of the setup let me know. I'm guessing you could do the same with another aftermarket camera/deck like Pioneer, Kenwood, etc. too.


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