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Test Drove a 6.4 and 6.7 today

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i test drove both trucks today, the 6.7 first, and was not really impressed with the 6.7, went to engage the locker and it worked, then wouldnt disengage for a couple minutes. it could have been this truck, i do understand that and all trucks are different. i was impressed with the 6.4 and how truck like it felt, i tested the 4wheel drive on both, just on some curbs and they both performed about the same, one problem with the 6.7 was it would not engage right away again, the 6.7 probably has more computers on it that take time to tell everything what to do. i know this whole description seems like it should be in the 6.7 forum but my main question is would buying a 6.4 be a mistake with the new 6.7s or is it preference, what are your opinions?
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If you are looking to get rid of the exhaust garbage then I would go with the 6.4 right now. My opinion might change as the 6.7 proves itself but this is my recommendation for right now. If you are looking for a stock truck with a warranty, go for a 6.7
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IMO the 6.4 would be the way to go at the moment. The 6.7's are gunna have a couple glitches that every new vehicle has in the beginning... The 6.4's are tried and tested and I love every aspect of mine!

Theres no way in hell I would drop almost 60 grand in a new 6.7 when you could get a nice 6.4 for half the price!!!

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If you are looking to get rid of the exhaust garbage then I would go with the 6.4 right now. My opinion might change as the 6.7 proves itself but this is my recommendation for right now. If you are looking for a stock truck with a warranty, go for a 6.7
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IMO the 6.4 would be the way to go at the moment. The 6.7's are gunna have a couple glitches that every new vehicle has in the beginning... The 6.4's are tried and tested and I love every aspect of mine!

Theres no way in hell I would drop almost 60 grand in a new 6.7 when you could get a nice 6.4 for half the price!!!
both exactly my thought, especially the cost, i would rather have something that is tried and true than something that is still in testing. i am going to tune the truck and lift it so i would be getting rid of the exhaust garbage. i did like the 6.4 better because it felt more solid and stonger. i was surprised with how well it took just going over the curb in 4 wheel drive as well, the 6.7 was a little bit strange going over it, the 6.4 was much better, it is a kind of hard to explain the feeling but i did like the 6.4 much better. i like the gauges and the center console of the 11s though, is anybody trying to put those in a 2008-2010?
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Love my 6.4. Smooth, has been running flawless, and lots of power. I look forward to each and every time we hook up the travel trailer

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Love my 6.4. Smooth, has been running flawless, and lots of power. I look forward to each and every time we hook up the travel trailer
yeah, im going to be towing a 28ft trailer during the summer and i liked how smooth the 6.4 felt, also how when you got up in speed the sound of the engine is great!
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6.7 You'll get the trailer sway control, better fuel economy, locking diff etc, but you'll be paying out the nose for it. You'll get slightly worse fuel economy with the 6.4, but it's about the same fuel economy as a F150. I'd love to get the 6.7 but I can't justify the cost. I picked up my Harley Davidson model for $55k Canadian last year brand new, and I bet a fully loaded 2011 King Ranch would set me back about $75-80k. The Harley model won't be out until 2012 when they prove them selves to be worthy enough for Harley to badge them.

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there isnt anything wrong with the locker..thats just how they work...you must be going in a straight line with no presser on the drive train

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there isnt anything wrong with the locker..thats just how they work...you must be going in a straight line with no presser on the drive train
yeah, i had figured that out after a couple rocks back and forth, it had eventually worked, i watched as it engaged on the little screen

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6.7 You'll get the trailer sway control, better fuel economy, locking diff etc, but you'll be paying out the nose for it. You'll get slightly worse fuel economy with the 6.4, but it's about the same fuel economy as a F150. I'd love to get the 6.7 but I can't justify the cost. I picked up my Harley Davidson model for $55k Canadian last year brand new, and I bet a fully loaded 2011 King Ranch would set me back about $75-80k. The Harley model won't be out until 2012 when they prove them selves to be worthy enough for Harley to badge them.
though true, and it is nice to have it all factory installed, all of that you can get from aftermarket companies. i am not worried about trailer sway because my trailer stays pretty strait as it is but the fuel economy was not impressive, on the 6.7 truck that i drove i was getting 10.2 and on the 6.4 i was getting 8.6, 2 miles per gallon is not a big deal to me.

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Oh, and don't even get the guys started on Spartan

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