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Old 07-07-2010, 09:44 PM
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I Just got side swiped in my 05 duramax and now i am truck shopping again. I have a buddy who has a 2008 6.4 F350 lariat 4x4 with 78000mi It has Navigation leather sunroof 18 inch rims with 35 inch toyos mts and a spartan chip with dual exhaust and dpf delete. It has never had any problems and he is anal about matinance. He offered it to me for what the dealer was going to give him for trade which is 25000 which seems like a good deal but I was reading all the problems people have been haveing and am getting cold feet. So I figured I would ask your guys advice. Is it worth buying?
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Old 07-07-2010, 09:49 PM
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I'd jump on that deal maybe a little bit less but it is loaded, the spartan is one of the better tuners for the 6.4, trust me if you stay 250 tune or lower you dont need to start investing in the trans, youll like the 6.4 alot exp the lariat
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Old 07-08-2010, 12:02 AM
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my die hard Chevy (duramax) buddy told me today that if he was able to sleep at night he would get a 6.4 . . I have one and they really are amazing engines. for half the price you can beef it up and get twice as much as the other diesels. and in the end you can run a 250hp programer responsibly and not destroy the thing. the way the twin turbo complements each other makes the 6.4 work hard and efficient. the only bad thing so far is making sure you get that DPf delete.
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Old 07-08-2010, 12:04 AM
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btw, i bought my 08 SB KR for more than that with more miles without the extras, i had to do all that stuff, and if he is running a spartan, he loves it! and so will you!

GET IT!!!!!!!!! LOL
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Old 07-08-2010, 02:03 AM
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have to remember people dont post stuff about how awesome their trucks are on a forum 90% of the time.they come here to get help with problems they have.go to a duramax or cummings forum and youll read about problems with any other engine thatll make you think twice about buying it.in the end its your decision.i love my truck.and just as proof think about this,what truck do most companies with fleets of trucks,not just one or two but in excess of five diesels, who do they buy.in my experience its always fords.to me that speaks volumes about ford and the reliability.again i love my truck and i wouldnt buy anything else.the 6.4 had a few issues that were addressed when it was brand new.but what new engine wouldnt.i say go for it.
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Originally Posted by 08pwrstrokr6.4 View Post
cummings
Cummins...

I Just to add a little. My buddy has a cummins, and while the engine is great, the truck sucks. The truck will fall apart around the engine.

I went from a 6.0 powerstroke to a 6.4. Night and day difference. I love my truck. Its comfortable, and looks good.
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Old 07-08-2010, 08:36 AM
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Short answer is yes, I love my 6.4 and I'm sure you will as well. A buddy with a 06 2500 has been using my SRW F350 for a couple of weeks to haul his race trailer and he loves it. All the sterotypes he heard about Powerstrokes have been disproved by my truck in his mind.
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I just bought an 08 F350 KR about 6 weeks ago and love it. It is very smooth and quiet and the styling is awesome! The 6.4 seems to be a great engine, few problems for the number on the road. My only gripe is the fuel mileage, but that can be fixed.
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I am Very happy with mine and i have The spartan tuner as well. GO FOR IT!
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Quick Answer - Yes
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