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Old 06-19-2007, 02:56 PM
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powerstroke or duramax

Hey guys, my brother has a 2004 6.0 PSD and he is so pi**ed off at the thing. Its been into the shop about once every 3 weeks for stupid crap. he did have a head gasket done about a year ago. He wants a new truck and is thinking about the D-max. We are both partial to Ford but with his problems he doesn't want another P.O.S. What do you guys have to say about your new 6.4's and if anyone has a good or bad story about a D-max let me know, besides the fact that the new chev's are the UGLIEST trucks on earth! I know the D-max has a good track record but i wanna keep him in a Ford. Thanks guys!
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Old 06-19-2007, 03:00 PM
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If he buy a Dmax by an 06-07 LBZ. It's by far the best engine yet.

Oh and the front ends suck Idler and pitman arms wear out all the time. If he get a chebby buy the idler pitman support kit from Cognito Motorsports.

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Old 06-19-2007, 03:04 PM
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And tie rod sleeves on the chevy too.

I'd go 6.4
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Old 06-19-2007, 03:04 PM
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well on the 04s he had to just get a lemmon them are just hit n miss late 05 and up are all godd no problems and i've head nothin but good news about the 6.4 their was a video post on here about it haveing 150000 miles on it in 140 days and just regular maintance andd ford got the regeneration partical stuff all cleared up so im thinkin stick with ford
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Old 06-19-2007, 03:09 PM
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6.4 with straight pipe and looney tune would be baaaaaaad!!!!! Thats whenever you can get that tune of course
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Old 06-19-2007, 03:21 PM
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When the aftermarket kicks off with the 6.4, we are all gonna be drooling. I'd stay with Ford!
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Old 06-19-2007, 04:16 PM
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thanks for the replys guys. Keep em coming. I really wanna know everything that i can about what to tell my brother to look out for and what to GO for! Sounds like most are happy with the 6.4
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Old 06-20-2007, 08:42 AM
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i have heard of 6 diferent 6.4L failures and the one never made it off the dealers lot so i would be very cautions about buying one this year but after a year or so i wouldn't get to excited,allthough that duramax is really turning peoples heads he mite want to bite the bullet and try one.i have 2 ofem and the 05 has 100+k on her with never a problem but a seal went on the water pump but that wasn't really the trucks fault and the last 45k have been run on 300hp over stock and the 06 has 60k and never been to the shop and the last 40k has been run on a 100hp over stock.i would go with the 06 or 07 LBZ duramax or the 06 6.0L PSD..both trucks mentioned above are listed in my sig..
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Old 06-22-2007, 02:34 PM
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I just made that decision myself.

I drive a Chevrolet everyday at work and we have a lot of them. They have all been having the same problems. Aside from these annoying problems I have gotten tired of the interior and door seals. Aside from the looks which I like my 95 style truck interior and exterior but not the newer ones. I went with the new ford and think it's the best truck I have used yet. I'm not any more worried about the 6.4 as I would be about the Duramax. It's best not to worry about something before it ever happens as it will likely not happen anyway.
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I currently own an 05 duramax. The motor and tranny are great. We have 4 duramaxs in the family. All have been pretty much trouble free. Mine is having steering issues lately. I agree they need to fix or modify the supension/steering on the classics. Not sure if they changed on the new body.
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