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Help me decide between the 6.4 or the 6.0

I am about to by a used diesel truck and I am having a problem deciding. My options are either a 6.0 or the 6.4. If i buy the 6.0 I will have the money left to drop on Head studs, gaskets, and egr delete. If I go with the 6.4 I won't have the extra to spend on a lot of mods. The truck will prolly make about 3 trips from Ga to Mission, Tx pulling a loaded gooseneck. I will also be making 200 mile round trips about twice a month with a 45 mile round trip to work during the week. I am mechanically capable and have a good bit of tools. I would like to know which you would pick and why. And what Mods i would need to make to both in short order. Thank you for your time in advance.
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Get a 6.4!!!!
get the 6.4 delete the DPF with a tuner, intake, and exhaust- thats all you need thats about $1200 and can be installed by anyone that can turn a wrench!!!!!!

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I would have to agree here, the 6.4 is a beast!!!
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I considered the same thing, but remember the 6.0's had injector and turbo issues as well. Im told the 6.4's transmission is a little more sturdy. And like the other guys have said the 6.4's are easy to tune. tuner, dpf delete, intake & exhaust and your done. Dont have to worry about the rest. Mileage sucks for them both and I like the newer style as well. Just dont get a job 1, the job 1's dont allways have trouble but IMHO its just best to stay away from them. Good luck!

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yeah im pushing close to 600HP at the rear wheels and my tranny is holding up just fine



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I recommend the 6.4L. Mine is stock and tows my 26' trailer with an ATV and dirt bike in the bed just fine. Buy the 6.4L and wait a little if you want to do a tune and exhaust later.

Either way you go, I think your going to get an awesome truck! Good luck.

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Go with the 6.4

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yeah im pushing close to 600HP at the rear wheels and my tranny is holding up just fine
600HP?! What do you feed your horses?

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6.4 all the way..

I went from 7.3, to 6.0 and now on to 6.4...

Night and day difference.. the 6.4 is so much more refined.. Better suspension, sterring, power... did I mention power.. Stock it feels better, tuned its unbeleivable...
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6.4 all the way..

I went from 7.3, to 6.0 and now on to 6.4...

Night and day difference.. the 6.4 is so much more refined.. Better suspension, sterring, power... did I mention power.. Stock it feels better, tuned its unbeleivable...
ive had 2 6.0's , my 6.4 blows them away on power, and IMO the styling is better.............hell its worth it for the power mirrors alone


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