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Old 06-13-2011, 05:09 PM Rookie

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Help me decide

Ok fellas I currently have a 99 f250 7.3 truck only has 163,000 miles. I really only drive the truck when Im pulling a 42 ft enclosed trailer full of atv's. BUT my 10 and 12 yr old are cramped in the super cab.

I found a 08 f450 6.4 with 121,000 miles crew cab interior looks spotless. Truck really looks nice and being its a dualley and mine aint Im thinking it would pull the trailer along with give my family more room.

So would yall swap your 7.3 for a 6.4 if your looking at only paying a diff of 13,500?
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Old 06-13-2011, 08:06 PM
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I have had a few 7.3s and don't think I'll ever be without 1. My 01 has 141K on it and I use it to drag my 32ft 5th wheel all over the country for work. Solid and reliable. I got my first 6.4 earlier this year, an 08 with 105K on it. I've been 100% pleased with it and love the power and handling of it compared to the old 7.3. I'm sure you would love the 6.4 but be aware of the low gearing the F450 is going to have and how that and its weight will affect fuel mileage. Will be worse the your 7.3 probably unless/until you delete the dpf and tune it. If its clean and has a clean history then go for it, because these new trucks are sweet.
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Old 06-14-2011, 07:28 AM
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If I were you I would look for a 350 and pass on the 450. Those 450's are nice trucks and can really tow but as polarbear stated, mileage sucks because of the gearing. Even with the DPF deleted and tuned most guys are struggling to get 14 mpg empty out of the 450's.
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Old 06-18-2011, 04:27 PM Rookie

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guys I ended up buying the 6.0 f350 in my sig. I feel I got a good deal.
Truck has
4 in stainless exhaust
pdq volumizer---- think im gonna switch to sct tuner
22.5 alcoa rims with adapters
train horn--- needs compressor
pillar gauges
automatic step boards

I had FCDP check the truck over and everything was good they did recommend me save for studs being they havent been done.
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