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post #1 of 5 Old 09-17-2011, 12:02 AM Thread Starter
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On the Fence with a new rig

Im thinking of Trading in my 06 for a on 08 or an 09 mainly just because i can afford a newer rig. I have no issues with my 6 as of right now and it does everything and more then i need.

My concern is with an 08 or an 09 how relaible are they?

I hear a lot about Job 1 2 3 trucks?

Also will i have to put a programmer and exhaust upgrades to get decent milage out of it like my 6.0?

Right now my 6 gets 16 as daily driver and 20 on the hwy.

I am just not sure if i want to get a newer rig just to have to mod it all again to get decent milage out of it.

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I had an 08 a couple years,sold that one and bought an 06 with similar mods as your truck. I regreted that decision and missed my 08 6.4. I traded the 06 in and now back in a 09 6.4 and couldnt be happier. I missed the power and feel of the 08. Not to mention how much the interior was upgraded in 08. Much nicer. A modded 6.4 with just a tuner and DPF delete will give you similar mileage as your getting with your 06. There was a lot of money dumped into my old 06 for modds and still wasnt as powerful as the 6.4. I would go with an 09 if money is not an option. or at the least a job 2 or 3 08.

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I'm on the opposite side of the fence. If I had it to do over again I would have kept my 6.0. The power was there, mileage was excellent. It was a dependable truck for me.

If your old truck has lower miles and is paid off and in good working order with studs and egr delete I would keep it till something warrants a new truck. Now if your just looking for a new hot rod, get the 6.4...

My new truck has been a great truck too. I've had 50k trouble free miles and once you delete your truck and tune it, you wont believe the power it makes. Here is the thing I hate... Its (for me), overwhelming under the hood, not just the complexity but the price of replacement componets. Add that to the fact you cant reach anything without some major work.

It leaves me with bad feelings about the future of this truck as far as keeping it on the road for more than 200k miles. Now I maintain it like a first born child, and its been great. I just hope the fuel system and everything stays good till I trade er in. When I am through with it, it may be my last new diesel. Things are getting out of hand with emissions and $10k fuel systems that are more fragile than grandma's china set. Couple that with the threat of legal issues with the removal of detrimental emissions componets and this truck stresses me out sometimes. A person shouldnt have to stress over a truck. I long for the days of simplicity and reliability.

The 6.4 is a gorgeous, powerful and luxurious truck. But in my mind the 05-07 super dutys are the best looking truck ford ever made. There are trade offs to either one. Think about what you need and want in your truck and what you use it for. These are all my opinion and you might see stuff differently than I do. Best of luck either way you go!

Have a good one,
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Thanks guys this is the info i was wanting to know. I truly do love my truck i think im just nervous about the EGR and Studs. I need to get the EGR done just hasnt been in the budget since we build a new home this year and then summer being out on the lake all the time. As winter is comming in the NW i will most likly buckle down and tackle the EGR delete.

I hope the studs last me a couple years as i dont want to pay 4K to get them done untill i have a lot more money to get the whole engine done up.

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2inch Level kit
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Diamond Eye 5inch exhaust straight pipe
HID headlights, and Fog lights
EGR delete <planned next>
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I think my 6.0 got better mileage then my 6.4 does. Granted my 6.4's got a 8" lift and on 37" tires and my 6.0 was 6" with 35's. 6.0 averaged about 16 mpg most of the time and my 6.4's around 13-14 mpg. Thats with intake, H&S, and DPF delete.

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