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Old 01-30-2012, 07:05 PM
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Getting onto the hot shot business

Hello,
Just joined the forum since I am about to buy a flatbed for hot shot hauling. Looking at a 2010 with a 6.4 and completely ignorant about diesel engines. A mechanic friend of mine said the newer ones burn hot for emission control and to expect only 200 k miles. Any opinions? Looking forward to learning much from you folks.

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Old 01-30-2012, 07:12 PM
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Hello, I recently purchased mine as well. First impressions were in stock form the 6.4 is sluggish! I recently added a s&b intake, mini maxx tuner, and deleted the dpf system now the truck is a beast. More power, reliability, and MPGs!
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Old 01-30-2012, 07:17 PM
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Someone should really make a sticky of all the essientals of the 6.4. DPF, EGR, draining Fuel Water seperator, fuel filters, oil changes etc.. I was new to diesal and it took me about a good 3 weeks of research to be comfortable with this truck. There is so much good information to dig through on this site.
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Old 01-30-2012, 07:19 PM
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if you want to hot shot, get a Cummins
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Old 01-30-2012, 07:26 PM
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Funny you should mention a Cummins. I looked at a 99 Dodge with a newer Cummins with about 75 k miles on it. It has a dually bed, so I would have to find a flat bed for it. Also some superficial things like a cracked windshield and needs a couple of tires. I'm still chewing on the idea though.
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Old 01-30-2012, 08:09 PM
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they're not as nice a truck as the Ford, but you can't beat that Cummins for longevity. I would skip the 99 and get you a 12 valve or a 6.7
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Old 01-31-2012, 05:54 AM
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A lot of hot shot guys run cummins 5.9. I had one and it was a beast and rode pretty good loaded but kinda ruff unloaded. I would find a 06 - 07.5 with the 5.9 cause they have nice interior
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Old 01-31-2012, 06:13 AM
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I like the 06/07's, but man those seats are horrible. But I'm a fat boy, so YMMV

If I was looking to get into hot shotting, I'd get a 6.7 Cummins and delete it. more torque, stronger injectors than the 5.9's, factory exhaust brake, better automatic transmission, etc. Plus you can usually get one cheaper than an 06/07 5.9
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Old 01-31-2012, 06:30 AM
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I had an 05 an the seats where built for fat boys haha I know they got smaller with the 06. I had a 6 speed manual and put a upgraded clutch in it
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yeah, the 03-05 seats were pretty comfy. I had three 03's and an 04
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