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Talking To Buy or Not to Buy a 6.4 King Ranch

I am looking at a 2009 -6.4L King Ranch with 53000 miles.
I have read many of the threads on here some good and some bad. I also have heard that the 6.4's have a lot of issues. Should I be concerned about them or walk away from the truck now.

I am looking to get the pros and cons about this and if there are problems are the ways to be pro active and fix them before it turns into thousands of dollars worth of problems and mistakes.

Any help would be great
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I am looking at a 2009 -6.4L King Ranch with 53000 miles.
I have read many of the threads on here some good and some bad. I also have heard that the 6.4's have a lot of issues. Should I be concerned about them or walk away from the truck now.

I am looking to get the pros and cons about this and if there are problems are the ways to be pro active and fix them before it turns into thousands of dollars worth of problems and mistakes.

Any help would be great
Do not walk away...Get the VIN and call the Ford Dealer and get an OASIS report. Then if all checks out, buy the truck and delete all the emissions crap ASAP and you will be a believer. These trucks are simply amazing and you wont regret it for a second. Call Nate at Performance Truck and he will hook you up. Tuned these trucks are the best diesels on the road in my opinion.

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Mike thanks ....

I can do that. Now I will just have to figure how to delete all the emissions crap.
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Mike thanks ....

I can do that. Now I will just have to figure how to delete all the emissions crap.
Who's Mike

Its cool though.
Anyway...the process for doing the delete is straight forward Call Nate at

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and he can walk you through buying the right kit and even how to install it. It is literally a 2 hour job with basic hand tools. Let us know how it works out.

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And just because you asked, the " issues " with these trucks were in the 2008 Job 1 models and had mostly to do with Radiators and Emissions equipment issues. The fact it with $1200 bucks and 2 hours worth of your own labor you will have a 600 hp/1000 lb/ft of torque truck that is as reliable as they come. And will smoke nearly every vehicle on the road in a race if you feel so inclined.

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Thats great appreciate all the great information. It makes the buying it a whole lot easier to decide. I have several people here that are telling me its a good strong work truck. But it just doesn't like the stop and go hwy grid lock type stuff. And as long as I maintain it, there should be any problems.
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For a CA guy like me, and considering that I can't delete the emissions crap, is the truck still a good choice? I find myself leaning toward the 6.0, just due to the better mileage and the fact that they have less emissions equipment. I think the smog check is a visual, then stab the throttle twice to see if it blows black smoke.

I love the look and power of the 6.4, but am a bit concerned about emission equipment failures and the associated cost.

Great thread.
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For a CA guy like me, and considering that I can't delete the emissions crap, is the truck still a good choice? I find myself leaning toward the 6.0, just due to the better mileage and the fact that they have less emissions equipment. I think the smog check is a visual, then stab the throttle twice to see if it blows black smoke.

I love the look and power of the 6.4, but am a bit concerned about emission equipment failures and the associated cost.

Great thread.
Are you planning on doing alot of stop and go city driving or highway driving

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Are you planning on doing alot of stop and go city driving or highway driving
I apologize for hijacking the thread, I'll start a new one. Good question though, I'll note that in my thread.

Thank you for the response.
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