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Old 06-27-2012, 08:56 PM
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6.7 vs Used 6.4 vs Eco-Boost

As the title suggests, it is time for a second work truck (current truck is 7.3) and I am considering either a new 6.7 or a used 6.4 or new Eco-boost with tow max package. The truck will be used as a daily driver that commutes to and from job sites and tows 6k-10k maybe 1-2 times a week. I do not plan on doing any mods to any of the 3. Here is where I stand on the 3 options and would love to hear what everyone else's opinions or experience is.

1) New 6.7 - Looks great, drives great, ideal for what I am looking for. My hesitation is that I would have to make monthly payments and still a little weary of jumping into the first couple years of the new power train. What does everyone think of the new engine and tranny?

2) Used 6.4 - Sold one about 6 months ago because it was never being used and not needed at the time. Had 50k on it and only issue was the DPF which was replaced and then ran fine. I won't be doing any of the deletes, will this engine be more or less reliable then the 6.7?

3) Eco-boost - with Tow max package. An employee has one configured exactly how I want it and admittedly I was very very impressed with just about everything. Seems like the best DD option and he even allowed me to tow about 6.5k with his and I was shocked at how well it pulled, almost better than the 7.3 I currently tow with daily. My biggest concern is burning out the drivetrain with how often a tow a decent load.

Any and all thoughts and opinions are greatly appreciated.
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i dont think the half ton will handle that heavy that often, im thinkin youll tear it up. why not get another 7.3? if not that i think the 6.7 is supposed to be way more reliable than the 6.4 stock for stock
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Old 06-27-2012, 09:34 PM
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That is what i am thinking too, if I didn't tow so often then I would certainly go with the new Eco-boost. I absolutely love knowing that I can fire up the 7.3 and just go without worrying much about stuff going wrong. I do however miss the subtleness and refinement of the newer diesels. I spend a lot of time talking on the phone while driving and the 7.3 makes that hard sometimes.
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Without tuning I wouldn't do the 6.4. The ecos are awesome tho. I think your 6-8k would be fine behind it.


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I wouldn't go with the 6.4 since you don't plan to delete it. I've spoken with 2 Ecoboost owners recently, one being my neighbor that say they love their trucks and the great mileage. Both guys did throw out the "but when towing the mileage is terrible". So maybe going that route if you commute more than you tow, the good commuting mileage would make up for the terrible towing mileage. If you are going to buy something new enough to buy an Ecoboost F150 though, I would go all the way and get a 6.7. In my job we go through alot of different trucks and half tons just never hold up unless they are strictly used as commuters and mobile offices. Super Dutys get all the real work done.
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Thanks for all the input. From all the feedback that I have gotten so far, I think I am leaning towards the 6.7. Hate to make the hefty monthly payments but it is worth it to me because our trucks are pretty crucial to our operation and any down time on in the shop kills me worse than the steep payments. If I didn't live in Southern California I think I would go the 6.4 route and delete everything. I have heard nothing but good things and heard this engine is an entire different animal without the emissions
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Old 06-29-2012, 09:54 AM
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I say go eco-boost. The 6.7 is nice, but its also 20k more expensive. I love my 6.4, but I would never have one that wasn't deleted. The eco-boost would seem the best option
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