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Old 10-09-2012, 07:33 PM
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Lookin to trade up to a 6.4 from a 7.3!

Ok so right now i have a 1997 7.3 RCLB SRW F350 yea old school but its a beast, after goin to few diesel days and seeing what the 6.4s put down on the dyno im addicted and i want one. Anything to watch out for are the 2008s the same as the 2009s? any changes for the good or bad? to put down 500-600 reliably with the 6.4 auto what is needed? dont plan on lift maybe 33 34s.

Any help is greatly appreciated i dont know much about the 6.4s!
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Ok so right now i have a 1997 7.3 RCLB SRW F350 yea old school but its a beast, after goin to few diesel days and seeing what the 6.4s put down on the dyno im addicted and i want one. Anything to watch out for are the 2008s the same as the 2009s? any changes for the good or bad? to put down 500-600 reliably with the 6.4 auto what is needed? dont plan on lift maybe 33 34s.

Any help is greatly appreciated i dont know much about the 6.4s!
Welcome to the addiction. This is only the beginning lol. The 08s had 3 'jobs' depending on when they were built.

Job 1 trucks were from 01/07-06/07
Job 2 trucks were from 07/07-12/07
Job 3 trucks were from 01/08-12/08

There were some changes throughout including updated transmission filter and front air dam. The 09 is basically an 08 job 3 truck.

To put down 500-600 reliably it takes intake, tune, exhaust and a diligent right foot. If you have a heavy foot, head studs are recommended. And if you jut beat on it and beat on it you will eventually need a stronger transmission. (Google 'DieselPowerMag Powerstroke 21 proven power combinations' they did a whole write up on what is required for different power levels).

Also I think the stock tires are 34ish. At least on the 20" wheels they are (275/65R20).

Btw where are you located? And you thinking of unloading the OBS?


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Yea to afford the 6.4 ill prolly have to unload all my vehicles, I hate to let the 7.3 go but an really wanting 6.4. Have a 06 sv650 and 2001 tdi jetta 5 speed I will prolly be selling too

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I'd try to avoid the first run of '08 trucks (the Job 1 trucks). They're mostly updated by now, but I'd still personally look for at least a Job 2 truck in '08. The transmission filters are expensive on those Job 1s (IIRC).

I have 285/65-20s (almost 35" tall) on my truck and they rub just a little bit at full lock.

Unless you really want to have a fast truck, I'd try to keep the HP levels reasonable until you have enough cash sacked away for head studs and a transmission. 500-600 is reasonable, but I'd probably keep it around 500 and not drive the truck like the gas is an ON-OFF switch.

Tuner + Intake + Exhaust should have you there pretty easily.
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Yea no crazy stuff until I have the money for studs and trans, how will I be able to tell the job 1 from 2 and 3?
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Yea no crazy stuff until I have the money for studs and trans, how will I be able to tell the job 1 from 2 and 3?
The build date on the inside of the drivers door. Then see above for applicable dates.


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If you find a good deal on a well maintained job 1 get it! They are all updated by now and the trans filter is not a big deal. I have a 01/07 build and it's the best try muck I've ever owned.
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thanks for the info guys just figured out mine is a job one oh well
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thanks for the info guys just figured out mine is a job one oh well
There are plenty of guys with Job 1s that are still running great. Just take it by a dealership and make sure it has all the updates.
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I bought it from the ford dealer should have all the updates? Pretty sure they want wanna touch it after I put the exhaust intake and programmer in this weekend.
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