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Okay guys I'm looking into getting new truck, right now I have a 1997 7.3 powerstroke. I really like the truck I have now I'm just looking for more power and towing capability. I know most of your going to say to keep the 7.3 but I don't wanna spend 10,000+ dollars to get over 350 400 horsepower. So what im looking into getting is an 06 or 07 6.0 or 2009-2010 6.4 my limit is about 30 to 32,000 dollars. I know they both have their problems but I'm willing to do it takes to bulletproof either motor . Of course I would do the Egr delete on both and the DPF delete on the 6.4 and then head studs eventually on either. So just wondering what you guys think on what I should do in this situation. Thanks!

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If you have 30k to spend skip the 6leaker and get the 6.4. To make a 6leaker reliable takes alot more money than a 6.4. A 6.4 is good to go with just a tuner, dpf delete, and egr. The 6.0 can be a strong reliable truck, but it takes alot more time, effort, and money to do so.

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If all you're looking for is a bulletproof 400 HP truck, get a 6.4.

Delete the EGR and DPF
Put on a tuner with a small tune

You shouldn't need headstuds or anything major at that power level. Just regular maintenance.

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Agreed with above and I have seen some really nice 6.4s on here for sale in your price range.

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for that price range you should be able to find a fully loaded 64 with low miles in excellent condition. ive seen bulletproofed 60s in the high teens and low twenties in good shape if you really prefer.

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Mechanically and for reliability the 6.4 is the obvious choice. But also most people prefer the newer interior and the cab of a 6.4 is much quieter which is nice (sometimes)


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+1 for the 6.4. You should be able to find a nice one in your budget. I got lucky and got a steal on an 08 KR 4x4 with just under 60k miles for $28.5k out the door.

I would also suggest looking thru the classifieds on the forum. There are a lot of nice trucks there.


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