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post #1 of 7 Old 12-13-2012, 07:57 PM Thread Starter
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What to do?

Im going to post this in the 6.4 section and also the 6.0 section.

I am getting ready to buy a truck in the next few weeks and i keep going back and forth on wether or not I want a 6.4 or a 6.0. I only tow probably 10 times a year and most of the time its not much more then a couple of horses or a ford mustang. I drive 40-50k miles a year mostly for work (oilfield) so i want something that will hold up to the miles. It will be a 4wd 4door truck what ever i end up deciding. The question is if any of you had a choice which truck would u choose 06-07 model 6.0 or 08-09 model 6.4 and why?

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Simple 6.4. The 6.0 has it problems. There is a reason you can find a 6.0 cheaper than a 7.3. I love my 6.4.
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6.4... 6.0s aren't bad you just have to realize you NEED to bulletproof it before getting in too deep. The 6.4 is a great truck and IMO the creature comforts are much better. It's quieter, runs smooth. Only downside is gas mileage is worse.

Which ever you get make sure you plan in throwing a little cash at it immediately.

6.0 req's studs, oil cooler, EGR delete, tuning.

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To me, it's easier to bulletproof a 6.4 and it'll make way more power for cheaper (after the purchase of the truck) than a 6.0 will.

Also, it looks more awesome.

To add to that, the 6.4 is quieter on the inside and rides a lot better (IMO). The interior is way better in the 6.4 also.

The 6.0 gets good MPG... and it's cheaper.

Buy a 6.4 and never wonder about what might have been.


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The 6.0 can be a good reliable truck, but its going to cost you. The truck is cheaper, but the mods add up quick to bulletproof it. The 6.4 is a strong motor with less issues and can make HP easier, but they are more expensive. I guess it comes down to how much you want to spend. 6.0= $18k truck+$5k in mods (if you dont install studs yourself) or a 6.4= $25-30k+$1500-2000 in mods.

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Well thanks for making that easier for me. I am leaning more towards the 6.4 and this helped alot.
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