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Old 01-03-2013, 11:39 AM
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Sell the 04 6.0 for an 08 6.4?

Hey guys, I have an 04 6.0 that I have dropped $9000 on in the last year and a half. I also had the heads done at 48k (now at 165k) by the dealer under warranty which was about $5.5k 5 years ago

Things I have done:
Replaced all 8 injectors
New HPOP
EGR Delete
Replaced another failed injector that hydro locked the engine
New FICM (x2) second one covered under warranty
New radiator hose

Everything else on the truck is working fine and it is in great shape, very clean. I have been told that I have replaced everything that could go wrong with this truck and that it should be bulletproof now.

Question is: Should I get rid of it for an 08 6.4L with 70k on it? I don't want to go from one problem child to another.

Thanks for the help!!
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Id say go for it man.

I had an 06 6.0 and didnt really have to many problems and when i went to my 08 6.4 it was like stepping into another relm of a truck.

Also as drastic as going from my F150 to F350.

First you get coil springs on the front end so its a much nicer ride.

Next you get all new interior and dash

Lastly you get a much friendlier engine to deal with.

The 08s had some small issues but nothing compared to the 4-7s

Mainly all you will need to look for is radiator was updated, and new hoses.

Then to really release the power of the engine, drop the DPF for a straight exhaust, add a tuner, and CAI and you have one serious beast of a truck.

I miss the loud whistle of my turbo in my 6.0 but the 6.4 sounds like a jet engine when you shut her down, and i love the sound of duel turbos.
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I also went from a problem-free 2006 6.0L to my 2010 6.4L and I don't regret the decision (had a 2010 F150 Platinum between both trucks and very happy to be back in a lifted diesel). Though my '06 had coil springs up front, the ride is still improved...in '08 they lengthened the rear leaf springs. The interior is a big upgrade and the power with the DPF deleted and tuned is phenomenal.
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I own both engines and everyone knows which I prefer... 6.0L hands down!
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I came from a problem free 05. I have a 2004, 2010, and 2012. If I could trade my truck for a clean crew cab 6.0 I would do it without thinking twice. The 6.4 is awesome for power but if u plan to keep the truck, emission testing will eventually hit us all and I won't own a 6.4 with a dpf on it. I miss the sound of the 6.0 mostly. The 6.4 is one bad machine when deleted but with the off road tuners recieving all this trouble it's just a matter of a time. If you have spent that much on making your 6.0 bullet proof. Use it while you can worry free. That's just me. The looks of the 6.4 are killer though. Haha


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I went from an 04 f250 4x4 to a 08 F350 KR dually 4x4 last year. Love the 08. Gas mileage sucks compared to my 04 but the 08 is a totally different ride. Much better ride and more power.
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They are to busy trying to take our guns to worry about our trucks. Get the 6.4 and take the crap off it. U won't be sorry!
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They are to busy trying to take our guns to worry about our trucks. Get the 6.4 and take the crap off it. U won't be sorry!
100000000000000000% agree with you!
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