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Upgrade this year maybe?

I may sell my '06 this year and upgrade again. If I do, it will either be a 6.4 or 6.7. Problem is, I don't know much about the pros or cons of each engine. Of course, I want as new as I can afford, but don't want to get into something I'll be pumping repair money into. What are some pros and cons of the 6.4? And are there better year models to look at where they fixed some issues from previous years?

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Check the sticky at the top of this 6.4 General Forum

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Good info! Thank you

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Usually, the consensus here is if you keep it stock, go 6.7. If you want to modify it, go 6.4.


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If you want the 6.4, better get your tuner now before they are $3000 haha

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So 6.4's need a tuner, while the 6.7 does not?
Also, any issues with the 6.4 engine itself? As in, these things have to be done in order to be worry free.

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there is no such thing as worry free... I thought I was worry free then my #8 piston cracked in half.


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Well, you can't worry about every thing that MIGHT go wrong, but you can take steps as I did in my 6.0 to not worry about going cross country without something breaking. Some things do and that's just part of it, but if you don't do regular maintenance things break fast. As in the 6.0, if you get the ford coolant out of it before you clog everything up, then head gaskets aren't much of a worry

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So 6.4's need a tuner, while the 6.7 does not?
Also, any issues with the 6.4 engine itself? As in, these things have to be done in order to be worry free.
I think they both need a tuner, especially the 6.7 so you can get rid of SCR. Some people have the belief that a stock 6.7L is more reliable than a stock 6.4L. Though a stock 6.7L has more torque and horsepower than a stock 6.4L, with the same mods, a 6.4L will make more power.
Again, if you're the lucky guy who never has a problem then it's great. If you're the unlucky guy who can't keep it running, you'll say it's crap.

People don't go to the doctor when they're feeling great, people don't post on forum when everything works.

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