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moving from a 7.3 to ?

I have a 99 7.3 that I've owned for 4 years and has clocked over 310,000 miles... great truck and I love it to death... unfortunately it seems it's death was prematurely reached when a young college girl rammed the side of it on Monday... it still drives as it should, but would need the cab, both drivers doors and bed sides replaced to bring it back to pristine... so I guess I'm in the market for a new truck I like the look of the 6.4's but have heard horror stories from a couple guys about them, the 6.0 as well I'm trying to stay under $20k for a new truck and it HAS to be 4WD I've found a couple 6.4's in that range, what should I look for (or look out for), what is going to be my additional costs for "bullet proofing" the motor and what would be an acceptable amount of miles on a stock motor before it runs into too many problems?

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Can't answer most of your questions but I do know my 6.4 is twice the truck my 7.3 ever dreamed to be. I put on a mini maxx $1299. And a delete pipe $125. Haven't gotten to the egr yet, but it is an awe inspiring ride already.

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so you'd take the 6.4 over your 7.3 any day??? I would like a little more oomph off the line, and I hear the 6.4 has it in spades, and I'm a huge fan of the body style I just don't know if I can stomach the price tags...

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I just made the switch. I hated losing the 6speed and the easy maintenance of the 7.3 but I wouldn't go back. The independent suspension and quiet ride makes it that much better and the towing power is much better in stock form (I hooked the boat up today for the first time - 14k lbs). Pulled awesome, seemed to have more stopping power too.

I'd be leery of buying a high mileage one without good oil, fuel, and coolant maintenance records based on my time spent researching on here
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I'm pretty strict on my maint. schedules... I also know not everyone else is... I'm looking at maybe a xl that was in govt service so it has been maintained as per schedule...then upgrading the interior... guess I'll see what I can find...

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6.4 any day.

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The 6.4 is better in every way by a long shot... when everything is going well. When something goes wrong, bring a big wallet.
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I vote 6.4 also. UNLESS you have to do emissions testing. Then I personally would be leaning towards a bulletproofed 6.0.

I don't know the 6.0 bulletproof setup, but I know it costs more than the 6.4 (as it includes: EGR delete, studs, tune, etc).

For 6.4 bulletproofing, read the 'General 6.4 Modifications' sticky.


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