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Thinkin about the 6.4-HELP

Hey guys

So its about that time for a new ride (well for my old man anyways)
We have long been a ford family, he still has a 99 f350 (the one that needs to go) and I have a 06 6.0 but that 99 just cant hang anymore, therefore we're looking to get him a new truck. After lots of discussion I've steered him away from the idea of getting a 6.0 only because he's getting up there in age and I don't want him trying to do a lot of maintence like the 6.0 usually requires, so we've been talking about the 6.4
Unfortunatally I don't know a whole lot about the 6.4 and its list of problems. I know they can be amazing trucks and their possibilities can be endless if the exhaust crap is taken off but I just wanted some background info on whether these trucks are worth it. Like is it worth buying one and ripping off the exhaust/EGR system? how much does this benefit the truck if used for everyday things? MPG with and without the exhaust system? Do they hold up body wise etc.
any help would be great
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This question pops up here everyday. To make this short and sweet. The 6.4 has the potential to be a beast. But the maintenance on them if not kept up can lead to some enormous problems. I love my 6.4 and wouldn't trade it for any truck on the rode but I always did a ton of research on this forum before I made my purchase. Just read and read and read there is a ton of good info on the 6.4 now.

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what he said.....
I have a 09 crew with short bed and 3:73 gears. stock suspension stock motor i saw around 14 mpg on average....... stock suspension with DPF delete (5" flo pro exhaust) and H&S on 300 tune i saw 20-22 mpg on the lie-o-meter. normally it hand calculated 2mpg less then the screen.
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I see mostly highway driving on those number as well. not as much city driving
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There is some great information in the 6.4 general section- read the stickie! This will answer a lot of your questions and lead to some new ones as well. So start there and let us know how else we can help ya


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thanks to all of you who replied! I appreciate the help on this matter. I've been reading a lot of the threads on here and have been learning quite a bit. The only thing that concerns me is that there does seem to be a lot of up keep on the 6.4. I'm afraid it may be to much for an old man!! But I'll keep looking and learning.

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The regular maintenance isnt bad if your a do-it- yourselfer, but thats the key REGULAR , maintenance

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