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I need an F-450, would you take the last year of 6.4 TT or wait??

What is the feeling out there? The 6.4 seems to be a pretty good motor with less problems than the emission control and head stud problems with the 6.0... (I have had two in my Fleet with no problems, all good)... I need an F-450 4z4 CC

But what is the feeling out there, take the last of the tried and true 6.4 or wait for the 6.7... ? I could go either way. But I can still get a new one with Warranty and a track record which seems OK...

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I like the 6.4

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I vote for the 6.4 mine is strong as hell and I love it. Plus its alot cheaper now then the new truck will be.
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I'd get the 6.4L for two reasons:

1) It's a real F-450. The 6.7L version will be an F-350 with extra pinstriping or something. If I'm towing heavy enough to need an F-450, I'd like to have the real thing.

2) It's got several years of production under its belt and is well sorted. Not as much of a risk.
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1) It's a real F-450. The 6.7L version will be an F-350 with extra pinstriping or something. If I'm towing heavy enough to need an F-450, I'd like to have the real thing.
Somebody fill me in on this one.

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id take the 6.4 over the 6.7 because the "new" engine is sure to have some problems like the early 6.4 did.

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Somebody fill me in on this one.
There are two super duty chassis's- the 250/350 and the 450/550. The F-450 used to be chassis cab only, but they built a pickup on it starting with the 2008's.

With the 6.7L, the F-450 will no longer be based on the real F-450 chassis, but it'll be an upgraded F-350 DRW instead. So a Dana 80 instead of the Dana 110, 17" wheels instead of 19.5"s, smaller brakes, etc. I guess we'll see if it's as capable.
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hmm, i am alittle disapointed in this, people want the support and longevity of commercial 19.5 tires, not to mention smaller brakes

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definately wait and get a 6.7
The rearraged components will make future repairs alomst enjoyable compared to pulling the cab for every little repair on the 6.4

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the new f450 seams to be a glorified f350, they dropped the 450 running gear to save weight and fuel mileage. what about the people who really tow, the factory goose/5th wheel prep package is pretty cool tho
YouTube - 2011 Ford Super Duty F-450 King Ranch Pickup

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