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Keep the 6.4 or Trade for 6.7?

The 08 has 72000 miles now and I am considering a trade before the miles rack up too much higher. Truck is used almost exclusively for towing the 5er all over the countryside except for the occasional thousand mile or so highway trips.

What do you guys think? I don't care about mileage.

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Hell, if you can afford it, trade it. The longer you keep driving the vehicle you have the better off you are though. Unless it's falling apart.
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I am thinking about the value of the 6.4 declining and also the possibility of a lot of expense for maintenance and possibility of major break down vs just paying for a new vehicle and getting more for the trade in.

This being a new motor and transmission I am not sure if it would not be better to wait a little while or get the 2011 model. Also the price may come down a lot soon. I am also wondering about DEF consumption while towing and where you guys are getting it. How much your paying to fill it, etc.

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I used about 2 gallons of DEF in 6500 miles. You can get it at most parts stores, or your Ford dealer. It is really not a cost factor in the big picture.
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If it was me i would Hold on to what ya got for a Little while,wait till the 2012's come out heck thats only a few months,Then they will have a few more bugs worked out and you may have a few new colors to pick from :~)

Worst case ? You get a hellava deal on a left over 2011 that still has the Improvements done to it at the dealer

Me I'm hoping for a 2012 Flame Blue F350 :~) C/C SB With Black on Black interior

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Sounds like the def can be filled at oil change so that's good news. It seems like waiting would be best.
I am going to go talk to my dealer in two weeks when I get back home and see what they are willing to do on my trade and such.

Yes, I have an 05 Road King and like to go touring in the summer. Went out west last summer via the southern route over to California from Mobile and up the coast to LA. Another great trip. Galveston, Carlsbad, White Sands, Down on the border, California coast, Joshua Tree, Death Valley, Vegas, Hoover Dam, London Bridge, Monument Valley, Mesa Verde, etc, etc.. I guess you could call it the Easy Rider tour. Looks like I'll be in PA this summer. Good time to tour the only states I have not rode through and check out the lakes. Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, and North Dakota. Anybody with some road info on this ride let me know. The White Ultra in the Alaska Tour pictures got totaled last month (deer in the road) but Ronnie just got a new Ultra Limited so he will be riding along. Riders welcome to go.

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Sorry about the thread hijack. If your looking for some travel advice, I live in the north country and have rode many of the really great roads in those states. (2010 CVO Ultra 11,000 miles)
I would vote to upgrade if the numbers make sense, the new upgraded cabs are awesome, I can't wait for mine to show up. later
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trade it. the 6.7 is soooooo much better!!!!!
and it hauls like a train.
even better than my 08 with spartan 275 tunes
its just so smooth

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trade it. the 6.7 is soooooo much better!!!!!
and it hauls like a train.
even better than my 08 with spartan 275 tunes
its just so smooth
Please....

There are misleading statements, and then there is this quote above.
A tuned 6.4L will dust off just about any diesel on the planet, period.
A stock 6.7L can't carry a stock LML's jockstrap for a single foot. To say that your 6.7L will stay with a spartan 275 tuned 6.4L is a total joke. You are talking over one third more torque and horsepower. When both are tuned, the gap is still huge.


I've been waiting on some factory corrections (Hopefully in 2012) that will bring the performance up due to a substandard turbo and fuel rail capacities when tuned. If Ford corrects this, I'm in for a 12'
The 6.7L is a nice engine left stock, but if you plan on tuning, I would at least wait to see what improvements are made in 2012 because the 11' faces some tuning and altitude challenges as it sits.

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