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What are the 6.7 issues? Anyone at altitude?

I am thinking of saying goodbye to my 6.4 and going with the 6.7 but I'm not really sure it's worth it. i'm tired of getting 9 MPG.

I live at 7500 feet and a lot of my issues appear to altitude related, does the 6.7 have any altitude problems?

What are the 6.7 issues? I haven't been following the truck at all.

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I live at 8800' in a Colorado ski area, and much of my driving is at even higher altitude. I sold my 2002 F350 CC 7.3 with a DP tuner and purchased a 2011 F350 CC. I tow a 4 horse trailer, a 29' camper and a 4 ATV trailer. The new 6.7 is worlds better than the 7.3. The main difference is how the 6 speed auto gets power to the ground in any driving situation. You no longer have to watch EGT's, and the power delivery is smooth. I have had the truck since December, and have over 17K miles. No altitude issues at all.
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I live at 7500 feet and a lot of my issues appear to altitude related,
Thats the first i have read about any 6.4 having an issue with Altitude...

Everybody and their brother Knows the Turbo sux around 11,000 FT since thats where the last test was,GM pulled that crap to show the turbo was weak at High altitudes...

and i think you know this or you wouldn't know to ask about Altitude to start with :~( Who's leg you trying to pull?
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I am always amused when someone tells me what "everyone knows". If you want to drag race your truck, buy a 7.3 and put a tuner in it. That is not what I bought my truck for. I tow loaded horse trailers and campers in Colorado over Cottonwood (12126), Monarch (11312), Loveland (11990) and Cumberland (12015) passes. I have plenty of power, and the transmission works well in either manual or tow mode. I am not sure I care if someone can get up the pass a few seconds quicker. I have owned Dodges, Chevys and Ford. They all have good points, but at the moment I like this years Ford the best. Buy what you like and enjoy it without worrying about a magazine test.
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I am always amused when someone tells me what "everyone knows". If you want to drag race your truck, buy a 7.3 and put a tuner in it. That is not what I bought my truck for. I tow loaded horse trailers and campers in Colorado over Cottonwood (12126), Monarch (11312), Loveland (11990) and Cumberland (12015) passes. I have plenty of power, and the transmission works well in either manual or tow mode. I am not sure I care if someone can get up the pass a few seconds quicker. I have owned Dodges, Chevys and Ford. They all have good points, but at the moment I like this years Ford the best. Buy what you like and enjoy it without worrying about a magazine test.
You hit the nail on the head
So far this is the best truck I've own and the only truck that I'm actually happy enough with it to leave it stock !! At 25,000 mi,it has stress free power to tow at any elevation and as far as the Exhaust brake goes.....good enough for my application.(11,000 5fer)
I mean , a lot of people hear are mistaken these truck for a dragster but thats not what it design for!! Plus if I want to go fast I'll get in my Mustang GT or my VTX 1800

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I guess i live under a Rock LOL like The guys on the Insurance commercial LOL
Hey Steve Check it out ...

YO Ups 6.0 My Speed Triple will spank That VTX Just Messen with ya I have a 07 FZ1 Cobalt Blue I Made Into a FZ1-N which is a Street Fighter ,and i have a 09 Matte Black Speed Triple ,Thats my Play Toy

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I am always amused when someone tells me what "everyone knows". If you want to drag race your truck, buy a 7.3 and put a tuner in it.
I must be the only one with contrails off my high performance bug shield when accelerating onto the freeway!!!


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