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Old 03-07-2013, 09:08 PM
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Buy a 6.7 or keep my 7.3's....

Sooo I have two old body 7.3's. I love my trucks but thinking it might be time to upgrade sooner than later. I was thinking about a 6.4 because I like the look but I could neither have faith in those engines.

Anyways looking for some info from you guys out there driving a 6.7. How many miles you got and what kind of problems have you been running Into??
How's the tranny holding up??
What mods do you have??

I know nothing about the trucks as far as tuning or engine mods go. I'd like to know what you guys are running and what kind of hp are you getting. What does the stock tranny hold up to.

And lifts. I'd more than likely lift mine. Any common lift problems??

Lets hear all the good and bad things you have to say about these things!


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Old 03-07-2013, 09:52 PM
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love my truck no complaints here except for the monthly payment!
some say the best truck is one that is paid for.
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Old 03-08-2013, 04:01 PM
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Yeah I am upgrading from an 07 5.9L 4x4 Dodge Cummins. Really like the truck and built it right but little stuff is breaking on it that is annoying me. Power windows going out, balljoints etc.


Anyway, like my mechanic said.. sell it now while everything is working fine. Better off with a new one than putting more money into this one 6 months down the road when something small/large breaks.



So I guess my advice is to sell what you have now if you want something new and just, do it!
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Old 03-14-2013, 07:48 PM
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I sold my 7.3 after I bought the 6.7.

Biggest vehicular mistake I have ever made.

If I could turn the clock back, there would be a 2000 dually LE with 440,000 km in the garage.

Don't do it.
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Old 03-14-2013, 08:11 PM
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I sold my 7.3 after I bought the 6.7.

Biggest vehicular mistake I have ever made.

If I could turn the clock back, there would be a 2000 dually LE with 440,000 km in the garage.

Don't do it.
Loved the 6.7 but miss my 7.3. Every time I see it I get sick at my stomach for trading it off!!
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Old 03-15-2013, 04:38 AM
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I had a 6.0 for almost seven years,LOVED that truck! But I damn sure don't regret selling it for the much more powerful, and capable 6.7. This 6.7 is a monster. I dang sure would never enjoy going back to those old technology's. Good luck with your decision
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Old 03-15-2013, 03:35 PM
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2012 ccsb lariat love the truck- 8000 + miles-- no issues- sold the 01 7.3
had all the performance stuff on the 7.3, nothing on the 6.7 yet, but dont
need it. Plenty of power and better MPG
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Old 03-15-2013, 03:42 PM
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I sold my 2002 7.3 F350 and purchased a new 2011 6.7 F350. While I loved my 7.3, the new 6.7 is night and day better. I have over 70k trouble free miles, most of it towing at altitude in Colorado. One thing to remember is that the 6.7 has a 6 speed auto, which gives much smoother pulling than the old 4 speeds. No mods on my truck except for a leveling kit.
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Old 03-17-2013, 06:03 PM
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I can tell you from up close and personal experience with a 1997 F350 7.3 original owner and 180,000 miles. It was a great truck for me but when I bought my 12 last September the 97 had to go. I bought the 12 because I tow often and tow heavy ( 12,000 ) and the tuned 7.3 is no match for the 6.7 @ 400 hp and 800 lbs torque. If you have no intention of towing and using the 6.7 for what it's built for then stay with your OBS. If you can afford a new Super Duty go drive one, then ask yourself what will I use this truck for that my OBS can't provide? just my opinion after having sat on that fence for awhile.
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