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Old 12-31-2013, 12:30 PM
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Dilemma: Higher Mileage 6.7 XLT or Lower Mileage 6.4 Lariat?

I've been researching these trucks quite extensively over the past few months and since, have gathered and fairly wide knowledge base around them.

That said, I have narrowed it down to either a used 6.4 or 6.7.

In addition to the more technical based research referenced above, I have also been studying the market as well. My budget would allow for a fully optioned 2008-2010 Lariat 6.4, or, a more "base model" XLT 6.7 that would most likely have more miles over the 6.4. That is my dilemma.

As mentioned, I already know the technicalities of these trucks and their differences pretty well but I would still love to hear any all opinions on what you folks would recommend in this case. Cloth seats is the biggest turn off in an XLT but I would plan would plan on most likely installing a set of leather Corbeau racing seats in place of the buckets. On a side note, that idea is actually somewhat intriguing as it would fit with a performance themed Carli suspension system that I would have planned for it but.

I realize the emissions systems in the 6.7 could be considered more "reliable" in some cases over a 6.4, however, either truck is eventually going to be deleted.

Is a 6.7 and the 6 speed worth it over a more luxury optioned 6.4?

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from what I've seen and heard myself, I wouldn't touch a 6.4. the 6.7 is the better built engine all around and will be around for much longer than the 6.4 was so parts will be easier to come by. I've heard of a couple of guys locally that had non-rebuildable failures with their 6.4 and used, working engines from wrecks are stupid expensive along with rare.

I think the 6.7 is the way to go. my brother just picked up a 2012 xlt crewcab 4x4 longbox in perfect condition with under 70,000 miles for 27 grand. it's a pretty awesome truck to drive.
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Thanks!

Anyone else? Looking for all of the insight that I can get to give me more to consider.

Thanks guys.
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When I bought my truck, it was between either a 2009 Lariat, or the 2012 XLT that I ended up with. I felt like the 6.7 has had a better track record so far compared to the 6.4. Also, my truck stock felt quite a bit more responsive than the deleted 6.4 I was considering. That being said, I do wish I had a few of the options that the Lariat offered (leather seats, center console, leather steering wheel, etc), but all in all I would still choose the 6.7 again. Good luck
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I don't think you can go wrong with a well optioned 6.4

Im on my 3rd 6.4, two of the 3 were high mileage units, one with 225k, one with 170k, and I love them. I think everyone wants to hear the bad, but the reality is the 6.4 is not a bad motor, the 6.0 was... the 6.4 will spank a 6.7 with the tune delete options available to both.

I'd rather have more options if its my driver truck as you may always have the "I wish I would of got.... Leather, sunroof, digital climate, etc etc...

I could of gotten he 6.7 the last two times I bought trucks, but still opted for the 6.4

There isn't enough difference in the two to justify the cost on the 6.7 to me. And in your situation, I'd take a well optioned 6.4 anyday...
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My opinion is you won't go wrong with either model. I had a 6.4 with dpf/egr delete and it was awesome. Another one of those truck I wish I had never sold. I now have a deleted '12 F350 XLT. I personally love the more "old fashioned" interior since its less fancy stuff for me to worry about getting dirty of having issues with. My Dad was in for Christmas with his deleted '08 6.4 Lariat with 88k on it. Driving his truck makes me dislike the 6 speed tranny in my '12 even more. I'm used to a diesel running higher rpms to stay in the power like the 6.4 does but the 6.7 makes its power and lower rpms and still feels weird to me. The fuel mileage is an upside for me with the new truck and I'm sure that the 3.31 gears help with that. Overall either truck is great deleted, for anyone that's for sure going to stay stock I wouldn't recommend the 6.4.
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I went through a similar deal when i was looking for a new truck and i felt better with a blank canvas 6.7 xlt. look around as you can get very well optioned xlt's now. my xlt has the full center console and LCD screen in the dash as well as power seat and pedals, back up sensors etc. Its still not a lariat but coming from an 04 lariat i kept all my options except sliding rear window and leather. the newer cloth seats arent bad at all either. Disclaimer i got a new truck not used but they are out there with the options just have to look around. also the basic xlt 6.7's used may have been rentals etc or work trucks previously and that would explain the higher mileage... something to look out for.
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I know a person who has a 6.4 Lariat and loves it with over 100k, NP so far. On the other hand I love the 6.7. I had a 2012 XL single cab F350 6.7 and received 30K on a trade for a 2013 XLT F250. For me it is a big jump in options. Thank god I owed very little on the 2012 and got a 53610 truck for 43110 before my trade allowance. My payments are low and having a crew cab is great. I believe both are a good option and depending on your personal needs and financial strength go with your gut! Enjoy the ride, nothing is like a Ford Truck! Ed
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I love my deleted 6.4 but every time I ride in a 6.7 it sure makes me wish I had a newer 6 speed transmission.
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You guys are the best!! Thanks so much!

It's a big decision and I want to make sure that I have all of my bases covered so all of your invaluable feedback is very much a beneficial reinforcement.

Thank you for all of your time.
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