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I've had my 06 F350 for over three years. Very reliable and trouble free, and just a monster when it comes to towing and hauling. Surprisingly good mileage. Showing 114k miles now, still going strong.
All a stock 6.0 needs is a change to ELC coolant (stock ford coolant will clog up the EGR and oil coolers), and clean oil. I looked into more power, but it's not cheap. What I learned is modding a diesel for more power is a lot trickier than modding a gas engine. Do you homework carefully before going down that route, the penalty for error is expensive.
Look carefully at modded trucks, especially modded 6.0's. Improper mods can blow head gaskets real quick, to the tune of $3k-4k. Modded trucks also tend to get driven harder, otherwise they wouldn't have gone to the trouble. I'd suggest you look for one that hasn't been modded.
With 6.0's, they made suspension changes in 05. Much nicer ride, and tighter turning circle. I believe my 06 F350 rode nicer than an 04 F250 I checked out.
Also, hold out for the King Ranch package if you can. Very nice.
"Big Duke": 06 F350 King Ranch
long bed, crew cab, dualies