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post #1 of 23 Old 08-13-2007, 03:34 PM Thread Starter
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6.0 or 7.3?

Hello the time has come for me to purchase my first diesel. I have driven three dodges two sticks and an auto and didn't like them. I like my dad's 99 and also a buddy's 05. Now it has to be a 6 spd. either way it'll have 5" straight, gauges SCT or TS with custom tunes, that'll hold me for awhile. This thing will have to tow, cruise and stomp all at the same time, so what do you guys think? I'm thinking reg. cab no matter what motor but what motor do you guys suggest? thanks,

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7.3. You can find a great deal on 7.3'z!! and spend the difference on goodies
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A 7.3 is going to be 6 years old or more. Cheaper, but more miles and use. Maybe you can find one used only 2 times a year by a nice old couple towing their 5th wheel from Michigan to Florida and back as the seasons changed.

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I just drove my buddies '07 6.0 and even though it's bone stock the performance was dissapointing to say the least.

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Get a 7.3 Don't mess with the sick-o's. As far as I'm conserned if it isint a 7.3 it's JUNK.
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I will just add if you go with the 7.3 you will want to upgrade the air filter as one of your first mods. If you decide to go with a 6.0 look for an 05 or newer, or at least get yourself an oasis report it may or may not show problems with the truck, and that goes for the 7.3 also. Good luck on the search thats all part of the fun as well

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Every thing said to this point and all things being even Were it me I would go with the 7.3 , First its a long time engine, been around from the IDI to the HUI models. Anyway think about it, the 6.0 is a short lived engine, in production for a few yrs then gone to the 6.4 (jury still out) ,Through all this the 7.3 trucks on.... (Pun Intended) anyway the 7.3 has proven it self where the 6.0 was a flash in the pan. both do there jobs but 4 some reason hte6.0 got replaced fast.... Now dont say the emission 's are the cause because it would be easer to desigen a system 4 a present engne than designe a whole new engine and a emissions system 4 it....... BILL

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7.3 all the way... I have well over 200,000 on mine and it still runs like new....
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Hi Out there in DIesel land:: OK again ill stand with my 7.3 Got back from a weekend camping canooing etc.. Have a 34' Montaniana (14000#),me and dog in the Power Stroke...14 to 15 mi towing the rig 22 to 24 (Which way is the wind blowing), with out rig again me n dog olny I was running 2 to 21 K rpm roughly 4" boost between 600/800 egt on the level 1100 egt up hill 10 " boost ..so i wasent coaling it for sure...OH this is a 94,with 136 on it its the 1 in the avatar Story : where i purchaced the camper, hte guy who rode with me stated :" Damm this thing has power I was in a newer one last week pulling a trailer smaller than this and it didn't have the power this has" I ASSUMED 7.3 vs 6.0 >>>>>>>>>>>>> Bill

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