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Question Looking for a used F450 p/u, what year? 06 to 08

Guys starting to look at getting a used F450, 4x4 crew with a factory pickup box and in my price range of $35,000 max I can get into a 08 or older Lariat (08s in the 75,000 mile range). Being that this is will be a "factory" pickup box, I believe the 06 is the oldest I can go, yes?

Kind of a easy one? With body styles set aside, with ease of maintenance and dependability the main concerns, what are your thoughts on the years of 08 to 06?

Fuel mileage should be in my thoughts to, but... I know I will be using a 450 with 4:30s, so that is what it is (unless I over drive it). So with that said, is extra MPG to be had over the years we are talking about?

My biggest concern with the 08 style is the work that needs to be done to get to most of the engine (body removal), if that work needs to be done, the regen I'm not worried about, I can live with it.

Main use for this truck is going to be a hauler for a 34' Head to Head 6 horse goose neck trailer and another trailer in the future, like a 40' inclosed goose neck cargo/car trailer... Most travel will be on the interstate.

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Well as far as problems, 08 is the most problematic year for the 6.4. If it were me I would try to get an 07 6.0 and then do EGR Delete, HG, Studs, etc. As far as gas mileage, stock to stock the 6.0 wins hands down. But if you delete then that improves the mpg of the 6.4. I'd say drive both, take into consideration if you would delete the emissions systems, then make your choice.


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Thank you for the input.
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No problem. Just keep in mind with a 450, insurance and everything will be different.


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DPF delete will not "drastically" improve mileage btw.


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Sorry if I went wrong. From hearing others opinions as I do not have a 6.4, I was under the impression it did.

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Haha much better


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It will improve mileage some no?

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Yea it will. An f450 is not going to get good mileage no matter what you do to it because of the weight and gearing.


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