Help deciding on new truck - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
General Diesel Discussion Discuss everything else pertaining to Diesel Pickups.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 9 Old 12-22-2012, 08:03 AM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 3
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Help deciding on new truck

I currently have a 05 Ram 2500 qcsb w/ 6pd. As much as I love the motor in the truck I need something with a bigger cab and an automatic. I've narrowed my search to 06-early 07 megacab 05- early 07 duramax, and 08-10 6.4 ford. Just wondering what anybody's experience with any of these are. I'm aware of the issues with the dodges having dealt with most of them already.
ssleeper94 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 9 Old 12-22-2012, 08:08 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
6.0f250firstcar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: New Joisey
Posts: 3,594
Thanks: 23
Thanked 62 Times in 46 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
What model do you want (Lariat, King ranch, etc.)? Do you plan on deleting the emisisons systems? What's your price range?

Ryan
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
6.0f250firstcar is offline  
post #3 of 9 Old 12-22-2012, 08:16 AM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 3
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
lookin xlt or lariat in a ford and comparable in dodge and chevy looking to spend around 30. Yes for removing the emissions crap
ssleeper94 is offline  
post #4 of 9 Old 12-22-2012, 08:28 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
6.0f250firstcar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: New Joisey
Posts: 3,594
Thanks: 23
Thanked 62 Times in 46 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
You can easily get an xlt 6.4 for 30. A lariat might be around 35 in really good condition. The 6.4 is a great motor once you delete all the emissions crap. I'd definitely go for a 6.4 over the others. The duramax in that time period are prone to overheating and the dodges were still really crappy quality wise.


Sent from my iPhone using AutoGuide.com Free App

Ryan
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
6.0f250firstcar is offline  
post #5 of 9 Old 12-22-2012, 07:34 PM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 24
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I've been seeing some pretty nice 6.4's in the mid 20's here...
Acameron52 is offline  
post #6 of 9 Old 12-23-2012, 06:39 AM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 3
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
what problems have the 6.4 been having
ssleeper94 is offline  
post #7 of 9 Old 12-23-2012, 07:51 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
6.0f250firstcar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: New Joisey
Posts: 3,594
Thanks: 23
Thanked 62 Times in 46 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Well if you keep the emissions equipment, there have been horror stories of melted pistons and such. Also, if you delete, your mileage will improve.


Sent from my iPhone using AutoGuide.com Free App

Ryan
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
6.0f250firstcar is offline  
post #8 of 9 Old 12-24-2012, 02:57 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
6.0f250firstcar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: New Joisey
Posts: 3,594
Thanks: 23
Thanked 62 Times in 46 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
However if you're going to go 6.4 and plan on deleting, I'd do it soon. H&S is suspending their delete-capable tuners and the last ones in shops are all that might be left forever.

Ryan
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
6.0f250firstcar is offline  
post #9 of 9 Old 12-24-2012, 04:01 PM
Fueling M.A.D. Everywhere
 
CountryAggie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Rockwall, TX
Posts: 1,898
Thanks: 4
Thanked 48 Times in 29 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
I vote 6.4 as well. Love my truck. And Spartans are still for sale and are nice tuners. My roommate has a 2012 cummins and his truck is nice, but the 6.4 is better.


Sent from my iPhone using AutoGuide.com App

-Tyler
Texas A&M c/o 2010


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
CountryAggie is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome