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Old 12-22-2012, 07:03 AM
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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.
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Old 12-22-2012, 07:08 AM
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What model do you want (Lariat, King ranch, etc.)? Do you plan on deleting the emisisons systems? What's your price range?
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Old 12-22-2012, 07:16 AM
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lookin xlt or lariat in a ford and comparable in dodge and chevy looking to spend around 30. Yes for removing the emissions crap
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Old 12-22-2012, 07:28 AM
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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.


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Old 12-22-2012, 06:34 PM
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I've been seeing some pretty nice 6.4's in the mid 20's here...
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Old 12-23-2012, 05:39 AM
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what problems have the 6.4 been having
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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.


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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.
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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.


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