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post #1 of 12 Old 04-28-2013, 01:12 PM Thread Starter
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Question which powerstroke??

I need a little help on deciding which powerstroke i want to go with...

A little background on myself, i am 19 i have a f250 v10 right now but im done with gas and i want a powerstroke. Yes, i am young but i am a Certified Ford Technician. As of right now i have my electrical, brakes, steering and suspension, and climate control certifications. By the time im 21 i will have my Masters because i am in the ford ASSET program... but anyways, i work at a ford dealership but i dont ever hardly go over to the truck shop and most of the guys there fix mostly stock trucks so i want to hear from the people. (also after a year or so ill be able to fix my own trucks for a fraction of the price of most people because im a technician at a ford dealership and i have all the tools and special parts and what not. js)

I am looking for a powerstroke but i dont know which one i want to get, i like that the 7.3 can go for 600k miles when taken care of and i like how the 6.4 is so dang fast. What im leaning towards is something thats really fast but will hold up and i wont blow it up every few weeks. I dont tow to much stuff so thats why i want a sharp looking truck thats big and fast but at the same time im not and idiot and i dont wanna pay 30k for a truck to only last 200k miles. Wish i could get a 6.7 but i dont have that kind of money, im still at a point in life where i dont make much $$ yet and i have alot of new bills coming my way haha.

So any advise on which i should get?('99+) 7.3, 6.0, or 6.4? (i like speed and reliable/easy to build and mod)

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I need a little help on deciding which powerstroke i want to go with...

A little background on myself, i am 19 i have a f250 v10 right now but im done with gas and i want a powerstroke. Yes, i am young but i am a Certified Ford Technician. As of right now i have my electrical, brakes, steering and suspension, and climate control certifications. By the time im 21 i will have my Masters because i am in the ford ASSET program... but anyways, i work at a ford dealership but i dont ever hardly go over to the truck shop and most of the guys there fix mostly stock trucks so i want to hear from the people. (also after a year or so ill be able to fix my own trucks for a fraction of the price of most people because im a technician at a ford dealership and i have all the tools and special parts and what not. js)

I am looking for a powerstroke but i dont know which one i want to get, i like that the 7.3 can go for 600k miles when taken care of and i like how the 6.4 is so dang fast. What im leaning towards is something thats really fast but will hold up and i wont blow it up every few weeks. I dont tow to much stuff so thats why i want a sharp looking truck thats big and fast but at the same time im not and idiot and i dont wanna pay 30k for a truck to only last 200k miles. Wish i could get a 6.7 but i dont have that kind of money, im still at a point in life where i dont make much $$ yet and i have alot of new bills coming my way haha.

So any advise on which i should get?('99+) 7.3, 6.0, or 6.4? (i like speed and reliable/easy to build and mod)
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Its mostly down to what you want to deal with, 7.3 really reliable, 6.0 if taken care of can be reliable and fast, and a 6.4 can be super quick for cheap but I've been hearing horror stories but all three are great motors just take care of em and they will take care of you.

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If you got the coin, find a 6.4 under warranty, if you wanna save some serious coin, get a 7.3, if your wallet don't take kindly to a beat down but has enough get a 6.0, all can be fast, and reliable, big part of the game is how big your wallet is

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I go along with what 351 said word for word. I would be on the lookout for a 06 or
07 6.0 for a good price.
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ya 2006 2007 6.0 is probably a good safe bet. a 99+ 7.3 would also be a good choice you can add some good power to those relatively cheap.


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I also have herd many many bad stories of the 6.4 and i see them coming in the dealership for fixes all the time. I like both the 6.0 and the 7.3 and i think it will come down to these two but im still not sure. im leaning towards the 6.0 but hearing the 7.3 has made more than a million miles before just is so amazing and hard to pass up as well.
Like i said i have some money to spend but im not rich but the good thing is, i get all stock and some aftermarket parts for a discounted price and i will have the tools and the know how to do all the work my self, saving me a crap load of money when it comes to repairs and labor time
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If you got the coin, find a 6.4 under warranty, if you wanna save some serious coin, get a 7.3, if your wallet don't take kindly to a beat down but has enough get a 6.0, all can be fast, and reliable, big part of the game is how big your wallet is

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6.4 all the way. coming from a 7.3 and 6.0 owner. my 6.4 is by far my favorite.

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