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7.3 vs. 6.0 vs. 6.4

I will be looking at getting my first diesel come spring or summer. I know the 7.3 is a tank and the most reliable but also the lowest on power. And that the 6.0 and 6.4 are good but both have their own problems. I plan on owning the truck for a long time so I want something reliable and will try to get something with less than 100k miles. I know this will be hard to find with a 7.3. I want something that gets decent fuel mileage but not something I have to constantly be tinkering with or worried about its reliability. I wont be hauling with it everyday but I will occasionally be pulling a 24ft trailer loaded with a tractor or full of other junk. Any input is great. Thanks.
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I have both. 7.3 are a tank but a 6.4 is just as much a tank if you take your time to search for the right one. I'd take my time for a 6.4 if I were you. You won't regret it


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There was just a thread on this 2 days ago. And there's many more. Have you not searched about this yet? Things to think about when going to a 6.4- can you afford a cab off procedure and the expense of doing other mods / replacement of parts while the cab is off? Are you going to work on the truck yourself or have somebody else do it? The 7.3 and 6.0 are easier to work on vs a 6.4 / 6.7. The 7.3 has been around for a while and parts are cheaper and more abundant versus the 6.4. Just depends on your lifestyle and deepness or shallowness of your wallet. I loved my 6.4 but I didn't have a big truck fund set aside for when **** hits the fan. The 7.3 fits my lifestyle and bank account better. This isn't the case for everybody obviously.

Search the forum in each section for the what you posted and you'll get good info.


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There was just a thread on this 2 days ago. And there's many more. Have you not searched about this yet? Things to think about when going to a 6.4- can you afford a cab off procedure and the expense of doing other mods / replacement of parts while the cab is off? Are you going to work on the truck yourself or have somebody else do it? The 7.3 and 6.0 are easier to work on vs a 6.4 / 6.7. The 7.3 has been around for a while and parts are cheaper and more abundant versus the 6.4. Just depends on your lifestyle and deepness or shallowness of your wallet. I loved my 6.4 but I didn't have a big truck fund set aside for when **** hits the fan. The 7.3 fits my lifestyle and bank account better. This isn't the case for everybody obviously.

Search the forum in each section for the what you posted and you'll get good info.


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There was just a thread on this 2 days ago. And there's many more. Have you not searched about this yet? Things to think about when going to a 6.4- can you afford a cab off procedure and the expense of doing other mods / replacement of parts while the cab is off? Are you going to work on the truck yourself or have somebody else do it? The 7.3 and 6.0 are easier to work on vs a 6.4 / 6.7. The 7.3 has been around for a while and parts are cheaper and more abundant versus the 6.4. Just depends on your lifestyle and deepness or shallowness of your wallet. I loved my 6.4 but I didn't have a big truck fund set aside for when **** hits the fan. The 7.3 fits my lifestyle and bank account better. This isn't the case for everybody obviously.

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