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Old 11-02-2013, 08:44 PM Rookie

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Paranoid buyer here, help me out.

I'm in the process of selling my z71 and buying my first diesel. I have found a couple 6.0's that will be in my price range. I have been researching and have now scared myself out of buying one. My main question is if I buy one already bulletproofed, will it stay in the shop like others I've read about. Should I just try to find a 7.3 instead? I won't have much repair money after I purchase so I'm trying not to make a costly mistake, thanks!
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Old 11-02-2013, 08:58 PM

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The reason people bulletproof the 6.0's is to keep them OUT of the shop

Having driven/maintained both, I'd go with a bullet proofed 6.0 if you can find one. Every vehicle has it's own problems but with the EGR and studs done on a 6.0 you'll find all of your "main" issues are gone and your left with just the routine stuff.
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Well the reason you find 6.0s in your price range is because they have problems. Its not an if its a when. That being said a bulletproofed 6.0 is a force to be reckoned with. But the problem is bulletproofed 6.0s go for as much as 7.3s. But if your looking for good old fashioned reliability a 7.3 is what you want. Not only are they way more reliable, when they do have problems they are easy to work on as compared to 6.0s. If you get a great deal on a 6.0 then by all means get it but be weary of the problems that WILL follow.
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