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Old 11-16-2013, 03:54 PM
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Keep 7.3, or upgrade to 6.4

Hi all. I know this has been previously discussed on here, but this will be unique to my situation. I currently own a 2000 ccsb 7.3 f250 with 153000 miles. It has some rust, but I just put 2 grand in front end. Makes it worth about 15k to me. I could likely only sell it for 11-12 though. I like it, but have been keeping my eyes open for other trucks.

I found a 2008 cclb f350 srw 6.4, with 190000 miles. Normally i would keep scrolling, as I'm really looking for a regular cab 7.3. However, the guy only wants 14 grand for it because he needs the money for another truck. It has no rust or dents. They are both 4wd.

I haul cattle and hay regularly, but I don't really care for the longbox on the 6.4. My dad is deadset against me even mentioning another truck besides mine. Looking forward to what you guys say from experience. Thanks!
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Old 11-16-2013, 04:05 PM
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So you want to go from a 7.3 with 153k to a 6.4 with 190k?

I don't guess I see the reasoning behind that. If it were me, I would buy a newer truck with FEWER miles than my current truck. Otherwise, you are wasting your money in my opinion.
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So why are you looking for another truck? Especially one with 40,000 more miles than the one you already have. I have no experience with a 6.4 other than looking under the hood of one. That turned me off to them since I work on all my own stuff, and I couldn't even find the engine under all the hoses and wire harnesses. Screw that. The only way I would even consider owning a truck newer than my 7.3 is if it came with a 350,000 mile powertrain warranty, and I don't think that's going to happen.
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Old 11-16-2013, 04:18 PM
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Haha you guys sound like my dad. I guess I just got to looking at things I want to do to my 7.3, like new box, bumpers, chip of some sort, and rims and tires, and got a little scared. Maybe it is worth it? The 6.4 pretty much has all of the extras I want. I'm not leaning one way or another, just don't like the longbox. I should just continue my hunt for a regular cab 7.3 I suppose. They are proven and I have experience with em.
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Well, you should usually listen to your dad for a reason.
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If I did that, I'd be in a duramax! Anyways, I think I'll get to work on my 7.3. The more I think about it you are all right, the miles difference makes no sense. Thanks for the replies.
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That's why I said you should "USUALLY" listen to your dad. He won't be right all the time.
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Put that money towards your rock solid 7.3 and make it yours. Mods until your happy with it. Make it unique. I would hate to see a guy get a 6.4 with 40k more miles just to have trouble with it. That 6.4 is NOT as solid your engine. Get a programmer and you'll smoke that 6.4.
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Alright thanks for the advice guys!
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Put that money towards your rock solid 7.3 and make it yours. Mods until your happy with it. Make it unique. I would hate to see a guy get a 6.4 with 40k more miles just to have trouble with it. That 6.4 is NOT as solid your engine. Get a programmer and you'll smoke that 6.4.
Not to piss anyone off here but as an owner of both engines, I have to give the trophy to the 6.4. Stock I give it to the 7.3, but with $2000 you can have a bulletproof 6.4 that can tow anything you want and runs 13 second quarters. And mine has 130,000 on it with ZERO problems since I bought it new in 08. My 7.3 has given me countless problems with injectors and burning and leaking oil. And pick any programmer for a 7.3 and you'll never be able to smoke a spartan 6.4
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