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Old 01-12-2014, 06:59 PM
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6.7, 6.4, 6.0

Hey guys i have two 7.3 liters that have done me awesome both with over 300k
But its time for a new truck i drive very long distances and i need a dependable truck. Im just scared that with the age my trucks are getting on them, they will leave me stranded one day. So the question is what should i get. I dont really want a 6.0 but i suppose i would buy one for the right price and bulletproofed. Im really wanting a 6.4 or 6.7. I know there are some problems with both.

Which is the better more reliable truck? I love the looks of both. I like the big power the 6.4 puts down programed. But at the same time 6.7 gets better fuel mileage though not a deal break for me either way. I have been seeing more reports though of motor trouble with the 6.7.


SO WHICH WOULD YOU THINK WOULD BE A BETTER TRUCK AND WHY THX IN ADVANCE FOR THE SUGGESTIONS AND ADVICE!

Also i plan on buying used im not going to dish out that kind of money for off the lot new truck!
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Old 01-13-2014, 07:40 AM
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You are going to pay through the nose for a 6.7 and IMO the jury is still out on how they will hold up over the long haul. The 6.4 do make awesome power. If you get one and do the egr dpf deletes that's a good option. I'll stick with my 6.0 though. Easier to work on and all the issues and solutions are pretty well known and documented at this point. Not to mention you can get a nice one for less than the 6.4 or 6.7.
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Old 01-13-2014, 07:45 AM
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based on what you said, if it were me on my budget,
  • 6.0 plus good maintenance ("bulletproofed" isn't necessary, but thats a long debate)
  • find a low mileage 7.3
  • cummins swap in your current rig

There are a lot of guys with new(er) rigs that wait weeks/months for warranty work, so a warranty is nice but it doesnt guarantee you are on the road.
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Old 01-14-2014, 02:38 PM
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thanks guys. I dont really have a budget i just dont like buying something brand new then drive it off the lot and it loses its value. Im not really a cummins fan have owned a few and always had the same problem with them. I have thought about a 6.0l but i like the 6.4l and 6.7l body styles and would like some what of a new truck. I already own 7.3 all though i love the truck its almost impossible to find them with lower miles, and the Trucks are getting very old.

Anyone else have any opinions on what would be a better buy 6.4l or 6.7l I know the jury is still out on the 6.7 so in your honest opinion which would most likely last longer. I have no problems having to do the necessary deletes in fact i would Do that regardless of which truck i buy.
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Old 01-14-2014, 02:41 PM
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Pgreen on a side note that truck you have as your avatar looks like a beast!
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