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Stay 7.3 or go 6.0 ?

So, I currently own a 00 Crew Cab 7.3 truck...and I am starting to have the itch for a newer package, ie- better paint, cleaner interior, more pep, yada yada yada, and my question is should I let a 00 7.3 truck out of my fingers and move on, or will I likely regret it? Im trying desperately not to just go cummins. I like the acceleration of the 6.0s but I just question having problems..and I cant afford the big mods it takes for a 7.3 to keep up at the stop lights

Should I toughen up and keep a working 7.3 truck with 165,000 or give in and sell?

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You will get all kinds of opinions. I think it really depends on your drivng habits, needs, and $$$. I would love to have a 6.0 for the reasons that you mentioned, but I dont have the money and I just love the simplicity of the 7.3

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Keep it and just recondition it.
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They are not as bad as they are made out to be, look around and if you find one you like don't be afraid to buy it, just do the usual homework on the one you choose.

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Keep it and just recondition it.
Thats an option I suppose. Its just not as quick and easy as a sell and buy type deal. None of the newer truck really over excite me, I just want "a little more"...classic huh?

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Update your grill and get a good chip maybe one of those overlays for the dash to give it a different appearance, new radio freshen up the interior. If you sell it and buy a 6.0 and it lets you down your going to be upset.

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I would update whether its a 6.0 or a 6.4..... Its a buyers market go for it you will love the newer motors once you get in one

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Thats an option I suppose. Its just not as quick and easy as a sell and buy type deal. None of the newer truck really over excite me, I just want "a little more"...classic huh?
I would just recondition it. The next truck I'll get will be a 7.3 and I'll recondition it to my liking. I would never want to buy a 6.0 again. The only way I would operate/drive another 6.0 is if someone else is paying for the repairs and if another vehicle is available. That's how my truck has worked out. Last year I put 15K miles on the 88 my sig because of the 05. And the 05 is starting out 2009 with issues. You know the 7.3 is desired when Ambulance Company's are reconditioning there 7.3 powered units rather than buying new one's.
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I would just recondition it. The next truck I'll get will be a 7.3 and I'll recondition it to my liking. I would never want to buy a 6.0 again. The only way I would operate/drive another 6.0 is if someone else is paying for the repairs and if another vehicle is available. That's how my truck has worked out. Last year I put 15K miles on the 88 my sig because of the 05. And the 05 is starting out 2009 with issues. You know the 7.3 is desired when Ambulance Company's are reconditioning there 7.3 powered units rather than buying new one's.
This is EXACTLY what holds me back.... 6.0 owners telling me to stay put.. Thanks for an unbiased answer.

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that's not an unbiased answer.

anyhow... if you get a 6.0 and you want it reliable... egr delete and studs. do those two and you're pretty good to go.

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