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Old 06-11-2014, 02:27 PM
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Need help...diesel

Ok, So currently I have my truck up for sale. Its a 2009 tacoma, with a 6" lift, bilstein 5100's on the front, rolling 37" mud graps. It has 74k miles and no issues. Currently my payment on it kinda sucks. My wife is not working currently and I am wanting to get cheaper payments.

Here is my delimma. I can keep my truck and refinance to a lower payment. Keep the joy I have with building it up myself. (it was stock and I did all myself). I get crappy gas mileage as the 37's are a little much to turn and have not regeared yet.

OR....

I can keep my truck up for sale (someone wanting to get it this weekend), get about 5k more than I owe and put toward a little older diesel. The downsides here are I may get someones problems, diesel fuel cost a little more...but mileage should be better, and have less payments than currently.

I would miss my tacoma because of the time and stuff I have put into it.

A diesel is the only thing I am considering, due to I like turbo vehicles, love the sound, the mileage and I tow my boat here and there which my tacoma pulls like a snail while drinking the gas like crazy.

What would you guys do?

I have been looking at 03+ cummins (need 4 doors)
7.3 power strokes, some 6.0 if they are low miles or have been bulletproofed
and some of the duramaxes.
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you ask on a powerstroke site and expect us to say anything but a ford ....

you've got a plan go for it...dont be skert of a 6.0 just read read and read some more
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What he said⬆️. Sounds like a 6.0 or 7.3 (OBS or super duty) will serve you just fine. How much does your boat weigh? You will be ruined forever towing with a diesel compared to a tacoma on 37s and stock gears. Welcome to the org!


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Old 06-24-2014, 07:43 AM
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If money is an issue, are you sure you want a diesel? They tend to be a lot more expensive to maintain, parts-wise.

How big is your boat and how often do you tow it? Buying a vehicle for the rare case is a bit silly if it's a daily driver as well.
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A couple of years ago you couldnt have paid me to own a 6.0 but then I started reading and reading some more and finally came to the conclusion that I wanted one. After test driving several, I found a great deal on mine and jumped on it. Couldn't be happier with this truck. 16mpg bone stock. Gauges were my first buy so I can keep an eye on everything especially eot and ect.
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