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Old 04-24-2013, 08:30 AM
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Hey everyone I am new to the forum and I am looking to buy my first diesel truck. So far I have found 2 trucks that I like. The first is a 2000 f250 crew cab lariat 4x4 with a 7.3 that has 130k on it . The other is a 2006 f250 crew cab lariat 4x4 with a 6.0 that has 160k on it. The 6.0 is about $2000 more than the 7.3. I am looking for a truck that will last me a long time but not cost me an arm and a leg in repair cost all the time. MPG is not that important but I am curious that what truck will get better mpg. I dont tow anything that often ( maybe a boat or a horse every now and then).Which one is the best buy? Any help is appreciated!
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Well unless the 6.0 has been bulletproofed I would look to spend a little more money on it down the rod if not sooner...7.3 is prolly gonna be tuff and not need much done for a while...but not gonna have near as much power as the 6.0....
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As far as I know the 6.0 is not bulletproofed. How much would it cost to do that? I do like the way the 2006 looks but I know it's not always about the looks. I've heard from some the 7.3 is better but others will say the 6.0 is better, so I wanted to find out if it's worth paying more for a newer one.
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6.0 is usually about 5-6k to fully bullet proof...as far as looks get a 05+ header pannel and grill and headlights on the 00' for about 600-800 (possibly less with JY parts but none here in JY)...Like others have said 7.3 wont win the hp/tq race but will run for ever.
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Hey everyone I am new to the forum and I am looking to buy my first diesel truck. So far I have found 2 trucks that I like. The first is a 2000 f250 crew cab lariat 4x4 with a 7.3 that has 130k on it . The other is a 2006 f250 crew cab lariat 4x4 with a 6.0 that has 160k on it. The 6.0 is about $2000 more than the 7.3. I am looking for a truck that will last me a long time but not cost me an arm and a leg in repair cost all the time. MPG is not that important but I am curious that what truck will get better mpg. I dont tow anything that often ( maybe a boat or a horse every now and then).Which one is the best buy? Any help is appreciated!
Theres no question what i would go with, 7.3L all the way, especially since its cheaper than the 6.0 your looking at. All the money your gonna spend on bullet proofing the 6.0 you could put alot of mods (i.e. a chip, wicked wheel gen 1 or 2, CAI, straight pipe exhaust) on the 7.3 to give it some extra uhmp in acceleration if thats what your worried about but as for towing and stuff i believe the 7.3 could pull a house down and still come back asking for more.

As far as mpg is concerned i believe the 6.0 gets better mpg but not much. These are 6000-9000 lb trucks its amazing they get as good mpgs as they do. Theres a night and day difference between the two trucks, the 6.0 is more of a speed demon and the 7.3 is the slow heavy hitter.

As far as looks, if you like the 6.0 looks you can buy a 6.0 front end and damn near straight swap it on the 7.3
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Old 04-24-2013, 12:35 PM
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I think I will most likely end up getting the 7.3
Heres a link to what I'm looking at
LIFTED 2000 FORD F350 CREW CAB LARIAT 4X4 SHORTBED 130K - 7.3 POWERSTROKE TURBO DIESEL - YouTube
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7.3 FTW!!!
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Welcome to the org.! 7.3!
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I agree as a 6.0l owner that deal I'd take the 7.3l
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Ok thanks for the help everyone! I will be buying a 7.3!
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