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post #1 of 19 Old 11-24-2011, 07:44 AM Thread Starter
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which truck?

Ok guys i might go look at 2 different trucks.. one is a 2005 6.0L and the other is a 2002 7.3L

the 7.3l IS A 2002 ccsb 4WD LARIET...im a pretty die hard fan of the 7.3L but it has 280k for 10k.

the 6.0L is a 2005 ccsb 4wd lariet and has 180k for 13k

both are pretty identical except the outside of the 05 looks better...

if you had to choose between the 6.0l (which prob gets a bit better MPG) or a 7.3L which would you choose?
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I'm diehard for the 7.3 also but I long for more power without spending millions. I know there are good 6.0s out there and they can be reliable with plenty of power with the right aftermarket parts. I think the 6.0 barely edges out the 7.3 on this one

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Coming from a guy with years of experience with both. I'll take the 6.0 over a 7.3 any day.

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I guess it depends on if you want fast or reliable.

Dropping 5k into a truck to get it reliable before go fast parts would suck IMO. But 7.3 are pigs with their own problems.


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I guess it depends on if you want fast or reliable.

Dropping 5k into a truck to get it reliable before go fast parts would suck IMO. But 7.3 are pigs with their own problems.


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I have no experience with the 7.3, but I love my 6.0!
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I have had both. Id prob go with the 6.0. 280k is getting close to rebuild time $$$$..6.0 can be very reliable if you put a little coin in it, but I dont think you want to spend 10k on a 7.3 and then have to rebuild it right off the bat. Just my 2 cents. Love both of them, so Im not gunna vote cause Id take either lol

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