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post #1 of 28 Old 02-29-2012, 10:10 PM Thread Starter
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Help me make a decision

Ok guys im looking to get a Daily Driver that gets me 15mpg+. I was originally looking at a small ranger but have maybe decided to go with a single cab diesel instead...

i know i can get 14-15mpg out of my CCLB 7.3L so im going to assume i could easily get 15-18mpg out of a single cab diesel...

so my question is if it were up to you would you go with a 7.3L or a 6.0l?

a 7.3L has a good track record but the transmission is crap.
the 6.0L has more power and a way better transmission with an extra gear which could get me even better MPG.. ideally i would love to be in the 20mpg range.

i have found a 2003 7.3L single cab for around 12k with 128k on the clock...
i also found a 2006 with 102k on the clock for 10.5k...

so vote and let me know what you would do... and if you own a single cab please let me know what your getting MPG wise...

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I'm happy with the fuel milage and power of my 6.0 compared to the 7.3. Hard to beat the 7.3 reliability though. Personally I haven't had any problems besides normal wear and tear on my 06. I would probably get another 6.0 if I was looking for a second truck.

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i have had 3 7.3l's so im a lil biased with those but i love the torqueshift transmission..

alos found a 6.0L with a lil bit more miles but a lot cheaper here:2006 Ford F-250 XL - AZ Motors
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Ya but its an XL...tard

I don't think its personal use friendly myself.

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id go with the 6.0..

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6.0.... Delete it and a mild tune and you got a great daily!

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Delete it and tune it. I would be nice to find one that already has studs, egr delete ect.....




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What gears and trans in each?



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