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Stay with the 7.3 55 76.39%
Buy the newer 6.0 17 23.61%
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Old 11-18-2006, 04:36 PM
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Question 7.3 stay or go???

OK guys and gals, got a poll for ya, I need some help in weather or not to get a new truck. The one I am looking at is a 2004 Lariet 4x4, CC, Long Box, DRW, loaded, sunroof, six disk in dash, 66,000 miles. Had the normal stuff done for the most part according to Oasis. No turbo though. I have always loved these trucks. Price is right at $30,000.

Ok, I have my truck now, that is a Ex cab, 4x4, short box, 7.3, With several mods. I am trying to decide if I should upgrade or not, I would love your help on this and what you think about going either way. Thanks for the help.


Here are some pics of the newer one...








And here is my truck now...

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Old 11-18-2006, 05:07 PM
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I would take all the mods off of your 7.3L, sell 'em on ebay etc and trade 'er in on the 6.0L. That is one nice lookin truck. Wish I could afford a new truck. Maybe in a year or so after I get out of the Navy and get a good job. (After I pay off the current truck of course and give it to my dad.)
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Old 11-18-2006, 05:19 PM
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Yeah, if I got the new one, I would def be selling some stuff, I have already had people calling dibs on stuff I would keep the commander and transfer it over, but most everything else would come off. I am just torn on what to do.
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Old 11-18-2006, 05:28 PM
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Go with the 6.0L. I assume you have the $$$ for it or you wouldn't be thinking about it. That interior looks bad a@@!!!!
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Old 11-18-2006, 05:36 PM
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Check build date , my '04 was made june '04, 88,000 hard miles no problems. Thats a sweet truck, but unless youve got a trailer hooked to it 75% of the time or better I'd rethink dually.
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Old 11-18-2006, 05:41 PM
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Something you need to ask yourself is, "Is this new truck going to fulfill your needs better than the old one does?" If it is just a marginal difference I would just stay with your old truck if it's not giving you any trouble or getting extremely high on mileage. I could see if you were planning to start hauling some serious weight that would require the DRWs to justify the dually. But if that's not the case then you are only upgrading for the asthetics. It is a nice truck though.:whistle:

PS. That price is average retail in my area. Yours might be different, I dunno? But it doesn't sound like the salesperson is doing you any "favors" so to say.

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Old 11-18-2006, 05:49 PM
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Well I don't think will help your decision,but that is a beautiful rig!! I love having my dully I could probably get away with a 3/4 ton, but I like knowing that I can back up to anything and pull it with no worries. Me, I like the 7.3s If I were to get a newer one it would have to be a 2002 or older(but I wouldn't, I love my truck). And I don't know much about the 6.0s so maybe someone else can help there but me I'd stay with the 7.3s (but I'm NOT a pro)
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Old 11-18-2006, 06:28 PM
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why do you need a newer truck?
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Old 11-18-2006, 06:40 PM
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Its a good looking truck. Definetly needs some good meaty tires on it. But you know what I say. You cant hide money. Right the check and lets rock and roll.
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If it was a late 04 I wouldnt hesitate to get it. If you are serious on your quest to beatup on the ricers, then you better pack the heat to do the job. My vote is 6.0L if its a late 04. I would imagine that the stock 6.0L your looking at is just as fast or faster than the modified 7.3L you currently own. I know how you think Logan.....SPEED!
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