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post #1 of 7 Old 09-27-2013, 10:09 AM Thread Starter
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6.4 dedicated puller?

Hey guys after I get my 7.3 paid off I want to get a 6.4 and make it a dedicated puller/dirt drag truck. I plan on going work truck model because there's no point in getting a lariat when I'm not going to be driving it daily. But I wasn't sure what style cab and bed I should go with. I heard that the longer the better so it would make sense to get a cc lb but they cost a little more and are heavier which isn't the best for dirt drags. I was thinking rc lb because that would be the cheapest and quickest for dirt drags but not so sure how it would do pulling. So I just need some advice from some experienced pullers on what to do. Oh and I plan on pulling in work stock maybe 2.6 depends on how big I want to go
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If your planning on buying a "new" truck y not just get a nicer rig and make the 7.3 that would be paid off already into a dedicated puller/dirt drag truck? Why would anyone make payments on something that is going to be off road use only and pulling/dirt drags is not meant for something that shouldn't spend a lot of time broken, the concept just doesn't make since to me

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If your planning on buying a "new" truck y not just get a nicer rig and make the 7.3 that would be paid off already into a dedicated puller/dirt drag truck? Why would anyone make payments on something that is going to be off road use only and pulling/dirt drags is not meant for something that shouldn't spend a lot of time broken, the concept just doesn't make since to me
Well I would but to make a 7.3 competitive I'd have to put a **** ton of money into it. And if I got a 6.4 the payments would very small and would only be like a 2 year loan. This is awhile on down the road so I can get a huge down payment saved up. I would like to get a nicer 6.4 and make my 7.3 the puller but like I said to make it competitve around here I would have to dump a lot of money into it


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I don't have a problem making my 7.3 a puller but it's a lot easier to get power out of a 6.4 than it is a 7.3


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But the 6.4 even though it's a great power house of a truck is just as expensive, the truck will cost you about 20-25k, the tuner is about another grand, the studs your gonna need and the deletes, and the ladder bars, the tires, it all adds up, to be comptetitive with a 7.3, you need tunes, sticks, hpop, supporting mods, turbo, wheels, ladder bars, and your still under 10k, and it's still a dd but it's better to spend wisely then throw a crap ton at a new truck with the cost of mods

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But the 6.4 even though it's a great power house of a truck is just as expensive, the truck will cost you about 20-25k, the tuner is about another grand, the studs your gonna need and the deletes, and the ladder bars, the tires, it all adds up, to be comptetitive with a 7.3, you need tunes, sticks, hpop, supporting mods, turbo, wheels, ladder bars, and your still under 10k, and it's still a dd but it's better to spend wisely then throw a crap ton at a new truck with the cost of mods
Yeah that's true, I didn't factor in the main cost (the truck itself) and most of the 6.4s I've been looking at are 12-17k because I was going to do the basic work truck package so maybe it would be better to make my 7.3 the puller and get a nice cc lariat 6.4


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