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7.3L IDI ----- 292,000 hard towing miles on mine.
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I've recently owned a 7.3L and now a 6.0L. I reccomend the 7.3L if you can stand the gas mileage and afford to put a tranny in it every 130k miles.

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I would say 7.3. I drive an 02 F450 7.3 and use it to haul bobcat loaders. It has 46K trouble free miles. I was pulling a bobcat with my 05 6.0 stock and it blew the EGR cooler within a 20 mile drive. The 05 has 60K miles.
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You know what I'll say. for all the reasons previously stated.

Old Truck: 00 F350 XLT DRW: basic first few mods. S&B, 4" straight pipe, gauges, CCV, EBPV and Wastegate line deletes, LED Sills, sweet custom headlights, smoked cab lights, Ventshades, Tint.
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You know what I'll say. for all the reasons previously stated.
What 6.0 because it's better?
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What 6.0 because it's better?
Noope! Lol, you mean the engine that's cutting Ford's Navistar ties because of all the money spent on warrantee work?

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haha yeah turboSEVENTHREE, is voting 6.o lol


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Looking at 6.4s Moving in a few months then hopefully buying my dream truck!!!
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haha yeah turboSEVENTHREE, is voting 6.o lol
Yep, cause when I become a tech more work for me! LOL

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7.3 for sure!

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cmon...get on the 7.3 bandwagon, cause this votes a landslide

past trucks...
71 F350 2wd 390/auto
85 C10 4x4 (first & last chevy)
86 F150 2wd 300/4 spd
75 F100 4x4 460/auto & 38" Hawgs
77 F250 highboy 4x4 400/4 speed
76 F350 4x4 390/4 speed 6" lift 38" Hawgs
89 Eddie Bauer Bronco
79 Bronco 460/auto 35" Swampers
93 Lightning with KB 2.2
01 supercrew 2wd 5.4
01 F250 Platinum 7.3 diesel 6" icon 35" procomps
...and currently a 75 F100 rocking a 6.0 diesel

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