Its surprising how any one can have such a strong opinion against the newer trucks when you've never owned one. You could literally just replace 7.3 with 6.7 in your above statement and it would still be truth.
Ok. Except I'm in a 7.3 forum.
The part about the 11-14 turbos is the only valid concern. Guess what, run your stock 7.3 turbo at 400+ hp and see how long it lasts..
Nope. Tows just fine at its power level. Doesn't have problems as designed... Can you say that for the 11-14 turbos?
I just swapped turbo and hpfp and couldn't see anything that would require lifting the cab.
I don't run the horse piss and don't recommend any one else should either.
13 qts of oil for the 6.7 vs 15 in 7.3 as well as the fact that it's not heui so there's no shear and I could easily go 20k+ miles between changes with quality oil.
So where's the higher operation costs ??
DEF + repairs on more expensive & extra parts that utility vehicles don't need. Outside of operating costs: Depreciation, insurance, loan interest, etc...
Truck stop being a truck ? Take the fact that you don't like 6.7 out of the equation for a minute. Put an 03 next to a 19 both without a motor for comparison sake, look em over in their "truck areas" and see which one is more of a truck. Creature comforts are just a bonus.
Truck = simple utility vehicle. New truck = flashy status symbol with a ton of unnecessary complexity and excessive equipment and pampering for soft men
6.7 has a full manual option right on the auto shifter without having to mash a clutch, It's pretty frickin sweet.
which equals not a manual.
Step outside your box for a minute and Think if a guy bought a new 6.7 and never owned a 7.3 , he comes on here and start a thread like why would anyone waste their money on an old clapped out underpowered 7.3 ?? Yada yada, Its half the truck a 6.7 is ! You and the 7.3 fan boys would be on the front line to defend why the 7.3 only rivals sliced bread in cool points. See how that works though ? You would understand that that guy has no experience with 7.3 so why does he try to criticize it ? Or maybe you don't understand what I'm saying hence this thread you started...
I wouldn't be offended. Are you? lol
I'm just saying
Guys that liked their 7.3 and now own a 6.7 are about the most qualified to comment in here. Seems like they almost unanimously choose the 6.7.
Right... eliminate anyone who isn't biased enough to go buy one, as opposed to people like me who can afford them, has thoroughly considered them, but have chosen to stay with the simpler, more reliable, and WAY cheaper alternative. Add my little secret that even if the truck's cost the same, I'd be inclined to remain with the 7.3 unless I needed more capacity, in which case probably a Chassis Cab with a 7.3
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I might have gotten carried away with the emojis
And, hey, I'm just having fun. Don't take any of this stuff too seriously. Do what you want with your money. I respect the 6.7. Good engine. Good transmission. Good truck! I'm glad Ford is still kicking ***! I will not own one unless money starts falling from the sky, I don't care about all the little broken accessories or dealing with emissions & DEF, and something inclines me to desire luxury interiors in a utility vehicle I only use for utility tasks, but I can appreciate them from afar while I make wiser decisions for me.