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post #161 of 248 Old 01-27-2019, 06:24 PM Thread Starter
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You kept saying unreliable
1. A lot of what I said in my reply was in jest.
2. Your argument loses credibility when you make up stuff or put words in another fella's mouth. I'm pretty sure that I've never said a 6.7 is unreliable, even once. Please quote me directly. Thank you!

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Don't be triggered if someone choses to drive a different powerstroke.

Power to you if you want to ride yours till the wheels fall off, just don't berate guys who don't drive the same thing as you
ROFL. When was I 'triggered?' Who did I berate? When did I call 6.7s "unreliable," and how did you come to the conclusion that I kept saying that? I guess you've resorted to imagining I'm someone I'm not and attacking my character for it. Ok... Whatever. Drive on!

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Sorry bro , I think I quick read some other posts and confused them with yours. That horizon guy I think. He was running his mouth but I think the mods cleaned it up. Maybe i missread that too, who knows. I been workin so flippin much lately that every things been a blur. Im fixin to go to Hawaii to fish, relax and clear my head.
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Alright, then. **** happens! Look, I like the 6.7. I'm just proud of my 7.3. I do think it's the best, and I like thinking that! The night I made this thread, I was in a slightly intoxicated and jovial, to use the mod's description, mood, and sometimes it's fun to talk a little smack. If we didn't all think our vehicles were awesome, there wouldn't be much point to an enthusiast forum, but I didn't mean to take it far enough to work anybody up. It looks like it was just the right amount for most people to wade in and have fun with the conversation, too.
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post #164 of 248 Old 01-28-2019, 06:47 AM
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I think everyone's forgetting the 6.9 "powerhouse". That little paper weight is the real OG.

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I no I’ve own 1 7.3, 6.5 turbo, 4 cummins, 6.0. The 6.0 the only one still setting in the drive way. We have 6.9 in are hydro seeded, it’s still going.
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The reason I decided to sell the 7.3 and get a new one was the 7.3 was going to need some work and yes it would of been cheaper to replace everything vs a new truck. I was also thinking of doing an interior swap to a new one and putting the coil springs from a newer truck on it. It was going to need new injectors if I wanted to keep towing with it. (They were too hot for towing) It would of needed ball joints soon along with the random other stuff. I could of fixed everything and swapped out the axle and maybe the interior for 8K I'm guessing and it would of been a good truck. But when it comes down to it it is still a 17 year old truck that you will never get the money out of that you spend upgrading it unless you wait for that one person that will pay for the upgrades. I could of done all the stuff myself but I have 2 small kids at home and spending my free time out in the garage wrenching on the truck has kind of gone out the window for now. Also my truck is my daily driver so if something breaks I'm out a vehicle until I get it fixed. The new truck I don't have to do anything to. It is more capable compared to the old trucks weight wise. I was over the legal limit of the 02. Im not with the 17. I don't have to modify it to be able to tow the camper up a grade at 70 mph. I don't have to work on it. If something does break I just have to take it in and they give me a rental car. I can hang out with the kids instead of spending the weekend in the garage. Did I need all the bells and whistles? No but it is nice to have the 360 camera and make sure one of the kids aren't on the side of the truck, in-front or behind it. The adaptive cruise when you get behind that slow person on the highway. I guess I would just rather do other stuff at this point vs compared to keeping an old truck running right now. At least if its my primary vehicle.
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The reason I decided to sell the 7.3 and get a new one was the 7.3 was going to need some work and yes it would of been cheaper to replace everything vs a new truck. I was also thinking of doing an interior swap to a new one and putting the coil springs from a newer truck on it. It was going to need new injectors if I wanted to keep towing with it. (They were too hot for towing) It would of needed ball joints soon along with the random other stuff. I could of fixed everything and swapped out the axle and maybe the interior for 8K I'm guessing and it would of been a good truck. But when it comes down to it it is still a 17 year old truck that you will never get the money out of that you spend upgrading it unless you wait for that one person that will pay for the upgrades. I could of done all the stuff myself but I have 2 small kids at home and spending my free time out in the garage wrenching on the truck has kind of gone out the window for now. Also my truck is my daily driver so if something breaks I'm out a vehicle until I get it fixed. The new truck I don't have to do anything to. It is more capable compared to the old trucks weight wise. I was over the legal limit of the 02. Im not with the 17. I don't have to modify it to be able to tow the camper up a grade at 70 mph. I don't have to work on it. If something does break I just have to take it in and they give me a rental car. I can hang out with the kids instead of spending the weekend in the garage. Did I need all the bells and whistles? No but it is nice to have the 360 camera and make sure one of the kids aren't on the side of the truck, in-front or behind it. The adaptive cruise when you get behind that slow person on the highway. I guess I would just rather do other stuff at this point vs compared to keeping an old truck running right now. At least if its my primary vehicle.
Heaps of good points there.

At the end of the day, you’ll never get back everything you spend on your truck. However I think in gereral it’ll make it easier to sell and you may get half back.

I understand it’s not always possible to have your truck off the road, but I think it’s very satisfying to work on it and stand back and know you’ve done a great job and now it’ll look after you. Also, when I work on it my kids help most of the time and it’s something practical they can learn.

Not everyone is the same, but a point to make is that not many like driving a stock truck. Even if I bought a new one, I could easily spend 10-20k on it straight away. True though, I wouldn’t have to spend quite as much (trans, injectors and turbo). So when it comes to affordability upfront, an older well looked after modified truck will win everyday.
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Heaps of good points there.

At the end of the day, you’ll never get back everything you spend on your truck. However I think in gereral it’ll make it easier to sell and you may get half back.

I understand it’s not always possible to have your truck off the road, but I think it’s very satisfying to work on it and stand back and know you’ve done a great job and now it’ll look after you. Also, when I work on it my kids help most of the time and it’s something practical they can learn.

Not everyone is the same, but a point to make is that not many like driving a stock truck. Even if I bought a new one, I could easily spend 10-20k on it straight away. True though, I wouldn’t have to spend quite as much (trans, injectors and turbo). So when it comes to affordability upfront, an older well looked after modified truck will win everyday.
I completely agree with you on the satisfaction of working on the truck. I loved doing the upgrades on the 02 and seeing the fruits of my labor. Once the boys get older I’ll get another one and drag them out there with me and make a project out of it. They are only 4 years and 6 months now though so one just runs off with my tools and the other just sleeps and poops.

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I own 2 6.0s. I'm skipping right past 7.3PS and looking at a '91 IDI tomorrow (if it doesn't snow). I've read thru all this thread and there are plenty of valid reasons to have all of them. I'd hate to have to choose, so I'm not. An IDI, then a 7.3 powerstroke, then when they come down enough for my piney tastes I'll get a 6.7. Think I'll leave the 6.4 out, but all the rest I want.

I'm just captivated by this IDI non turbo engine, I haven't seen anything that simple since my 50 willys. Since I'm not buying it for comfort or it's towing (even tho it's a motor designed for a schoolbus and was the shiznit back then and will pull stumps) I think I'm gonna love it. There is no better or worse, it's just what you want it for and what you like.
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I own 2 6.0s. I'm skipping right past 7.3PS and looking at a '91 IDI tomorrow (if it doesn't snow). I've read thru all this thread and there are plenty of valid reasons to have all of them. I'd hate to have to choose, so I'm not. An IDI, then a 7.3 powerstroke, then when they come down enough for my piney tastes I'll get a 6.7. Think I'll leave the 6.4 out, but all the rest I want.

I'm just captivated by this IDI non turbo engine, I haven't seen anything that simple since my 50 willys. Since I'm not buying it for comfort or it's towing (even tho it's a motor designed for a schoolbus and was the shiznit back then and will pull stumps) I think I'm gonna love it. There is no better or worse, it's just what you want it for and what you like.
Bingo... We buy the trucks we like. Because they are awesome. I loved my 6.4, just ended up moving away from the idea of building the motor for the power. I bought my 6.7 because I like the motor along with the truck wrapped around it. Simple as that.
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