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I woundering what everybody thought. Im going to buy a crew cab one ton. For the farm and work would you get a 6.0 or 6.4. Im going to use it. Which one would you say yes to on buying. I have a had a dodge for years and switch to a Ford. sorry if I missed spelled. thanks
Why you say that? I just sold my 01 dodge. I want to move up in years. For the miles, I put alot of miles on a truck and I don't want to buy a truck with already alot of miles... But I would agree with you that the 7.3 is alot better truck motor wise..
I would go for the newest 6.0 you can afford. Although I had a bad experience with my 6.0 the 6.4 can be very expensive after warranty.
I also agree with getting the newer truck. I've had two 7.3's and neither was close to the 6.0 in performance and refinement.
Plus you get a solid proven 5 speed trans in either truck but a 7.3 will have the old 4 speed auto. And thats not good.
Ya. I have drove a couple 6.0's. Power wise the 6.4 would run with the 5.9 in my dodge. I have just read alot about them blowing headgaskets on the 6.0 is it if you run factory on muffler or does it matter?. I like the looks of the 2008.
Welcome to FTE fergi515 Read through the forums and understand the newer engines, later model 6.0L are pretty good and have no issues unless you plan on using a tuner to increase the HP. The 6.4 is a 3 year engine run and can get expensive with the emission components. A good rule is buy an extended engine warranty to save you from an unwanted expense.
I traded up from a 7.3 manual 4x4.
That truck was in the shop more times than not. All covered under warranty. Sold it with 36,000 miles because I was afraid of the bills after the 3 year warranty period.
I'd say about ...$10k to 12k in repairs, engine out I think twice, I forget now.
Now, with this 2006 6.0l... with 55k mi. one time in the shop for a radiator cap!
and I had a turbo seal that went bad so I did the work myself since it was over 5 years old by then.
That's it. a radiator cap covered under warranty for the 6.0 and a bazillion things with the ol' 7.3
but between the 6.0 and the 6.4, stick with the 6.0.,
you won't regret it
btw welcome to FTE
I have had both and am still driving the 6.0 truck, I have not had a problem with either, the 6.0 has a way better trans and blows the 7.3 truck into the weeds when loaded up. Do your homework on a 6.0 truck and you will be happy !
ok. I like the 6.0's. the 6.4 well run only test drove one of them tho. got a buddy that has 04 with the 6.0 in it with a wrecker bed. it does good. Just got to find one that is the hard part. but thanks for all of the post.
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