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post #31 of 46 Old 10-07-2010, 12:08 PM
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^what he said^

all trucks will break, my 6.0 is studded and the egr is deleted, cost me about 1000 in parts. with a custom tune i will destroy pretty much any 7.3 around in every aspect. like dirk0 said, you have to pay to play. i notice most of the people out bashing them have never owned one, every time i take my truck somewhere somebody talks trash calling it junk, i just tell them to run their truck not their mouth haha


Grab your SCT with Elite's, innovative, old "Loony" or send me your strategy and I'll have Tony send you a hot tune.. I'll put my 7.3 against it!

Granted, I have a bit more than 1k in mine. You should check out powerstrokenation or powerstroke.org

This is true. I love corvette's, mustang's, ricer's, and such. I did have a interesting run against a STR8 Jeep. I was in 2wd and had to chase him down, I hate manual hubs. In 2wd, there is no such thing as traction. Even with the caltrac's.



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post #32 of 46 Old 10-08-2010, 07:15 PM
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I was an RV Transporter for the manufacturers in northern Indiana with a 2006 Ford Super Duty dually with a 6.0L.

In 2008, I spent $11,000 in repairs on my truck and I had the 200,000 mile Ford drivetrain warranty. Fors was forced to come up with the warranty because of all the law suits against them for the 6.0L engine. Many of those law suits are still pending.

All of the RV transport drivers were well aware of how bad the Ford 6.0L engine was and many of them did the same thing thing I did. I came up with $10,000 to pay down my loan because my $30K truckwas only worth $12,000 on a trade in and that was to a Foird dealer.

the 6.0L engine put me out of work, I couldn't support it and make any money.
So, I traded it in (with $10K from me) and got my Jeep JK.
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post #33 of 46 Old 10-09-2010, 02:07 PM
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Grab your SCT with Elite's, innovative, old "Loony" or send me your strategy and I'll have Tony send you a hot tune.. I'll put my 7.3 against it!

Granted, I have a bit more than 1k in mine. You should check out powerstrokenation or powerstroke.org

This is true. I love corvette's, mustang's, ricer's, and such. I did have a interesting run against a STR8 Jeep. I was in 2wd and had to chase him down, I hate manual hubs. In 2wd, there is no such thing as traction. Even with the caltrac's.
dollar for dollar a 6 liter will eat a 7.3 drag racing most of the time, from my personal experience. im on the org my name is powerjoker6.0 add me as a friend if you like! im not putting down 7.3's i love em and i wish the 6.0 were half as reliable, but fact is fact, 6.0 are faster and the plug and play stuff just makes them fun. you can argue about which trucks faster all day, but the fact is, they weigh 7000 lbs, theres no point. i use mine as a reliable nice looking dd and to tow my car to the track and home.

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I was an RV Transporter for the manufacturers in northern Indiana with a 2006 Ford Super Duty dually with a 6.0L.

In 2008, I spent $11,000 in repairs on my truck and I had the 200,000 mile Ford drivetrain warranty. Fors was forced to come up with the warranty because of all the law suits against them for the 6.0L engine. Many of those law suits are still pending.

All of the RV transport drivers were well aware of how bad the Ford 6.0L engine was and many of them did the same thing thing I did. I came up with $10,000 to pay down my loan because my $30K truckwas only worth $12,000 on a trade in and that was to a Foird dealer.

the 6.0L engine put me out of work, I couldn't support it and make any money.
So, I traded it in (with $10K from me) and got my Jeep JK.
sorry to hear that, so far i have $0 in repairs and about 1000 in bullet proofing, aside from injectors, which once i replace will put me in the 600hp range, there really isnt much that im scared of breaking on my 6.0

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post #34 of 46 Old 10-10-2010, 02:44 PM
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I'd go with the 7.3, auto or manual whichever you prefer. My friends dad owns a ford dealership he just got a 99 F350 in with 240,000 miles on it that had been beat to hell its whole life. The bed floor was formed to the frame and the bumpers were falling off, but the thing did run like a champ. The only the wrong with it besides the tore up body was the tranny wouldnt shift into over drive. Not to bad of a truck considering the abuse it took.
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post #35 of 46 Old 10-28-2010, 07:12 PM
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When i turned 17 (this year) the first trucks i used as a DD was a 7.3L F250 CCSB and then moved on to a 7.3L F350 Dually CCLB. Nothing major with either of them. my uncle has a 6.0L now and he wants to go back to 7.3L becuase its more reliable. i've driven the F250's with the 6.0 motors in em' and they haul *** but my uncle says the 6.0's are also a pain in the ***. the whole time i had it the only thing i had to do on the truck was rear seals and a tranny rebuild becuase i did tons of brake stands with the truck and both those things were basically my own fault. Im going to be bias and say go with the 7.3L becuase i like the motor more then the 6.0L, if you're looking to do mods and stuff you might aswell get a cummins motor (do a swap if you like the ford look). I plan on getting a diesel again soon and i'd like to do a cummins swap myself.
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post #36 of 46 Old 10-28-2010, 09:50 PM
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IMO like it was said earlier 6.0s are hit and miss in stock some go kaboom some keep chuggin. With an egr delete and headstuds they're pretty relible but pay to play once again.
The 7.3 is just plan realible. 6.0s are eaiser to get power out of but require 'bullet proofing'.
If you go with an auto behind any engine get a torque converter maybe a valve body, just better towing performance.
If it was me id get an early 2000s 7.3 with a manual, ya get the realibilty of a 7.3 and some of the easy of the 6.0s hopabilty. Just my other 2 cents, get a dmax or cummins and laugh at the fords in your rear view

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post #37 of 46 Old 10-29-2010, 03:46 PM
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get a dmax or cummins and laugh at the fords in your rear view
haha ive yet to see the tail lights of either and i race mine quite abit. my truck stock puts out about the same amount of power as the average "built" 12 valve around here

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post #38 of 46 Old 10-29-2010, 09:55 PM
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anthe cummins spent half the money to reach it realibly im gonna stop these arguments always just go in circles, every one has their prefence. i want a 12v: cheap reible and waaaay easy and cheap to pull power out of.

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post #39 of 46 Old 10-30-2010, 09:17 AM
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well thats also a bad rep that the 6.0 has... i spent 23k on mine, didnt have to, but i wanted a mint, low mileage truck. theres a kid in my town with the exact setup as me and he got his truck for 10k. other than that, i put head studs, $600,and egr delete $250, and an oil cooler which was covered under warranty, but for the sake of your argument we'll call it $500. thats $1350 on bullet proofing not including labor, which i did myself, that gives you a 6.0 that generally wont break unless you lose an injector or something dumb. i then spent $950 on an SCT tuner and Edge dash monitor, without the edge, which you dont REALLY need, it was about $500. custom tuning from innovative is $80, but i got that included in my programmer deal. so our total is now at, $1850 give or take a couple hundred bucks for gaskets, etc. now, find me a "reliable" 12v that makes 450hp/750tq that has less than 2k invested in it... if i spend another 3k on injectors and a turbo, ill be making gobs of power, but that will start getting to the limit of the torqshift's ability lol.

i love cummins, all my friends have them, eventually i want to put one in my truck cuz itd be awesome and unique. i just hate hearing all the sh*t people talk on my truck when they dont even know anything about it, or what it can do. all because somebody "once told them, that the 6.0 is garbage."

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post #40 of 46 Old 10-30-2010, 09:37 PM
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oh i understand that the 6.0 can be relible, jiust not as much as other eninges in pure stock, they all have their problems; duramax 01-04 had injector harness issues, 05/06 had overheating issues. cummins had the 'killer dowell pin' and the vp-44 isnt known to be relible and their trans cant hold the engine. im not tryin to argue anything, but hes lookin at a 7.3 or 6.0 that he doesnt want any problems with at all, and the 7.3 has proven more reilbe in stock form.

oh and 96 cummins 12v, took the fuel plate and put on a common rail turbo from the junk yard he had bout 375ish hp, 97 12v did the same but used an aurua 5000 turbo had bout 500hp, but to be fair he had a ats 5star trans as well, which is like 5grand i think.......dont member

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post #42 of 46 Old 11-10-2010, 07:12 AM
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the 7.3 motor is bullet-proof, while the 6.0 is less reliable but fast as a bat out of hell,
id say get the 7.3 and do an intake, 4" or 5" straight pipe from turbo back, and a bully dog tuner.
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post #43 of 46 Old 11-10-2010, 06:34 PM
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bullet proof until you try to start it when its 5 degrees out and windy,when you need it the most... my dad's 7.3 died on the side of the road 3 times one winter. granted it woulda been fine if he had plugged her in, but he's had his 6.0 for 5 years now and it starts every day and works all day, even when its below freezing, no problems. i plug mine in when its that cold, but the 6.0 is designed to start without being plugged in down to something like 10 degrees f if i remember right. theres advantages to everything, and the 7.3 was an excellent motor, i think they shoulda refined it instead of build the 6.0, but the govt emissions bs forced them to re-design, and when they did, the emissions crap killed the new motor, the 6.0. when you throw all that emissions stuff in the trash, you got a pretty reliable, and fast truck.

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post #44 of 46 Old 11-19-2010, 01:05 AM
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7.3 - a nice engine
but the style of the fords with the 6.0 oh.. sexy trucks

anyways I went Cummins
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post #45 of 46 Old 11-19-2010, 08:14 AM
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I don't really do Lemon Law cases but a guy came in yesterday with an 05 F350 Dually 50k miles, and had his dealer records showing 172 days in the shop. You all know that that probably means 300 days out of service because it takes a bit to get it towed in or dropped off and picked up. Geez. I had no idea.

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