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Old 10-06-2012, 09:09 PM   #1
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Ok people, I wanna trade in the 1/2 ton for a 3/4 ton. I want a diesel, I don't tow much but a boat a couple times of year. I just basically drive. I'm thinking 08 and newer for the new body style. Which Diesel engine would be my best bet? Which have fewest issues? Which make easy power with a tuner and a straight pipe?
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IV heard 99-01 7.3
06-08 (I think) 6.0 but that's all I know also earlier 7.3
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Ok people, I wanna trade in the 1/2 ton for a 3/4 ton. I want a diesel, I don't tow much but a boat a couple times of year. I just basically drive. I'm thinking 08 and newer for the new body style. Which Diesel engine would be my best bet? Which have fewest issues? Which make easy power with a tuner and a straight pipe?
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Reliability go with a 2000 7.3. Cheap Easy power go with a 6.4L. Tranny sucks in the 7.3. But the 6.4 may have more engine problems due to the emissions crap. It's really up to you. Both 7.3 and 6.4 have their pros and cons.
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7.3 or cummins for reliability all the rest is like playing russian roullete every time you turn the key.
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7.3l tranny cooler on top 6.0 on bottom
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7.3 or cummins for reliability all the rest is like playing russian roullete every time you turn the key.
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7.3 or cummins for reliability all the rest is like playing russian roullete every time you turn the key.
There are a lot of different cummins engines. Which one? My buddy had a 04 and blew up at 60k miles.
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im assuming he means the 5.9
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I'd go with the old 7.3 or the new 6.7 . I've heard too many bad things abut the 6.0 and 6.4.
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