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Old 02-24-2013, 11:10 AM
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Truck dilemma help

What for gears are you running?
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Old 02-24-2013, 12:04 PM
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I'm 4:10 gears. I'm not mechanically inclined so I would have to pay a mechanic to do the bullet proofing. Not sure what that would cost.....
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Old 02-24-2013, 12:19 PM
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Truck dilemma help

Ah, my truck is using 3.73 s. which is why I'm guessing I'm getting 13 towing. I didn't look to see where you are located but where I'm at the average mechanic gets 65 an hour but they will have a lift and air tools so that would cut some time down. 16-20 hrs is with hand tools only.
When i checked into putting 3.55s in my truck front and rear they were asking 800 installed.
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Old 02-24-2013, 12:28 PM
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I dunno he went on powerstroke help or bulletproof diesel or something like that. With everything they were suggesting he do it was over 6k according to him. Oil pan scares me and so do the injecter issues. Funny thing is if you type in 6.0 ford diesel you read posts like time bomb waiting to go off and tons of stories with people spending thousands of dollars to fix them and still end up selling them. Trying to make a smart business decession and I'm thinking putting a bunch of money into this truck is not a good move.
I know all the Ford forums indicate all kinds of problems with the 6.0. For everyone with a problem, there is one with no problems. People don't post if they have no problems. I spend extra on keeping the fluids changed, fuel treated, coolant filter, clean the egr, transmission serviced. If you know the history of your vehicle and know if the engine is basically solid minus some upgrades and changes, it seems like investing in what you have may be an option. Another vehicle may have problems that you cannot foresee.
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Old 02-24-2013, 09:57 PM
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Good point. I think I am going to go with gmc duramax 3500 hd. Time for a change plus I am going to put a switch and go bed on it and see how that is. Can see how it would be super handy......will keep you posted with some pics when everything gets put together
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Old 02-24-2013, 10:01 PM
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You wont have much payload left but it will be cool, post pics.
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