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so im looking for my first diesel but im hoping for some pointers on what to get, actually i should re-say that cause im between an 05-06 f-250/350 or 04+ cummins, im terrified of the fords 6.0 but i heard the newer ones were not as bad and if you have the money and can change the head bolts and delete the egr or just drive it without a stupid tune you should be ok, how true is this?? and on the flip side the 04 cummins like i said is always an option even though they are next to impossible to find without shitty miles or trashed but they always have the crappy trannys and well there dodges, i know diesels run forever but i feel kinda crazy spending 20k+ on something with 100k on it, how much should i look at this? any input would be greatly appreciated thanks

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You need to do more research first, you have no idea what you are talking about already.
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please explain on this no research? ive done quite abit, more or less i want some pointers from guys with 6.0's and how they are holding up, ive heard lots of whore stories but also look how many are out there, thanks for your help already......
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Default Re: Buying a Diesel......Need some pointers

Your price range was 20k+, if you look in the upper 20's you should be able to find something with lower miles. Also are you looking at King cabs or Regular cabs? Extended bed or short bed. All these things effect the price just as much as the engine. Finding a Single cab diesel should yeild pretty low miles in that price range. Especially if your looking at 05-06.
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as long as its not a regular cab and roughly in the mid 20k range obv cheaper the better, im more talking engines........

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cab configuration and price isnt what im looking for as long as its not a regular cab and roughly in the mid 20k range obv cheaper the better, im more talking engines........
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Default Re: Buying a Diesel......Need some pointers

my best friend has a 05 crew cab lariat 2wd with the purge delete or whatever, that he bought last year i think for below 20k, has 110 120k on the clock. He hasnt had problems since. Chipped intake, exhaust, Ford factory 20" 5 spokes.
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Default Re: Buying a Diesel......Need some pointers

Comparing a cummins to a 6.0 is apples and oranges. Also, you're going to put a tranny in either truck, dodge or ford.
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Comparing a cummins to a 6.0 is apples and oranges. Also, you're going to put a tranny in either truck, dodge or ford.
very true but finding a decent cummins sucks, i dont think people want to get rid of them, im not so concerrned with tranny's as i am with the 6.0 and its problems, im not looking to mod this truck more than maybe an exhaust, i really am partial to fords im just seeing if there is any extra info to get from local people on them
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