Re: 6.0 PowerStroke Motors – The Good, The Bad, The Ugly
I know how you feel. Been there myself, and wanted to keep the old truck, but the wife actually wanted a crew cab, so who was I to argue. So far I like the new truck, the seats are more comfortable, it has more room, it has more under cab insulation, it is quieter, it has a much higher tow rating, and it will out pull the old truck. The upfitter switches (a must) and built in idle control are great. But there are some things I miss. The new trucks do not come with dual sun visors, hood insulators, and glove box lights. If you floor the 7.3 it throttles right up and then builds power with boost, the 6.0 hesitates for a couple of seconds, while the VVT builds boost, and then just explodes. I am generally a row-your-own person, but I like the 5-speed auto. Most people I know have had only minor problems, so I believe the odds are in your favor, especially if you get an 06. Then there is always that saying about the smell of a new vehicle, plus a new warranty. So take a test drive or for that matter several and see how you feel.
White 06 F350 Lariet CC 2WD DRW Tow Boss, Timbren SES, Bilsteins, Smiths Ultimate Bedliner, RK Tool Box, CondensorGuard, IntakeMod, S&B Intake, SEIC, Banks 4"TB, Accufab elbow, Edge Attitude CS, Blue Spring Mod, DCPower 185a alternator, Rebuilt FICM, STC and Standpipe update, Harpoon Mod, Coolant Filter, Glove Box Light, Hood Insulator, Rewired Mirror Heat, Seat Heater Indicator.