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    I use my 1995 stroke to pull everything, my boat, horse trailer, stock trailer, flatbed, and utility trailer. I love my truck, it is getting up there in miles though (over 250,000) and I am thinkin about tradin it in for a Dodge Cummins. I need brute power for pulling horses, stock, and equipment. I am lookin at something between 2004 and maybe new. I lovr the new tranny on the 6.7, but I am scared of all that tree hugging EPA emmesions bull honkey. I know a couple of guys with the new ones and they are all happy, but most have low miles. Anybody here with a high mileage 6.7 cummins? Are you still happy with it?
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    Damn I only have 242,000 on my early 99 Ford. I feel better now.....thinkin like I got low miles on my truck.

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    I see several 7.3 ambulances, farm trucks, etc with 500k + on the ticker...maybe you should just keep on truckin with that 7.3! I'm stressin about hittin the 100k mark on my 02, i guess i shouldn't worry!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahiti Boss21 View Post
    I see several 7.3 ambulances, farm trucks, etc with 500k + on the ticker...maybe you should just keep on truckin with that 7.3! I'm stressin about hittin the 100k mark on my 02, i guess i shouldn't worry!
    My truck is a 95, and at times it costs near a payment to keep it on the road. Thanks for the reassurance though.

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    If you like the truck you have, just go find a motor and trans out of a dodge and swap them out. I've seen lots of miles on the Cummings and they just keep rolling. I found the 7.3 likes to throw rods, usually around that 250,000 mark where you now reside. I've heard of high mileage 7.3s but never have seen one in person. I'm not crazy about the front suspensions or the 4WD on the Dodge trucks. More so the front suspensions. But that and 25 cents still leaves you short for a cup of coffee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 74glencoe View Post
    I use my 1995 stroke to pull everything, my boat, horse trailer, stock trailer, flatbed, and utility trailer. I love my truck, it is getting up there in miles though (over 250,000) and I am thinkin about tradin it in for a Dodge Cummins. I need brute power for pulling horses, stock, and equipment. I am lookin at something between 2004 and maybe new. I lovr the new tranny on the 6.7, but I am scared of all that tree hugging EPA emmesions bull honkey. I know a couple of guys with the new ones and they are all happy, but most have low miles. Anybody here with a high mileage 6.7 cummins? Are you still happy with it?
    I have read several complaints on the new 6.7 Cummins. people are complianign of the poor MPG and less than expected power output. I have also read numerous complaints in regards to the newer dieselwith all the smog junk on them.The other issue with the current 3rd gen Dodges is the dreaded "death wobble" do a google search and you will see what I am talking about.

    I traded in my 7.3 f-350 using the same thinking that you posted and have to say I have kicked my ass everyday for that. I now have a 5.9 cummins dodge with 50k on it and have had more problems with it than anythign I have ever owned. I wish I could go back and just spend the $10k to make my old 7.3 "new" and I would be a considerable ammount ahead. and have a much better (IMO) vehicle

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    Quote Originally Posted by riverbound View Post
    I have read several complaints on the new 6.7 Cummins. people are complianign of the poor MPG and less than expected power output. I have also read numerous complaints in regards to the newer dieselwith all the smog junk on them.The other issue with the current 3rd gen Dodges is the dreaded "death wobble" do a google search and you will see what I am talking about.

    I traded in my 7.3 f-350 using the same thinking that you posted and have to say I have kicked my ass everyday for that. I now have a 5.9 cummins dodge with 50k on it and have had more problems with it than anythign I have ever owned. I wish I could go back and just spend the $10k to make my old 7.3 "new" and I would be a considerable ammount ahead. and have a much better (IMO) vehicle

    Live and learn I guess.
    Any new diesel gets poor MPG. Its the new smog laws that require the DPF (diesel particulate filter). I traded in a 2002 F350 dually that was chipped, exhaust and air intake and was getting over 20MPG at 55 for a new 08 that gets 14 if I'm lucky. My buddy has had an 08 for a while and his DPF fell off his truck. He has a temporary patch pipe replacing it and it gets close to 20 without adding the tuner, exhaust, and air intake. Every owner I've talked to with an 08 or newer truck is complaining about the fuel mileage.How much pollution are you really saving if you burn twice the fuel to get half the emissions per gallon?

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    Check out www.cumminsforum.com there is plenty of info, good and bad on the new 6.7L.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 74glencoe View Post
    I use my 1995 stroke to pull everything, my boat, horse trailer, stock trailer, flatbed, and utility trailer. I love my truck, it is getting up there in miles though (over 250,000) and I am thinkin about tradin it in for a Dodge Cummins. I need brute power for pulling horses, stock, and equipment. I am lookin at something between 2004 and maybe new. I lovr the new tranny on the 6.7, but I am scared of all that tree hugging EPA emmesions bull honkey. I know a couple of guys with the new ones and they are all happy, but most have low miles. Anybody here with a high mileage 6.7 cummins? Are you still happy with it?
    My 2006 white quad cab SLT dually is for sale. 60,000 trouble free miles, Fluidampr, True-Flow air filter system, G56 manual trans, am/fm/cd/sirius, LineX bedliner, popup gooseneck hitch, rails for 5th wheel, 80,000 mile Michelins. I change 12 qts Rotella Synthetic every 7500 miles. 17-18mpg in town, 20-23mpg hwy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahiti Boss21 View Post
    I see several 7.3 ambulances, farm trucks, etc with 500k + on the ticker...maybe you should just keep on truckin with that 7.3! I'm stressin about hittin the 100k mark on my 02, i guess i shouldn't worry!
    At 200,000 miles look to your turbo as it will be just about gone. Garrett has the fix. My BIL has a 2002 dually, really nice truck, he's got 200k on it now but can't afford to replace his turbo.

    The 7.3 is the best Powerstroke, wouldn't give 2 cents for the 6.0/6.4.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snoc653 View Post
    Any new diesel gets poor MPG. Its the new smog laws that require the DPF (diesel particulate filter). I traded in a 2002 F350 dually that was chipped, exhaust and air intake and was getting over 20MPG at 55 for a new 08 that gets 14 if I'm lucky. My buddy has had an 08 for a while and his DPF fell off his truck. He has a temporary patch pipe replacing it and it gets close to 20 without adding the tuner, exhaust, and air intake. Every owner I've talked to with an 08 or newer truck is complaining about the fuel mileage.How much pollution are you really saving if you burn twice the fuel to get half the emissions per gallon?
    ..."his DPF fell off his truck" If he gets caught he will be fined and his warranty voided. The aftermarket people are designing products to boost fuel mileage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catmando View Post
    ..."his DPF fell off his truck" If he gets caught he will be fined and his warranty voided. The aftermarket people are designing products to boost fuel mileage.
    Ok, here cimes a rant. The freakin tree huggers have ruined diesel trucks with their emissions bull. My dad just bought a 08 stroke, mostly to keep uncle sam out of his pockets, If he didnt buy a new "company truck" the IRS (Insane Rectal Sh*t-heads) was going to bend him over for $18,000. He gets worse mileage pulling ANYTHING than I do in the old Mean Green Machine (my 1995 stroke). I just dont get how injecting diesel on the exaust stroke makes the exaust cleaner. (Thats how they bring exaust temp up to burn the particles out of the dpf)

    And wait, arent we running out of oil? Thats what obama and the the rest of the liberals say. So the answer to solving "dirty diesel exaust" is to use more oil, depleting our natural resources. Oh, wait, there is enough oil under the ground of montana alone to run America for one hundred years!

    This is all one hek of a conundrum. And by the way, Ford will also void warranty with use of aftermarket programmers to cancel out the dpf and or the the dpf cleaning process. The newer computers on these trucks have storage space to store all commands, unlike the older computers that only stored error codes and origonal program.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 74glencoe View Post
    Ok, here cimes a rant. The freakin tree huggers have ruined diesel trucks with their emissions bull. My dad just bought a 08 stroke, mostly to keep uncle sam out of his pockets, If he didnt buy a new "company truck" the IRS (Insane Rectal Sh*t-heads) was going to bend him over for $18,000. He gets worse mileage pulling ANYTHING than I do in the old Mean Green Machine (my 1995 stroke). I just dont get how injecting diesel on the exaust stroke makes the exaust cleaner. (Thats how they bring exaust temp up to burn the particles out of the dpf)

    And wait, arent we running out of oil? Thats what obama and the the rest of the liberals say. So the answer to solving "dirty diesel exaust" is to use more oil, depleting our natural resources. Oh, wait, there is enough oil under the ground of montana alone to run America for one hundred years!

    This is all one hek of a conundrum. And by the way, Ford will also void warranty with use of aftermarket programmers to cancel out the dpf and or the the dpf cleaning process. The newer computers on these trucks have storage space to store all commands, unlike the older computers that only stored error codes and origonal program.
    Diesel is a much dirtier fuel than gasoline but it's getting much cleaner with the 15ppm sulfur diesel now on the market. The pre-common rail motors are being phased out. The Port of Los Angeles has banned the old motors and has cleaned up its air considerably. The biggest problem is the #2 bunker fuel that tanker ships use, but even that is being cleaned up. Diesel's future is looking brighter and brighter with the new motors and 15ppm sulfur fuel.

    "Peak oil" is not a political problem it's a problem of nature. We have no new light sweet crude fields left in the United States. Montana's oil is shale oil, very difficult and expensive to process. I've seen estimates of $150/bbl to make shale oil profitable. Do you REALLY want to go back to $4.50/gal?? BTW how has bu$h's mantra of 'kick their ass and take their gas' worked out for us so far?

    I haven't heard of a programmer that will "cancel out" the DPF and the EGR systems. The only way I know of is to physically remove them.

    Oh and rants are not good for your blood pressure...
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    spend your money at a company in colorado called destroked and drop a 5.9 cummins common rail in that bad boy they have all adapters needed in house and mount that cummins directly to your stock tranny that for some extra bucks will rebuild and make bullet proof for you i will be doing this to my 06 6 liter as soon as the warrenty runs out
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