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    Default Re: ford triton 6.8 v10?

    Remember with any diesel that you are going to have a great deal of maintenance over any gas truck...If you're not hauling stuff at least 2 or 3 times a week I'd go with something with an LS or Hemi...they will do fine and in most cases you don't need more than that. With diesels you have to worry about startup temps around here and warming up the trans before doing much anything (if you want any of them to last) which takes time, I treat the fuel with 2 additives that add about $10 to the cost of every tank which is already $4.19 a gallon here, injector issues can spell $1000s of dollars in repairs, and no diesel is easy to work on...they cram the engines and accessories in anything after 2003 or 2004.
    All that being said...it's fun to drive one. I have an 8000 pound truck that has 558 horsepower and 1125 pound feet of tourque at the wheels...it hauls some ass! But all in all you will have headaches with anything you drive...it's just with diesels those headaches are more expensive.

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    Best diesel advice I've heard.

    Quote Originally Posted by 89FiveOh View Post
    Remember with any diesel that you are going to have a great deal of maintenance over any gas truck...If you're not hauling stuff at least 2 or 3 times a week I'd go with something with an LS or Hemi...they will do fine and in most cases you don't need more than that. With diesels you have to worry about startup temps around here and warming up the trans before doing much anything (if you want any of them to last) which takes time, I treat the fuel with 2 additives that add about $10 to the cost of every tank which is already $4.19 a gallon here, injector issues can spell $1000s of dollars in repairs, and no diesel is easy to work on...they cram the engines and accessories in anything after 2003 or 2004.
    All that being said...it's fun to drive one. I have an 8000 pound truck that has 558 horsepower and 1125 pound feet of tourque at the wheels...it hauls some ass! But all in all you will have headaches with anything you drive...it's just with diesels those headaches are more expensive.

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    Default Re: ford triton 6.8 v10?

    yeah me too, people really look over the negatives for the positives.
    2001 Corvette - Heads, Cam, Intake, Full exhaust, Hotchkiss Swaybars, z06 brake ducts, SS brake pistons & Lines Etc. Lowered & Murdered out.
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    Spreadsheet 5 years...proof is in the numbers. It's in the smell and rattle too but some folks like that sort of thing.

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    Default Re: ford triton 6.8 v10?

    Good info, thanks guys. 6.0 truck has some attractive points too I can't lie. The whole thing has me reevaluating the amount of hauling I will really be doing vs it's dd duties.

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    A 5.3 will pull anything you want .
    2001 Corvette - Heads, Cam, Intake, Full exhaust, Hotchkiss Swaybars, z06 brake ducts, SS brake pistons & Lines Etc. Lowered & Murdered out.
    2000 Trans AM WS6 - Forged Motor APS Twin Turbo Kit. Full Suspension & C5 brakes.... in pieces currently
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    1995 Mercury Grand Marquis - ugly but comfortable

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    Default Re: ford triton 6.8 v10?

    The only reason I don't like the 1500 chevy for towing is the 4l60e. A 5.3 would have towed anything I wanted but the trans isn't up to the task if you tow regularly or heavy weights.

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    Default Re: ford triton 6.8 v10?

    Exactly...friend of mine hauled a 34' 5th Wheel camper to Alaska and back to WV with a 5.3 Silverado and it did fine powerwise...the 4l60e is definitely the weak link though. My uncle replaces those on the regular at his shop when they go out. A beefier 2500 or 3500 with a 6.0 and a gutsier trans would be ideal for most anybody without the hassle of diesels..only down side is some folks with diesels will hassle you at times cause most diesel enthusiasts are dicks hahaha

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