August 25, 2008Looking to buy a truck do you guys think the 7.3 *or* 6.0 is better looking for reliability and power?
Forums : Engines-Diesel : 7.3 or 6.0 which is better (982 Views)
August 25, 2008There i no question the 7.3 is the better motor.
August 25, 20087.3 is better, the 6.0 is loaded down with electronic controls and emissions. The 7.3 became extinct due to emission controls. Check out youtube and do a search for powerstrokehelp (user name) the guy has a lot of videos comparing the two and explains the ins and outs, pros and cons of each motor.
August 25, 20087.3 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
nuff said, I own 2 and would not even consider a 6.0.
August 25, 2008The duramax is pretty good too... which is what I am going to look at trading my 6.0 for whenever it gets back from the Ford dealer shop.
August 25, 2008Forget duramax,i know there making some pretty good power numbers but going from a ford to the chevy, not cool. If anything get a cummins there making crazy power, i often consider puttin a cummins in my ford, cause i hate everything about the dodge except the CUMMINS.
August 25, 20087.3 is the way to go. With the mods I did to mine, the performance just blows me away.
August 25, 2008Not even going with the GM vs Ford vs Dodge....... I had a 2004 Duramax and the worst decision I ever made was getting rid of it for the Ford, the only reason I did was because the Ford dealer practically gave me the 6.0 and gave me a TON on trade in on the Chevy. The 04 Dmax outperformed the 6.0 and best of all was never in the shop. My 6.0 has seen almost 2 months in the shop in 2.5 years, and tows horrible compared to my Dmax. If you are seriously looking at options for on road towing, put aside the third grade attitude of my truck is better than yours and look at all options including GM and Dodge. Although I cannot speak for the Dodges.
August 27, 2008Personally, I have worked on both and they both have their good and bad points. I would build a 7.3 due to the fact that there is no substitute for cubic inches.
September 6, 2008they both have heir ups and downs. a 6.0 has a stouter bottom end, but a 7.3 is more reliable. 6.0 needs headstuds and egr delete asap in my opinion, but after that you can make 500 horse very easily.
I own one of each, and i still like hte power and way the 7.3 drives, but im starting to like the 6.0 more as we make more power with them
September 6, 2008I tire of all the people who bash the 6.0, and have never owned one.....
Sure the EGR system has wreaked havok on the 6.0, and some of them do have their problems, but it doesnt need to be avoided like the plague that people think it is.
Drive both, choose then. The 05 ''s suspension, interior etc is different than the 99-04''s, and that may sway the vote too.