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Old 08-12-2016, 09:47 AM   #21
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diesel engines cost alot of money in matienance. Money that can be used for gas.

If you can find a good condition 7.3 in your budget id hop all over it. Dont get a 6.0 unless you are okay with spending 5k and up on making it dependable,
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Old 08-12-2016, 06:46 PM   #22
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ah the age old tale of does the cost of one outweigh the costs of the other
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Old 08-13-2016, 10:11 PM   #23
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Get a diesel if you like smelly loud vans. Or get a v10.
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Old 08-14-2016, 12:08 AM   #24
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I'm super happy with my v10. A close friend managed to find a low mile, well kept 7.3 (2wd) turtle top with correct, low rear end gearing. I have serious engine envy over that thing. They are however not easy to find these days.
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Old 08-14-2016, 09:41 AM   #25
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Oh man, now I'm depressed, evidently my van is the worst possible combination, an RB with a 6.0.

No, seriously, I know my combination isn't for everyone.

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Old 08-14-2016, 10:23 AM   #26
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Let's please not go down the gas vs diesel path again.
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Old 08-14-2016, 10:46 AM   #27
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When it comes to cool factor aka before I had my son, I would have gotten a diesel RB. But now that I'm in practical land, it's v10 EB.
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Old 08-14-2016, 12:41 PM   #28
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Practical land for me is an RB 5.4L........so YMMV.......
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Old 08-14-2016, 12:43 PM   #29
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RB helps a bit with the 100 point logging road turn around.
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Old 08-14-2016, 01:26 PM   #30
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RB helps a bit with the 100 point logging road turn around.
It's the same with an EB, just hang the butt over the cliff. As a bonus then the winch is already facing the right way.
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