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Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Elk Point, Alberta
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Car is sold now time to choose an Ex!
Its been a long few months trying to sell my car privately so I could get us the Ex we so desperately need. We have 4 kids with the 3 girls all in 4H riding club and the wife wanting a 30' + travel trailer. I had only 1 real choice in our next vehicle, an excursion with a powerstroke!
I have been researching these rigs for over 3 months now and have started to narrow down my choices. At first I was only looking at ones with 7.3's but upon further review I have found many owners having good luck with their 6.0's also. So then I figured well I would include 6.0's if they had lower Km's and came back with good oasis reports. The one thing I was keeping constant was that I wanted it to be basically stock (little or no upgrades), thinking that they wouldn't be bagged to beat hell. Well that went out the window pretty fast when I took a closer look at a couple 05's that are just awesome. 1 has a 6" procomp lift with it looks to be 35's, magnaflow turbo back, bullydog tuner and a CAI. The other 05 rig has a 4" lift with 33's and stainless steel aftermarket exhaust (don't know about any tuners yet).
These are both beautiful rigs and I would be happy with either one sitting on my acerage! The question is about towing with these rigs, what affect does 4" and 6" lifts do to my towing abilities? Should I go mostly stock or should I be seriously considering these 2 lifted Ex's? There will be lots of towing in the summer months but almost none in the winter, this will be our main family vehicle for some time.
Oh and one more question
Any thoughts on a basically stock 02 7.3 with a hypertech 100hp programmer?