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Trading my 2000 Ex for a 1995 F350 CC. What to expect?
It has been quite a while since I have been here. I apologize for my absence. This place has really grown since I was on last time.
I have been talking with a guy I met through autotrader for the last month about trading my 2000 Limited Excursion 4x4 7.3L PSD with 217,000 miles for his 1995 F350 PSD CC 4x4 LB with 216,000 miles + cash. I have been wanting a CC OBS truck for a long time. The other guy really wants a 7.3L Ex. We have exchanged hundreds of photos/info via email and are both happy with the trade idea.
I really need a CC truck because of kids, dogs, and gear. I think I will miss the 3rd row seat in the Ex, but having an 8' bed to haul firewood, military truck parts, hunting gear, and other junk will make me very happy.
To those of you who have owned both, am I nuts for giving up my newer intercooled SD Ex for an OBS truck? Has anyone else made a similar trade? What should I expect?
I used to have a 1995 F250 2WD EC PSD truck, so I am familiar with that generation of engine, interior, and exterior. That truck ran like a raped ape! The only mod I performed was the DIY FPR 3/16" BB mod and it would light up the rear tires. The F350 has a Dana 60 solid front end instead of the D50 on my Ex so I am excited about that. I would like to have a winch/bumper combo to help suck other trucks out of the mud.
The F350 is stock except for a Bully Dog CAI, performance valve body/accumulator, and a Banks TransCommand. I'm not big on reusable filters so I will probably eBay it and get a Tymar.
I don't even have the truck yet and I am already planning mods. I am thinking gauges, an intercooler, 4" exhaust, DP Tuner 6-position chip, dieselsite fuel system, and beans stage 1's.
Anyways, enough rambling. I would just like to hear what you guys think about the swap. Thanks!
2005 Excursion 4x4 LTD with ARP Studs, EGR Block, Upgraded Oil Cooler, S&B Intake, Unknown Turbo Mods, 4" MBRP and Edge Insight CS