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1994 f150 swb 5.0 swap to a 7.3 idi or pdi

ok guys i need yall's honest opinion. im looking to swap a 5.0 to a 7.3 engine and drivetrain. should i go for the IDI w/ turbo or PDI? i know that they put the powerstroke name to the IDI mid 94 but is there in other difference? which will i get more power with stage 1 injectors, TWM programmer/chip, exhaust, maybe propane and a few other mods. your opinion is appreciated, but please don't say PDI just because yours is. haha thanks guys.
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For the time, money and effort going into that project you may as well drop in a Powerstroke. The Powerstroke 7.3L has a rather massive aftermarket to support and upgrade it. You're only gonna get so much from the mechanical IDI 7.3, and not nearly as much aftermarket for that eng.


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And other than having the same displacement, the Powerstroke 7.3 and the IDI 7.3 have nothing in common.


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"Powerstroke" was introduced on the '94.5 model as a Direct Injected and electronic controlled engine.


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PSD vote here. youll be happier. can't chip an IDI either. are you sure you want to swap over getting a truck with the psd in it?

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i have but i haven't seen many lifted single cab swb obs with the 7.3 in them. figured it would be a good build, my truck is in really good shape and i like getting greasy.
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