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Old 10-08-2011, 04:27 PM
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7.3 powerstroke vs 7.3 IDI

How are the 7.3 powerstrokes compared to the 7.3 IDI engines? My cousin's friend is selling his 94 with a 7.3 IDI and I can probably get it for about 5 grand. The motor was just completely rebuilt. How do they hold up compared to the powerstrokes if anybody knows? Thanks
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No comparison really.
What are you goals with the truck.

If 250HP is all you will ever want and you are afraid of any electronics, the IDI is for you. And having to special order any part you may want, because the newest IDI is 17 years old and they were not that popular even when they were new

If you would like more than 250Hp and better drivability,Going into an auto parts store and them having parts to fix your truck. The powerstroke is the truck for you
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Old 10-08-2011, 05:55 PM
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The 7.3 idi is a great motor but like already stated is not as powerful and the powerstroke, but banks does make a turbo kit for the truck with says improves fuel enconomy 30% and improves torque like 100 ft lbs so u can make some power, I doubt never as much as a powerstroke but just like the psd the idi is a great motor in 7.3 and 6.9 applacations.
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Old 10-08-2011, 06:04 PM
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I don't need anything with huge hp numbers, just something with some spunk
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Well a friend of mine has an 83 f350 with the 6.9 (basically same motor) and it runs really good even with 450k on the odo, you will like it, if your scared it won't be enough drive it and run it, there pretty much indestructible.
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Old 10-08-2011, 06:33 PM
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The 7.3 idi is a great motor but like already stated is not as powerful and the powerstroke, but banks does make a turbo kit for the truck with says improves fuel enconomy 30% and improves torque like 100 ft lbs so u can make some power, I doubt never as much as a powerstroke but just like the psd the idi is a great motor in 7.3 and 6.9 applacations.
Banks no longer makes the turbo kit for the IDI's (thier were rumors they were coming back, but I doubt it) As of right now the only ones that make a turbo kit are ATS and I believe hypermax still makes kits. The aftermarket has forgotton these motors.
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i kinda think you should just get a powerstroke if youre gonna spend 5,000
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here's a little tid bit of info for everyone. I have a stock 96er w/ 4spd auto 4x4 ext cab LB. a former roommate of mine had a 89 small cab LB 3 spd auto 4x2. he and I decided to race. 0 - 35 he spanked me pretty good, but when my turbo spooled up, i spanked him right back.
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i kinda think you should just get a powerstroke if youre gonna spend 5,000
Can't find any in my area for around that price, that's the only problem and it would be my first diesel.
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Look a little farther, you mite spend less and make up for it in fuel cost to and from, good luck, my first diesel was a 97 psd super cab. One on the trailer
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