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Hey guys, I dont have a a powerstroke, but I am looking for a tow rig to haul a couple of jeeps cross country. I dont want to break the bank either. I found a reasonably price drw crew cab with a 5 speed which was recommended by a psd owner if you wanna tow with it. It was also recommended to go with a 99.5-2000 psd from an earlier post...

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The only thing else that I was looking for was 4 wheel drive....how difficult is it to make one a four wheel drive? Im new to fords, but I dont think it would be too bad.....

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i think you would be better off just finden one with 4 wheel drive ..... and you should be looking for one if you want the 7.3 any year from 1999.5 to2002....... some 2003's have the 7.3 just hard to find

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Also focus more to the 99.5-2000 trucks. They have forged rods vise the Power Metal Rods in the 2001-2003 7.3L's. I too would just look into finding one with 4x4 from the factory. Saves you time and $$$!!!!


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Not sure what a shop would charge to swap a pick up from 2 to 4 wheel drive but I met a guy who has two Powerstroke vans and paid $12K for one and $13K for the other to have them switched to 4x4. The front axles are independant and he has shift on the fly. By way of comparison it costs around $25K to have a F650 or F750 switched to 4x4.

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Not sure what a shop would charge to swap a pick up from 2 to 4 wheel drive but I met a guy who has two Powerstroke vans and paid $12K for one and $13K for the other to have them switched to 4x4. The front axles are independant and he has shift on the fly. By way of comparison it costs around $25K to have a F650 or F750 switched to 4x4.
Well I would definetly be doing the swap...cant afford to pay someone else to do it. Are newer f350's IFS, or solid axles? I think the parts would available....new axle, transfer case, and a couple of drive shafts...what else would there be for $13k ???
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if your gonna be towing alot, you should look for a 6sd. that extra gear makes alot of difference with a load back there

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if your gonna be towing alot, you should look for a 6sd. that extra gear makes alot of difference with a load back there
what years are 6spds available then?
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I don't know, my '01 has it, but we had a 97 that didn't. well worth hunting one down. although that might be an easy swap. someone else may jump in and know more.

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