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Suspention/Engine??

Howdy all. NOOB here, to the forum and to PSD's in general. Im looking to get a 99-03 7.3L F-250 when I get back from Iraq. My question is: Whats the difference in suspention between these years and what are they rated at? Also, What is the diff. in the 7.3L engin itself if any?

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As far as I know...there is NO difference in the suspension on the 99-03 7.3L trucks. (I could be wrong though).

The most noteable difference in the motor is that the 99.5-2000 trucks have Forged Rods and the 2001-2003 trucks have Powered Metal Rods. PMR's aren't as strong. Power levels increased over the years.

I think the 2003 7.3's were rated at 275 hp at the flywheel. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.

I don't know what the F-250's are rated at. My F-350 is rated at, "Can tow anything I F-ing want" as far as I'm concerned!!!


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if your talking front suspension the coils didn't start showing up until like 04 i believe on the 6.0 PSD . honestly 99 -03 7.3 with an leaf suspension rides better **** nice if i can say so not like your riding in a hay wagon at all . be be afird to spend some time hunting once your get home to find your dream truck and keep hanging around here so we can help in any way to answer those question good luck and thank you

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Welcome to the Forum!

The only real difference I know of, other than the rod strength and the factory rated power will be in the early '99's. They had a little different turbo and intake setup. I think someone said they have smaller injectors also. In my opinion, an early '99 runs very strong with a chip or programmer and I think they sound better with the different turbo. You can tell the difference in an early '99 and late by the powerstroke badges. The early ones are on the front of the fenders, and the later on the doors.

Oh yea, when was it the good trannys started?

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Don't know alot of the differances but... I like my 01 7.3 ALOT plenty of power and then some.... you can't go wrong with which ever one you get.... and thanks for your service :uzi:


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Thanks for the replies. Ive got to modded mustangs that this truck will be pulling. I never knew the PSD crew was so into modding these engines. After reading posts on this forum I can't wait to start wrenching on a turbo deisel. Once I get one I'll check back to see where I should start. 6 months to go

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your welcome you won't be disappoint . now you need to ask yourself the question what is getting most of your money the truck or your cars LOL be safe

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