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post #1 of 14 Old 01-10-2010, 11:43 PM Thread Starter
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Ford 7.3 or Cummins 12v or 24v

Obviously im in a powerstroke forum, so i know what to expect, but i jus wanna know why i should choose the 7.3 (obs or 99+) over a cummins 12v or 24v.

Ive got 10k to spend (give or take a grand or two depending on the condition of the truck).

Either way i go it will be a manual transmission 4x4.

So shoot me some opinions.

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post #2 of 14 Old 01-10-2010, 11:56 PM
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7.3 for a reliable work horse....

12v for speed and easy power!

much easier to build up the 12v but if your going to keep them mostly stock i would go with a 7.3, there is no replacement for displacement. PLUS the ford truck is 10x the truck of the dodge. The ONLY reason i'd ever buy a dodge is for the engine, and it would most likely get pulled and put in my OBS.

So if you want crazy power and speed get a 12v otherwise get a 7.3.

And the 24v is kind of out of question if your wanting a good truck for that price

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What are you using the truck for?
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if you want a cummins, it has to be a manual. their autos have been known to fail.

a 7.3 is fine but tend to be slow and lower hp rather than a 6.0 or 6.4

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They make adapter plates to bolt to the ford transmissions now don't they?

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What are you using the truck for?
it will be my dd back & forth to U of L but it will also see some mild pulling, nothin crazy that would really be a chore or anything but a 4wheeler in the bed, and a car on a flatbed every once in a while. it will probably see a 4wheeler in the bed & 1 or 2 atvs on a trailer most often.
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find a obs body and a cheap cummins 94+ and do the swap. then you have a great body and a great engine lol.

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it will be my dd back & forth to U of L but it will also see some mild pulling, nothin crazy that would really be a chore or anything but a 4wheeler in the bed, and a car on a flatbed every once in a while. it will probably see a 4wheeler in the bed & 1 or 2 atvs on a trailer most often.
yeah a good solid OBS is what i'd tell you to buy! you can find one in really good condition for like 6k! Then you will have money left over to mod it up a little bit to be semi fun. The tranny's on them are pretty weak but they hold up just fine to mild modding (not including the incjectors or turbo)

Chip,exhaust,intake, injectors, turbo.

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if you want a cummins, it has to be a manual. their autos have been known to fail.
Thats alright with me. I won't even drive a car or truck if its an auto. Matter of fact, ive never even owned an auto.
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yeah a good solid OBS is what i'd tell you to buy! you can find one in really good condition for like 6k! Then you will have money left over to mod it up a little bit to be semi fun. The tranny's on them are pretty weak but they hold up just fine to mild modding (not including the incjectors or turbo)

Chip,exhaust,intake, injectors, turbo.
When you say the trannys are weak you only mean the auto tho right? The zf5's are fine arent they?
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