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Old 04-04-2010, 03:33 PM
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New to the Forum, 99-03 7.3L PSD advice needed

Hello All

Im looking at getting rid of my CTD (in sig) and getting a 7.3L PSD, I was just wondering, what are the pros and cons? I know the engines are strong workhorses, but what usually goes wrong with them? Also what about suspension, and axel parts and what not. For Example my CTD has had trans probs that are now rectified via aftermarket, anything usually go wrong with these transmissions? Anything on the 99-03 7.3 I should be aware of?

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Old 04-04-2010, 03:40 PM
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the later 7.3s had PoweredMetal Rods and the earlier ones had forged. If your going for a high hp truck then you will want forged rods. PMR crap out at about 450hp or so.
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Thanks thats good to know. I would probably just throw a downloader or a module on it with an exhaust and CAI of some sort. DD and tow with it 300-400 miles a week. IMHO Ford SD PSD look the best with lifts, I am wanting to get one with an 8'' and 38s. How is the throttle response with a downloader, or module, I know with my trans and my mods, mine is QUICK, and is only a I6, 8cyl PSD should be similar if not more right?
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Welcome to the org.!

My chipped 2001 7.3 ate several transmissions before I finally got it "built". No problem since (24,000 miles). The 4R100 tranny is the weak link in these trucks. The engines are very dependable and easy to work on when not. I hope to always have a 7.3 and am not interested in the 6.0 or 6.4. Just my $0.02.
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Old 04-04-2010, 04:03 PM
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If you want reliability id go with a 6 Pos. chip with custom tunes on it, a BTS transmission, intake, exhaust.
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My vote is for the 7.3

Cheap, reliable, simple to mod, plenty on the market to choose from, the list goes on.

If your just looking for a little pep in the truck then i recommend getting a Tony Wildman/Power Hungry Performance chip. That's about all you'll need unless your going for big numbers.
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No big numbers, I just want a DD, and tow rig. Mine (CTD) Tows 300-400 miles a week, I need a truck that will do that as flawlessly as mine has. If anything I would do a module, or downloader, CAI, and exhaust. Pretty much the same that is on my CR CTD.
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Old 04-04-2010, 04:36 PM
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Here is the rig Im wanting to trade, just incase anyone is interested.

http://www.powerstroke.org/forum/tru...-ccsb-f-t.html

It is possible I may just keep it. Once your past the trans in the CR motors (which is already in progress), They can make nasty Reliable HP and TRQ,not to mention mileage and longevity. But we will see what kind of bites I get.
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Welcome to the ORG!

Nice truck you have there.

I am a fan of the 7.3 myself.
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i did a DIY intake for under 40 bucks ill get you a link
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