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Old 11-04-2010, 04:08 PM
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I sold it....Now What?

So I sold my 2002 7.3L. It had over 250,000 which I know is not much but my needs are changing and want something a little different. So, I guess what I'm looking for is a dually and a manual trans with 4x4. I either want another 7.3 or a cummins 5.9 24 valve years 2003-2006. I need some opinions on this. I have done some research and I'm finding the 7.3 when chipped is putting out about as much power as a 5.9 stock? I like the cummins becuase of the gas mileage it gets. I don't like the cab as much as the Fords and I hear the truck doesn't last (front end parts, power steering, etc...) But, I have heard of guys with a 7.3 manual saying they get 22 mpg empty and 18 mpg loaded (although I kinda think it's BS). I never got much better than 16 mpg in mine which was an automatic. So I'm wondering if there are people out there who have owned both and can help me make a more informative decision. I know I'm on the powerstroke forum so I can see which way people are leaning. I'm just trying to gather as much info as I can about the two. I don't want to start a war, just would like two sides of the story. Thanks for all your opinions and experiences.
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MODS IN THE SIG..she's fer sale at 7500$ fully rebuilt motor,top and bottom end....very nice...i want a 2007 6.0..

i know i know,proper mods and the 6.0 is even better than the 7.3
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Old 11-04-2010, 04:17 PM
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I guess I have just heard too many bad things about the 6.0 that I wasn't even considering it. Maybe someone can chime in on that.
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dude, take the money that you sold your truck for, get a decently nice 6.0(there are plenty 03's and 04's out there) and take the rest and go ahead and put the new studs in and delete the egr. I had studs installed and the egr deleted on mine, and i cant be happier, as long as you take care of a 6.0 it will last you a long time.
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Old 11-04-2010, 04:46 PM
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What kind of fuel milage are the 6.0's gettting?
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Old 11-04-2010, 04:50 PM
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with all the mods in my sig im seein 14-15 in town and 18-20 on the interstate, and thats if im driving sensibly, lol.
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Old 11-04-2010, 04:57 PM
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Thanks for the info. All I'm doing is pulling a 6k trailer and I've got a 4k camper in the bed so I should be able to take care of it. I would only do mods that would improve economy and pulling power. I don't need 800 hp (although it would be cool) I just want something that will last and do the job it is meant to do. Thanks.
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Old 11-04-2010, 05:03 PM
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no problem man, just do the studs and delete the egr and you should have no worries.
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Old 11-04-2010, 05:30 PM
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+1 for 6.0

It would be hard for me (if I was in your position) to purchase another vehicle that is similar to the one I sold. 7.3 is a good engine but I can tell from your post you are wanting better fuel economy and more power (for towing purposes). 6.0 does both of these out of the box.
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Old 11-05-2010, 03:41 AM
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how much do studs and install usually run?
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