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Old 10-21-2011, 09:06 PM
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Looking at a 99 7.3 as Work truck

what are the best mods?

i have a 2008 6.4 but i found a cheap 7.3 with 238k miles on it. cclb,

i race and would use it mainly for chasing and hauling. any thoughts, thanks.

looking at exhaust, tuner, and intake. already has gauges...i have a cb radio and a few other toys to add.
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Old 10-21-2011, 10:38 PM
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Sounds like a cool truck! As a chase truck what are the minimum requirements? Are you going to be bombing around the desert in the 7.3? If so some suspension upgrades will be necessary. Is the 7.3 and auto or manual...as an auto with that many miles if it hasn't already it will need a transmission 'upgrade' or rebuild. That would be the only weakness I could see...that and some warn suspension parts, just usual PM stuff, besides the tranny...hope this helps! Good luck! I would go for it.

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Old 10-21-2011, 11:28 PM
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thanks, ya so here is my dilemma lol, i am deciding between a 99 cherokee and a 99 f350. i already have an f350 so im not too worried about the towing as i can use that but i was a little more worried about actual racing, however im looking for the best all around vehicle, an off roader, like rock crawling, and something i can chase with. chasing isnt too extreme, just a lot of dirt roads. both cars are already lifted and all set up. same price too.

im on the border because i want a rock crawler but i also want something that i can load miles onto and not worry about anything, i dont mind putting miles on my f350 but i like it as low as possible haha
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Old 10-21-2011, 11:36 PM
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IMO rock crawling with a CCLB would seriously cause some issues, or at least sacrificing a lot of body panels. How much of a lift. As a chase truck will a Jeep cut it? Especially hauling tires, and fuel, I would want a bed. If its just back-trail roads you would be o.k. but a pretty abusive ride, considering our trucks are leaf-sprung all around. You could do a coil over swap...or get lift leafs...that way they are squishy...but you would sacrifice payload. There are quite a few different ways to go around modifying a 7.3 to make the perfect applicable truck for your needs. Tranny question still lays on the table.

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Old 10-22-2011, 09:34 AM
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ya i probably would not even wheel with the cclb, i think it has a 6 inch, it is a salvage which i dont mind. it got hit from behind so it has no hitch, tails,bumper, or tailgate but no damage to body panels. a jeep would cut it as we use a wrangler 4 door now and a couple other vehicles. the wrangler is just a transportation car really. the other 4 or 5 trucks are all cclbs and all set up for towing and loaded with tools for chasing.

mainly im looking for an off roader but this truck caught my eye as it would be nice to find another truck, although i already have mine so this one would sit most the time until a race came around. id rather have the jeep sit and then use it for off roading when there are no races.
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Buy it. I did the same thing, its a hell of a work truck!
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Old 10-22-2011, 05:02 PM
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ya thats what i was thinking haha
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