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post #1 of 15 Old 01-18-2013, 12:56 PM Thread Starter
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2 reasons I bought a 7.3 power stroke

durability and ability to tow! guess that says it all how bout you!?!?

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1 - couldn't afford the gas on my 454 powered 2500 anymore

2 - broke a tie rod on my 2500 at speed on the hwy, scared the crap out of me and i swore off chevys

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I love finally having my truck back... that 7.3 dog that I was driving was just not cutting it.
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I blew up a 5.4 and a dodge ram v10 pulling my trailer i guess it was a sign to buy a real truck lol

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I knew I would change a lot anyway... this was the first rust free diesel I found... She was stock... Still building...

99 F-250 Super Duty, 4X4, CCSB. AKA: The Liberty Wagon.


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At the time (01) it was the big dog on the block... Planned on trading every few years. Then the 6.0 came out..... Then it wasn't worth enough to even mess with anymore. Now my goal is to hit 479,800 (to the moon and back) then I will retire her.

Other reason, all my friends had one, and they all still have them.

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Of course I'm handy under the hood, I currently own a cummins.

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Wanted a diesel because I thought I was going to be towing a lot. Got a great deal on it and for how little I've spent on it, I would pay almost double to get a similarly equipped gas truck.

'03 7.3 Lariat. 320k and counting

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had a 07 F150 and thought i was gonna kill it with the towing i was doing so i decided it was time to buy one with a good motor history and be able to burn alternative fuel. well within a week i will be testing alternative fuel to cut fuel cost

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I always wanted a diesel truck. Didn't want one with issues(6.uhoh).


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Do I need 2 reasons for each PSD? If so, I'll have to start making a list of 8 reasons... LOL

The first one started as a work related issue, the single wheel gasser work van needed to be bigger... so I found the DRW cut-a-way utility box van in about 2005 or '06.

2007 brought the addition of the F350 dually, which replaced the '84 K30 which had been a work truck at the time... WOW what an imrovement over a turbo'd 6.2L.

So I would have to say that my reasons were based on having driven PSD's at the place I worked in the late '90's... power and fuel economy.

Then the expanding family was the reason for the extened cab trucks to come into the picture, so there's 5 more reasons... we'll allocate some of them to the reason for the Excursion.

So here we are now, we have 4 of them...

Greg

'99 E350 DRW Stahl 11' util box van, 7.3 PSD, stock. 138k SOLD

'00 F350 extcab, 9' utility bed, dually 221k

E'99 F250 extcab, S/Bed 211k

'00 Excursion Limited, 7.3PSD 281k

'84 Chevy K-30, 6.2L TD, woods/trail beater. 141k

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