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Are these the best year 7.3's?

Looks aside, would the 99-early 01(whenever the last date was that they used forged rods) be considered the best all around 7.3's?

Unless I missed something I would think so. Have the forged rods of the OBS, but have a factory installed intercooler, disk brakes, electronic fuel pump, and I guess heavier duty truck all around.

Only thing I can think working against it is split shot injectors, and I would think that one "negative" would surely be outweighed by the positives it has from both the OBS and SD 7.3 platforms?

Again am I wrong or did I miss anything?

Not trying to stir the pot, just a general curious observation
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I guess the real question is, if you're talking about modding - are you worried or questioning about reliability?

Split shots aren't a negative. Swamps even has a custom upgrade for split shots injectors and tunes.
And even so, injectors can be swapped out for singles and the pcm reflashed to use them.

the 99.5 and later 7.3's are still plenty reliable. But with the `01 and later - you just can't throw as much HP because of the rods.
Otherwise - it's virtually the same motor.



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No wouldn't really say I'm questioning their reliability.

Guess the question is if the early Super duty trucks could be called the "ultimate package"?
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For their generation - perhaps, if we're talking about 'stock' configurations.
However, for the 'new' generation - the new 6.7 Scorpion equipped Super Duty's I think kick the 7.3 (all of them) arse's in that respect as far as the "Ultimate Package" now.



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Yeah sorry I meant out of the 7.3's ha

I'd certainly rather have a 6.4 without all the emissions and a tuner than the 7.3 with all the go fast goodies
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For their generation - perhaps, if we're talking about 'stock' configurations.
However, for the 'new' generation - the new 6.7 Scorpion equipped Super Duty's I think kick the 7.3 (all of them) arse's in that respect as far as the "Ultimate Package" now.
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Yeah sorry I meant out of the 7.3's ha

I'd certainly rather have a 6.4 without all the emissions and a tuner than the 7.3 with all the go fast goodies
Ya the newer 6.7L might be the nicest thing since sliced bread, but I will take my lower HP 2000 7.3L anyday of the week, and not have the headache's of a new diesel engines.

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