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7.3 into a gas superduty?

what would it take to convert a v10 into a 7.3? besides the obvious motor... but what about the small details and what not?



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fuel lines need to bled/tank drained and refilled
add a second battery
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swap out tranny
redo the exhaust to except pipes for turbo
need to install intercooler

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Wouldn't you also need to reinforce the frame for the additional weight?, Shocks, leafs, etc......

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the trans wouldnt be compatable? i was under the impression that all 4r100s were basically the same?



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Wouldn't you also need to reinforce the frame for the additional weight?, Shocks, leafs, etc......

I am thinking no initially. This is bc when you look at suspension parts it groups 5.4's and 7.3/V10's together.
If I had to mess around with suspension too I would put 6.0 suspension on! COILS!!!!!

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I think there isn't much difference for the frames, between engines. I would bet that they build the frames all the same, then they go to different areas for whatever engine they are getting......

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aren't the core supports different in the gassers too?

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hm maybe, i told my buddy to just buy a diesel, but we ran the numbers, we feel we could put one in for 5 grand, and to sell his and buy one it would take more, v10s ant worth anything..



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