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How strong are the 7.3 stock trans?

I am looking into a 7.3 and once I get one I am looking to do a beans ts 6 position chip, exhaust, and a intake

I barley ever tow and when I do it is only a few quads and i tow my mustang to the tuners once a year other then that the truck will be my daily driver so my question is, are these mods too much for a stock trans? Or how well do the stock trans hold up?
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I think it all how depends on how you drive. I have an 01 F250 with 107,000 miles.....82,000 of which have been with 8 inches of lift and 38's. I barely ever tow anything and have had zero issues with the transmission. I also drive like an old grandma for the most part. The only upgrade i have done is an upgraded valve body.
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I am looking into a 7.3 and once I get one I am looking to do a beans ts 6 position chip, exhaust, and a intake

I barley ever tow and when I do it is only a few quads and i tow my mustang to the tuners once a year other then that the truck will be my daily driver so my question is, are these mods too much for a stock trans? Or how well do the stock trans hold up?
Typically...the trans will stand up to the general mods you are talking about. An additional one I would recommend is guages so you can monitor the trucks performance/key components.

Obviously, when you buy a used truck it depends on who had it before you and how they treated it. If the previous owner maintained the truck and didn't beat the crap out of it...you should have no issues.

'03 7.3 - Stock!

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i would change the tranny fluid and filter so you know it has good nice clean fluid in there.

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Manual or auto?

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With the issues fixed a 6.0 can run circles around a 7.3.
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It is a auto sorry I should of mentioned that.

And yeah it would make sense to change the fluid and everything right away
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Not too derail but how about the manual as well?

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Not too derail but how about the manual as well?

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My zf6 is bulletproof so far they say the week point is clutch but at almost 150,000 mine still feels great with no slippage. but neither i or the PO towed very much with it.

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Ranch Hand front and rear bumper
On-board air W/Semi horns

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What it'd take to bulletproof it? And any clutches you'd recommend?

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What it'd take to bulletproof it? And any clutches you'd recommend?

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Nothing at all its 100% stock. As for a clutch when mine goes im gonna get a southbend clutch i have heard good things about them

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With the issues fixed a 6.0 can run circles around a 7.3.
2000 F-350 7.3L ZF6
Standard 7.3 mods
SCT tuned
8" Fabtech lift 13" total
5:13 Gears
46" Goodyear MVTs Military takeoffs
Bushwacker Cut-Out Fender Flares
Ranch Hand front and rear bumper
On-board air W/Semi horns

1995 F-350 7.3L E4OD DRW
Standard 7.3 mods
PHP Hydra W/Tony Wildman tunes
160/0 Injectors
T-500 HPOP
E-fuel Conversion
West Coast mirrors
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