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7.3L or 5.9?
I was talking to a buddy and his motor went out on his 6.0. He just finished replacing it with a Cummings 5.9 out of an 05 dodge. It made me think what would I do if my motor went out on my 2002 f350 cc, SB, drw. The truck is only used for towing my big toy hauler 15k lbs.
I only see two options,
1st a high quality rebuild with forged rods and other upgraded parts on my 7.3, truth is I really don't know much about what internal motor upgrades other then injectors and rods. Any one know a ball park price on a nice rebuild.
2nd put in a 5.9 Cummings with a manual. My buddy got his out of a truck with 60k miles, motor, trans, tcase, computer for 4000 dollars. He did all the labor.
I really like the 5.9 but dislike dodge trucks. My 7.3 has been good and I would like the factory finish as in no custom piecing together a truck as in my buddy's case.
What would you all do?