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DD/Weekend Sled Puller

So the hunny gave me permission to turn the yet-to-be-bought truck into a sled puller , but it has to be able to be a daily driver and tow the 40' camper we are looking at getting in the next year or so . Is this possible with the 7.3?
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Not and be compeditive... You can go out and pull, have fun, but dont expect to win much.

Whats your budget?

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Not and be compeditive... You can go out and pull, have fun, but dont expect to win much.

Whats your budget?


You can have a good pull truck and a crappy DD. Or a good DD and crappy pull truck. NOT both.

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If you plan on pulling regularly you better have deep pockets. Pulling gets addictive quick fast and in a hurry. Not to mention that if you don't know what you're doing you are going to tear chit up on your truck. If you want to pull and daily drive, buy a truck for each. Get a run down truck and build it to pull and buy a decent/nice truck to daily drive.

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Your better off buying two trucks. The power required to have a good competing pull truck and with the trans tuning and such will make for a truck with terrible street manners and you will hate driving it and the wife will never wanna take it anywhere

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Is it even worth it???



 
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I agree with all of the above.

You might be able to make one of the newer models with the common rail injection systems function in both capacities, but with a 7.3, it's just not gonna happen.

Also, if you are pulling your dd, you are taking a major risk. I'll give you an example that I witnessed from this past sat night.

Pretty sure was a dd truck, I think a 6.7. Pulling at local fair. End of pull, the front end was bouncing quite a bit, but driver didn't back out. Just before he lifted, there was a bang, and sparks from under the front end. To make a long story short, he broke the stub side of his drivers front axle at the u-joint yoke, and it knocked the ball joints out. Had to be hauled off of the track with a front end loader, and that tire dangling.

Now, some parts can be purchased at almost any parts store on a Sunday, but I'm not betting on Autozone/Napa/Advanced, etc having that outer axle , and the dealer sure isn't gonna be open on Sunday (unless you've got a really good connection in the parts dept).

Kinda makes it hard to get to work on Monday morning, if you don't have something else to drive.

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Alrighty, that answers the question perfectly. I get to buy two trucks At least the sled puller will be a cheap buy to start. Std. Cab, short bed, plenty of those around for cheap especially the XL packages.
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They never made a reg cab short bed SuperDuty.
I don't think any manufacturer did in anything better than a half ton truck.

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Ok then, ext cab, still cheap and plentiful
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they make lots of single cab long beds...

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