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Old 04-30-2010, 05:10 PM
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superduty or not????

I am looking at purchasing a 7.3l Ex. I had a friend tell me to stay away from a 2000 model year because they were not built "superduty spec" like the 2001-2003.

Is this true? Is there a difference in the suspension, brakes...etc that makes the 2000 less desirerable?

I will be using the truck as a daily driver. It will also be used a s tow vehicle for our race trailer. Nothing big...20ft is the largest trailer.
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super duty started in 99 and continued from there on up. it is a super duty and will have no problem moving that trailer. good luck to ya
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theres differences in ALL superduties through out the years. but most of it are the same.

now midish 2000 is when the rods went from forged to pmrs. pmrs cant handle that much hp as forged but are still fine to get for stock form.
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So if I am understanding this correctly the suspensions are the same but there may be some internal engine differences?

If I find an Ex without "tunes" on it I am planning on adding some. Are the 2001 and up better suited to handle this than a 2000?
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So if I am understanding this correctly the suspensions are the same but there may be some internal engine differences?

If I find an Ex without "tunes" on it I am planning on adding some. Are the 2001 and up better suited to handle this than a 2000?
a 99-2000 would be better if you plan on tuning it do to the fact that it has forged rods instead of PMR's like the 01 and newer
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yep i have not heard the 2000s being any different on that.


i have an early 99. therefore its a sd /obs truck. combo parts lol. but 1999.5 and later are fine and easier to get for parts. the companies that make the tuners can program for all. just have to supply the pcm code on the computer cover.
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ya what Jarrod said look for a late 99 or newer the late 99's and newer have diff front suspension parts and slightly diff. engines that make a little more power. plus there easier to get parts for
*edit I don't think they made an Ex in 99*
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looks like 2000 was the first year for the ex

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