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Old 12-20-2007, 06:18 AM
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Question To trade, or not to trade

That is the question!!!

Alright, I currently have an 01 ex with the 7.3, and a few mods, and 95k miles. I just found a 04 ex with the 6.0 and 43k miles for 24k. Both are limited's, both 4wd, mine has 2 benches, and 2 buckets, teh 04 has 4 buckets, and a bench. So the major dif is the year, miles, seats, and the motor. I only owe 11 on mine, so I have close to 10k in it towards the 04. (mind you I bought it in august for 14k when it booked for 22k)

I'm undecided, whats the differences between the 7.3, and 6.0? How was 04 for the 6.0? My ex is barely broken in, but I'm curious why someone would trade in an ex with 43k on it. Thats insane, it's barely got the break in oil out of it.

Whacha guys think? Stay with the 01, and be happy, or go to the 04?

(I can pull all of my lights off of the 01, but the intake and exhaust goes with her if I trade her in.)
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Old 12-20-2007, 06:24 AM
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i wouldn't even hestitate to stay with the 7.3. Much better motor by far. Every person I've known that has owned the 6.slow has had nothing but problems. The 7.3 is also alot simpler with minimal emission control and less parts. Plus if you ever need to change head gaskets or do studs you wont have to pull the cab off the truck if you have the 7.3. Just my opinion.
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Old 12-20-2007, 06:32 AM
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I have had 2 7.3 and traded them for 1 6.0.. havent had any problems with the 6.0 but I do miss the 7.3 just wanted a new truck..Since your not getting a new truck I would stay with the 01..
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Old 12-20-2007, 06:38 AM
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There is another thread running here (not sure how to post link) but out of 97 responses 94 love their 6.0s. Check it out. I think it is titled 6.0 owners
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Old 12-20-2007, 06:39 AM
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Stick with the 7.3
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Old 12-20-2007, 07:13 AM
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what are the power ratings? What kind of power & torq should I expect out of the 7.3 with intake, exhaust, and TW chip vs the 6.0 with the same setup?
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With the same mods you will get more power out of the 6.0 but if you end up with a bad 6.0 then you will kick yourself for not sticking with what you got.
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26 years ago my auto shop teacher said there is no substitute for cubic inches, I've found that to be true so far.
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+1 more to stay with a 7.3L
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26 years ago my auto shop teacher said there is no substitute for cubic inches, I've found that to be true so far.
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