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Old 10-11-2012, 02:30 PM
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Choosing between a 7.3 and 6.0

I posted this in the excursion forum also, but I know it will get a lot more views here. Thanks for y'all's help!


I've been looking for an excursion for awhile. Now, i've found two. I was dead set on a 7.3, but now i think I might want a 6.0. So here's the two excursion.

2001 7.3 4wd limited
-105,000 miles
-original owner, 70 year old man
-middle seat has been sat on maybe a dozen times, third row was taken out and put in a spare bedroom the day he brought it home from the dealer.
-middle bench and third row bench
-very clean
-turbo temp monitor
-trans. temp, turbo boost, and egt pillar gauges
-no performance mods
-stanadyne in every fill up
-transmission had a problem at 50,000, the old man said it was a part part in there that ford knew about but didn't recall. he said basically a rebuilt tranny by ford.
-pulled a 5,900 boat probably a dozen times a year
-pretty much untouched stock truck
$14,000

2005 eb 4wd
-145,000 miles
-2 owners
-interior is clean, two front seats show some wear
-second row captains and third row bench very clean
-dvd (factory)
-navigation (pioneer)
-oasis shows
*feb.08, 69,396 miles replaced 2,3,6,8 injectors
*feb.08, 69,396 miles replaced egr cooler hose and resealed egr cooler
*apr.08, 73,450 miles replaced hpop fittings
*sep.08, 92,113 miles cleaned turbo veins
-sct tuner
-no gauges
-4" lift
-18" wheels with 33's
-the owner now replaced the FICM this year
-clean truck
$13,500

I was set on the 7.3, but now I'm not sure. What are your opinions on both and if you were in my shoes which would you buy?

Thanks - Shaun
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Old 10-11-2012, 03:54 PM
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Personally I would go with the 7.3 all day long in this situation and heres why. The 7.3's are pretty much bullet proof, lower miles and basically mint condition, already has gauges and you know the old geezer didn't abuse the rig. The 6.0 on the other hand is already having issues, no gauges, chipped and lifted, plus higher miles.

Why would you buy somebody elses problem when you could take the basically stock truck thats in great shape and well cared for and do all the same stuff to it the way you want it ie. lift, tuner, wheels and tires. Personally when I shop for something such as a vehicle, snowmobile or boat I always find one thats as close to the stock form as possible and lowest miles. I shopped for a couple months for my truck (was originally looking for 7.3 with low miles) when I stumbled across the truck I ended up with, which is a 06 F-250 CCSB with 35,000 miles on it completely stock. It still had the original tires from the factory on it. Sure I had the chance to buy plenty of modded lifted trucks but why would I buy somebody else truck that who knows how it was put together when I could start from scratch.

Sorry for the long post but just my .02
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Good advice. The only thing to add is to ask what your plans/intended use for the EX is? If big power is your thing go with the 6.0, if slow and steady wins the race go with the 7.3. Are both good colors? As best I can tell Ford never built an EX that didn't look good but I do like some better than others. My gut says 7.3 as I sit in my 6.0 and post this.

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The 01 unless your ready to add 2 or 3 grand to the 05 to fix it right. And from what ive seen thats a great deal on the 01 I could not find a 7.3 ex for a decent price. Most people want more for the 7.3s than the 6.0 with half the millage.
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Thanks for the reply brother! I think all I needed was someone to put it like that. Everything you said made perfect sense. I had my mind set on the 7.3, but then something as little as a bench instead of captains in the middle row made me think twice. I guess that was a little dumb of me. Hopefully I'll be getting the 7.3 in a week or so.

Thanks again!

Shaun
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The 01' is white and tan (my favorite)

The 05" is black and tan (second best color for me)

Thanks guys for the input. My gut said 7.3. But then you factor in a vehicle that is 4 years near, better looking front end, 4 captains, dvd for the kids and i was starting to think maybe the 6.0. The Excursion will be my wife's everyday driver and it will be used to tow the camper. Thanks again for the post.
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After just spending 4gs on injectors and a new *** on a 6.0 is go with the 73.

How old.was the guy who had 6.0. I bet the head gasket is next.
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I don't know how old the original owner of the 6.0 was, but the current one is about 40, but he said it was mainly driven by his wife. Coming from a 6.0 forum, ya'll saying go for the 7.3, yea... I'm convinced!

Thanks brothers!
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Sounds like the 7.3 is a better sorted out truck. Bolt the 05+ front end on it and be on your way.

Jason
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Does the newer front end just bolt right on? I guess I'll be doing some research.

Thanks bro!
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