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Question Anyone remove a 6.0L and install a 7.3L?

Wonderin if anyone has ever heard of someone takin a 6.0L out of a 2005-2007 and installin a 7.3L back in its place. Will tranny bolt up? Can it be done or does this sound like way too much of an undertaking?
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The bellhousings are different. You would also need a standalone trans controller.

Whats wrong with your 6.0 that you are considering the swap

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Imo I would just buy a 03 7.3, seems like it would be way to much work and $$$$


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Nothin wrong. I want a specific truck and want it in a 7.3L Standard. Cant find one in good shape, i guess cuz they r older. I have found quite a few though with 6.0L engines and was considerin buyin one aqnd puttin a 7.3L in it. Besides, i really like the 05-07 grille, headlight assembly, etc.
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You can do the grille/headlight conversions, but the one main thing that would be kinda tricky would be updating the new interior. I like the 05+ interior better than the 04-.


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I was wondering on this subject as well my mechanic says they will bolt right up i said no way nothing is that easy considering they are way 2 differnt motors and i think trannys to. Not to mention wouldnt you need a computer/brain swap to ? I would like to hear from someone whos actually done it . what you need to do to swap them out
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hum anythings possible if your a good mechanic, you dont see limits only solutions, have you ever seen one with a Cummins in it?? I have and it took some fabrication, relocation of parts, and custom-er made parts, but it worked, so for you to bolt it up um no maybey not because the kit may not come with instructions or parts if you know what I mean

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It could be done with enough time and cash. I would swap the entire drive train (engine, trans, and T-case). Then I would use all the origenal harness and brains from a doner truck. The rest would be getting certain stuff like the guege cluster to talk to the computer.

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Also I heard practical mentioned. and you were talking to a mechanic, probabally with a fully stocked repair facility at his disposal and years of accumilated parts, tools, and equipment at his disposal, so practical to him may seemingly be impossible to the average joe in his home garage, so it all depends on your point of view, are you outside looking in or inside looking out man.

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Also I heard practical mentioned. and you were talking to a mechanic, probabally with a fully stocked repair facility at his disposal and years of accumilated parts, tools, and equipment at his disposal, so practical to him may seemingly be impossible to the average joe in his home garage, so it all depends on your point of view, are you outside looking in or inside looking out man.
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