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post #1 of 16 Old 05-03-2009, 04:59 PM Thread Starter
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What's the best years?

Last fall I sold my 2001 7.3. I bought the truck new one day before my first child was born and put 180,000 miles on it in 7 years and only had to replace the cam sensor. Now I wish I hadn't sold it. My dads best friend ask me one day what I would take for it and as soon as it came out of my month he was writting the check. I'd like to get another 3/4 ton, but I hate to buy a new one, since there's so many used ones on the market now. I don't really like the current front end design on these trucks. I've had several people tell me not to purchase the early versions of the 6.0. Can anyone tell me which years were the best in the 6.0 powerstroke? I don't want to buy anyone junk.

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You wouldnt bee interested in another 7.3 (2002) would you? 105k miles. Daily driver. Pulls a camper about 6 times a year.

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Some people have had very good luck with 2003 model years. In my opinion, I would stick w/ the 2006 and 2007 model years. Ford upgraded a number of parts and software controls over the years (better brakes, injector upgrades, turbo upgrades, etc).

The one thing that I haven't determined yet is when in 2006 did Ford start putting the bracket on the HPOP STC fitting. I believe it was July 06, but not completely sure.

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i'd say 05-07. i like leaf springs all the way around personally, and wouldnt take anything for my '04,.... except another one.
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Shane,
What are you asking for the 02 7.3?

I know where a local 05 that's loaded for under $18k with 130,000 miles on it.

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I would love to have a OBS crew cab short bed with a cummins in it!
But if I were you I would look for a low mile 7.3 or a 05-07.
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people dont like the 03 trucks..no love, i like the springs up fronts, leafs are ok the ride is way better on my dads 05 but i still like my 03, i wouldnt trade or sell mine for anything either. i would buy another 03 in a heartbeat though

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Yeah, but your trucks a freak of nature...
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to an extent the later models have alwase been better than previous. Otherwise markets wont be that great. But this is to an extent
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to an extent the later models have alwase been better than previous. Otherwise markets wont be that great. But this is to an extent
true but if you talk to a tech they will say the newer trucks are in the shops more then the older trucks

i need to find the post from Scott (Scuffy) he was the one who said it

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05-07 trucks tend to be pretty good. Plus with trucks of those years, you will probably luck out and have some kind of warranty left.

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