Am I the A-hole driving up 7.3 prices???? - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
General Diesel Discussion Discuss everything else pertaining to Diesel Pickups.

User Tag List

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 3 Old 03-09-2013, 02:47 PM Thread Starter
heloman27's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 60
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Am I the A-hole driving up 7.3 prices????

I had a 2001 F250, CC ,7.3, SRW, XLT, SB, 4x4. It was great, such an amazing truck! I've posted another thread about my search for a another 7.3, where I was surprised to find the prices higher now than I sold my 92k mile truck for 5 years ago( I sold it for 15k in 06'). Recently I thought I would see if I could find a cream puff 7.3, dually, lariat, 4x4, in just the right color: dark blue, highland green, or black. I have seen a couple "cream puffs" come up for sale for 15-20k+ that would fit the bill but I'm just not sure they're worth it when compared to an 08' or up. Are they? what do I do? I have a bad taste in my mouth for 6 liters, and I sort of disowned super-duties because of them ( I had one in a work truck that was nothing but trouble, and I get mad when I think about it). I always sort of associated the 6.4s as being the same sort of thing as a 6 liter but after some reading on the internet I'm just not sure that's fair. However, now I'm reading that the tuners are pretty much outlawed for 6.4s so WTF? I'd love to get an 08' up but I don't want trouble with the truck or availability of performance parts, so what should I do; 6.4 or wait around for a 7.3 cream puff? I feel like I don't have enough info to make an informed decision. Whatever I get it will get the usual mods, as long as I can still get them(tuner)??? Please, for those of you that have had both, what what should I get? Is the 7.3- F series becoming the 65 mustang of our generation?

01 F250 crew cab 4" lift -SOLD, but miss it!
ts 6pos chip
diy intake
mbrp 4" turbo back
defuser 18k
shimmed fuel regulator
defuser map sensor fooler

Last edited by heloman27; 03-09-2013 at 02:57 PM.
heloman27 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 3 Old 03-09-2013, 03:04 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
kendallcschm's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: New Fairfield CT
Posts: 1,042
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via Skype™ to kendallcschm
get a 6.4L and be done with it, the 7.3L was good but is out dated now, you can get a tuner with DPF and EGR delete tunes still and you can always get a tuner for it without those special tunes.. thats my opinion but, maybe some other 6.4 guys will chime in

2007 Ford F250 Lariat 6.0 Powerstroke

Banks Ram air
Sinister Coolant Filter
Swamps 48V FICM with PHP Atlas 40
B&W turnover ball hitch
EGR Delete
Diesel Site Intercooler Boots
SCT livewire TS 5015 w/IDP custom tunes
Agressive street, Tow W/jake brake, Economy

Other rides:
2010 Ford Explorer 4.6 24V V8
1999 Ford Mustang Cobra 4.6 32V V8
Smoked Heads/tails

kendallcschm is offline  
post #3 of 3 Old 03-09-2013, 04:32 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
897.3alltheway!'s Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 817
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 6
Thanked 4 Times in 3 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews

reliability over everything and im sure the 7.3 will outlast any 6.4

1989 F-350 CCLB 4X4 - 97 PSD conversion - 6637 - E40D - 6" Lift - 37" Good Year M/T's - Otherwise Stock

04 F-350 CCLB 4X4 - 6.0 - 4.88 - 8" Donahoe Lift - 40" Pro-Comp X Terrain's - Otherwise Stock

1997 F-350 CCLB 4x4 - Got a few mods

897.3alltheway! is offline  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome