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post #1 of 5 Old 08-26-2013, 07:43 PM Thread Starter
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7.3 or 6.0 for a Swap?

I've been wanting a 4wd Super Duty for a while now, and found a gas one for a good price, but it has almost 500K miles and is a 2000. So, I would want to put a PS in it.

I was wondering which would be best for an all around engine, and reliable. I'm leaning more towards a 7.3 to build up before dropping it in. My budget is somewhat limited, so I'm not going to build anything crazy.

The truck would be used to get to and from work, 90miles a day, hit the mud every once in a while, and to tow my project truck.

I know this is a topic that has been beaten to death, and I'll get a hundred different opinions, lol. But, I wanted to ask for myself, as well as reading others posts.
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It's not worth the effort for a chassis with 500k. Realistically you need a running donor truck. Everything from the driveshafts, transmission, motor, electrical, cooling will need to be swapped over. The 7.3 is the better engine but I am bias. An easier swap might be to a 5.9 as you could get adapters for a gas transmission but your going to spend more than just finding a running truck with the motor you want.

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It's not worth the effort for a chassis with 500k. Realistically you need a running donor truck. Everything from the driveshafts, transmission, motor, electrical, cooling will need to be swapped over. The 7.3 is the better engine but I am bias. An easier swap might be to a 5.9 as you could get adapters for a gas transmission but your going to spend more than just finding a running truck with the motor you want.
What he said.

Unless your getting the truck for free and already have a donor.
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X3 here. Unless you want a project and a lot of extra cash, I agree you need to find a better option. Good luck.

Now if the truck already had a powerstroke in it, then that's a different story.

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Sorry it took so ling to get back to you all. Thanks for the input! I kinda figured it would end up being more trouble than what it was worth, even though the truck it self was immaculate. I have come across a few good trucks recently and I'm trying to get in a '05 I found yesterday. So, I'm crossing my fingers.
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