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New member looking to make the Chevy to Ford jump!

Been a GM guy all my life, but getting a little bored and looking to change it up a little. I've got a 2002 Duramax now, but I'd really like to be in an F250/350 7.3 instead. I'm pretty well mechanically inclined, but have no experience with Fords, especially not the 7.3, so I'm eager to learn!

Hoping to find someone wanting to trade trucks, but I know from past experience, that's a long shot.

I also have a 1991 Corvette ZR-1, which I'll probably have until I die, since I've put so much more into it than it's worth
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What do you need the truck for? Depending on your budget and what you use it for you could look for something different than the 7.3.

Don't get me wrong the 7.3 is a great motor it is just dated an the newer motors will tow more and are much more comfortable inside. Plus it is getting more and more difficult to ind a good low mileage 7.3. The prices of the 7.3 are way inflated right now tho because so many people are scared from the 6.0s and don't want to give newer motors a chance.

You can get a 6.0 and bulletproof it for the same price as a stock 7.3 and have more power and a nicer motor.

If you have a bigger budget a deleted and tuned 6.4 is a monster and is as reliable as the 7.3 as long as you have a little common sense.


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Thanks for the info. I am not opposed to a newer truck -- just looking to stay within the budget that I suspect I'll have to work with based on what I'm hoping to get for my Duramax. I'm asking 11,500 for it, and I'm trying to minimize out-of-pocket costs to make the change.

Honestly, I'd probably even be OK with a gasser, given that the diesel is probably overkill for my current needs (towing a 2-horse trailer once or twice a month, and hauling hay about the same). The diesel is "fun" in that I like a rattly loud truck, but I can admit that if I had gotten a gasser instead of the Dmax it would have still done everything I needed it to do.
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I would suggest looking for a 99-00 7.3 you like or an 05-07 that you like and can immediately spend money to do EGR delete and head studs. I don't think you are going to find a 6.4 for your price range.

And I agree I got into my diesel a year ago and I will never turn back. I'm part of the diesel revolution now!


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Welcome to the org.!

Good luck with the searching. I have a late '99 and a '01. One of my son's has a '00. We love 'em and find them fairly easy to work on. They will need it "daily" you know?

My other son has a 2004.5 Doodiemax. He likes it too but most of his friends drive 'em so he HAS too.

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