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what is best powerstroke

so my son wants his first truck and I was going to give him mine but that’s my baby and he what’s a Cummins and I will only buy him a ford so what year do you think is the best

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oh man thats a tuff question... i love the look of the 97's OBS ones... as long as its a 7.3L it should last him for a long time

i also like the superduty models like mine
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Go ahead and buy him the Cummins, wish I hada done that 5 years ago before I got the Powerstroke and the powerstroke mod addiction, now I wouldn’t trade anything for my early 99.

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7.3 would be a good kids truck. the poor kid would go broke trying to maintain a 6 liter with a high schoolers right foot.



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Yes a 7.3L would be a great idea. Those last forever if they're taken care of. He may not be the quickest but he'll have a truck that will outlast the others.

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so 7.3L so what year is the best and what are the best mods for a 7.3 powerstroke but remember he is only 16 about to be 17 nothing crazy well maybe a little

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Considering his age, I’d say open exhaust and DIY open air intake and maybe a set of gauges. I wouldn’t let him have a chip unless it was custom tuned to hold max speed below 65 mph and had a rev limiter. But then again I’m planning to let my 16 year old drive my old 69 f-100 3-ON-THE-TREE until he earns enough to buy his own vehicle. That is if he ever learns how to drive it.

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dont do your son like that..get him a 6.0..matter of fact get him an 03 6.0..hes young so hes gonna want power not reliability

I got my first f250 when I was 18 and my 2nd one when I was 21 my present truck I have right now..03 6.0 wouldnt trade it for anything.

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dont do your son like that..get him a 6.0..matter of fact get him an 03 6.0..hes young so hes gonna want power not reliability

I got my first f250 when I was 18 and my 2nd one when I was 21 my present truck I have right now..03 6.0 wouldnt trade it for anything.
I agree... im 18 and im glad i have a 6.0 the power is awesome, and they are reliable too.. my brothers 03 6.0 has 225,000 miles still running strong..

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I would have to say the 7.3, yes I can understand younger guys wanting the power/quickness, but i know my truck is very fast, and I have hardly had to do anything to it. I have done some mods, but as of yet, have not had to do any repairs. I have had it for 35K+ miles it currently has over 107k on it. it is an 02, love the truck, plus the engine seems to have no issues with power and pulling a load.


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