93 or 97 Ford F350? Which to buy? - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Non-Powerstroke General Discussion General Discussion for 6.9L and 7.3L IDI (Non-Powerstroke) Engines

Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 01-15-2009, 05:56 PM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 

Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Unhappy 93 or 97 Ford F350? Which to buy?

I have the option to buy a (93 non-turbo 7.3 F350 crew cab 4x4) or a (97 turbo 7.3 F250 extended cab 4x4). Both long beds and have over 250,000 miles on them.
Is the nonturbo cheaper on parts and easier to work on?
Can I make it Fast yet reliable?
Should I just get the 97 turbo?
ARGH! Undecided. Please Help.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 01-15-2009, 07:03 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Silverton, OR
Posts: 2,492
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
What do you want to do with the truck?

IDI's generally are cheaper to fix than powerstrokes, and they are a LOT more simple, you dont have to mess with computers.

You can add a turbo and intercooler to the IDI, and turn up the pump. It will pull with a stock/lightly modded powerstroke, and still be fairly reliable.

It would all come down to price for me. If they are both the same I would go for the 97
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 01-15-2009, 07:07 PM
a truck
 

Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Lima, OH
Posts: 13,142
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Parts for an IDI are harder to come by and with a 97 you are already turboed and performance upgrades are much easier to find, if I were you I would get the 97
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 01-15-2009, 07:09 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: newark,ohio
Posts: 623
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
the 97 hands down is the one i would get
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 01-15-2009, 07:14 PM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 

Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Lawrenceville Ga.
Posts: 25
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Here is another vote for the '97. You'll be glad to have the extra power and the newer truck. If you're worried about making it "fast" it will take thousands more in parts on the NA 7.3 than the powerstroke.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 01-15-2009, 07:17 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Silverton, OR
Posts: 2,492
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
IDI parts are not hard to come by at all. I havent ever had a problem finding anything.

With the milage on both its all up to luck though. I know some IDI and PSD that have over 500,000 miles on them, but I know both that went with only 100,000 miles on them.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 01-15-2009, 07:35 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 2,466
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via AIM to Cory S
i vote 97
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8  
Old 01-18-2009, 07:42 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Gilbert PA
Posts: 1,901
Thanks: 2
Thanked 12 Times in 12 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
A vote for the 93. I would rather have the crew cab myself, but thats just me.
You just have to ask yourself what YOU need. You can turbo the 93 to bring it up to the 97's power but that as far as you can go without spending big money and loosing reliability. But if you dont plan on modding the 93 is only 180hp and the 97 is 225hp. Good luck. let us know what you end up doing
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9  
Old 01-18-2009, 07:49 AM
International Threat
 

Join Date: May 2006
Location: Elkton, MD
Posts: 13,087
Thanks: 0
Thanked 6 Times in 4 Posts
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
97 no question
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

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:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

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
Display Modes

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 Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 09:14 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors