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Old 08-26-2013, 11:14 PM   #150601
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From me racing my buddies 6.0 just chipped it was faster than mine chipped
I've never driven a newer diesel for very much at all so I don't really know about their speed. I drove a stock 7.3 power stroke about 5 miles down the road. I never punched it but it didn't feel like the quickest truck.
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I've never driven a newer diesel for very much at all so I don't really know about their speed. I drove a stock 7.3 power stroke about 5 miles down the road. I never punched it but it didn't feel like the quickest truck.
The 7.3s are slow but if u hook a chain to a 7.3 and a duramax the 7.3 will drag it
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I had a '99 7.3, lariat screw, storm trooper with a 6 speed manual. It was awesome. But, nothing was cheap, when something did go wrong it was a pain to sort out. Every repair was over 2k and it just became unreliable.

I wish I could have kept it and figured out the issues:
Stutter or die when wipers in in the rain (real good feeling hauling a trailer in the rain with the family).
Sometimes just stutter, run rough, pull over restart and fine, for a while.
Speedo wouldn't kick on sometimes, restart and fine.
Lost OH console power, couldn't trace.
Hubs go, new wheel bearings, not just hubs.

But when it was running good, it was nice.

Anyone ever go to bringatrailer.com?
Ive always heard stories bout how 7.3's were so reliable actually. Even cummins and duramax guys seem to love the 7.3 for its toughness
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I've never driven a newer diesel for very much at all so I don't really know about their speed. I drove a stock 7.3 power stroke about 5 miles down the road. I never punched it but it didn't feel like the quickest truck.
The 7.3 superdutys were pulling trucks. Purely for work
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Ive always heard stories bout how 7.3's were so reliable actually. Even cummins and duramax guys seem to love the 7.3 for its toughness
That's always what I've heard. Maybe it was a lemon?
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Anyone driven a cummins? I would guess they maybe be a little slow since its a v6.
It was the slowest by far on Top Gear
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It was the slowest by far on Top Gear
But once you chip, injector, tune, and put a 17 degree high pressure oil pump in, they are quick
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Ive always heard stories bout how 7.3's were so reliable actually. Even cummins and duramax guys seem to love the 7.3 for its toughness
I got it handed down from inlaws. They got I from a friend that owns a body shop. He got it from the original owner that got in a wreck when it got away from him.

Anyway, when I got it, I had to do new injectors. That happens, they have a life span.

Clutch fork broke on me one day when I got to work. Had to get it towed 15 miles to a mechanic I use.

After CPS recall, it would randomly stutter. Went through 2 other CPS.

Leaked fuel from fuel bowl. Had to replace an o-ring, no big deal. Low sulphur drive it out. Only leaked in winter.

Then the other problem I mentioned.

Then front hub went. Happens. But pricey fix.
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But once you chip, injector, tune, and put a 17 degree high pressure oil pump in, they are quick
We're talking about stock trucks though, right? You can do all that crap to any truck to make it faster.

But trucks are primarily for work, not racing... Never understood the whole "my truck beat a ram/Duramax/Powerstroke in a drag race" thing lol
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