Looking at buying a 92 7.3 IDI how well will it tow?

Discussion in '6.9L IH & 7.3L IDI Diesels' started by Keith Krawczyk, Jan 11, 2018 at 2:26 PM.

  1. Macrobb

    Macrobb Full Access Member

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    I went with one of those straight-through glass-pack type(3" pipe), and it definitely worked well enough. Quieted it down a bit on my '88 with Banks. It was... obnoxiously loud with nothing on it.


    Oddly enough, my '93 with factory turbo and full 2.5" exhaust(but no muffler)... doesn't sound bad at all. It's not obnoxiously loud. You can definitely hear it, and I might put a straight-through muffler on it before running it at 2500RPM for hours on end like I did this summer, but as long as you are only going 2200 or so, it's not annoying.
     
  2. Keith Krawczyk

    Keith Krawczyk Registered User

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    Ive always veen a ford guy i have nothing but fir trucks and run nothing but ford tractors.
     
  3. Keith Krawczyk

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    Yea im just outside of charlotte and my family has a farm just above fancy gap in hillsville
     
  4. Keith Krawczyk

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    I have found a 97 PSD with a servixe body on it i'm going to look at it has a crate eng8ne installed with 50k on it. Asking $5k. Might be a better option still not decided
     
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    That sounds like a good deal if the everything around the engine isn’t falling apart
    Thanks man!
     
  6. Keith Krawczyk

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    thats my worry that if its had to have a new engine installed the truck is shot. But wont really know until i go look
     
  7. IDIBRONCO

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    Don't worry too much until you see it. you can always say no.
     
  8. franklin2

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    If you do not already know, most trucks with service bodies are cab and chassis trucks. Nothing wrong with that unless you plan on putting a pickup bed on it. A pickup bed will not fit a cab and chassis truck. The cab and chassis trucks are different in the frames behind the cab and the rearends are a oddball width. You can certainly keep the service body on it, or build a flatbed for it.
     
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    I’d only worry that if it’s a heavier rated Truck. Pretty much any f250-350 with a service body is going to be a standard frame.
     
  10. jwalterus

    jwalterus Made in America

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    Incorrect, the only way that happens is as follows:
    Our local R/O water company buys new white pickups (whatever they want) every 3 years, pull off beds, put on service bodies, after 3 years, pull off service bodies, put on factory beds, sell trucks, buy new.
    Normally it's this way:
    Our local electrical company leases new fleet trucks on a rotating basis, all F-250s and F-350s, all single cab diesel C&C, put on their own service body, after lease is up, pull off service body, give back truck, lease new, put on service body.
     
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    They must make service bodies that fit on pickup frames? Did not know that they could be bought that way.
     
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    Again incorrect. They may have service bodies but they’re all still standard frame f250’s -350’s. Unless you get an e-350-450 box Truck 90%of f250-350’s are going to be a standard frame even with a utility bed
     
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    Just show me an f250 with a straight frame cab n chassis setup
     
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    outside of DOT reasons, why are you worried about kali interested on looking at your truck with a muffler? i've been straight piped on the Nostromo since 2004, and noone even looks twice at me.
     
  15. jwalterus

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    I know Knapheide does, we have one at work

    https://www.commercialtrucktrader.com/Ford-F250-Cab-Chassis-For-Sale/search-results?category=Cab+Chassis|2000881&make=ford|2310392&model=f250|764865616






    Ahhhhhh..... the power of Google.........
    I didn't even have to get up! LOL
     
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