I have my 96 7.3 supercab, but the wife wants to try and make babies this year and I'll need the crew cab soon enough. I use the 7.3 sparingly to tow the toy hauler and RZR to the dunes. Fully loaded the trailer may weigh 10k. I have a small tacoma as my daily driver that gets pretty good mileage.
I found an Arizona rust free, 2 owner F350 Lariat 6.0 (original owner was the guys uncle). He is asking $9,000 obo...
- 193k miles
- original motor and tranny
- everything is stock
- truck has done very occasional and light towing - under 5k lbs.
long bed with 4x4
- never had a chip or gauges
- White exterior and all leather tan interior - looks to be in good shape outside and in
I have heard the horror stories over in the 7.3 forum, but I wanted to get both sides of the story. I dont want to make a ton of horsepower, I just need a reliable tow rig that wont leave my wife and kids on the side of the highway.
If taken care of and properly set up, do these motors go 300k + like the 7.3 is famous for? and how much money will it cost me to get it set up and remedy all of the 6.0 weak links???
Thanks in advance guys, I know I am asking a lot, but the people in this forum are incredibly helpful and knowledgeable!