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psdguy97
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I'm looking at buying a 1993 7.3 idi. its a 5 speed manual. i was just curious if anyone know what the fuel economy is on one of those stock?
 

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PM Cat_Rebel He is our IDI guru.
 

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Thanks!
 

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Low as 10 & high as 20. Depends how you drive it & what gears you have, the 5sp will help you out alot.
 

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18 b4 pump mod 11 after. You want a new garrett for that? The AM ATS sucks,8psi:doh::doh:
 

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mine averaged 17-18 with 3.55 rears in a 2wd with a zf5, no tweaking done to the pump, all factory, with 33x12.50 on the rear
 

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18 b4 pump mod 11 after. You want a new garrett for that? The AM ATS sucks,8psi:doh::doh:
wow, im definatly not getting the ats upgrade then. lol
 

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I'm also looking at a 1995 F250 7.3L powerstroke. this one is a plow truck. looks kinda beat up. Its got about 108,000 on it. its says it has a 3 speed auto trans? anyone got and info/ suggestions for me on this one? thanks.
 

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I'm also looking at a 1995 F250 7.3L powerstroke. this one is a plow truck. looks kinda beat up. Its got about 108,000 on it. its says it has a 3 speed auto trans? anyone got and info/ suggestions for me on this one? thanks.

Sketchy!
 

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Only if someone put a C6 into it, which has actually happened before.
 

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have people seriously done that?LOL
They still do. If you really want an IDI go for it! They're great old trucks... old tech. If you're never going to want more than a 18sec 1/4 or 0-60 in 1 calender year they're great work horses. I pulled some heavy loads with mine just not real fast and 40mph up hill. That's the rub. My weakass 96' PSD 281,000 miles w/just an intake will tow another truck on a trailer faster than the IDI on it's own + get 10-12 mpg doing that and 16-18 empty. Don't use $ as a deciding factor either, my 96' was $1750 with new AC. I've spent another $200-300 on her. Something I've learned in the last few weeks is the truck want to run hard! I was having a prob with my 96' turned out to be bad fuel, I pulled a 1ton dually 4x4 home from Mo grossing 16k passing everything in my way because my trailer lights quit and I had to get home b4 dark. the harder I pushed the better it ran.
 

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They still do. If you really want an IDI go for it! They're great old trucks... old tech. If you're never going to want more than a 18sec 1/4 or 0-60 in 1 calender year they're great work horses. I pulled some heavy loads with mine just not real fast and 40mph up hill. That's the rub. My weakass 96' PSD 281,000 miles w/just an intake will tow another truck on a trailer faster than the IDI on it's own + get 10-12 mpg doing that and 16-18 empty. Don't use $ as a deciding factor either, my 96' was $1750 with new AC. I've spent another $200-300 on her. Something I've learned in the last few weeks is the truck want to run hard! I was having a prob with my 96' turned out to be bad fuel, I pulled a 1ton dually 4x4 home from Mo grossing 16k passing everything in my way because my trailer lights quit and I had to get home b4 dark. the harder I pushed the better it ran.
Yeah all i want it for is a work truck so i wont feel bad beating it up. im thinking ill give dp-tuner a call once i get this 7.3 home.
 

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if it is an IDI, a tuner will do nothing for it because the IDI does not have a computer.
 

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