hey everyone...i am halfway through my tour in Iraq now, and looking to buy a 95-97 F250 4x4 with PSD and preferrably SWB with a manual...super cab 4x4. well, i was talking to a friend, and he was telling me to AVOID the 95-96 PS's, as they are not as good...i had heard this before but forgot why. i looked around, and have been searching for hours now, but can only find a change in the glow plug system. as a diesel mechanic, i ain't skeeered, lol. so, is there any other reason...thanks in advance!
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I have a 96 F350 and a 97 F350 and the 97 has 15 more hp but do not notice any difference in power. Thee is plenty of room in these cabs to work on engine. A buddy of mine just bought a 2005 F250 with 6.0 powerstroke and you cant see anything let alone work on em
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99 F350 Super Duty CCLB 7.3 Auto DRW 150000 miles
1996 F350 XL PowerStroke 4X4 DRW, Auto Trans, Stock Work Dump truck, DDP down pipe,Tymar intake, 113000 miles
For the most part the 97's are considered the best. There were upgrades done to the engine/trans/pcm that were considered to be good. But in all reality, they are all good IMHO. Dont count a 95 or 96 out if it looks clean, the 94's were only available in a manual transmission so that is something to consider when searching.
That is not a Powerstroke, 94 is a fickle year, you could get the old 7.3 IDI N/A, and the 7.3 IDI turbo and the latter half of the year the 7.3L PSD was introduced. The PSD will ONLY have the manual in it, if it has otherwise it is not a PSD.
You stated you want a SWB. I guess you mean short wheel base. Only 97's came with SWB. Maybe 96's I dunno. And above is right, 94.5 psd only came with a manual trany. Look at the 8th digit in the vin to know for sure. "f" means the powerstroke. "k" means its the idi turbo. And "m" means its a na idi diesel. Good luck lookin!
96's had a short wheel base, but I think that they are few and far between. I wasn't able to tell if he was referencing a short wheel base, or ment put single rear wheel [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shrug.gif[/img]
1996 F250 4x4 5sp shortbox, ats intercooler, DIY Tymar, 3" dp, Dual 5" stacks, South Bend Con-O clutch and SMFW. BDP Stage 1's up and running!!! my truck
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F250 4x4 with PSD and preferrably SWB with a manual...super cab 4x4
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Manual Tranny is the only way they came anyway. No auto trannys in the SWB SC's. SC's with a LWB you could get the auto tranny but not in the SWB's.
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All PSDs are good but the blocks were beefed up beginning in 97 and the programming was expanded. I have a 5spd w/4:10s and it will pull a house down. But 95-97 will all be good. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/biggrin.gif[/img]
1997(12/97) F250 SC XLT PSD 4x4 150k 4.10LS,5spd, 1998 BMW 323i conv, 1987 Mercedes 300D Turbo 175k, Mods include:Luk SM flywheel kit, Hypermax downpipe, no kitten, gutted ebpv, shimmed regulator, Donaldson open element air filter, add-a-leaf front.
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