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New Starter Choices...Please comment.

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I need a new starter for my 96 7.3. I'm posting here because of the bigger # of people up here. I had planned to get one from DB before it failed. Well I may have missed that chance and I'm not giving up my weekend. I wante dto go DB because they are new and an upgrade. I have now found a local rebuilder / warehouse that matched DB with the same units. DB has 3 on their site, my source has 2 of them in stock at prices that match DB including freight.
My first choice is the 4kw Nippondenso (I have heard it described as one big bad starter) at $169.95
They also have the 3.6kw Mitsubishi PLGR at $119 This is a 3 bolt maybe the same as my stock one?
My local source doesn't have the OSGR 3.6 KW 2bolt 2001-2003 unit.
My local guy (who I use for lots of fleet big rig stuff) says the 4kw unit is just more robust and will survive abuse such as extended cranking better than the other.

Any one have any bad experience with the big 4kw Nippondenso?

Cost isn't really the issue, the old one has 200,000 miles on it, so the new one should last 10 more years
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I just put that starter in our work truck.If it was a 6 speed i could use that starter to drive around.Scared the hell out of my boss when he fired up the truck /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif
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Sorry forgot i replied here.Its a high torque starter,and its loud when it cranks up.I put the starter in while he was on vacation.
The only thing i dont like about it is its very close to the cross member,if for some reason an engine mount goes the first thing that is going to be destroyed is the starter.
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