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'03 to '97

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by VOGLERny, Apr 30, 2013.

  1. VOGLERny

    VOGLERny Member
    Messages: 64

    Looking at selling my '03 f350 v10 and getting a '97 f250 7.3L. Would it make more sense to keep my Western Unltra mount plow or sell that with the truck and get a new plow for the 7.3?

    Any advice would be appreciated.
     
  2. 2006Sierra1500

    2006Sierra1500 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,758

    If its a 250, the first thing I'd do is ditch the god awful TTB axle. And depends on what you want. Do you like the Ultramount or want to try something new?
     
  3. VOGLERny

    VOGLERny Member
    Messages: 64

    Love my unltra mount. Wondering if everything will swap over to the 97.. ...Dont know too much about the TBB axle. any idea how much it will cost to swap it out with a solid axle. or how much of a pain in the balls that will be
     
  4. 2006Sierra1500

    2006Sierra1500 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,758

    A. It wont swap over
    B. No clue, depends on how cheap you find an axle and how much time you spend on it.
     
  5. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,963

    Why would you wanna down grade tho?
     
  6. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,737

    If he can't swap the ttb Dana 50 with a solid Dana 60 how does all the thousands of other guys do it?
     
  7. William B.

    William B. Senior Member
    from S.E. IA
    Messages: 978

    I think he was referring to the ultramount not swapping over, not the axle swap.
     
  8. 2006Sierra1500

    2006Sierra1500 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,758

    I was referring to the plow gear not the axles
     
  9. VOGLERny

    VOGLERny Member
    Messages: 64

    Been putting alot of money into the 03. Would rather put the money into something thats going to last longer. And the 7.3 is the engine of choice
     
  10. snowplowpro

    snowplowpro Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 901

    keep the ultra mount just get a new wire harness and frame
     
  11. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,737

    I'd probably pick a late 99+ superduty 7.3 instead of an obs. I like the obs trucks but the F250's need a solid axle and the E40D trans isn't as good as the 4R100 in the superduties. Also if you want a clean single cab obs f350 your going to pay a premium for it.
     
  12. plowguy43

    plowguy43 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,269

    I agree with Mark, I got my 02 F350 Crew 7.3 for a steal. Im loving this truck.
     
  13. VOGLERny

    VOGLERny Member
    Messages: 64

    97 has a 5 speed manual transmission in it which i would preffer. and is also extended cab which i would also be nice