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My 2003 RC/LB 7.3

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by S-205, Dec 5, 2013.

  1. S-205

    S-205 Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 371

    Well I just got my first plow truck, to replace my Tacoma. Im very excited, I spent a very long time looking for what I wanted and I found it. I drove 10 hours to get it in Chicago. Its a 2003 Ford F250 FX4 w/ 7.3 PSD. It is mint, I want to say perfect. It has original tires and brakes and 49000 miles. It came with (what I think is) a 1998 7'6" Western Unimount Pro Plow and 4 new Firestone AT's and two new Firestone AT's on spare rims.

    Here are some pics and some shots after the drive home!





  2. S-205

    S-205 Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 371

    Gonna pick up some Pro Wings, a new deck and tow mirrors soon.





  3. S-205

    S-205 Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 371

    Let me know what you think :D




  4. lumberjack4567

    lumberjack4567 Junior Member
    Messages: 28

    That is a truly beautiful truck! Congrats. The speedwings are great plows too
  5. 2006Sierra1500

    2006Sierra1500 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,758

    Thats a great looking truck but only an 8800 lb GVW? My 04 GMC 2500 is higher than that..
  6. L.I.Mike

    L.I.Mike Senior Member
    Messages: 370

    Really nice truck.
  7. thelettuceman

    thelettuceman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,218

    Nice Truck ... Good Luck with it!!!
  8. FF/P215

    FF/P215 Senior Member
    from 01085
    Messages: 176

    Congrats! Nice rig! I love those 7.3s, keep us updated!
  9. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    I love it! Nice score.
  10. Triton2286

    Triton2286 Senior Member
    Messages: 653

    Great looking truck. You'll be so happy when you do the tow mirrors.
  11. S-205

    S-205 Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 371

    Thanks a lot guys!

    Ya I was curious about the 8800 gvw too! Apparently the 350 singles have a 9900lb gvw. So I guess that's average? It has overload springs so I'm not sure.

    Those paddle type mirrors are so damn ugly I can't wait to get the telescopic mirrors. We had a 6.0 and it's quite different from that. I like driving it thought it's so much different from our 6.7 Cummins.
  12. rob_cook2001

    rob_cook2001 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,192

    Very nice truck! My first new pickup I bought was a 2003 7.3 crewcab right after I turned 18. I loved that truck. Don't find many 03 7.3's.
  13. GVL LLC

    GVL LLC Senior Member
    Messages: 121

    Get the 08 or newer tow mirrors. they bolt right up and they are sweet
  14. KL&M Snow Div.

    KL&M Snow Div. PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,616

    Glad to see the purchase worked out, seen mention of it in your other thread. Good luck with her this winter! I sure love the power my 7.3 brings to the table!
  15. S-205

    S-205 Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 371

    Yeah I'm 20 now so I plan on keeping this for a while. Do you still have it? I could have bought a Tundra or another half ton but I need a 3/4 and it just makes sense in the long run.

    Okay so my mirrors are just power, not heated. If I got the 08+ mirrors, they use the same connector right? Don't the 08s have running lights on them too?

    Thanks alot, I love it so far can't wait to push a little snow with it.
  16. GVL LLC

    GVL LLC Senior Member
    Messages: 121

    they have 08 mirrors without the lights so you just get the ones that are power and figure out which connector you have which its probably the rectangular connector because i have an 02 with power mirrors and it has the rectangular connectors. Its an easy upgrade and well worth it.
  17. Triton2286

    Triton2286 Senior Member
    Messages: 653

    Most of the time the connectors are exactly the same on most trucks regardless of the mirrors options. If your truck is not prewired for lights on the mirrors just get the mirrors with the lights and wire it yourself, it's pretty simple.
  18. S-205

    S-205 Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 371

    Oh I see. It's quite likely I'm going to go to a pick and pull and try to find some 98 to 07 ones that are power and try to use them but we will see what I find. Thanks for the advice guys.

    Passed emissions today with no problems.
  19. rob_cook2001

    rob_cook2001 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,192

    I wish I still had it.. kept it for 55k miles and traded it in on a 04. It was a great truck. It's what got me hooked on diesel performance.... So by now that truck has cost me over $100,000!! Damn truck lol
  20. plowguy43

    plowguy43 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,281

    Love the truck! These 7.3's are great workers are really wake up with even a mild tune.

    At the least Id recommend the TorquePro App $4.99, and bluetooth OBD connector $15 shipped on amazon. It has a ton of monitors in it but has trans temp which is fairly accurate (I also have dedicated gauges and they are always close).

    A big upgrade to save the trans is a 6.0 trans cooler. Best of luck with it.