You might want to look for a low milage early Super Duty with the 7.3, then put a tuner on it like mine and it will be a night a day difference in power to what you have now. I only paid $10.5 for my Excursion with the 228K miles on the 7.3, and it's the limited model. It came with a tuner and 4" exhaust and new air filter setup. So you might be able to find an older F250 for a good price, depending on what state you would be looking to buy in. If you get a F250 2002-04, they came with a dana 60 front.
Im diggin' some of the old(er) iron in this thread :ylsmoke:
We are still rocking the old powerstroke.
'96 extended cab F250 with a kingpin D60 SAS
Custom torsion free flatbed
A few other little things, but mostly stock otherwise.
And of course, the custom camper. :ylsmoke:
Looking long term, we are threatening to replace the old truck.
It was ridden hard and put away wet before we got it.
Motor still runs great, and it always seems to get us there, but the whole truck is starting to show me the signs of simply being tired.
We are creeping up on 300k miles, and are casually looking at newer, lower mileage rigs.
Im nowhere near impressed with the diesel offerings, so Im considering a V10 F350 or even pushing to a a V10 450/550