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They are the same type of injector as the 5.9, but i dont believe they are interchangable...
I would go for a 5.9 over the 8.3 though. Even if you are on 5ton rocks, why make the rig weigh an extra ~800lbs for a big pig of an engine that has such a narrow powerband and is not really capable of making more hp than the 5.9, though torque can get pretty crazy, but then your just twisting off the driveline...
Depending on what you do, it might be worthwhile to use a large engine though. say, if you were to use the 5tons or some big portals, throw it on some huge (70"+) Ags and use it to basically just putt along and chew through the mud, then yes a hopped up 8.3 would be great. Wouldnt be much of a 'play' truck though, i think a 5.9 and some reasonable axles and tires would be alot more fun to rip around
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