Curious what your thoughts on piston differences between the 305hp and 325hp engines are.Better mileage is about the only benefit over the later ones. Everything else is a draw really, except the later ones make more power with a simple tune, every time.
No real major "issues" or areas of concern, just standard used pickup stuff to check. Make sure the AC/heat works and changes position when you move the dial; goes to defrost, dash, floor, etc.
Personally I think it's over played. Yes, there was a RASH of piston melting back around '07/'08 timeframe on the forums, and 9 out of 10 where later trucks ('04.5-'07, seems '06/'07 were the largest victims) and everyone pointed and said "look, the pistons suck" and I, personally, feel it's a non-issue especially when running the early/BMS-style nozzles in the later trucks.Curious what your thoughts on piston differences between the 305hp and 325hp engines are.
When one buys an aftermarket 47, it's got many of those upgrades from the 48. There is a difference, like the 5 gear sun shell I think it's called in the 48 vs the 4 gear shell in the previous trans'.Some of the 03's had the 47re vs the 48re. In theory the 48re is better but in the real world, I'm not sure there is a lot of difference.
Don't forget the one year only 5-vent dash too. It's kind cool in a not-really cool way:hehe:I like the ugly 2003 steering wheel because it is ugly haha. One year only makes it unique.
the "ugly" steering wheel is one of the main reasons i bought my 03! absolutely love the look over the newer ones:drool2:I like the ugly 2003 steering wheel because it is ugly haha. One year only makes it unique. That being said I would rather have my early 04, just because it's an '04 I guess.